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timing

Every day there is new growth…

The heat is really hurrying the seasons. The magnolia which is now in full bloom, is also totally wilting and drooping, petals dropping… … the buds came out and …. the heat so intense …. they seemed to just burst out, then as if all the energy was drained out of them, they began in earnest to reach out, exhausted themselves and are now all over the ground.

this is not the first time, the blooming season has been so short.

Many of you are seasoned gardeners, what has your experience been with the magnolia trees, are they all so short (the flowers) lived.?? When the tree was younger, I seem to recall stronger blooms, that would stay around for weeks.??

Think of the timing before you say “but…” When stating your opinion, make sure you are being resepctfuly of others’ opinions. Be mindful of this when you speak.

Perfect Liberty 2022.14

today’s inbox

Oyashikiri

May 1.

photo by Hillwalker. DarrenSu
Happy Birthday Mom, she would have been 101 today

Be a messenger of Peace. Always think “for the sake of others and society” and express yourself for the happiness of all people.

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Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.

Benjamin Disraeli

Loss is painful. It’s natural for us to grieve over things we’ve lost. And it takes time to fill the hole left by a loss. The larger t he hole, the longer it takes to fill it. At some point, though, we need to put painful feelings aside sot hat we can get on with the business of living. this doesn’t mean ignoring or forgetting our loss, but, rather recognizing that life is a gift that we have a responsibility to honor. We honor what we have lost as well when we learn from our loss, incorporate it into who we are and move on. Loss is natural and unavoidable. I understand and accept t his.

May 27 Daily book of positive quotations. – Linda Picone – Fairview Press

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Always and Forever

spread your wings

photo by Shirley Keen NZ

Overwhelmed – exhausted – Irritable – oh dear… sound familiar if I look back over the last couple of days, I’d say that those adjectives resonate with me. I have had a feeling that nags at me, what is it you may ask, but I cannot put A word to it. It just lingers, asked if it is negativity … I’d say no.

Happen to you? Know the feeling? I decided it was time to turn roadblocks into resources. It is OK to be tired, especially if you are on the go for hours at a time… it is OK to get annoyed, BUT it is not ok if you start wearing this irritability day in and day out.

Today’s lesson…

Express yourself clearly so others can understand you. When you can’t communicate clearly, it can lead to problems, always express yourself carefully to avoid any misunderstanding.

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Hello! this applies not only to how we are with others, but how we communicate and listen to ourselves! Yes, be aware of YOU. I was often darn right “ugly” in my interactions with a few people the last couple of days.. Having the car banged up, upset me, having to go through all the admin stuff, calling the insurance, arranging for an estimate etc. I let my unproductive negativity affect me. Time for me to give myself a “time out”… LOL no I didn’t go sit in the corner to sit staring at a blank wall.. altho’ the people that had to deal with me and my bad mood, and terrible behaviour.. probably would have loved to shut the door on me or slam down the phone.

It was time to put the struggling behind, admit to being less than a joy to be around, and do some serious “meditation/reflection” – I was starting to see every curve ball as a crisis… a challenge instead of an opportunity.

Today’s lesson for me, is to understand my own behavior, to listen and pay attention to my own inner grumblings and do something about it. LOL yes.. that is why I went looking for wings.. time to soar into space. allow the negative debris to fall away. Clear my mind .. enjoy the vastness of the myriad possibilities today will bring.

Oyashikiri

chickens

Unlikely pair to find on my way to the woods. I have to turn off a country road unto another very rural road that leads to one of the conservation area… I drove by the two chickens just sitting on the road (opposite side from the side I was driving).. at first I thought, my eyes were deceiving me.. I stopped looked in the rear view mirror to find two heads turned my way. I backed up. what else could I do.. stopped beside them, turned my flashers on and got out. They watched with interest .. didn’t move… just waited for me to???

I got seed from the back of my car and put it on the other side of them.. hoping to lead them off the road itself. they didn’t hesitate they began pecking and moving to the side of the road. What to do.. I didn’t want to leave them the woods there are full of coyotes and other critters that could do them harm. In the end I did drive to the parking lot and got the phone number for the NCC (National Capital Commission) the land owners … who in turn assured me they would get in touch with someone from the conservation team. And a ranger would come to the rescue… I sure hope they did.

Are you overdoing things? Not only do you harm yourself when you overdo things, but you may be imposing on others as well.

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New encounters can help you change. BE up for anything even if its out of your comfort zone. This is a chance for you to improve yourself as a human being.

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btw. no I don’t think the chickens came from somewhere near by.. it is in the woods there are no farms in that area.. it is all protected land. It snowed last night.. there were no tracks in the snow.

For everything there is a reason .. maybe not at the time … will you know why? … but there will be an aha moment when something will “relate”

Till soon..

oyashikiri

Sharing with makoto (sincerity)

Think ” now is the time” instead of “It’s no use now” Don’t give up thinking it’s too late. Tell yourself that there is more that can be done.

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Mindfulness is a journey. be patient and self compassionate.

It is important to let go of self judgement and practice going with the flow.. When we begin practicing “being aware” we can get caught up in “doing it right”… it is only when we let go of actually trying to do it right… and let the experience be based on … letting go… that we begin to notice the mind begin to slow down and “settle”. Notice and observe! we are strengthening our minds.

You will find joy when you immerse yourself in your task. With a can do attitude you will be filled with enthusiasm and inspiration.

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Oyashikiri

Snow

You know its a good day when the snow plow is following you. =^_^= Yes, I still make the trek out to the country. Weather is not a deterrent. In fact, it makes for a new canvas and offers the opportunity of a different experience.

Today was a brilliant blue sky …. another awesome day!

Oyashikiri

Your smile!

photo Dave Renz, PA

Thought we could all use a sunny moment!

Your smile is what’s needed. A smile invites happiness and cheer and is essential to energize others as well as yourself.

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La sonrisa es un elemento imprescindible. Una sonrisa hace alegre y jovial el corazon y es un “factor esencial” que da animo tanto al projimo coo a uno mismo

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Oyashikiri

Happy Tiger New Year!

Be a messenger of Peace. Always think “for the sake of others and society” and express yourself for the happiness of all people.

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Oyashikiri

winter 12.24

Sarsaparilla Trail, cold and quiet this morning, came across another photographer who was intent on trying to get a Pileated woodpecker that simply was not interested in being distracted.

taken by NumOttawa (last winter)

I was looking for a picture to use for a holiday greeting…. I was so enthralled with my walk through the forest, that his red head will do for the holiday colour. After all, the blessing of the day will be my trip into the woodland, the peace and quiet that I found there.

Someone has shared/his/her talent with everyone, and put a homemade food “hut” out so that the seed will stay dry during our often wet/cold/freezing rain/snow and ice that comes to us over the winter.

May the spirit of the season, bring many hours of joy and happiness to you and your loved ones. Stay warm and dry. Be safe! Blessings of the season!

Oyashikiri

Perfect Liberty Precept # 14 World Peace is Everything!

Perfect Liberty Precept # 20 Live maintaining equilibrium between Mind and Matter

Perfect Liberty Precept # 21 Live in Perfect Liberty

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