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Everything will work out

Always think that “everything will work out” When you allow yourself to be pessimistic your thought and your actions become sluggish. Approach everything optimistically without hesitating.

Perfect Liberty 2020.2

PL Precept #15 All is a mirror

Oyashikiri

Day of Peace -Dec.1

even in the cool, the earthy fragrance of wood was present

Today in PL, we celebrate (the 1st of every month) with a special ceremony with a Day of Peace ceremony. Through the world peace ceremony, we pray for World Peace and dedicate ourselves to live as peaceful human beings in our own worlds, which include our home, school, work and community.

Service is at 10 a.m. for those unable to join us at the church, please say a silent prayer wherever you are focused on peace for all.

World peace starts from Peace at Home. Your life is a part of the bigger world beyond you. Start with your surroundings and spread peace in the world around you.

Perfect Liberty 2012.1

Tomorrow, December 2nd, there will be an evening ceremony as we joyfully celebrate Oshieoya-sama’s birthday. 7 PM.

Oyashikiri

a quiet reflection

allow your heart to mend

we sometimes don’t realize just how “busy” we are… or how “noisy” our mind can be.

I awoke to the white sounds around me, gentle, steady, familiar, yet constant and comforting. Still, only in sleep do they disappear from my conscious awareness, to be replaced by the chatter of unknown voices, electronic media, and traffic during the day when I am away from home.

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the word

Arthur Schopenhauer

The search for God is the riding around on an ox, hunting for the ox.

Buddhist proverb

Today I will think about what is important in my life. Beginning with gratitude for now. YOU are part of my now, for this I am so blessed.

Oyashikiri

28 Nov

rock/wire sculpture -Merrickville, On.Canada

There will always be a way. if you persist and be creative without giving up, you will find solutions that you had not considered before.

Prefect Liberty 2020.28

I have gone many times to Merrickville, but it was only on my last visit there that I came across this giraffe. I stood for some time looking at it, before I walked down the street to get a better look. Years ago I had attempted to do some sculptures with chicken wire, I know the effort and time I had to put in to accomplish what results I did get.

This tall imposing giraffe was a marvel to me. There were not that many people about that day, so I was able to stand and enjoy him/her for some time. The posture, the face, the use of the stones all came together so beautifully. I’m sorry now that I did not attempt to find the owner and perhaps the creator…. (note to self.. a revisit soon or when weather permits and the season is right.)

Begin each day with a renewed sense of appreciation. Always remember that you are here today thanks to God, and thanks to the many people around you. Let’s make each day meaningful by starting out with a feeling of gratitude.

Perfect Liberty 2014 6.

Oyashikiri

efficiency gone wrong

Oophs.. click, click, really! in my efficiency I deleted and cleared out mail that I had in my IN folder, then I manually cleared out the deleted file. Like DUH. What did I have for supper.?? I read the incoming, but some I had left to return to, I wanted to reply, or comment. Sorry… I had good intentions however, my efficiency manager, took a wrong turn in the gray matter.

Flexibly adapt to changes. the world around you changes, and so do you. enjoy the transformations and deal with them flexibly.

Perfect Liberty 2015.31

Live radiantly as the sun. Strive to always be bright and cheerful so you can enliven those around you.

Perfect Liberty 2020.27

Oyashikiri

does anyone know this flower?

photo by Shirley Keen NZ

a day for reflection

we give thanks this day for our daily “bread”

The plows had not been by, driving was slow, one car had been down the road earlier in the day, closer to one of the main roads there had been perhaps, two, three sets of tracks leading out… but going towards the conservation area, it was only the one set of tracks leading into the woodlands. I wondered who else had make this journey, guess I would know the answer when I arrived at my destination.

This little fellow was just two arm lengths away, he was not concerned with anything but getting at his feed. I stood as still as I could, I wanted the birds to continue to dine. Not one but two blue jays almost landed on me. I was thrilled beyond words to have them so close*. Off to my right I saw the red cardinal patiently waiting to see what I would do, and for the opportunity to swoop in .. the little chicks off course, were flying in and out they are daily visitors to this area…

I have been spoken to about driving out during a snowfall, to an area that is off the main roadways. I truly appreciate and am grateful that there is concern. On the drive, I kept telling myself, I should consider getting special tires for such excursions. Then the other voice, asked how often I planned on doing such activity. =^_^= there is always a voice of reason within our heads..

The quiet solitude of the morning, the happy greeting from the birds, their enjoyment of the seeds, the moment of acceptance of my presence. This for me is so rewarding, so satisfying. I trust in God that my activities will be guided. I believe that one is meant to do what they are called on to do. Sometimes, it means going out of my way, sometimes, it means being very diligent and careful in how I do something. BUT do it I will. Why, because life is to enjoy, to live,

I do not want to put anyone else in danger, or ask that they do what I do.. but when the objective is to be with and in nature.. to enjoy the open space, feel the land around me, it is like a meditation in movement, it is a communication with the Universe

By the time I was ready to leave and head back, I noticed there were two other cars besides mine and the first car in the parking area. =^_^= I am not alone in my search for PEACE and ONENESS with the UNIVERSE.

I wonder if I still have my snowshoes.. must go look, and also.. reminder.. put a small shovel in the trunk of the car.

Happy American Thanksgiving, enjoy your day however you decide to live it. Be SAFE, be Happy .. stay focused.. live with PEACE in your heart.

Oyashikiri

PL Precept # 1 LIFE IS ART

PL Precept #11 ALWAYS BE WITH GOD

  • blue jays were so close I could see each feather and feel their wings as they flew past.. I was not going to move to get a picture.. =^_^=

Thursday Door

Let’s find the joy in everything. Are you looking for things to complain about? Let’s change our perspective and live a cheerful and joyful life.

Perfect Liberty 2020.25
a fun hide-a-way

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quiet Wednesday

dazzling flowers from NZ Photo by Shirley Keen

Be easy going and live your life cheerfully and flexibly – Strong emotions can be the cause of various troubles. Always strive to have a cheerful and calm state of mind.

Perfect Liberty 2015.24

Oyashikiri

today

Be thankful at the beginning and end of each day. Each and every one of your actions can inspire peace within your family, your community and the world around you. This peace will eventually help lead to world peace.

Perfect Liberty 2020.21

PL Thanksgiving Service (monthly on the 21st ) will commence at 7 pm. If you are unable to attend, please join us from home. We, members humbly express our appreciation to God for all the blessings of the past month and sincerely ask to be guided in the coming month. It is important, to renew our determination to follow and practice the teachings of PL. PL Precept # 11 Always be with God.

I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

PL Principles # 3

I will not have complaints about others, matters, nor the weather. Rather I will always be creative and will look for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions.

PL Principle # 2

Oyashikiri

expressions

It is important to be assertive, but maintaining harmony is just as important. Say what is on your mind clearly, but don’t be overly attached to your views. Respect the points of view of others and always seek to find a happy medium,

Perfect Liberty 2020.15

I see personalities in each tree I meet. Depending on the time of day, where the sun is, how the shadows play on their textured bark…I’ve never come across a tree that I haven’t liked. Humans are the same. =^_^= some are easier to spend time with then others…. but everyone has the potential of being someone you can learn from, share with, and yes, even be friends with.

Learn to be a person who welcomes change, appreciate the journey you’ve been on. Life is to be lived.

Love is the elixir of life.

Oyashikiri

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