Don’t Hold Anything Back
Give it Your All (PL Calendar day 16)
Always approach things with full enthusiasm and energy. Then things will develop in a new direction.
When I started my magic pony, I was not wanting, nor had I any thought of a pony I was working my water-colour paints in a way I would usually work my acrylics. The more I seemed to try to go in one direction, the more the paints pulled me in another. Finally I just stopped, stood back and stared at the page. That is when I took the picture I used yesterday. I could see this face looking at me, and it said “My Little Pony” What???? I remember seeing these pink ponies in the toy section of various shops. Of no interest to me. Nope, not into pink ponies.
OK, I decided to ignore it.. and leave it overnight. Hello.. next morning the face I saw was still there. Since I have learned over the years, that if I see something and it doesn’t go away, if I tried to obstruct or force another direction.. the results would be a disaster .. meaning I wouldn’t like it, and it would be a “garbage” page.
We learn from our mistakes. If I was to give it my all, then I needed to follow my instinct, so what if it didn’t pan out, it wasn’t going to anyway. So.. I played with it till the words/feeling was to “stop” Now I’ve put it aside, and we will see if I am called back to it or not. Meanwhile I have my “magic” or “fantasy” pony.
Life is. The little face makes me smile. Go figure.
Friday the 16th. Live it to the fullest. Make it count.
O estado de alerta entusiasma Calendario PL #15
Being attentive makes life more enjoyable
Seja algo trivial ou grandioso, viva dando atencao a todos os detalhes. Isso gera bem-estar.
Live life paying careful attention to every detail, be it big or small. By doing so, you will be able to experience the subtle joy of things.
Some dreams never get completed
others fade into distant memories
when we live in the now
every moment is a dream come true
PL calendar day 13
There will always be a way
As long as you re serious, there is no reason for you to give up. Move forward one step at a time and things will always turn out for the best.
This sculpture gave me such a sense of “fun and freedom” when I saw it. I have had it in my picture library for some time, and do not recall where I got it. If anyone is aware of the artist, please let me know.
On the 11th. we celebrate our ancestors. Through this ceremony we express our gratitude for the love and virtues of our ancestors, asking for continued guidance and protection that we may continue to live the PL “Way”
There are days, when Mother Nature provides us with a magical world, at such times I feel so alive, so blessed . Cherish each moment, we only live them once.
There is beauty, and quiet serenity in the loving arms of Universal LOVE. God is Love.
Your surroundings are a Reflection of YOU PL Calendar day 9
Para pessoas preocupadas surgem fatos preocupantes Para otimistas, fatos alegres e para os gentis, fatos agradaveis.
A person who constantly worries will always find things to worry about. An optimistic person will attract happiness. A kind person will always be blessed with kindness in return.
May the calm serenity of a peaceful moment bless your day….
Happy Friday everyone..
top picture, Africa
2nd picture, Ontario,Canada
Don’t Strain, Don’t Rush, and Don’t be Greedy
When you are doing something, my may rush things to get good results quickly. Instead relax and enjoy the process (PL, Perfect Liberty)
Remember this from yesterday. I loved the simplicity of it, I wanted to do it. To make it easier on myself, I asked the minister’s wife if she could please show me how to do it. Being a visual person, I do better when I see something done (when it is totally foreign to me and origami is) Her patience at folding the paper, and refolding to ensure that I was seeing where I had to turn the paper, how to fold a crease etc. was calming.
I didn’t know that I was so hesitant to do it wrong, that I wouldn’t even try until I saw her do it. The she patiently led me through the steps, one by one.
Me, “miss get it done” was learning something new, I doubt it is something I will ever excel in, but I did it. I have an artistic bent as you all know. The mediums I do best in, are media that work WITH me, for example, my “style” of work, and my need to watch the process develop (I am getting better) finds me working with acrylic and water paints. Oils and I have not clicked over the years. Yet I do work with mediums that require over night drying…I’ve never taken to oils.
This lesson has a lot to “say” to me. I know that I will do my best to apply myself to practicing the wisdom in this lesson.
I will do my best.. that is all any of us can do.
Have a good day everyone.. LOVE and Blessings.