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Do things joyfully instead of taking it easy. Enthusiastically engage with what’s in front of you. You’ll enjoy it more.

Perfect Liberty 2021.30

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Aristotle

How fragile must our own beliefs be, if we resist even listening to opposing ideas. I have schooled myself that when I am ready to totally dismiss another person’s ideas our of hand, I stop myself and try to listen to what the person has to say. I still may not agree, but I will know something more about them – and of my own thinking. In the past year I have listened to another “perspective” on life .. as it is seen and lived in another part of the world. I have learned a lot, in some areas, my personal belief has strengthened, and to my surprise, I gained insight in ways I would not have guessed about myself.

PL Principle # 6, I will not be stubborn, being captured by my own thoughts

Friday everyone, the start of another week-end….

It is raining here today, I heard the forecast yesterday that it was to rain most of the week-end, I have wanted to return the wonderful fragrance of lilac to the backyard. When we bought here many many years ago, the neighbour in the back had a patch of lilacs all along the back fence. In the spring we would step outside to be greeted by their wonderful presence. When new owners came along, they ripped out an ancient old oak, some of you may recall my lamenting that from years back and most of the lilac. They left one .. that was old and weak, it soon died.

It wont happen over night, the plant I brought home is perhaps 3.5 foot high, but it is healthy and from a well established nursery.. I got it into the ground as soon as I got home, then surrounded it with wooden pieces from my various trips these past weeks and months. this will protect it, for its settling in period, Today’s rain, which will continue for the next couple of days, will help it to gently settle in. (Monge Lilac)

Tomorrow May 1. Service at 10: a.m. Day of Peace ceremony

Sunday Service 10:a.m. regular Sunday service.

Today 17th

Make today a different day. Instead of doing the same old thing be creative and do things to improve your day.

Perfect Liberty 2021.17

No effort is ever wasted. Even if no one witnesses your actions, God is watching you. No matte how small your effort, your Makoto (sincerity) will always be rewarded

Perfect Liberty 2011.22

Oyashikiri

Sarsaparilla Trail

Num Ottawa

See why I treasure my photographer friends.. I was at Sarsaparilla Trail this morning, this is where I had my wonderful morning walk. This is where I met Num months back when he graciously gave me permissions to use some of his photos.. I really admire these photographers who in the middle of all the wonderful wonders that abound in the woodlands, they can find and capture such wonderful pictures. Doesn’t this little guy have the cutest face! thank you Num!!

I’m like the hound dog, nose to the ground, keen and wide eyed with anticipation of the hidden mysteries from beyond =^_^=

It is our differences that make us unique individuals, and allow for the wonderful panorama of sights and sounds that we can feast on in our daily living. Celebrate the journey… Enjoy life as it is presented to you. Always there is a lesson to be learned.

The past leads to now and now leads to the future. Life is an accumulation of moments! Cherish each one

Perfect Liberty 2021.11

On the 11th of each month, we celebrate Ancestor’s Day.. service will be at 10 a.m.

saw my first robin of the season today =^_^=

Friday

not just a rock.. is it a rock.. wow look at what I found

No… I did not bring it home.. I left it for someone else to enjoy, it was big enough and heavy from the look of it.. there were tree stumps and big branches that appealed to me too.. but I certainly didn’t entertain the idea of bringing anything home.. well…

ok .. there were fun pieces lying around all over the place..
see what I mean.. just have to go back don’t I..!! you betcha!

You can freely express yourself within the rules. Consider rules as a canvas on which to express your specialty artistically.

Perfect Liberty 2021.9
I love the natural wonder of it all.
and lots of love!

new beginnings

Golden Bay, NZ by Shirley Keen

My sincere thank you to all who joined in last evening for 7 pm Evening Service. I admit that as I prepared, I asked myself, “why”… but … the moment passed and at 7, I began the service. I sat for some time after, allowing my emotions and thoughts to empty. I guess the events of the past many months has taken more of a toll on me, than I had imaged. The service and the prayer, were a balm .. I slept last night, with ease. I really do believe in the power of prayer. When this is shared, it is even more “powerful”

a relaxed whippet

Ok so maybe I didn’t sleep quite as relaxed as Velcro, but I did sleep, it was a sound and restful sleep. First in a long while.

Make today a different day. Instead of doing the same old thing, be creative and do things to improve your day.

Perfect Liberty 2021.17

Always live with a kind and generous heart. Show love and embrace others good points, be willing to overlook their faults. One who has a generous heart can live a fulfilled life.

Perfect Liberty 2012.17

Oyashikiri

snow Saturday

outside my bedroom window at 7:30 a.m YES it is still snowing.
guess my little Garden spirit will be smoothened under the snow. (see PS below)

What is “Normal” is different for each individual. Everyone has a different way of thinking and doing. It is important to understand others’ feelings.

Perfect Liberty 2021.16

Value those who are nearest to you. It is especially easy to overlook how wonderful your spouse or other family members really are. Always remember to respect and value one another.

Perfect Liberty 2014.22

Oyashikiri

PS. the sculpture using driftwood and apoxie sculpt is one of my earlier pieces.

old time village

My husband and I were visiting this reproduced “village of another time” I tried several times to get a picture without a human entering the old church, but … it was a popular attraction. Now. many church doors are closed. the comfort and quiet that one finds in a place that is dedicated to one’s inner thoughts/soul… are not always available to us. Instead what is being broadcast is the rants of unhappy humans, or voices counting and recounting the misdeeds and negativity that is in the world today.

In many ways, we have come a long way. Kudos to new technology and the positive imprints we are making in/on this world we call “home”…

For the sake of others, society, and world peace. Always live keeping in mind everything you do is for the sake of others, society and world peace.

Perfect Liberty 2021.10

Treasure each moment in time. Lie is a continuation o “NOW” Treasure each and every moment as it comes, so that you can live your life as fully as possible, without regrets.

Perfect Liberty 2016.10
Oyashikiri

Thru the mist

photo by Num (NumOttawa)

There are days when waking from a dream, we open our eyes to the reality of the day. Today was a day snuggling back under the duvet. It is lovely, mild but no sunshine, looks like it will be mostly overcast. when I saw this picture it drew me into another world, One of books, fantasy, wee folk, and magic. Picture the wee ones, going about their daily routines under the dense foliage. Oblivious to humans and their woes.

Some of you will have memories of hot summer days, when central air wasn’t the norm, Maybe your at the cottage, away from your landline, and certainly no cell phones. You hear the buzzing of the bees, and the birds flying over heard call out a greeting as they fly to their destination. Its a lazy day, you could be on holiday, or maybe you just prefer living where there is less “traffic and busy activity” ..just thinking of times when one could simple BE .. if you fish, that quiet on the lake in the early morning dawn. Take a moment to relive a memory that brings you back in touch with your inner quiet/calm. =^_^=

Today due to circumstances beyond our control, many of us are having to deal with “alone” time. We’ve been unceremoniously thrown back in time (on some levels) where we have to adjust to less outside intrusions on our thoughts. Getting lost in electronic devices/games, or watching endless television, does not soothe or alleviate the need for meaningful connections. Whether that be with others who share in this “situation” we find ourselves or with “nature/life” Our minds need to have time to heal from the constant borage of negativity that is or has been filling the “airwaves”

Change begins within. PL Precept #15 All is a Mirror.

PL Precept # 7. Everything exists in relativity.

PL Precept # 4 Being annoyed limits your expression

Today’s message was to Listen Carefully and Speak Clearly ... read Precept #7 again.

I would like to mention here, to the PL members in Brazil who have been coming together to share their thoughts and support each other on the PL pages started in Brazil. Bom Dia dear friends.. I love reading all your comments, and appreciate the love you share with me and everyone else on the site. This site is also followed by members in Australia, South America, Spain, Europe, North America and of course Japan, and all our other members scattered in various places around the world. PL Precept # 11.. Always be with God

Our faith and commitment to living the PL Way and striving towards PL Precept #14 World Peace is everything is more important than ever.

Stay strong and carry on! Oyashikiri

. I appreciate each and everyone of you.

love and appreciation

photographer Ian Mitchell

When I first saw this picture, I felt a calm, a quiet.. this is a lazy day in the Ottawa area…. today in the woods there was snow and it was cool, ok cold. Smiles. That is why I enjoy looking back at the memories collected either by myself or others. A moment captured can give so much to the viewer, every picture tells a story.

photo -Q

Feel the contrast of emotion, the moment shifts, it changes when you visit the trees covered with snow. Life is full of such moments, one minute we are sailing on high energy, and the next, we can be coasting over rocky ground. either way, we are alive to the changes. In each of these pictures there is a whole world of “wild life” that we are not seeing. I was in smack dab in the middle of the trees in the above picture, what you don’t hear is the chatter of the birds all around me. I had just put out seeds and peanuts, the Blue Jays were cawing and calling, the smaller birds were chirping, woodpeckers were pecking… it was busy.

Life is wonderful isn’t it. We are so blessed that in this world we live in, we are surrounded with light and love. I know sometimes it doesn’t feel so, especially if you are constantly being bombarded with news media. Put it aside, allow the natural wonders of the Universe to be present in your life. Allow all your sense to explore and delight in the discoveries that you will find, when you take the time to “stop” and be “present”.

In PL we practice being present, we want to radiate love of life, and show our appreciation for all that is part of the world we live in. Live each moment, it will never reoccur.

Listen carefully and speak clearly. A good relationship starts from truly understanding each other.

Perfect Liberty 2021.5

I really love the contrast of these two pictures. Each one, tells me a completely different story, and has a different feeling to it. (yin/yang)

Have a great day today, remember to smile… reach out and show appreciation =^_^=

Oyashikiri

1st of 2021 – PL day of Peace

photo take by Num

Each Person’s peace leads to world peace. First of all you have to be happy. That happiness will spread and be the foundation of World Peace.

Perfect Liberty 2021.1

Oyashikiri

More of Num’s photos can be seen on Instagram (numottawa)

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