my heartfelt appreciation to all the birds that feed on these nasties.
When you face difficulties start with anything you can do. When you ar able to grasp the situation, you will surely be able to notice something that you can do.
Perfect Liberty 2022.12
morning missive from Japan. –
2022/05/12 [Lilac] The flower language is “an important friend.” There are a lot of people around you. “Treasure” is hidden. “Treasure” doesn’t make money. You’re involved, you’re accepted, you’re cared for, you’re cheered up, Sometimes they worry and encourage me. Such an important companion is a treasure that money can never buy And you are someone’s treasure. Your kindness is my treasure
Re- mosquitos .. started noticing them the other day. It wasn’t too bad, the odd bit of buzzing, but yesterday they were bolder, I suspect with each passing day they will get more persistent. Time to find another way to get my walking in. Something to ponder on. for sure.. long sleeves, neautral colours.. note to self, they bite through some clothing, somehow they even manage to get into your hair and will find any open areas to get at your skin. I am not exaggerating their zeal.
Have a grand day everyone, we have been experiencing weather in the 80’s here. day after day, we are not in the summer season yet. Forecast is for sunny skies and a lot of record breaking heat.
I admit to being a lazy one today. I got to the beaver pond, and decided to sit down for awhile and wait to see if the beaver(s)would come out. The sun was warm, there was no one around, the wooden planks were so inviting, I took off my padded vest folded it to make a headrest.. and… yup. I lay down right there. Stayed over to the side of the boardwalk so others could get by.. but made myself comfortable, stretched out.. and just let the sun work its magic.
The quiet of the day was soothing. Birds calling, even saw my first butterfly of the season, Today in PL, we celebrated the Day of Peace. Welcome a new month.
Every day is a new beginning. PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a turning Point.
Thanks Dan for reminding me about the beavers.. photo by Dan Cadieux (link to his site is below)
Snow has melted, leaving the trees waiting patiently for the sun to warm the ground around them, and to release the awakening sap so that their new buds will begin to appear. Perhaps not as awe inspiring as the fall when they are wearing their autumn colours, but it is peaceful, quiet and there is an anticipation in the air. See the sign, I first showed it to you a couple of years back. By the end of this growing season, it will be interesting to see how much more it will be hidden by the growth around it.
When you face difficulties start with anything you can do. When you are able to grasp the situation, you will surely be able to notice something that you can do.
Perfect Liberty 2022.12
It looks so quiet, but it was anything but.. the woodlands was alive with sound and activity – yet in its own way, it is the “eternally quiet – that never is…_ https://youtu.be/1jFwdGho1IA my first time to notice and be aware of the grouse… I’d heard the sounds before, but never knew what it was.. Yesterday I was with someone who knew… what a Wow moment.
He/she was not interested in me.. simply walked on by.. and down to the water’s edge. Here are some of the other encounters – You can see it was a very peaceful walk, everyone was just lazing about.
Always be aware of the beauty around you. See who is sharing your day with you, maybe not up close and personal, but under the same vast skies, taking in the fresh spring air.. to harmonize with the world around us, is a gift we give ourselves.
Don’t let circumstances sway your decision. It does not help to overthink things. Sometimes we just need to make up our minds and move forward.
Perfect Liberty 2022.6
This is a conservation area I was visiting, thus the many different wildlife. We re very fortunate here in the area, that we are surrounded by green spaces, and not one, but many conservation park. I am grateful and hold a lot of gratitude in my heart.. that I am able to enjoy the richness of the world around me.
It is mating season, this fellow was not happy with the humans who were in his way. Lol Dan got a picture of him.. and posted it, seems he (this one aggressive male) has been unhappy that so many people are tramping around what he considers his territory. I did see two yesterday at Mer Bleue they were not sitting around, they were off to “somewhere” and in a hurry. They best do what needs doing and then take a vacation and head into the woods away from “strangers” who could wish them harm.
Discover each person’s unique qualities. When we approach people with respect, we can understand them better and see their special qualities
Perfect Liberty 2022.2.
You being bothered with chronic stress, deep exhaustion… to boost your energy any time of day, take a few deep breaths. That is one of the ways to instantly energize your mind and body, Studies have shown that deep breathing a few minutes per day is linked to increased cognitive performance, as well as a significant decrease in stress and fatigue. Worth a try right!!
Unexpected upside of having something happen you didn’t expect. There is always another way of seeing something, or experiencing an event that effectively changes something inside of us. At the time we may not link it to anything in particular, it is when we are least expecting it.. that the “light” will go on, and we will wonder.. how? where? what happened??
For me, nature promotes calm and well being. I can simply get out of my car and stand still (when in the woodlands) . if I’m lucky to have the area to myself, once the birds realize that I’m not going to do anything but enjoy being there with them, the cacophony of sounds begins… the cadence and rhythm of the songs/cries changes as the community regroups and begin going about their daily business,
Make today a memorable day. Let’s try to put our whole heart into whatever we say or do, as our unique signature.
Perfect Liberty 2022.26
The other morning, I was greeted with a peaceful quiet . as I drank it all in…. off in the deep distance, over the tree tops and through the many layers of tree trunk and branches came the distinct sound of an owl calling/speaking….. Till that moment I had never heard an owl, I was awed.
“As a living person you interact with the people and things around you in order to express your feelings. Your life is shaped by the way you express your feelings, each and every day. “your artistic expressions are what make your life a work of art….” If you are ignoring these truths and just living half heartedly going through your daily life not paying careful attention to your repeated actions you will not be able to lead a full life. Life is an accumulation of small moments.” (members guide)
You can only change yourself. Before you start telling people how they should do things, think of how you can be more flexible.
Perfect Liberty 2022. 13
Daily Savings time change… yes… it is an hour ahead… service is at 10: a.m.
I met this photographer some time back, even before I saw his website and his Instagram, I was impressed with his focus and attention to detail. He could look up into the tree tops and point out the birds looking back at us. I actually didn’t even notice him at first, he had been standing a few feet away from me … just observing waiting … I was at the feeders.. tending the birds.
Over time I got to see him often enough that we got to speak to one another. He shared some of his pictures and I was an immediate fan. The other day I found him (minus zero weather) on the ground along a country side road in much the same position as you see him above, but waiting for the robins and their friends to return to a small puddle of open water to drink and bathe. His patience and attention to the moment is so keen.. I am always reminded when I meet up with him.. that I need to slow down and take in the moment, I will only get one chance at it.
Take action without thinking too hard. No matter how hard you try to foresee the future, you really don’t know how things will turn out. Do your best and see how it plays out..
Perfect Liberty 2022.4
Today is a day for me to stand back, take a deep breath, allow the moment and the environment to happen, to still the hurry, the bustle and the noise created by others to influence my “quiet’…
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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--- there are two energies, Yin and Yang = ONE
---to have balance we must live each moment
of our lives.. with Makoto (sincerity)
The only constant in life is change. I am grounded in the reality of Living.
This is true, in all worlds. RL or virtual. I am me and only me.