Do we learn from our past. Can we move forward with peace in our hearts and the commitment and desire to live with respect/understanding and appreciation for others.??? This is a time to reflect and pause in our daily activities to remember and take notice of the positives in our lives.
Get things started with grit. If you work on things in daily life with the attitude of “let’s do it!” you will feel a power to accomplish things. People around you will rely on you.
Perfect Liberty 2023.29
The simplicity of a quiet morning – each day is a new beginning – a new chapter begins.
When your sister goes visiting, and you suspect she is treading into a world of magic and intrigue. You catch sight of her checking out the flying brooms…. Wonder if she suspects I have my own… =^_^= Having talked about this trip for some time, I can only assume she is finally in the UK again. She and my Mom loved exploring, my sister is a world traveller, I get to enjoy the fruits of her adventures from the comfort of my home.
Develop new ideas through your imagination – softly and flexibly. If you could find a way to add a twist, you will have more joy.
Perfect Liberty 2023. 28 (translation done in Japan)
No taking a morning break, the destroyed bench is gone, but another has not appeared, when we get to the section of the boardwalk we are met with pylons.
With the pending heat of the day, even the ducks are retreating to find a place to chill.
Others are taking it all in stride. Enjoying the day come what may. That will be my focus for the day, start slow and simply let the moments flow one into the other. I’ll head out now while the morning is still fresh. Have a chill day everyone!
Put Makoto even into small things. Don’t let things go with “oh well”. You will have a different outcome if you put Makoto into everything you do. (sincerity)
Which path to take… I’m learning from the turkeys… at first .. I was ” pleased” .. yes that would be the word … they charmed me by coming to eat when they saw me.. now I’m spending more time with them, I am learning, it is their world, and they really do have their own way of navigating the woodlands and surrounding fields. I am humbled that they accept to interact with me when they do. I stay on the paths, while they get to roam free under the overgrown or tumbled over branches and vegetation. Their stamina and ability to travel great distances in short periods of time is teaching me (reminding me) to focus and be in the moment. Live it.. appreciate the moment and move on.
I am a visitor in their world.
Smiles are the world’s treasure. If you smile more, there will be more smiles in the world. Be one of those who makes more smiles
Perfect Liberty 2023.26
Yesterday I really felt that I should make more of an effort to be like the turkeys .. I should walk the trail enjoying the walk, not focus on getting the walk done … Looking at the trail is not walking it.
Work happily with good Rhythm. If you take on your ta sks willingly, you will enjoy the task and you may even be rewarded with a more positive outcome.
Perfect Liberty 2017.14
This is Tulip season here in the Nation’s Capital. Aren’t they beautiful. the tulip festival is celebrated every year with an amazing display of tulips that come from the Nederland’s. All over the city, you can see tulips in the parks and in gardens.
Make the best use of materials and money. You can do different things as materials and money play their roles. How to make them work is important.
Good morning dear friends… It is a sunny day in the woods, and the little squirrels are up to their usual mischief. This little one, is determined to show me her skills and determination at getting at the bits of suet she can get at. We have an ongoing conversation, with her ignoring me most of the time, she no longer natters at me but she does come right up to me and give me the twinkle tease.. in other words . . I can almost hear her saying.. “OK watch, I’m going run up the tree, I saw what you just did” and then she whips around and dashes up the tree on the back side of it only to show up in seconds hanging from the suet feeder. She IS funny, she could just run up the tree and do her thing, but no she actually comes over to where I’m standing leaning against my car… looks up at me and then dashes off to show me her “stunt”.
The location is on NCC (National Capital commission) land, and maintained by the NCC staff and their contractors. The wildlife in the area is protected, much of the land is conservation land.
Not so for the shameful display I’m going to post next.. please skip over if you are sensitive to trash and misuse of public space.
Disgusting, you bet.. .. I found out yesterday by speaking to personnel on the other side of a fenced off area (the tracks are actually in use by VIA rail), trains go by daily for passengers to see this eye sore. I was also informed that the city has been called with complaints numerous times..to no avail.
Perception is important. Take immediate action once you suddenly perceive. You might discover something important in what you perceive.
Perfect Liberty 2023.9
How many people are turning a blind eye to what is happening in this small area of the city. (Not far from the airport, and in an area that is very much travelled daily by commuters) Would you care if this was happening near you? These pictures are not made up, they were taken yesterday morning. This is minutes away from a public beach and park one of the city’s tourist picture post card areas. yes, really.
PL Precept #15 All is Mirror
could this happen near you?
Who is responsible, the city of ottawa… ??? our mayor is Mark Sutcliffe for anyone interested.
Yesterday in my search for more rocks, I stopped by a nature trail that isn’t used much except by those who live in the area, and for those who remember it from days gone by. It is off a busy enough road, and there is an old railway line on part of the land. Birds love the area, it is a cacophony of sound and activity at this time of year. i had not been since last year. I was shocked at what greeted me when I drove into the area. There has been destruction from the previous storms.. trees block the entrance to the areas I have shown you here. pristine looking yes.. I did not .. could not bring myself to take pictures of the debris, garbage and human waste that has been dumped and left to rot , spoil and mar the beauty of this beautiful location.
To get to where I took the pictures, I had to climb over several trees, or walk around on ground that was muddy and not very easy to travel without proper footwear. Plus the waste that has been just dumped was rotting near by, and litter is blowing around, you have to have the stomach and determination to go forward. I knew what was beyond the fallen trees, at least I thought I did. I made the effort even tho’ I was not dressed for climbing over trees being it was Sunday and service was at 10. I’m glad I did, I could show you that the area beyond the fallen trees where cars can’t go… was as you see, still looking inviting, welcoming.
Why do people take and leave their garbage .. their were old tires, garbage bags were throw up into trees??? others had torn open and all the contents were strewn about. The only bird in the area that is like a dump and open sore on the land, was a crow who turned black knowing eyes at me…. he could fly away, even he wasn’t going to stay.
Today’s calendar is about saying Thank YOU, and being grateful, and practicing appreciation for the positives in our lives. Yesterdays discovery was truthfully a shock for me, I do see litter and of course I read about or hear about the thoughtless deeds that happen in and around me … but… it still is a “blow” to know that the land/environment we live in/on and that is so important to our health and our well being is treated so callously and carelessly.
“Thank you” again and again. It feels great if someone tells you Thank you. even many times by repeating this be cone a person who comes up with the words “thank you” naturally.
Perfect Liberty 2023. 8
Please don’t take for granted the green spaces we have left. Trees are important in filtering the air we breathe, the birds, wildlife all play a part in our own survival on this planet. I don’t like all the rules and don’t always agree with what happens in these times, but the land, and the wildlife that live with us on this planet are necessary for our own well being. We are all ONE. Be accountable.
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.