Today I woke to a very cool morning. Cold .. in that it is only 40 something degrees F. which means it is cold enough to need a proper jacket if I am to get a walk in before church this morning. At 5 something it is also dark outside. the world might be bright with gold and crimson colours, but days are getting shorter… It is a more of an effort to jump up out from the warm comfort of the bed and make my way to the office/studio.
Inspiration will be that once up, I can share time with you before I actually leave the house .. drive to the woodlands, feed the birds, walk the bog (time permitting) and get to the church shortly after 9.. Service is at 10 a.m. Can you tell I am a morning person, Bom dia a todos!!!!
Express yourself clearly so others can understand you. When you can’t communicate clearly it can lead to problems. Always express yourself carefully to avoid any misunderstandings.
Perfect Liberty 2022.9
So many will be celebrating the Thanksgiving week-end here in Canada. Enjoy. Remember your smile can create an instant connection.
Being Thursday I realized it was Thursday Doors, this year I thought to maybe explore a door that grabbed my attention and discover why it did. Doors are needed to enter and leave a building but for me they also add character to the site/location. This door was off a main street of a small tourist town, I was taken by the owner’s use of natural woods to use in the window box in front of the big picture window. Decorative it allows light in, but gives privacy to the occupants inside. The door is an old wooden door with decorative trim, blending in with the other décor used on the façade… simplicity at its best.
Think of the timing before you say “but…” When stating your opinion, make sure you are being respectful of others’ opinions. Be mindful of this when you speak.
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
Every day we evolve, every day we face new opportunities, every day we get to make a decision on how we spend our time. What we want to do to accomplish this moment in time…is our decision… make it worthwhile.
for example — I ask myself why I only spend 5, 10 minutes with the crows, when I am on my own time table, they are giving me pleasure, why do I rush away.? Silly thought, random moment.. but there you have it.. caw caw caw….
Your smile is what is needed. A smile invites happiness and cheer and is essential to energize others as well as yourself.
Perfect Liberty 2022.3
Yesterday a friend called who had just been told one of his/her parental units had covid. Symptoms were mild, never-the-less it was confirmed it was covid. The parent had both vaccines and the booster, never-the-less it was concerning. In PL. we try to accept everything that happens to us and around us, as a way to reinforce a positive way of creatively dealing with opportunities that come our way.
In the last couple of years we have been “reacting” to the word “covid” and any and all other references to this “disease” in our atmosphere. It isn’t always easy to be and stay positive.. but it is in being positive and appreciative that we will make changes that will benefit all of mankind.
Personally, I have learned to come to terms with negativity that has shadowed my world for some time. Time has opened my eyes to the knowledge that there are circumstances that are beyond my control or my ability to “fix”. Any change that is going to happen has to begin with “me” and my behaviour.
Love is a word that is brandied around and used for all kinds of reasons, people, places and things. is it a verb or a noun??? An emotion? a feeling? how many times in a day do you use the word, and how many times while using the word are you filled with passion, contentment, pleasure, joy and happiness.
How many of us live in a world filled with love – yet feel we are in a vacuum, or are totally alone even if we are in a room full of people.
When I read today’s calendar ” your smile is what’s needed”….. yes, I agree, but anyone can smile, you can mechanically make your face smile. what I want to know is do you feel it.. When you smile are you happy.
Covid is a word. It has history, it has meaning, but it is a word. If we don’t want to be cold when we go out in the Canadian winter, we wear appropriate clothes… If its raining and we don’t want to get wet, we bring along an umbrella. If my mate is hungry and wants to eat, it doesn’t mean that I’m hungry and need to eat. We are all individuals and unique in our needs/wants etc. It is important to recognize and realize that the same applies to how we respond to words that are used.
How many ways are there to listen. Visiting with a friend the other day, we were talking of the pandemic and how in today’s world so many children are growing up seeing their grand parents only at a distance, My friend in particular has grandchildren that during this past year, she has had the pleasure of seeing only a few times in comparison to prior to the pandemic, the closures, shut downs, lock downs.. restrictions.
Got me to thinking. When I’ve been out I’ve watched the people around me, in the shopping areas, the parks, most of the time .. distance is being maintained. I have heard that in some areas that has not always been the case, but I’ve been lucky … places I’ve been … people are careful… they do their best to maintain a “social” distance.
As I visited with another friend through social media what came up was how the interaction between couples has also changed. This caught my attention because another friend and I had talked about just such a subject not that long ago. I am a digital photographer in a virtual world as those of you who follow me know, I am fortunate to have friends who will help me out when I want to express a visual feeling/emotion that presently in day to day life I cannot do. My friend agreed to sit with me for a moment in a pose that shows affection between a young couple. It was to be for another post (for me) on listening. His input was valuable to me… he said.. it is someone listening when his/her partner has come home from work, stressed, tired, and she/ he is attentive and not only listening but connecting with a warm embrace.
Living alone since my husband died, I of course had forgotten such a time. I learned from my friend about something I myself had forgotten. The intimate personal moments between a couple, that are about showing kindness, caring, and that special moment when one can BE together, in a moment of sharing. A moment that can erase and make a big difference in how the rest of the day will proceed.
My friend was gracious in giving of his time so I could capture a photo to share with you (my wonderful readers) I was fulfilling a task on my “get it done” list. But in those few moments, he opened my eyes to something that was dormant and gone from my life. That is what listening is all about, being present, so that each and every moment we live it is an experience.
We are living with restrictions, and we are being asked to maintain a distance, but I ask you all to not forgot the importance of touch, the meaning of a soft embrace, the holding of hands. Every where, we are being told keep away, stay away, don’t see people. But as a human being, we do need to experience and know love.. when you can and when its right, let someone you love, know.. you care. Find a way.
Today’s calendar -THE PAST LEADS TO NOW AND NOW LEADS TO THE FURTURE. LIFE IS AN ACCUMULATION OF MOMENTS, CHERISH EACH ONE.
I’ve never met a crow/raven that I have not fallen in love with. Today, I was in the right place at the right time, I saw one, and then another, it was kismet. For me they symbolize intelligence, flexibility and destiny.
Ebony feathered wonders. The are very vocal, usually having a lot to say. I saw them in the parking lot of a McDonalds… Yes I was picking up my black iced coffee, no cream, no sugar. (for those of you who know my need for cold coffee when driving) Then at Dewberry Trail, the sky was full of crows, they were in the tree branches .. my first time, in all my visits there to actually see them there.
Throughout history, these birds have been portrayed as spirits and divine messengers. I would like to think, they are letting me know// something good is going to happen! Crows are not afraid of dealing with something new (unknown). Entering into this new year, we can all take a page from their chapter on optimism.
It’s Okay, God is watching over you. Things turn out for the best. Don’t be captured by momentary troubles but continue doing everything with sincerity.
Energy Springs from your Smile. A smile makes you and others cheerful and energetic.
Perfect Liberty 2021.4
I spent a good part of yesterday looking for something. I really looked everywhere, walked around outside to see if it had fallen from my pocket. Checked my coat pockets many times, emptied my purse, I was determined. No dog muzzle. So after another search this morning, I gave in and ordered another one for curb side pick up. I wanted to take something out to the car, so had to grab my purse which I had emptied twice, to find my keys.. …. … guess what was hanging from the purse strap. Like Duh! SMILE everyone.. today we SMILE, and SMILE some more. =^_^=
This is a season where emotions run from high to low.
We are blessed with the gift of life. This month is ripe for emotions to be fragile, we have endured a year with a lot of uncertainty. Some of us have a lot of family we haven’t seen or been able to visit with, and now the season that usually brings us together, is here, and we are being asked to – refrain, or cut back on any celebration we may have been counting on.
Music is a wonderful way to share and enjoy time with friends.
look for and find your “happy” and share it. Sharing a happy moment with a friend is very worthwhile. A smile, and/or a kind word, go a long way in making someone else’s day. We may never know the pain, longing and/or suffering another person goes through.
In one of the groups I share time with listening to music, there is one person who is not into “country” and will voice her thoughts if anyone plays a song that could be considered “country”.. … In my world music is music, no matter the genre, it is the message and the feeling that it inspires. We are never all going to be on the same page at the same time. When we refuse to listen or allow others to express themselves .. we miss out on a lot.
It is is in appreciating the unique differences in one another that we learn more about ourselves. Love is universal, a smile works magic. A friendly greeting, from a total stranger, can turn a gray day into one of sunshine.
It is only natural that you are different from others. Each of us has our own way of thinking and our own individual lifestyle. that’s what makes life interesting.
Perfect Liberty 2020.20
Thank you for allowing me to share a little of this and a little of that.. =^_^= I call this a chop suey post!
I had to stop and grab the moment. Of course there were no other cars, till I was out of mine and in the middle of the road taking this picture. I was sure that it was a dragon, but the song in my head was about a lion, so … you decide. I just knew I wanted a picture of him before he disappears. Do you see him?
Turn your intuitions into actions. Appreciate each intuition you receive and take action right away. By doing so you will invite good fortune.
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.
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.