There was a time when I collected diamonds, (jewelry) they were hard, cold, and sat in a box out of sight most of the time. I don’t know exactly when my “thinking” changed… somewhere along the line it did. I realized that the real “gems” were transitional, and were part of nature, the world that was all around me. In PL, we are all artists, our first Precept… #1 Life is Art. and the 2nd. one is “To lie is to express One’s Self”
PL Precept #7 Everything exists in relativity
The PL Precepts help us navigate through life.
Each moment in life is a turning point. PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a turning Point.
Begin today and every day with love in your heart, a smile on your face, and always… PL Precept #10 Love yourself and Others.
Energy springs from your smile. A smile makes you and others cheerful and energetic.
Thought that since my world these past days has been wild, windy and very snow covered, i would share with you what is happening across the oceans in southern Japan. Different climate, weather, and habitation.
These moments caught in time where Anastasia was enjoying her explorations, were likely happening at the same time I was taking careful steps across an icy parking lot to feed the birds…
There is beauty all around us, we simply have to open our “eyes” to our surroundings. Be aware that while this is visual, the differences are also very present in our day to day attitudes, thoughts, and perceptions.
Let’s set higher goals and work to improve ourselves.
Let’s work towards our goals while keeping a clear vision of what we hope to achieve. your strong conviction and Makoto (sincere effort) will help drive you toward accomplishing what you set out to do.
I was interested so I asked. LOL I was told about what a pest these birds can be and how loud and “many” they are. They are native to and live in NZ, so we won’t be visited by one soon… Thought I’d share this clip I found on the bird. It is called a Weka.
Be a person who can say ” I like it!” Find what moves you the most and express your appreciation.
Today, I’m told about conversations on Zoom, Skype, and other media venues… There is no need to leave the house, you sit down, open up your technology and visit. It has been a year, and many have changed their way of living in this vibrant world. They leave home, get in a car, drive to a shop, store, or retail pick up destination, maybe a medical/dental appointment, but … the social world they had has all but disappeared.
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
DAY OF PEACE service today @ 10 a.m.
this little bird comes to see me almost every day. I miss him/her when I don’t get to have that wee visit.
As I sat and pondered the beautiful scene before me, I meditated on the shadows dancing across the unbroken blanket of pristine snow. It was so peaceful for me, yet I was sitting in a parking lot in the middle of the “green belt”.. cars were driving in, people were looking for a place to park, it would soon be time for me to vacate and let someone else enjoy this wonderland I’ve discovered. From my little space behind the car, I could hear the conversations as couples, families emerged from their cars.
Communication is so important .. it always has been, over the days, months I’ve been visiting the woodlands, I have been privy to conversations that have been going on around me. Snatches here and there as people pass me on their way into the interior of the woodlands. What one becomes very aware of as one matures, is that not all conversations are productive, or actually even engaged in. When we have conversations, we tend to connect with friends/acquaintances in different ways, the ambience, the person we are engaging with all lend to how we communicate. How much we actually engage, and what we retain and integrate into our/that “moment”
The couples in particular that arrive together, tend to have a different “vibe” then the friends arriving in different cars, meeting up at the park. When I first started this “journey” I didn’t think I would be embarking on an adventure, but I have been. Getting out every day, meeting and talking to new people has expanded my horizons, brought newness into my life, the energy and creative possibilities that I had not had available to me before, are now many.
Quality time spent with a friend/partner is always rewarding. Even a few minutes, a day. Make time to listen, to engage, to encourage, be encouraged, be aware of the energies that are part of your every day. Simple moments, honest words, sharing dreams even the mundane… quality time either by yourself or with another is priceless.
The peaceful setting of the shadows blending and creating wordless beauty on the fresh blanket of snow, is as powerful as the private moment spent with a loved one, when no words are needed, just the closeness and understanding true friendship spawns.
Love is Life… Life is Loving. We are all ONE,,,
PL Precept #15 All is a Mirror.
The birds are singing outside my window.. awesome music.
Met a photographer today, Mark Webster, he is taking short videos of birds in flight. he sent me a link to his Twitter feed, I am trying it out .. to see if I can actually use the short clips in my visits with you. It was a perfect picture day, I have often seen Mark’s car at the site when I arrive to feed the birds. He is obviously spending a lot of time with them, this little beggar seems to have Mark trained to stand still and feed him.
I hope you all enjoy the beauty of the bird in flight. I’m certainly smiling. To see more of Mark’s work, follow him on Twitter.
It’s okay to think, “This is where it starts” There is always a turning point. It’s important what you do from now.
Perfect Liberty 2021.27
PL Precept #16 All things progress and develop.
PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a turning point.
The beauty of trying something new is that I get to share it with you.
Please let me know if the clip was easy to see and access when I insert it this way in my blog. Thank YOU.
Always remember to thank those around you. We are able to accomplish things when each of us fulfills our duties. So always remember to express gratitude to each other.
Perfect Liberty 2016.26
With the sun shining even brighter these past few days, I did get myself a camp chair, and I did sit in the sun today, basking in the warmth of the sunlight on my face. It was cozy, it was comfortable, I thought I might not enjoy it because the camp chair is one that folds like an umbrella, and isn’t high on my back. Never-the-less.. it was great. I truly enjoyed just sitting there, my coat open, the sun on me… no cares, no worries, just allowing the moment to happen. I parked at the end away from where people were parking to go walk/snowshoe, or X-country .. and away from the feeders. My car is compact, I could park and allow space behind the car for me to sit unnoticed.. facing the field of snow…. and just BE. AWESOME!
“Stop the car I would holler”.. however now, I am driving alone, so there was no one to alert. I checked my rear view mirror, pulled over, put my hazard lights on, and got out to capture this moment. Gosh snow can be so beautiful, alluring, and captivating. Never mind that just minutes prior to this scene, I had passed a car that had driven off the road into a scene similar to this one, how the driver had managed that I don’t know.. the side road had been plowed. The car had taken a nose dive into the ditch on the opposite side of the road that it had been headed in.
It was a beautiful day, you can see the sky is a lovely shade of blue. Earlier on my way out to the woodlands, I had passed a long stretch of road where all the vegetation was covered in snow and ice. The lighting was such that it looked like silver and gold encrusted on all the shrubs .. but I couldn’t stop, so I told myself I would get it on my way back. We all know that was not going to happen, the hour or so that had elapsed, meant the lighting would be all different, and I would be on the other side of the road. However…. I did get the above capture, and that pleased me.
My crows were not around today, well not all of them, usually they are in the multiple dozens, today there were only about a dozen, and they were quiet, there was none of the hooting and hollering that I am usually greeted with. It was a sunny day, and milder, they obviously had something else to do and were dining elsewhere. It was also quieter in the glen when I got there. There were just too many people, being such a beautiful day, and the lock down lifted, people were itching to be out on their X-country skies and snow shoes.
At Mer Bleue my second stop, it too was quiet, but it has been so, since I think Dewberry draws the enthusiasts that want to have longer trails. Here I got to stand and bask in the sunlight, while the Blue Jays, Evening Grose beaks, nuthatches, and little chickadees happily went about their business. I felt rooted to the spot where I was standing, a couple of times I was used as a spring board .. I didn’t mind.. in fact, secretly I love it. even the squirrel came over to run across my foot.. just because. =^_^=
Express your appreciation with enthusiasm. Appreciation is the driving force for progress and development.
There is beauty all around us, we have opportunities every day to wonder at the world we live in. It is hard at times to remember that life is good, and that there are new discoveries to be made very day. Stay positive!
PL Precept #1 Life is Art
PL Precept # 2 To live is to express One’s Self
PL Precept # 3 God appears through One’s Self
3 of the 21 Precepts of PL.
I think the Precept that we should all keep in mind these days, is
PL Precept # 14 World Peace is Everything.
There are 21 Precepts, each one will help guide us through our day to day lives.
In Ottawa we will now be able to resume Services on Sundays. This Sunday the 21st. we will hold service at 10 a.m. It will be the service/ceremony of Appreciation.
Please keep in mind, we ask that you come prepared with a mask, we have the necessary sanitizing washes which will be at the door, social distancing will be observed. Seating will be spaced accordingly.
Rev. Eugene or one of the Hokyoshi are always available to meet with you for personal consultations, by appointment please.
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.