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Monday

Be very careful about doing things you really like. do everything in moderation. When you overdo, you’ll lose your balance.

Perfect Liberty 2021.26

PL Precept # 20 – Live maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter.

#20 of 21 PL Precepts
Oyashikiri

interlude in Arnprior

With one thought, “the world” will change. changing your way of thinking will make a difference on how you perceive the world.

Perfect Liberty 2021.24

What a joy filled day. A friend came by, she drove, we went to Arnprior, I got to just sit, enjoy and take in the beautiful scenery along the way. There are no words for how much I enjoyed visiting the retreat we went to. There was a private beach that I got to visit and bask in the sunshine while she conducted her business. How far out fantastic was that! No one around, just me and the waves gently rolling into shore. Heavenly!

I will admit the climb back up from the beach to the retreat area.. tested my stamina. Going down was easy, the climb back up, LOL its called exercise….

I am a happy camper.. hope to sleep soundly this evening.
Oyashikiri

my space

enter the serene landscape of Dewberry

The further you walk into the quiet of the woodlands, the more serene it gets. There are places along the way where one can sit a spell. I have found a fallen tree to sit on, where I can hear the sound of a babbling stream, as it merrily makes its way through the dense forest carpet, some days I m may hear another traveler off in the distance, but that is rare. (week-ends it might be different)

Each season brings a different decorated theme. Each passing day there is something new to discover. the landscape is forever changing.

Please let me explain that the quiet while in the woods is not without sound. There is a constant singing and chatter of the birds and other residents of the forest community. Their voices blend to create a soothing lullaby to the ears of an urban traveler.

In PL when we are faced with a problem, we work at resolving the “issue” by looking at how we, ourselves can change , what we need to do, to change our thinking to redirect negative energies towards more positive vibes. For me, my daily time spent in or near the woodlands helps me to focus, to listen to my inner voice. To replay and consider conversations with my friends. God (Nature) will always provide. We have to learn how to “hear” “be receptive” mostly, we have to “let go and let God”

There are 21 Precepts in the PL Philosophy, each one is a guide, or a “key” to help us through our journey. The first one, Life is Art.… is my mantra…. I am the artist, and life is my canvas.

PL Precept # 2… To live is to express one’s self.

I share my world with you, why, because, I see and feel love when I am in Nature, and we all need love.

Oyashikiri

peek a boo

I see you looking back at me, I was thrilled you didn’t fly away

Free yourself from being overly attached. Overthinking hinders ideas and actions.

Perfect Liberty 2021.22

I took today as a ME day … I spent the day visiting with nature, even drove out to Shirley’s Bay and the Firing Range, it had been a very long time, it was good to revisit, and reacquaint myself with places I haven’t been to in years, now I can plan to go again. Sometimes we do the same things over and over .. visit the same places.. there is just so much more to explore and discover. A big thank you to my friends who are encouraging and being supportive. Actually to each and everyone of you… you inspire me, I appreciate you.

Always and forever

yellow sunshine

Express your appreciation with enthusiasm. Appreciation is the driving force for progress and development.

Perfect Liberty 2021.21

>> perhaps we make a lot of noise, because we don’t want to listen <<

>> happiness is a state of mind that I enjoy, I like being happy… <<

Happiness is…. sharing kindness, and genuinely caring.

muddled

when the brain goes on overdrive and the body wants to rest

That happens to all of us at one time or another. I am no exception, the artist that did this installation many years ago, had me captivated with the sculptures used, I appreciated it at the time for the creativity, thought and ability to reproduce his/her vision in a virtual world for us all to enjoy. Now I have gone deep into my library files to find the pictures I took then because I can relate to them in a different way.

Always a very efficient and capable person, I prided myself on my organizational skills and my ability to carry out in an effective and efficient way, projects and tasks I’d undertaken. Now, years later, I find that I’m not so interested nor am I doing a very good job at multi tasking like I used to. In fact, (light bulb moment) I don’t want to. omg I’ve said it out loud, and I’m posting it in black and white. (goes thru papers looking for today’s calendar…)

Change your mind, thinking “it will be alright” – Do your best you can without being overly attached.

Perfect Liberty 2021.20

Ok this will be my mantra for the day. I have to work at accepting I am no longer in my 20’s/30’s and I no longer have the same drive or desires (ps. nor do I have the same stamina, but I still want to live like I do) (stamina that is)

i.e I liked doing everything myself… yesterday I had to ask my niece and nephew for help… Tide not only makes their products child proof, if you have arthritis in your hands.. forget trying to open their laundry jug. Bah humbug!

Ooops fell off the page.. sorry .. “change your mind, thinking “it will be alright“….. repeat …. LOL I’ll be fine.. will go walking in the rain.. it will wash away some of the cobwebs.. Do you know when its 9 o’clock pm on the west coast, it is midnight here where I live!!!!!! (yes someone had a late night!!)

Change your mind – this moment will pass.. “it will be alright”

Monday

some mornings there are no words for just how the day begins

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.

Perfect Liberty 2021.19

Each moment is a new beginning. ” this is where the changes take place, right here and right now, in your own mind!” Only YOU can heal your life!

Now is always the start of something new. Leave the past in the past. What is important is “What you are going to do now”. Using the present as a starting point, move forward on a path towards improvement and progress.

Perfect Liberty 2014.24

Oyashikiri

photo is from an SL installation back around 2015? (Second Life)

A Sunday moment

sit by me,

we can cool our feet in the water

while we waste away the day

we need not speak

no words would do

physically we are two

but, in our hearts we are one

this one moment, is an eternity.

You light up my life…

Saturday

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

Perfect Liberty 2021.17

Oft in quiet solitude, I think, in retrospective mood,

of all the days and years gone by, of memories that will not die.

I think of times so long ago, Acquaintances I used to know,

and how they used to stop and share a little joy, a little care

I think of moments in the past, when happiness just had to last

Its light with bright endeavour shone, As if to warn – dull care, begone!

I think of many golden days, all special in so many ways.

Good times were had by one and all; Bad times? Nothing to recall.

Oft in lonely solitude, I think in recollective mood,

Receiving an old cavalcade, of memories that cannot fade.

J.M Robertson

Yesterday morning during my walk, I was chasing signs that fall is on its way.. =^_^=…

Have a good day everyone!

Oyashikiri

Sharon Sharon Sharon

photo by Sharon

Oh dear, I opened my mail to find a photo from my friend who has a large countryside hide-a-way where she goes fishing, riding and exploring. Isn’t this a little cutie .. I’ve never been in one, but I can imagine it can take you into a lot of places. I do remember with great fondness of a day out with a gal pal who has a couple of Jeeps, It was a few years back, well ok, maybe over 5 years.. but I can still feel the exhilaration riding the jeep over big huge boulders and then down the other side into a ravine… it was slow and easy, the human controlling the jeep as it slid and eased its way over the rough terrain. An adventure I treasure, that I’ll never forget.

It was a totally different way to see and explore the woodlands, and for sure they travel in areas, that now as a hiker I am not seeing. Someday, maybe in the fall, I’ll find out more about the other outdoor experiences, where other modes of outdoor fun is had.. I know there are clubs and special trails they go on, another mode of enjoyment I’ve only caught a glimpse of, but not seen or know anyone who has done it, is mud trials?? races?? I think they test their skills and vehicles driving in mud??

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

Perfect Liberty 2021.16

Currently I’m caught up in watching a show about “catching the waves”.. yesterday I saw them doing white water kayaking in the Ottawa River, “running the rapids”. There are so many different ways to enjoy the outdoors, thanks Sharon for reminding me of that.

I love my circle of friends, I truly do, each is so unique and special in his/her own way, I can’t do it all, but through my friends I can experience so much more of the world around me. Sharing, caring, loving, all acts that make the world a better place.

YOU light up my life! Smiles back at you. YES YOU.

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