Which door beckons to you today? What story/impression does it call to you as you drive/walk by?
Life is a series of opportunities, we are always being given opportunities or presented with a puzzle or challenge, some we rejoice in experiencing, others we arrive and have no idea how we did so. Did we enter with an open mind, did we see the moment present itself and let it go by…. or simply walk through without even looking.
In my part of the world right now, even tho’ it is only September, the fall colours are already in many places in full blown colour. I saw a magnificent sight along the road the other day, but the road was so busy with traffic coming both ways.. I could but admire…. the tips of the leaves were a deep crimson red, the rest of the leaf was a golden yellow, yet near the stem the edges were still an emerald green. when next I drive by… well… who knows..
Service tonight at 7 pm. for those of you who can make it to the church, if not please pray with us from home. 29th is PL Anniversary Day, the ceremony where we express our appreciation to our Founders and the Oshieoya-sama that followed.
Are you overdoing things? Not only do you harm yourself when you overdo things, but you may be imposing on others as well.
Perfect Liberty 2022.29
Life is a series of moments. Make today a special one, share your love of life with others. Smiles travel miles!
For more wonderful doors, please visit Dan’s site.. No Facilities… https://nofacilities.com/2022/09/29/big-e-2022/ Thursday Doors is a weekly feature that allows fellow door lovers to come together and admire and share door photos from all over the world.
It is not fun to be stuck in One Place. Instead of being captured by what’s in front of you, strive to broaden your horizons.
Prefect Liberty 2022.28
Yesterday coming out of the Mer Bleue along the road that brings me out to the highway from the conservation area… the wild turkeys were doing their usual foraging enjoying the early morning quiet when a car came barreling down the road. This is a no exit road, it ends at the bog. The turkeys were making their way across the road, had to be over a dozen of them… I was slowed to a stop on my side of the road, when I saw the car. I waved to caution the driver.. but she didn’t stop, she did slow somewhat, but not really, the turkeys fortunately cleared a path for her. I guess they have had experience with uncaring humans.
I had to ask myself, what or why would someone be coming into a conservation area where people come to enjoy the quiet and solitude, to share with the animals in the beauty and bounty of nature – and have such a disregard for the critters that call this home. Of course, I had just left the parking area a few minutes past, and knew that there was a group gathering there of “seniors” who were going to be touring the bog. Several cars had already arrived for the 9 o’clock meeting time, and stragglers had been arriving the last 10, 15 minutes before I left. My guess is the rude driver was late .. and was bent on getting to the parking lot before the others took off. Not impressed.
No, the turkeys were wild turkeys and not the turkey vulture you see above.. Dirk took that picture a few years back and had graciously given me permission to use it. Isn’t he /she a beauty. When I went looking for a picture of the actual wild turkey, I spied this one and had to share.. I don’t understand myself how I’ve come to be so fascinated by the turkey type birds… but… there you have it… they aren’t even cuddly. Life is what it is… we don’t pick who or what we fall in love with.
There is that word.. L O V E …. let’s spread it around today… sprinkle it in all our actions..
When love becomes a habit and part of our every thought and action… life becomes a JOY that enriches all our moments.
I spied through the trees the most brilliant colours, the sun was filtering through the canopy of green, lighting up and creating a halo over the vivid shades of autumn that had begun to emerge against the emerald backdrop that surrounded them. Such moments make me aware how wonderous the world around me can be.
Yesterday I had remarked how aging isn’t for the faint of heart.. yet I had experienced the above moment that morning, I had spent wonderful hours in the company of good friends, heard about a wedding that my friend had officiated at… (such happiness and joy .. young love is so tender, passionate and innocent) watched the birds arrive for the buffet of seed, suet and nuts that awaited them…. talked with fellow nature hikers along the woodland trail, and been blessed with the love and patience of my two whippets. Just to name a few of my heart to heart moments I had.. Life is super fantastically good. Why was I going on about aging isn’t for the faint of heart. ???? Could it be I was letting negativity creep in because….. hmmm yes.. why…. I was allowing negativity to creep in because physically I have slowed down, not necessarily by choice, but because my body simply does not want to rush around like it used to…
Oh joy! was I having a “poor me” moment. We all have them, and nothing is ever 100% sunshine and blue skies, but.. these moments pass. The clouds lift, the rain passes, and we move on. Thank you Universe for friends. Where would we be without them. Show appreciation today and always for the blessings in our lives. It is ok to give in from time to time and wallow or complain, it is human.. BUT know that it is only a passing feeling/thought/moment… and move on.
Be cheerful and friendly with those around you. Use money and things usefully and enthusiastically. Money and things are materials for self expression. Use them joyfully with appreciation.
Perfect Liberty 2022.24/25
Note* there are new cards at the church today, have a look before Lise takes them to the various shops.
YOU are the result of your daily efforts. Put your whole heart into everything you do in your daily life. your true self will shine through.
Perfect Liberty 2022.20
Maybe, you need to simplify your routine. The past couple of years have seen a lot of “changes”.. working from home, wearing face masks, your daily routines have been in some cases drastically changed, your social and work lives have been affected.. Some changes were so gradual, you didn’t notice till you ran into an “ah hah moment” Or, you made a decision that at the time seemed the right one, but now, months later, you are questioning… “why did I do that?”
Yesterday it poured, not just gentle showers, no… the sky would suddenly get dark and the rain fell “in buckets”… then yes it would drizzle, then taper off … since I was in the woods depending on where I was, there was some cover, but mostly I got wet.. Which was OK, I was dressed for it. Did I ask myself “what on earth are you doing?” No, because I saw it was a good old fashioned downpour before I left home. I can be a bit of a cracked nut.. I like the rain, even better when it is steady rain, not an angry rain, just a steady rain that falls with a rhythm that is soothing.
My rain gear was long enough that I could sit on a bench and look out over the bog… it was beautiful to hear the different sounds the rain made depending on how or where it landed. Because the vista before me was multi layered with a variety of different vegetation and I was above the bog, I looked down over trees and the bog plants. It was magical. Have you ever heard the sound of rain as it trickles down from the top of a tree with open outstretched limbs laden with leaves?
It is easy to get lost in our thoughts .. and not always look around and take in the “whole” picture, or get caught up in one aspect of a situation. When we take mini ME breaks in the day, we are able to ground or center ourselves in a positive way that will enhance our total “being”
Chop suey – a word that speaks of an American Chinese dish and other forms of overseas Chinese cuisine, consisting of meat, a vegetables that are stir fried. It is a catch all phrase .. no two dishes would likely ever be the same, it would vary from restaurant to restaurant, and locality .. (mixed variety) I use it when I am putting together a collection of (in this instance) pictures to show the variety of interesting moments along the trail yesterday.
In life we are greeted with so many interesting sights, some we relate to .. other’s we acknowledge and simply move on. This was the case when I met up with Mr slither there. The mushroom is interesting I have been watching it grow and take shape for over a week. With the ticking of the clock we all move along in life, some at a snails pace and while others seem to live life in leaps and bounds. I am in the saunter along mode. I pause to explore, a lot.
I searched for the picture I knew I had of the corner benches I like to sit and commune with nature on. This spot is perfect for quiet reflection. Usually I sit, but yesterday, the sky was a beautiful clear blue and not too warm yet, but if you settled in the sunshine it was very welcoming. I lay down to look up into the vast expanse of sky.. and watch the white clouds lazily make their way over to where I was.
The bog extends for miles and miles. In this corner where the boardwalk is… when it is early in the morning, 9 out of 10 you have the place to yourself. (before 9) I admit, I would have liked a cushion for my head, but aside from that, it was so peaceful and serene.. I felt a contentment that was all encompassing.
Start today with a fresh outlook. Even though people and situation may look the same, they are constantly changing. Start each day with a fresh mind.
Perfect Liberty 2022.17
My heartfelt thanks to everyone for your birthday wishes – muah
A chop suey of doors from the past.. leaving the city and making my way into the countryside, with fall around the corner, and the pumpkin latte’s appearing on menus …soon the doorways will be festive with colours of fall… of all things I saw a sign the other day for pumpkin spice noodles!!! That is a stretch even for my imagination, certainly for my taste buds.
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.