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Happy Birthday

Oshieoya-sama’s birthday

The Joy of Expression is in the process. Of course results ae important but let’s not lose sight of the true joy that can be found in the actual process. Face every task with wholehearted enthusiasm.

Perfect Liberty 2012.2

Live each day filled with hope. Even in those situations when you feel trapped with no way out, face every challenge with purpose and enthusiasm and you will always find a way.

Perfect Liberty 2019.2

Express your sincere appreciation today.=^_^= PL Precept #21 Live in Perfect Liberty!

Oyashikiri

photo Shirley Keen, NZ

reflection

Everything will work out

Always think that “everything will work out” When you allow yourself to be pessimistic your thought and your actions become sluggish. Approach everything optimistically without hesitating.

Perfect Liberty 2020.2

PL Precept #15 All is a mirror

Oyashikiri

one moment in time

Harmony brings us peace. Let’s strive to always maintain good relationships at home, at work and in the in the community we live in.

Perfect Liberty 2020.1

Oyashikiri

ruins

photo by Ian Mitchell

Imagine walking through the woods, hearing water, going to explore and discovering this site. Wow. A lot of beauty has been rediscovered this year with travel restricted to places closer to home, many are revisiting the greenspaces not far from their own “doorstep*”.

New encounters can help you change. Be up for anything even if its out of your comfort zone. This is a chance for you to improve yourself as a human being

Perfect Liberty 2020.30

Oyashikiri

*province of Ontario, Canada

a quiet reflection

allow your heart to mend

we sometimes don’t realize just how “busy” we are… or how “noisy” our mind can be.

I awoke to the white sounds around me, gentle, steady, familiar, yet constant and comforting. Still, only in sleep do they disappear from my conscious awareness, to be replaced by the chatter of unknown voices, electronic media, and traffic during the day when I am away from home.

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the word

Arthur Schopenhauer

The search for God is the riding around on an ox, hunting for the ox.

Buddhist proverb

Today I will think about what is important in my life. Beginning with gratitude for now. YOU are part of my now, for this I am so blessed.

Oyashikiri

a day for reflection

we give thanks this day for our daily “bread”

The plows had not been by, driving was slow, one car had been down the road earlier in the day, closer to one of the main roads there had been perhaps, two, three sets of tracks leading out… but going towards the conservation area, it was only the one set of tracks leading into the woodlands. I wondered who else had make this journey, guess I would know the answer when I arrived at my destination.

This little fellow was just two arm lengths away, he was not concerned with anything but getting at his feed. I stood as still as I could, I wanted the birds to continue to dine. Not one but two blue jays almost landed on me. I was thrilled beyond words to have them so close*. Off to my right I saw the red cardinal patiently waiting to see what I would do, and for the opportunity to swoop in .. the little chicks off course, were flying in and out they are daily visitors to this area…

I have been spoken to about driving out during a snowfall, to an area that is off the main roadways. I truly appreciate and am grateful that there is concern. On the drive, I kept telling myself, I should consider getting special tires for such excursions. Then the other voice, asked how often I planned on doing such activity. =^_^= there is always a voice of reason within our heads..

The quiet solitude of the morning, the happy greeting from the birds, their enjoyment of the seeds, the moment of acceptance of my presence. This for me is so rewarding, so satisfying. I trust in God that my activities will be guided. I believe that one is meant to do what they are called on to do. Sometimes, it means going out of my way, sometimes, it means being very diligent and careful in how I do something. BUT do it I will. Why, because life is to enjoy, to live,

I do not want to put anyone else in danger, or ask that they do what I do.. but when the objective is to be with and in nature.. to enjoy the open space, feel the land around me, it is like a meditation in movement, it is a communication with the Universe

By the time I was ready to leave and head back, I noticed there were two other cars besides mine and the first car in the parking area. =^_^= I am not alone in my search for PEACE and ONENESS with the UNIVERSE.

I wonder if I still have my snowshoes.. must go look, and also.. reminder.. put a small shovel in the trunk of the car.

Happy American Thanksgiving, enjoy your day however you decide to live it. Be SAFE, be Happy .. stay focused.. live with PEACE in your heart.

Oyashikiri

PL Precept # 1 LIFE IS ART

PL Precept #11 ALWAYS BE WITH GOD

  • blue jays were so close I could see each feather and feel their wings as they flew past.. I was not going to move to get a picture.. =^_^=

Thursday Door

Let’s find the joy in everything. Are you looking for things to complain about? Let’s change our perspective and live a cheerful and joyful life.

Perfect Liberty 2020.25
a fun hide-a-way

Oyashikiri

quiet Wednesday

dazzling flowers from NZ Photo by Shirley Keen

Be easy going and live your life cheerfully and flexibly – Strong emotions can be the cause of various troubles. Always strive to have a cheerful and calm state of mind.

Perfect Liberty 2015.24

Oyashikiri

silence that wasn’t

trees all around me, standing waiting
the trees filled the woodland

from the pictures, all looks stark and bare – however that is not what was, what could not be capture in the frame, were the sounds of children laughing, crying out in glee at their discoveries. The happy songs of the chickadees that were swooping and landing with graceful delight at the offered treats.

I captured the trees in the late autumn wardrobes, as they patiently waited for the forecasted snow. There were people all around, dressed for the November chill, colourful jackets and scarves could be seen dotting the skyline as they emerged from their cars in the parking lot some yards away.

It was a happy day, everyone knew what was coming this way. You could feel the icy fingers of the teasing taunting wind… oh yes… snow would be here later that day.*

One should never assume that what you see at first glance, is what IS.

It is easy to misinterpret the situation and jump to conclusions. Always have a humble attitude and double check to make sure.

Perfect Liberty 2020.13

Be easy going and live your life cheerfully and flexibly. Strong emotions can be the cause of various troubles. Always strive to have a cheerful and calm state of mind.

Perfect Liberty 2015,24

Oyashikiri

*It snowed in abundance later that afternoon =^_^=

wasted day

Not sure if I shared this picture with you yet.. but it is perfect for my self portrait. This would be a selfie of me this afternoon. What ever it conjures up, this is how I felt. I could do nothing but BE, I lay like this hunk of metal…. dormant, not willing or interested in functioning. The possibilities I’m sure were there, but.. NOTHING was going to inspire action of any kind,

Seconds turned to minutes, and the minutes to hours. ??? What was the cause of this “malady” … a necessary visit to the eye doctor .. as a diabetic I need to visit him once a year. Have my eyes checked for health reasons, it was all for a good cause… and never before in years past, have I had such a negative reaction to this nice man. We all know such visits are painless.

Its the drops. I just can’t cope with the after effect they have on me. Before my husband would be waiting for me to drive me home. However, we all know.. I now have to get home on my own.. and big baby that I was, the sun was hurting my eyes, I felt like I was trying to drive with wool over my eyes. The anxiety was acute, and I succumbed to it. There I have admitted it. The Virgo in me, hates it when I fall prey to the “baby” in me.

Good or Bad….. it is your mirror. Sincere expressions invite good results, but insincere expressions can lead to unexpected trouble.

Perfect Liberty 2020.24

Things that happen to us all have a meaning. /everything that happens to us happens for a reason. Each and every occurrence is a chance for you to improve yourself.

Perfect Liberty 2019.24

Oyashikiri

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