I see this fallen tree every time I walk the trail at Mer Bleu.. and always I stop and ponder… could I walk across it. I want to try, I’ve looked at the distance I would fall if I lost my balance, not that far a drop, altho’ I am no longer in my twenties.. 30’s even.. so I hesitate. Maybe if I have someone with me when I attempt it… we shall see.
You can only change yourself. Before you start telling peple how they should do things, think of how you can be more flexible.
Perfect Liberty 2022/13
Today was today, how profound is that..!.. tomorrow will be a brand new day…
Where-ever we go, we are always experiencing life – some adventures take us up the trail, and others draw us further along to new discoveries. But. always, where-ever we go, there we are. We cannot escape our minds, and our thoughts.
Think “now is the time” instead of “it’s no use now” don’t give up by thinking its too late. Tell yourself that there is more that can be done.
The best timing is when you notice. When you notice something, it is God sending you a message. Act right away so you don’t miss good timing.
Perfect Liberty 2022.5
One never knows what will catch your attention when you are out wandering.
I love this time of year. Today I actually heard the buzzing sound of mosquitos .. we are experiencing warm weather and the next 5, 6, days will be more of the same, actually it is said that this year we will have an unusually warm summer.
Always be cheerful, happy and good humoured. When you make effort to be cheerful and happy, you will naturally begin to feel that way.
Love is a feeling, love is an emotion, love is so many things at different times of ones’ life. When I wander the woodlands, I am happy. The further along I get, the more drawn in I am to the beauty of the land around me. You have noted I often will end a visit with “love always”. Moments like the above when I stop moving, and allow the environment to surround me with its beauty, and song. I am content, I feel a sense of Oneness with my surroundings. I feel love.. Knowing such moments, allows me to love freely.
The sun shining through the trees, glistening over the water surface. Awesome.
“Let’s have a humble mind. Once you think, “That’s good enough,” you become blind to the opportunities to be more creative.
Perfect Liberty 2022.30
“2022/4/28 [Always use positive expressions] If you’re going to express it, let’s express it positively. If you are willing to do it instead of being reluctant to do it, you will gain a sense of fulfillment as a person. It’s more interesting and fun to be active than negative. You will be happy to express everything boldly, and you will be able to enjoy a deep sense of fulfillment, and your personality will be revealed indefinitely.” Translated in Japan to English.
My very first actual sighting of an owl sleeping in a tree. I can’t tell you the thrill it was for me. This little darling was used to being photographed.. the experienced photographers knew he was there, and most had already taken his/her picture. “kristoff” from Gatineau, was kind enough to point him out for me .. and show me where to stand so that I could get a clear shot. I knew from previous visits that there was an owl in a tree in that area… I had seen others gathered around getting a picture, but always there were so many I just wandered off to other areas.
Yesterday was cooler, and there were less people around. Ground was still muddy (very) from the rain and the snow of the previous days. Please if you know which owl this is.. can you you leave me his/her identification below. Much appreciated.
This was another of my host birds.. this one was at my feet, we just stood looking at one another. She/he patiently waited for me to move aside. I was the intruder.
I’m including this next picture, because, these critters were everywhere, if they could have pulled on pant legs for attention they would. There are big signs all over, not to feed… I simply moved on.. but they were very persistent.
Can you guess where I’m headed as soon as I finish here…. LOL… have a good day everyone..
Today’s church calendar quote…
Are you overdoing things? Not only do you harm yourself when you overdo things but you may be imposing on others as well.
Is it just me… can anyone else see the bear’s face?
No two people will ever see the same thing even if they are standing in the same place, same time of day, and are both approx. the same height etc. I was busy being mindful, taking my time, walking slowly, and had almost gone past this stump when something made me look towards it. The forest was quiet, there were woodpeckers being busy, and a few crows calling back and forth, but otherwise, it was an uneventful morning..
Then I felt rather than saw the bear.. it took me a few minutes to realize that the energy was coming from the stump,… no matter how I looked at it, where I stood, the face was there looking back at me. I didn’t have my Nikon.. so used my cell. I think the grizzly is still there. ??
Treasure each moment in time… Life is a continuation of “now” Treasure each and every moment as it comes, so that you can live your life as fully as possible without regrets. PL 2016.10
Snow has melted, leaving the trees waiting patiently for the sun to warm the ground around them, and to release the awakening sap so that their new buds will begin to appear. Perhaps not as awe inspiring as the fall when they are wearing their autumn colours, but it is peaceful, quiet and there is an anticipation in the air. See the sign, I first showed it to you a couple of years back. By the end of this growing season, it will be interesting to see how much more it will be hidden by the growth around it.
When you face difficulties start with anything you can do. When you are able to grasp the situation, you will surely be able to notice something that you can do.
Perfect Liberty 2022.12
It looks so quiet, but it was anything but.. the woodlands was alive with sound and activity – yet in its own way, it is the “eternally quiet – that never is…_ https://youtu.be/1jFwdGho1IA my first time to notice and be aware of the grouse… I’d heard the sounds before, but never knew what it was.. Yesterday I was with someone who knew… what a Wow moment.
Overwhelmed – exhausted – Irritable – oh dear… sound familiar if I look back over the last couple of days, I’d say that those adjectives resonate with me. I have had a feeling that nags at me, what is it you may ask, but I cannot put A word to it. It just lingers, asked if it is negativity … I’d say no.
Happen to you? Know the feeling? I decided it was time to turn roadblocks into resources. It is OK to be tired, especially if you are on the go for hours at a time… it is OK to get annoyed, BUT it is not ok if you start wearing this irritability day in and day out.
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 misunderstanding.
Perfect Liberty 2022.9
Hello! this applies not only to how we are with others, but how we communicate and listen to ourselves! Yes, be aware of YOU. I was often darn right “ugly” in my interactions with a few people the last couple of days.. Having the car banged up, upset me, having to go through all the admin stuff, calling the insurance, arranging for an estimate etc. I let my unproductive negativity affect me. Time for me to give myself a “time out”… LOL no I didn’t go sit in the corner to sit staring at a blank wall.. altho’ the people that had to deal with me and my bad mood, and terrible behaviour.. probably would have loved to shut the door on me or slam down the phone.
It was time to put the struggling behind, admit to being less than a joy to be around, and do some serious “meditation/reflection” – I was starting to see every curve ball as a crisis… a challenge instead of an opportunity.
Today’s lesson for me, is to understand my own behavior, to listen and pay attention to my own inner grumblings and do something about it. LOL yes.. that is why I went looking for wings.. time to soar into space. allow the negative debris to fall away. Clear my mind .. enjoy the vastness of the myriad possibilities today will bring.
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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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.