These days with everyone having to live often in isolation, or in a restricted “bubble”, we often sit behind closed doors. Today China gave us a view of the many moods that play through out the day as she whiles the hours away. She lives in a house of many doors Many days, she sits in her office with the door open, listening for the sounds of the crows, and other birds that fill the daytime skies…. at night she can watch the fireflies and listen for the crickets. We may feel alone at times, but we are NEVER alone. PL Precept # 11 Always be with God.
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
Life has changed, not just for one of us, but ALL of us. We are all adapting in our own way, but adapt we will, PL Precept # 1 Life is Art. PL#2 To Live is to Express one’s self!
pictures taken in the virtual world of SL (Second Life) The animations used today, were imbedded in the chair. Chair is from DaD in SL.It as from one of their Gacha machines
Multitasking reduces your joy by half. When doing something give it your all. There is joy in everything.
Perfect Liberty 2021.23
The tango can be many things for different people. it can be light spirited, fast, sensual, a flexible embrace, ahhhh what will you do today…. will you dance to the beat of your own drum…. will you want violins, piano and double bass…
Let’s make today special. Begin with a smile and pass it on..
There is a lot of creativity out there.. Kudos to whoever did this picture. I tried to trace it back, the person I contacted had also come across it on a public page, and had used it. Whoever you are out there, please know you have given myself and many others a delightful moment and big smiles. Thank you.
The day was full of surprises, it had been a super long day, I was exhausted and ready to turn in.. Before shutting down I decided to take one last look at my mail. Bless his thoughtful heart, Kevin had dropped in with a picture for me. If you are not already familiar with his work, please check him out on Instagram,
Life is good.
Free yourself from being overly attached. Overthinking hinders ideas and actions.
“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.
A friend took this picture many years ago, he is someone who came into my life at a time I needed a special friend, he became that friend, His kindness, gentle heart and curiosity about life and relationships was heart warming and had great appeal. He showed me another side of friendship, one I had not explored before. He had a dedicated way of dealing with family/ life that was honest, I appreciated his energy in my life very much. He sent me this picture one day.. I loved it. Tucked it away, so that I would always have a reminder of the “freshness and beauty of/in new life ” that abides in our world.
The gentle kiss of the morning sun embrace the young shoots as they emerge from their sleep .. the melting snow that had blanketed their world, was now nourishing them with its sweet gentle liquid drops. From the harshness of winter & the sweet caresses’ of the soothing warmth in the morning sun, new life was raising up to meet the day. Love so pure, so beautiful, captured in that moment. For me, always to be remembered.
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.
Put your heart into whatever you do, ad you will find the joy in it. If you are going to do something, you may as well do it with enthusiasm. You will gradually begin to see what makes it interesting and learn to enjoy it.
Perfect Liberty 2012.19
Moderation is also important. In the above instance, I was delighted to see that I was greeted with such a fun surprise, however, I was overwhelmed when I came into the house to find that every available flat surface was covered in these big hearts and even bigger balloon hearts hanging from the ceilings. It actually took me a day or two to accept that it was a generous and fun heart that exercised its creativity, and the intention was my happiness.
PL Precept #5 One’s self is lost by being emotional.
PL Precept # 17 Grasp what is most essential.
PL Precept # 20 Live maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter
I admit to at first letting my lazy mind nudge me deeper under the covers when I saw how much snow had fallen. but the call of the wild, the fresh air and the bird chatter got me up. The side roads were in dreadful condition, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Anderson Road was well plowed and clear. However, when I got to the road that leads down to the parking lot of the woodlands, I saw only tire tracks in the DEEP snow. Having come this far, I turned and carefully made my way down the road, following the tracks ahead of me.
Needless to say, I was greeted with a lot of chatter from both the birds and squirrels when I alighted from the car. The parking lot might have been plowed sometime late last night, cuz, it was not in great shape. However, there were a few other cars in the lot, with no sign of people, so obviously they belonged to the early X-cross country skiers/snowshoe enthusiasts Most of the feeders (seed/nut mixtures) were empty, no one had been down the path leading to the feeders so it was a good exercise for me to tromp through the deep snow (Yes I got my exercise)
.As soon as the peanuts and sunflower seeds were put out, the Blue Jays arrived to grab their share. Happily for me I got to spent time with the Evening Grosbeaks who were enjoying the fresh serving of the big seeds they like and of course the side dishes of shelled nuts and sunflower seeds.. what a beautiful bird they are, their colours contrast so much with the blue and white of the Jays.. Maybe its because this is my first year of knowing them, but I love looking at them, their yolk coloured feathers, their sculptured beaks.. I find them very sophisticated looking.
Because of the road conditions, I did not attempt to go down the road to Mer Bleue, when I saw the state it was in, I turned and returned to the city. Stopping only for more birdseed and food supplies for my charges. It was a good day. I very much enjoy the fresh air during my outings. With all the exercise tho’ the shovelling and the walking.. I was ready for an afternoon nap. 🐱
Make today a different day. Instead of doing the same old thing be creative and do things to improve your day.
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.