What started out as a routine search and find mission, ( looking for a launching place for a kayak adventure), I found the conservation area, and decided to explore. It seemed that it was one “OH wow” after another. What is that expression, “seek and you shall find”. I didn’t go to the very end of the trail, I doubled back when I got to the Vimy bridge, it was a good 5K by the time I finished my exploring.
Make today a different day. Instead of doing the same old thing, be creative and do things to improve your day.
Today’s walk in the rain, I had just started down the trail when I spied what I thought was a turtle at the base of a sign. Yes, it was a turtle, he/she looked at me, I looked back.. after deciding I was of no danger, it went on with its back and forth movement of its hind legs. I didn’t want to get too close, after all, it was there first and it was in the middle of doing something. When I came back after my walk around the bog, I found what was left of where it had been, no sign of the turtle. Anyone know what he/she was up to?
Rain obviously is not a deterrent to wildlife, they just proceed with what ever it is they are doing. I didn’t see a lot of birds today, but I could hear them .. I concentrated today on taking my time, measuring my steps, being conscious of how my foot fall sounded on the boards, I actually sat, even tho’ it was raining on one of the benches and just closed my eyes to let the moment engulf me. I actually was glad I had my walking stick to lean on, it was so peaceful, the quiet so unique, cuz of course it wasn’t “quiet”, there were sounds, but natural sounds of the ambience that surrounded me.
I felt and heard the rain drops as they landed and disappeared. The fragrance of the wet leaves, and the heady floral scent of the tundra plants as they soaked in the wet droplets. All very special. In my mind I started to compose a poem .. then realized that there would be no words that could translate what I was feeling, it was just too awesome, too humbling… I was so grateful and appreciative that I was alive at the moment in time, I could see no other living being, but I knew I was not alone -I understand the sentiment, when people say, I found God… The wonder of the Universe and the endless divinity and diversity, transcends all that I “know”…. Oyashikiri
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
I really truly feel very blessed that I am able to experience and spend time in Nature, I know I’m a city gal at heart, and I love my central air, and the amenities that come with living in the city. But my time spent in the woodlands, is such a joy and a balm to my “soul”, I encourage anyone who can and has the time to spend time outdoors in/with nature to do so… It is a natural remedy for many many man made ills.
Many of us have had a lot of time alone this past year an a half, not that we are or were lonely, simply life changed. Now there is another change, school is out no more on and off switch there, restaurants have started to reopen, mostly patios are ramped up, I see many restaurants have now got patios where there was only a nod to one before, a few have actually built decks the length of their restaurant (where they could do so) Others have roped off a section of the parking lot.
Everyone is trying to recapture what was lost. (When and even IF they can) Reality check, we can’t go back to relive what was. Even if our physical surroundings change .. Our friends, neighbours, co-workers, ALL have been affected in some way by the adjustments we ALL have had to make over the many months, weeks and days. We ourselves if we look objectively at what our lives have been like and our thoughts over the past months. Many of us … have discovered or rediscovered a part of us (our inner most thoughts) – Once you’ve gone through a door, what was behind that door, it is no longer a mystery.
Perceiving equals doing. Each time you notice something, it is a gift from God. Don’t miss this opportunity to act.
Perfect Liberty 2021.15
Let’s find the joy in everything – Busque las cosas alegres
Tired, stuffed up, tired, watery eyes, did I mention tired…ugh but of course, it is allergy season. Having lived a life time with allergies, how on earth can I not have realized… it is the time of year when my allergies come to call and unfortunately stay awhile.
Let’s begin today with a smile. Let’s start the day with a positive outlook, looking forward to what we can discover.
Perfect Liberty 2021.12
Thank goodness for modern medicine and let’s not forget, central air. =^_^= Guess who will stay out of the woods for a bit. Well maybe… it is hard to resist the call of the wild.
I found a lazy river yesterday, and instead of staying to enjoy the discovery, I captured pictures of it, then moved on. Reminds me of when I buy a package of dusters (swifter type things) and then sit then down somewhere when I get home and forget them. Somehow I still believe if I have them here, I’ll dust in my sleep, or …………………
Yes the paved circle at the church in yesterday’s blog was for meditation and prayer. There are different versions, but this one uses the space it has efficiently. I found it thanks to a search Eartha had done for one of her projects, I visited it, but again, I didn’t use it.. I captured it, and moved on.
This is a huge lesson for me.. one I need to address. and… I will. I’m due to church this morning for Ancestors Day service at 10: a.m. I think I will drive out to the circle and use it this morning before I head to service, not in the same area, but it is in the West end so will say ta for now.. will let you know how I do.
For anyone interested … there is a Paul Anka tribute today at Frank’s in SL.. there will be two shows. One I think is around noon SL and the other 8 or 9 SL for people who live in the western time zone. I have no idea who is doing the cover, but it sounds like it could be interesting.
The past leads to Now, and Now leads to the Future. Life is an accumulation of moments. Cherish each one.
Perfect Liberty 2021. 11
The lazy river is in Russell, Ontario, there is a small park there, delightful place. If you go, don’t follow my poor example, stop and enjoy the moment. There is a cat there that I’m told is like a mascot to the place.. I think the lady told me his name is Oscar, but .. I could have misheard. sigh.. she told me that he doesn’t go near the road, he is very friendly comes for tummy rubs.. no.. not from me.. but he did come round.
Road construction is happening all over. The other day I made a mental note to not take Hwy 31 again for awhile. So where did I find myself this morning, not 24 hours later, on Hwy 31 edging my way back into the city.
The past leads to now and now leads to the future. Life is an accumulation of moments. Cherish each one..
Perfect Liberty 2021.11
Open up opportunities by being proactive. Opportunities don’t just come knocking on the door. Use your enthusiasm and energy to bring good fortune your way.
Perfect Liberty 2015.13
It was a small price to pay for the wonderful adventure I’d been on. =^_^= It was a sterling day of discoveries. I listened to the little voice that said, “turn left”…. I ended up in a small town that I always pass when driving somewhere else. Today, I ended up on the main street .. and delighted in my finds.. (yes I will share with you eventually)
Two places of worship. Although very different in architecture, the doors to the buildings are used regularly, and the ambiance and feeling of sanctuary and peace is ever present. The paved meditation/walking circle is at t he United church. The cross is part of their gardens in the front of the church. For now during Covid the door being used to enter the building is kept locked, but one can ring the bell for assistance at the side door.
Ever felt like you are caught between a rock and a hard place. This has been my position these last 48 some hours. I’ve been doing this blog since 2012 and overall have been pleased with WP. In fact I’ve been happy, blogging along, with no major disruptions or problems. Then out of nowhere, I couldn’t load anything, it was so frustrating, it took awhile but finally the reason became clear, I am a premium member (means I pay monthly for the service) What I had not realized was that there was a maximum storage associated with the account. Ah…. what to do.
Yesterday I got my second Covid shot, and truthfully all I wanted to do was sleep. So that is what I did, this morning I got on with the WP csr.. and found out my options. To reduce my storage means I go back to 2012 and start deleting .. it is simple enough, once I understood what I needed to do, but it is a loooong process. Hours later I have barely scraped the top of the bucket. I will persevere.
You can freely express yourself within the rules. (sigh I’m finding this out) Consider rules as a canvas on which to express your specialty artistically.
Perfect Liberty 2021.9
I can be thankful that for so many years I have been basically problem free. Now I have to reconsider my plan of action going forward. This is good because it means I have to look at what I’ve been doing, and decide if this is still the way I want to proceed.
We are still experiencing very hot, weather, the forecast is for it to cool down to more seasonable temperatures over the next few days. For those able to attend, we will have service on the 11th. Ancestor’s day at 10 a.m.
PL Precept #4 Being annoyed limits your expression.
Everything will be just fine.. With a positive attitude anything is possible.
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.