When you reach the edge of NOW. The Province of Quebec has many such moments, it is only when you drive through the province beyond the built up areas, when you park, get out and explore. You can find a wonderland of simplicity that can transport the viewer to another time. An example of Nature at her best. In this photo, he* shares a timeless moment. . (*Dave Renz)
I know many a writer who will find inspiration in this photo. It certainly stirred my imagination..
Discover something new today. Have a willingness and an interest, start your day with excitement.
Yesterday I stepped into the past. I was standing with the wild turkeys in the woodlands listening to the baby birds chirping and singing their little hearts out … the squirrels and chipmunks were chasing each other and racing up and down the trees where I had spread the nutty butter (made for wildlife).. we were happy in the moment of sharing under the wide open sky. When a thought clear as a bell, nudged me to pay attention….
I got back into my car, drove home, emptied my trunk of bird seed, peanuts, etc. took out unnecessary clutter, got my passport and headed back out the door to the highway. No advanced planning, no wondering why … I just followed my nose. (expression)
PL Precept # 19 Begin once you perceive
PL Precept #18 Each moment is a turning point.
As the miles slipped past me, the landscaped changed from sprawling city to the outskirts, and then towards the American border, I felt oddly at peace. A quiet settled over me, and I realized that I had turned off the radio, there was just me, myself and I alone with my thoughts. In an hour I was at the border crossing being welcomed and waved through by cheerful customs personnel.
When asked where are you coming from, why are you coming over .. where are you going… I had no definite reason or plan… I simply wanted to be there. The agent smiled at me and encouraged me to have a good time… Smiles go a long way, feel good too!
Move forward with confidence Experiences you have acquired through efforts so far are wonderful. Give it all you’ve got.
Perfect Liberty 2023.20
Not two hours past, I had been standing in a conservation area, with wildlife all around me, now I found myself standing in an American Walmart under construction. Was it busy, YES. Ahhh life in 2023. I had remembered to turn off my phone before crossing into the States (avoiding roaming charges).. how grand is it that I could start my day in Canada and be in the States for lunch. I did a no brainer.. drove through MacDonald’s for a big Mac and fries (hey! on a mini holiday here)… paid and happily drove right off without my food! Was on my way to search out the airport when I realized what I had done. Had to turn myself around and go back forit.
Again I was greeted with smiling and cheerful staff who were waiting for me… I decided to eat in and discovered a new experience. On the tables are big screens to play games on while you eat. I took my time enjoying my food playing mahjong and then a word game. What fun!
The news these days has been filled with negativity, when you stop to think about it, it is always about the anger, frustration and crises situations …senseless killings, neighbours fighting neighbours, natural disasters (they do happen)… yet here I was… people all around me, smiling, chatting, going about their business, courteous, oh and the temperature was warm and balmy, Everything felt so positive. I got the directions to the “international” airport that was advertised on PBS (television) and once again got in the car and headed off to “discover”
I found one of two old, very old cemeteries. I stopped to get pictures for a Thursday door feature and was drawn to the tall tombstone you see. Period 1816 -1863, it was not the oldest, but interspersed here and there were newer headstones. It was so tranquil ,.. there were old trees, the grounds well kept… I could feel the years, sense the history. Not far off when I took to the highway in search of the airport again, I saw the horse and buggy signs… and a big sign telling me if turned right I would find a national State Park.
I was searching for the airport, so after taking the turn, I turned myself around, that will be for another day. I was headed out of the city when I realized that I had to have passed the airport, I pulled over and turned around.. all I could see was farmland, big empty fields and older well loved homes. Then I saw a faded sign on a chain link fence.. saying to watch out for low flying planes. Ah Ha… I was close.. but I had passed here just minutes before the cemetery I had been in was just on the left. slowing down I saw a paved road that led to a big parking lot.. (almost empty).. with a commercial building looking very empty. Taking the turn unto the road, I saw the way was barred… just up ahead… so I slowed to turn around. It might be small, but it has a lot of good reviews. =^_^=
Finding the airport, having spent my time wandering the Walmart, enjoying a quick lunch in a clean bright Macdonald’s.. Hey! a wonderful interlude. AND not once did I feel alone, YOU were with me all the way. we can cross borders, travel great distances, but always…. WE, me, myself and I are constant in my head/heart.
It was an adventure, and what made it all that much more special, the people.. the army photographer I met in the morning, the customs personnel, the staff in Walmart, the cheerful clerks at MacDonalds, the man who held the door open for me at the store,, the gas attendant when I stopped for gas.. It was a positively glowing day…. all because life IS good and there are opportunities always presenting themselves. we need only be open and willing to participate.
What will you do today?
MC I bought pickled eggs!!!!
Cheers everyone! Tomorrow Sunday service will be an early ceremony Day of Appreciation.. followed by another service in the evening at 7 pm.
Meet my newest “friend”… yesterday I got to have a wonderful “away” adventure .. Having a friend who will drive and give me a chance to just “ramble” and let my “mind” wander .. take pictures… and basically just chill…. is an amazing way to share a few hours. Boniway is such a friend… it was so wonderful … I got to ohhh and awww at the wonderful animals who came up to the car to greet us… Miss piglet here was such a personality. AND the baby piglets who were trailing around behind her…were just the cutest.
We were favoured with gorgeous weather. The sun shone bright the weather itself was cool and refreshing…. a big enough breeze that there were no mosquitos .. at least… we didn’t encounter any. It was a day of blessings. I even got to cross the river on the ferry, not once but twice. Much appreciation and gratitude in a day makes for a perfect day. Boni… you were super fantastic in your generosity of spirit…thank YOU.
PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a turning Point.
PL Precept # 21 Live in Perfect Liberty
Be mindful with prayer. If you work on things with a prayerful heart, there will be many things you can be taught.
The magnolia is trying, it really is… the up and down temperatures, the aging of the tree, and the lack of proper nutrition in the soil… It is doing the best it can. the blooms come and seldom last more than a day or two…
The ducks are happily regrouping on the water, and along the shores.. they are loving the sunshine and the feeling of the fresh spring breezes ruffling t heir feathers. There is promise in the air.
The path to achievement is “TO START WITH WHAT YOU AN DO” Try to find out what you can do towards challenges in your own situation. This will pave the way for achievement.
Perfect Liberty 2023.17
Mid week everyone… have a productive and happy day!
Work happily with good Rhythm. If you take on your ta sks willingly, you will enjoy the task and you may even be rewarded with a more positive outcome.
Perfect Liberty 2017.14
This is Tulip season here in the Nation’s Capital. Aren’t they beautiful. the tulip festival is celebrated every year with an amazing display of tulips that come from the Nederland’s. All over the city, you can see tulips in the parks and in gardens.
Make the best use of materials and money. You can do different things as materials and money play their roles. How to make them work is important.
“from The Prophet. Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. and how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is it not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Some of you say ‘Joy is greater than sorrow’ and others say ‘nay sorrow is the greater’ But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you as your board, remember tht the other is asleep upon your bed.
Kahlil Gibran first published 1923
Express your feelings straight away. It will be good if you could express your feelings as they are to people around you, when you are happy or when you are troubled. Also it will be a good chance for you to get to know others.
Top of the morning to you Update on the post of the other day, where I showed the garbage strewn all over a public area.. (if you need a reminder this was the post with the litter strewn all over.. https://dymoonblog.com/2023/05/09/crazy-antics/ ) the above pictures show you the scene I found when I returned yesterday. The area had been cleaned up.. the birds could be heard happily singing … the sun shone bright… it was a happy moment. Don’t know who took action, I posted and sent the link to the mayor and a dozen or so councillors along with a few media links.. Whatever, whoever, the Universe worked its magic…The place is once again a serene and beautiful welcoming environment. Oyashikiri.
“Respect the existence of each other.” The world consists of people with different circumstances and different lifestyles. Respect and understand each other.
Perfect Liberty 2023.14
Keeper is doing much better. She is showing interest in life and the world around her. She even came to bed last night and slept with Velcro and I. I was thrilled. I got my booster shot yesterday, so I was glad for an early night.
If you are still not sure if the mosquitoes are out… They are! so are the black flies. The birds who feed on insects must be in heaven. The woods are teeming with the whirring and buzzing sound of greedy hungry flesh eaters. Ours locally are ugly and savage biters.
Long sleeves, light colours, stay protected, especially if your sensitive to their venom/sting. It will be shorter season, they must know it, and are out there making up for lost time. Still.. weather is good, skies are bright.. . enjoy the outdoors… dress accordingly if you go into the woodlands, be prepared.
Have an age free life. It is not a number its about energy – balance – and – Joy.
The past leads to now and now leads to the future, Life is an accumulation of moments. Cherish each one.
Perfect Liberty 2021.11
My thanks to everyone for your prayers, Keeper is home from the hospital, the Xrays showed no fracture. the tests results were positive. We are on the road to recovery. she is on bed rest for the next two weeks, the prayers and your kindness have been very appreciated.
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.