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Chop Suey Friday

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Today I would like to thank the Nature Ripe Farms in BC for the delicious fat plump blueberries I had for breakfast.  I started out rinsing them, and was only going to have a couple, but some how the hand at the end of my arm, kept popping them into my mouth. What a mouth-watering treat. The now almost empty container sports the Canadian flag..  Pl Principle # 8 says “I will not have a mind to be greedy”  hmmmmm I see I will have to practice more restraint around the little beauties.

In the summer, when fresh produce is in abundance, I find blueberries and other fresh products I like, hard to resist.  I will go most fall, winter and spring, and not give a blueberry a glance, but when these big fat round ones appear. I succumb to the bliss of a melting blueberry on the tongue as  I savour the moments of pleasure they give me.

PL Principle # 3 – Appreciation – I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

Visit a link  naturipefarms.com to read about the goodness of the blueberry.

 

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This is a saying that I think should be posted on billboards all over the place. Speaks for itself. Networking is not kindness. It is important in today’s world, for connecting, sharing ideas, and it is super effective, I am a believer of networking.  But, there is a difference between networking and kindness.

PL Precept # 11 Always be with God

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negotiating feelings

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But…… When you suddenly have an Ahhh moment, when your gut feeling is so loud you can’t ignore it,( it is always a surprise that so many of us do just that).  We push the thought, or emotion back into the safe area of our ‘brain”.  Trying hard to wish it away.  If we have lived long enough to build walls around our “hearts” we go into protective mode.

6acda2b35799 Butchart Gardens, VancouverThis picture I use as an example ….. the moment can be beautiful,  fresh and alive, but we see only the stairs that we will have to climb to truly enjoy the moment/view.  Past memories float to the frontal section of our brain.  We flounder, we hesitate, and lose our way.  The lessons that happen in life, usually keep recurring, there is a reason for that. Each time the Universe puts the challenge on our path, we make  wrong choices.  If the challenge appears, it is because there is still something to be learned.  We still have yet to really learn the lesson.

Our lives our shaped by the way we express  ourselves each and everyday.  If we go through life not paying attention, living half heartedly, ignoring our intuition, we cloud our vision with illusions.  We are missing opportunities to live to our fullest potential.  It is important to find one’s own happiness, but it is also wrong to live selfishly so only you are happy.  Looking beyond our “selves” towards our friend/partner’s happiness, builds a stronger and healthier relationship.  It is a very difficult lesson.  One we need to master to achieve world peace.

…. God, help me choose the path that is right for me… Help me understand there is no wrong or right.  Help me learn to  detach with love . I will surrender to the good of the moment, and get through the discomfort. One step at a time.  I will practice acceptance, and believe and trust the magic that acceptance will bring into my life.    Oyashikiri

picture is Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC. Canada

 

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