Start of a new year for those of us who follow the lunar calendar. Lots of celebrating, dancing, fireworks, colour and excitement. Do we carry the colour and enthusiasm into our new year?
I’d like to think that I do. Every day I try to bring colour of some kind into my days. Whether it is creatively crafting, writing, problem solving, I enjoy the challenge of working something through from beginning to finish. That said, what I want to do, and what actually happens, hmmm let’s say, the stars don’t always align.
Do I get angry, annoyed, no… Why? Because getting angry, stewing and simmering about something that has happened, will not remedy the situation. PL Precept #4 – Being Annoyed Limits your Expression. PL Precept # 5, One’s Self is lost by being Emotional. Let’s be clear, that doesn’t mean I never snap, or get annoyed with something or someone, I do, but I also have learned to let it go. Once I vent, spew off the negativity, express my reaction, puff, it is like a breath of fresh air washes over me, and it’s gone. What, may take all of a few seconds, or a minute or two at most, and its gone.
PL Precept # 17 Grasp what is Most Essential. Believe me, I am much happier, when I am at peace with myself. Reread that last bit if you need to, I work at being at peace with myself. It is only when I can be at peace with myself, that I can reach out and be useful and loving to someone else. If we live our lives being angry, then we are not going to achieve love and peace for others, because it hasn’t begun within ourselves.
PL Precept #15 All is a Mirror.
Be content, be happy, share that love and happiness with others.
We are all blessed with the gift of life, love and the tools to maintain and express this love.
Life (Living) is an art form
May sunshine bless each and every day of the year
for each and every one of you.
Dear readers, you are all so appreciated in my life,
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