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Good Morning, konnichiwa, this is not one of my photos, it is one from Pinterest that I used many years ago in one of my blogs.  I dug it out to use again, because  I want to relate a thought to you, it is one that I have been “munching” on since a visit with an acquaintance the other day.  I found myself in her company for several hours and where usually it is a pleasant enough interlude, yesterday she was in a particularly “negative” place.  It was one complaint after another.  To her it is not complaining, she is simply voicing her discontent with the world around her.  As I listened to her, there was seldom a space for me to interact, I wondered how such obvious negativity  could be affecting her life.

In the media and the “news flashes” that pop up in our social media reading, I read or should I say, I see,   headlines, that I now just delete. I don’t always watch the news because it is so repetitive. What I do, DO, is I interact with a lot of people.  I would like to say that my interlude yesterday was something that I don’t encounter often, however, that would be an untruth.  I heard myself interject at one point, and say ” X, unless you are perfect, you should not be judging and criticizing others” “There is no way you can know that person’s circumstances, nor what really happened, unless you were there, participating , etc.”

OMG so unprofessional, it just came out, my inner self slapped  her forehead.  My reality is that I see life as the beautiful view outside that window.  Yes I see the cracked window and the dirty sink, I also see that whoever took that picture, put a lovely flower at the corner of the sink.  I appreciate that life, the world is made up of a number of factors,  The picture might not have been so interesting had it been a rainy cloudy blustering day.

If all we see is the negativity in the world, then that will be our world.  Happiness is a state of mind that begins from within.

PL Principle # 6.  I will not be stubborn, being captured by my own thoughts.

PL Principle # 5   I will not get angry at anyone or anything.

PL Principle # 4    I will live with the spirit of “misasage” (devotion) working for the happiness of others.

In PL, we do our best to live these Principles on a daily basis.  It is our choice, we have chosen this way of life.  We share our world, but we do not insist that others see the world our way.   Our goal is World Peace, something that can be achieved, when we learn to listen to one another, and to appreciate that someone else’s reality is not our own.

I reacted yesterday, and will today do my best to ensure that she is having a good day, and remembers the good moments in our visit yesterday.  We did have a good time.  It was MY reaction, and I will address why I reacted during my quiet times …..  then I’ll move on.

Namaste      –       Oyashikiri

that picture is a work of art, did you look closely at it, did you see the face the artist put in

I would love to know who did this picture, who pulled it together, if someone knows, please….

let me know..

Inspiration

To come across this colourful vignette

on the forest floor

mushrooms

the magical world was suddenly at my door

I could smell the moss and ferns,

the chirping of a bird  music in my ears

I felt the inspiration swell into full bloom

and I knew I would sit and write to you

frigm red eyes

oh!  a visitor, leaped across the forest floor

he/she has come to say hello

is this prince/princess charming in disguise

if I close my eyes. 

I will know and feel the love he/she brings

Nature is,  the Divine

the fabric and energy that keeps us

ONE

Pl Precept # 11  –  Always be with God

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red eyed t ree frog by Distinctive Expeditions Fivehundredpx

 

and, so it was

rainy day, Drift Creek Falls Oregon

the rain, the mist

filled my world with thoughts of you

slowly I drift

marveling all the while

at how out of the blue

I rediscoverd the joy of  spending time with you

walking in the rain

is not insane

this wonderful world is full of gifts

treasures you share every day

this is your domain

in my heart you remain

my UNIVERSE, my ONE, my ALL

and, so it was

and is

my prayer to you today

Amen

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words/prayer by Q

* Drift Creek Falls on a very rainy day by cooler than h2o -flickr

** flickr.com Tracie Frank

Day of Peace -1st every month

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Good Morning everyone  =^_^=

Please join us today, as we gather today all over the world in PL churches for the ceremony we call Day of Peace.  Through this ceremony we pray for world Peace and rededicate ourselves to live as peaceful  human beings in our own worlds. this includes our home, school,work and community.

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Take in the beauty of this moment, drink in the awesome power of  “Nature”    Feel the  “Divine” energy of the “Universe”,  drink it in.  Close your eyes and let it infuse into all that you are. Then slowly open your eyes and smile out at the world, knowing that you are blessed with a love that knows no boundaries.  Let us pray together for the happiness and peace of the entire world around us.

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Put into practice the PL “Way” – Devotion = Misasage  (literally means “to dedicate your self for the sake of others and society. The uniqueness of PL is to embody the teachings rather than to just understand them in your head.  Misasage is the essence of living a PL life.  Where ever you are, whatever you are doing, we are all striving for peace and harmony, share this moment with us.     Blessings be….   O Y A S H I K I R I

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(1) Big Five lakes – gavin-emmons,flickr.jpg

(2) via mahesh-motiani.jpg

(3) black orchid, patuie.laxini.jpg

(4) Sunflower,via spswestsunshine.jpg

Goedendag =^_^= good day everyone!

3012c01dcc3059b4172570c9577826a8In church yesterday, Rev. Tiago spoke of a story he’d heard when he was back in Brazil, studying to be a minister for the Church of PL  (Perfect Liberty) It was about Oshieoya-sama .  (This is the honorific title of the spiritual leader of PL, Rev. Takahito Miki).  He was telling  us that when Oshieoya-sama was younger, (still in high school) he felt that it was important to know about computers, and that the new technology would one day play an important role in the church and society. He focused and studied hard,what he learned he taught to others in his church group. The subject matter was advanced for his age group and academic level, but he applied himself, and eventually  he wanted to take the required exams for certification on this IT technology.   The exams were attended and taken  by students in senior levels he was the only one who was still at the high school level.  When the results were finally posted, of all the students who had taken the tests, only 5  made the grade. 1 of which was Oshieoya-sama.  On being told of his accomplishment, his first reaction was one of concern, on how the others had done.

Because of his achievement at such an early age, he was signaled out to be interviewed.  Always he included his fellow students, always when asked a question, on how he had managed to get such grades and pass the exams, he referred the question to one of the other graduates, by saying ,” thank you, yes WE worked hard,” and then he would turn and ask the other student to explain the complexities of the subject.  He did not accept the attention on himself and his hard work, but on the hard work of the others who had also achieved their goals.  Yes he was the youngest, but he knew that in allowing the others to have their time being interviewed it would help them along their career paths.

I so appreciated hearing Rev. Tiago talk about Oshieoya-sama.  His little story was a reminder for me  to put into practice more, the  21 Principles in PL,  in particular   #4 to live with the spirit of Misasage (Devotion) working for the happiness of others.

It is so easy to get caught up in our own little worlds. In PL we are encouraged to pray for the happiness of others and society.   to strive to do things for the sake of other, and pray for their happiness as well.  Many of us will often review the PL 21 Precepts.  How often do we review the 21 Principles?    the PL 21 Principles, are the practical guidelines  for our daily lives as PL members.  They assist us in practicing the PL 21 Precepts, they are specific  guidelines how how to live the PL WAY. (an artistic life) and teach us how to reach a positive state of mind.  Anyone wanting to know more about what Rev. Tiago had to say yesterday, or to consult with him, Rev Tiago de Medeiros Chagas  –   tiago@perfectliberty.ca  or by phone 613-225-1850

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 Pink Chilean bell flower

Even when we think we have put our best effort into what we are doing, we may have overlooked something. with a humble mind, take a second look, check for that there isn’t something you’ve missed.  Mistakes and oversights happen.  They are just part of life… little hiccups along the way.

Smile…  have a great day….. do your best to spread sunshine and happiness to others.    Blessings be……………..    Oyashikiri

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Share your Happiness

5ef43740409003232aadbc047466075cGood morning everyone! Hope your day is going well for you.     Did you all enjoy wearing the “green” ..I personally had a wonderful day driving along the St. Lawrence (the great waterway that separates the United States and Canada)  The day started out with -20 something weather, but turned to a balmy minus  single digit by the time the noon hour was upon us..  Definitely during a Canadian winter we did not see a bicycle rider such as the one I’m showing you today. LOL and even on a good sunny day in summer, we are not likely to see such  a sight here in Canada.  Here we are about cars, motorcycles, and more cars.  Riding a pedal bicycle is usually  a recreational or sport activity.  What caught me about this picture is the balance and way the artist packed his merchandise on the bicycle. We are all artists in life, we all use our gift in different ways. This man had to pile the pineapples in just such a way for  him to carry the load and maintain balance so he can get his wares to market.  Everything has its place. This was one moment in this man’s life captured in time.   PL Principle # 3  I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

Yesterday while my friend and I drove along enjoying the sunshine and our friendship, we got to talk about life and share just being able to catch up.  Both with busy lives, we can keep in touch, but while her activities tend to take her daily in multiple directions, she still works “9-5” mine is more laid back and my time more flexible.  Sharing feelings, joys, sadness and disappointments is important, not because you want someone to resolve an issue or make something go away, but just to hear a thought out loud gives US a different perspective. PLUS,  when we have a better understanding of a friend’s feelings and thoughts, we are better able to share in their happiness. joys and sorrows.   PL Principle # 4   I will live with the spirit of Misasage (Devotion) working for the happiness of others. 

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somewhere in Mongolia on a clear day….

Calmness and adaptability will see you through…

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Welcome another Friday

Good Morning Everyone!

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Daily Devotion..   With a prayerful mind, once you  begin, you cannot stop, there is no room for laziness.    Put your heart into everything you do.    It doesn’t matter if you are “getting anything out of it”.   Whether there is a response is secondary.     It is sincere heartfelt devotion that is rewarding.     It brings transformation.    True worship is a daily act.  Meditate and Pray with a “humble” mind.    Blessings – Oyashikiri

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