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what new to you, can do for you

bridge,hanging,west coast trail  by stodmyk on Flickr

Many years ago now, I crossed such a bridge. I didn’t bravely just walk across, I went through a bout of  “OMG I can’t do this, NO. no, no.. you can, but I won’t”  Eventually of course, I did go across and it was an exhilarating experience.  Having accomplished that bit of adventure, when I was asked to go salmon fishing an a fishing boat on the Pacific, my negativity was less emphatic, however, I did tell everyone that I do suffer from motion sickness, no problem I was told….  so on board we climbed and off we went.  All went well for the first while, but when we got further from land, and the water got really choppy, you guessed it… I was hanging on for dear life, and as green as fresh young asparagus coming out of the ground.  No matter how I tried to ride it out, it just wasn’t happening, we had to return to shore.  I share this with you because not all our adventures end on a happy note.  All we can do is give it our best.  I tried.

This brings me to more recent events.  After a very long winter of inactivity, I realized that my body, that once was active, and an almost daily visitor to the gym, had become a stay at home,, do nothing much physical blah.  I am not exaggerating, I really let myself go, don’t ask, it seemed right at the time I made the decisions to cut back at the gym, and then stop altogether.   When I looked in the mirror I saw from my shoulders up, hey when its cold outside and you don’t go out much, you walk around in very comfortable clothes. Then one day my friend said let’s go for a walk.  Sure I thought, no problem.  I’m a walker, last summer I would walk miles without batting an eyelash or breaking a sweat.  Off we went on our walk.  Surprise, we made it around  a couple of blocks, and I was ready to call it quits.  Shock and dismay was the order of the day!  My mind did not want to accept what my body was saying.  Me, dance all night, walk for miles, climb trails and hike, me!!!! could it really be.   Hmmmm look in the mirror again, wow, I’ve aged….. my body is no longer in its mid 30’s early 40’s I no longer have extra energy to burn, I’ve been lazy, and my body has relaxed and gotten S L A C K….  “you reap what you sow”.    Time to make changes.

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That day was the start of a new “attitude” on my part.  No. not new to me, but I had to revisit and bring it back into the “now”.  It is like I used to listen to music all the time, and somewhere along the way, I stopped.  Then a friend played a song by Macy Gray and something inside said, “hello”.. I found the 2nd hand  CD  “On How Life Is”,  at  a Sally Ann,  it is new to me, and I’m once more listening to music.  My body is having to relearn activity, rebuild my core strength so I can walk and not get tired.  Fortunately I have a good friend who is a great walking coach and buddy, just knowing she is there for me when  I need her, helps big time….  All this to say, I’m back to the gym, I’ve got myself a Personal Trainer, so from time to time, I might not get my blog done on time, but I will surface, be patient with me please while I find my new “RHYTHM”

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It is not the same bridge, but its the same kind of challenge, I’m heading towards another adventure….  Cycles of life repeat themselves, only in different formats.     Have a great day everyone!  Smile!!!    Oyashikiri

 

Pictures >Pinterest

Peace on Earth

6130ac647fb27744634b1f2f5ef73485Simplicity………. the serenity and calm the photographer of this picture was able to capture , look at how the composition leads us over the water, into a covered  shelter, then out again up into the pristine mountains. This morning I imagined the freshness of the air, the cool cleansing water on my feet as I start into the water.  Look how clear the water is, it is so pristine.  As the light and shadows play across the face of the water, the patterns change and create the sensation of motion and movement over the stillness. Light and shadows have been used to add depth and character to the “still” picture.

Love is like this moment, as humans we often see only the surface, and not the total complete and complex intricacies/features that come together to bring the emotion of love into our lives.  Love is about opening our eyes and hearts to the uniqueness in all around us, not just wanting what we know.

Today’s world is overflowing with problems, troubles, strife, and unrest.  let’s pray for more understanding of differences, and for the happiness and health of others whether we know them or not.  Love is such a powerful emotion/feeling.  Pure love does not discriminate, it initiates.  Love is not about the flesh it is about the state of being human, and very spiritual.

7c765a71b222d384dd91ba11079b38e6Believe – walk in faith – you are never on your own 

Love is about trust – trust is rooted in honesty – honesty  grows from Love.  allow love to show in your world today, share a  smile, extend a hand, reach out……  bear hugs you can’t go wrong when you share a HUG …. have a good day everyone!    Oyashikiri

Changes

imagesIt isn’t always easy to accept changes in our lives – Yet the world around us is constantly changing.  Take on the challenging and new experiences as materials for self expression.

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Your path will open up if you accept, and let go.  The garden statue sits through the seasons, enduring  and patient.  As he/she weathers and ages, his/her newness disappears and is replaced by a mantle of character that is all his/her own.

Our lives are a  tapestry woven of both mistakes and successes.  -(Tao)

To be fully human is to know resignation.   (Ta0)

 

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Good Morning Everyone!

Good Morning Everyone!

All outcomes, whether positive or negative are important experiences.  Appreciate the adventure of life,

Your life will become more enriched.
Every day we begin with a new canvas.    Life is Art. (1st Precept of PL)
Believe in your SELF and your relationship with the Universe.

Oyashikiri – Blessings!

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Happy Happy Friday

Haooy Happy Friday

How you doing?
Has the snow decided to stay around?
The sunshine is so brilliant today, that any snow left in the tree you see in the picture is crusted from the below zero temperatures and sitting like pretty crystals on the branches.
Every day is a new experience.
Every day brings new joys to discover and appreciate.

Relax and express yourself freely without hesitation.
Be Yourself
This will allow you to live your life to the fullest.

PL Precept # 16 All things Progress and Develop

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