Poetry in vision, someone one day said, lets do something with these great pieces of rock we have .. and wow… they placed them, planted trees and let nature help them as the years rolled on.
Even the shadows that are cast when you visit, show form and beauty. Silent poetry that fills me with wonder … brings feelings to the surface and calms weary eyes. The environment on the given day, can lift my spirits, and bring calm to the ripples that have begun to churn on the surface of my adventurous mind.
PL calendar day 22, 2019 Appreciate the strengths as well as the shortcomings in others
Even though you may not agree with someone, complaining about it doesn’t help. Remember, “we are all human”, and accept each person for who they are.
Feelings are part and parcel of who we are. Get to know yourself, you will like what you see =^_^= You are pretty special to me.
We all have that friend who can walk into a room bringing the warmth of the sun and the breeze of a tropical day just by smiling. Caring, and thoughtful, the energy is a bright light around her, and sweeps the cares away.
Of course not… not forever, but when that friend comes to share it is a genuine, one on one.
Perfect Liberty calendar, day 16
Don’t hold anything back; Give it your All
Always approach things with full enthusiasm and energy. Then, things will develop in a new direction.
When we live our lives with genuine feeling, commitment, (Makoto) it is the smile that shares with the world. Others around you feel good, and in turn, radiate, and pass it on.
Love is genuine, it cannot be defined, contained, or captured, it simply IS. Love is life, death and everything in between. Smile today and pass it on.
Take ordinary and turn it into extraordinary and sensational.
Thank you for spending time with me today. There are times when there are so many feelings and thoughts in my mind, I know that its best to just let someone else speak. =^_^=
Do you use the I Ching, if you are familiar with the Book of Changes, you may like myself find it to be a wonderful guide when you come to a crossroad … and are pondering which direction to go. Often I just know and instinctively “I follow my nose” as the expression goes. Today, these are the words I read “you come face to face with the perpetrator of wrong thinking. Circumstances are such that you can effortlessly seize control of the situation. Proceed carefully. It is dangerous to attempt or abolish an old and ingrained pattern all at once..”
Where are your thoughts today. When the days past have been busy and full, have you made time for you. Have you made time to say THANK YOU for all you’ve received so far, yes whether for the challenges or the joys. Does your heart rejoice at the end of the day?
When I first began a life of teaching and service I was a student of life, many decades later, I am constantly learning and relearning lessons that I thought I had learned already. However, when I reflect on my most inner feelings, or when my emotions are being rendered senseless with constant chatter from my tattle telling mind, I realize that I’ve been forgetting that I am the captain of my ship. Whatever the circumstance, it was through my choices over time that I am currently in the puddle I’m in. Sigh, the quotes and sayings that are posted all over social media, and used in my blog and others, are great, but reading them and acknowledging the truth of them isn’t enough.
We have to live the words we believe in, we have to acknowledge and give thanks to the Universe for the learning we are acquiring. Live and learn brothers and sisters,this is life, this is living. Express and live with full Makoto (sincerity) Reach out and say thank you today when you can, even for minor matters, smile from the heart and have a blessed day.
White Lotus -Sanskrit Pundarika – in Buddhism, the lotus flower resembles the purifying of the spirit which is born into murkiness. =^_^=
How are you? Dull and overcast here, so what, now that the eyes are open and my thoughts have turned to you, I remember this camper I found the other day when I was researching for an earlier blog. Can you just feel the positive vibes from this cheerful little nest on wheels. With the nicer weather, spring in the air, the tulips will soon be in full bloom along the canal. Food vendors will be out in the main tourist areas, the smell of fries and burgers wafting through the air, tempting the runners and the walkers. I see the ice cream shops are open again along the main street, sure sign that spring is here.
This is the California Coast, what a journey this is. I had the pleasure of doing this highway with my sister back a few years. There was just so much to take in that I know that even if I do it another several times, I still will marvel and make new discoveries each time I travel through the area. For sure, when you are on the highway, driving along, this is not the view you have. Each wind in the road is another vista, another “oh Wow”, you live it and move on. Have you noticed that what we learn easily or master effortlessly tends to be enjoyed, assimilated and then we move on. Its forgotten. However, lessons in life that come back to haunt us, or replay for us that test our inner resolve, or determination to acquire or “have”, not always a “party/good time”. We struggle, we cry, we agonize, we can even have bouts of despair. Some well meaning friend says, “you’ll be fine, tomorrow is another day”, intellectually you may hear the words, but your just not “feeling it”
Back to the cheerful little camper at the top of the page. Since writing this blog, I’ve met several people who have told me they want to own a little home on wheels and they want to pack up and travel. Surprisingly not only couples, but a lot of single retired women. Families raised, empty nesters who want to just pick up and go. Do what they have wanted to do for years, Another blogger who just joined us recently, has her little camper all picked out. smiles and waves, you know who you are, bravo! We travel our journeys step by step, it is due to the many hardships we’ve gone through that we have the inner strength to take the actions we need to follow our dreams.
I thank each and everyone of you reading along with me, for being part of my world, I so appreciate you all, I enjoy hearing from you, my “door” is always open. You are the sunshine in my life =^_^+. These flowers are for you… enjoy your day.. Sending big hugs, packed with multiple blessings and love. Oyashikiri
There is only one you, an individual, unique and special, You are the artist in your life, the environment and the things that happen around you , are the materials used for your self expression. Express yourself honestly, and with integrity in all you do. Have courage for the great sorrows in your life, and patience for the smaller ones. Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to deal with it. If your troubles are deep-seated or long-standing, try praying. It works. When you are happy, share your joy.
Focus on your true feelings, do your best to express your self honestly, practice Makoto (utmost sincerity) in everything you do. Kamuwaza (God’s will) is part of our everyday life, like the weather, it has a purpose, When you live believing in your Oneness with the Universe, not loosing sight of your God given individuality, you will experience the true joy of living. The joy of self expression. We are truly leading our lives when we live expressing ourselves to the fullest…. and this… is what makes us truly happy.
Blessings dear friends are heaped on you today, that your day will be filled with the joy and happiness of a happy heart. Today, Tomorrow and Always ……. Oyashikiri
There is nothing like a good ole country song to set the tone of the moment.
I grew up on the sounds of Detroit, and MoTown, I would find an American radio station at night and listen to the sounds of a music that spoke to me and had me moving and grooving. I loved to dance and feel the songs, the words, the rhythms vibrated and spoke to me of a life I had yet to really live and experience . Oh sure, as teenager I was sure I knew love, my heart would skip a beat when the groceries were being delivered by the “older” boy who came to the house to bring my Mother’s meat order. If I actually was close enough to see his blue eyes, I’d swoon, to this day I remember him coming in with the box of groceries, his blonde hair, blue eyes and smile, would I really recognize him if he walked in now and stood in front of me, no. Back then I thought Id ‘d recognize him forever, I was so sure his memory would be carved in my heart forever, every love song was about this powerful draw/feeling.
In PL, Precept #15 – All is a Mirror is a one of the Precepts that pays a visit into my days, often. Not long ago I was with a friend who has currently lived through a “heartbreak” or “Heart ache” as she talked I felt her pain, the feelings reached across and joined us, with one single tear, her memory of love lost spoke to me. I heard and felt all the country love songs I’d ever cried to, flash across my eyes in just that moment, from her one single tear. Heart ache no matter how we sugar coat it, hurts, it can render us shattered and vulnerable. Intellectually we know the moment will pass, but gall darn it, while we are living it, its a crusher.
Yes I said country music.. somewhere along the way in my “growing up” especially when I played in the bars of Nothern Ontario, it wan’t R&B they wanted to hear, it was country. That is what life on the road is like when you are a “bar band”. Doesn’t matter you are a Blues band, your agent says you are playing Wawa, Sudbury, Timmins, and Hearst, that is where you head. A gig is a gig, and a string of bookings, hey that is $ in the bank. Besides when you are young, you adapt. I don’t even know if traveling bar bands still exist in this day and age, likely not. Live entertainment is not what it used to be, “back in the good ole’ days” Now it seems everything is streamed.
Even a cracked and broken mirror can be beautiful. Mirrors are seldom perfect, and never do they really reflect all there is to see. One has to look past what is automatically seen, and if you dare, look right into the eyes that will look back at you. My friend’s “heart ache” shows the tremendous love she has in her to share, and her courage to have shared and lived a love that was so strong it shook her world. So many people hide in a comfort zone that no longer reflects passion and strong emotion. Preference is to sail calm waters. Nothing wrong with that, but we all know that calm waters are prone to wave, storms and bad weather.
And then.. like a switch goes on, the sun comes out, the winds die down and its paradise again. When we hit a rocky patch in life, know that it is just one step along the way. Tomorrow is another day. To love and be loved is a gift, a beautiful present wrapped in bow, once the wrapping comes undone, and the bow is tucked away …. what’s inside will either fill your life forever, or fade away. Some memories never go away.
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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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.