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bridges

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sometimes I find myself standing by a bridge

not sure whether or not to cross to the other side

I wonder, should I stand and  enjoy the view from where I am

even while I hesitate, I know I want to see the other side

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others are seen crossing bridges every day

why do I hesitate

why is it that I seem to be cast in stone

my feet not moving, my arms by my side

I appear to be still, but I’m all a muddle inside

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by day it does seem so inviting

and really, we can walk back if the other side is not to our liking

or can we…

having crossed over, we are looking ahead

coming back, we would once more  be starting from the other side

and the way forward, would be a totally different path

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why, because, day is day and night is night

and try as you might

we can never go back to where we started

nothing would be the same

yes it is a shame, but such is life

if you fail to live the moment, when it happens

tomorrow it will be gone

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is it wrong to want to cross every bridge we see

when your heart is strong, and your head is clear

you will know what to do

your feet will fly like the wind

and you will meet your destiny

happily and cheerfully

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bridges were built to be crossed

and we were born to live our lives

crossing bridges, learning and growing

each step of the way

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Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

Rakotzbrucke,Germany

The Moses Bridge,Nederlands

ancient bridge,Southern France

moon bridge,Taipei,Taiwan

tree root bridge,India

bridge into the clouds,mt.Rainier,USA

You live where?

Switzerland, Vals

I’ve heard the expression, it’s just “a hole in the wall”, but this house in Vals, Switzerlannd, is certainly different.  For sure you are not in view of your neighbours, and you are not disrupting the surrounding landscape.  I also wondered what the view out was…

house,upside down trassenheide Germany

This house is in Trassenheide, Germany, and if you think that it is a stand alone, it isn’t.  There are many more such homes in other parts of the world.  Why anyone would like to live in a house that appears to be upside down, I don’t know, but if you  research it, there are such homes, and people do love them, live in them and enjoy them.

This next picture has nothing to do with houses/architecture, but it is an interesting find.  don’t scroll down right away … see if you know what it is.

body snatching prevention 18th 19th centuries Scotland

The above is called a mortdsafe and is a unique Scottish invention.  It came about in the 18th and 19th centuries to prevent grave robbing.  Scotland  was rampant with body snatching,  thus a way to crate and deter.  Examples have been found close to Scottish medical schools.!!

home, small Japan,Tokyo

This delightful build in Tokyo, Japan, is by architect Yasuhiro Yamashita,crowded cities, with small lots means that creativity is a must.  Home is where the heart is, home is what you make it.  No matter where you live or how you live, it is what or where you chose to be … or why are you there.  We can enjoy other landscapes, we can travel the world, we can fly, take boat cruises, there is a lot to see when we venture outside our familiar environments.  In the end though, no matter where we land, we are always still ourSELVES. No physical distances or weird and unique inventions will take away the fact, that you are who you are.  How you adorn your life, is of no matter, when you look in the mirror, it is YOU, you will see.

Mountains,Tianzi, used to filn Avatar

Tianzi Mountain, so uniquely tall and thin, they were used by James Cameron in the filming of the movie “Avatar”.  Some of the columns of stone pillars have reached over 4,000 feet above sea level.100e3b47ad44526ead38f80036de9140

Be at peace

Wherever you may be

For it is only in loving me

The me inside of you

that you will find inner peace.

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

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Good morning everyone!

Brazil FIFA 2014

We are not all soccer fans, some of us don’t enjoy sports at all, however, I would like to say something this morning about the young men shown above.  This is the first year that I have really been watching any of the soccer games with a personal interest.    Many in our church are from Brazil, so it has been fun to watch the enthusiasm and camaraderie.  Especially since although I liked Brazil, I lean towards another team.

What I soon discovered is that this is a very high emotion game, the fans are very invested in the players and the results.  For the first time I was listening to the announcers, the talk before games, and the post match wrap ups.  When Brazil lost yesterday, I felt the emotion of the players hit like a bolt of lightning, the devastation of their situation could be felt across the miles and through the television.  My husband a veteran at all of this, merely shrugged and took it all in stride.

Several players on the field yesterday play for Chelsea (UK) the young man who scored for Brazil was one of these players.  His team mates were playing for Germany.  These young men are not robots, they train, train and train some more.  It is not about the money the make, or how they live their “personal” lives, they are paid professionals who dedicate themselves, mind, and bodies to the game of football (soccer).  They played hard and gave all they had to get to where they are today,  they played their best yesterday, even when the score was 5-0 for the longest time, they persevered, NO they didn’t win the game, but they have gained my respect for the sincerity (makoto) they put into what they were doing.

In a game, there is a winner and a loser (the person(s) who do not win,  BUT in the PL(Perfect Liberty) world we are all winners when we do our best, when what we experience and learn in our challenges, makes us a better person,   

Brazil still has a chance for Bronze…. lets give these young men the support they need to get back out there and shine, win or lose.. they keep us watching.

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Congratulations to Germany for a game well played!

Today – Nederlands plays Argentina at 4 p Eastern Time.

 

                                            Namaste    –    Oyashikiri

 

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The tree

ec90095ea978e96e9a3ed4124392357eThe tree is one of the most essential of traditional symbols.  the oak was sacred to the Celts; the ash to the Scandinavians, the lime tree Germany, the fig tree India, etc.  Trees express an selective correspondence, symbolism of the tree denotes the life of the cosmos, its consistence, growth, proliferation, generative and regenerative process.  It stands for inexhaustible life.  The tree with its roots in the ground and its branches reaching towards the sky, symbolizes and upward trend, which it relates to other symbolism as well.

The above picture for me reminded me so much of a passage written by Kahlil Gibran, that i went in search of it to share it with you today.

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” 
― Kahlil GibranThe Prophet

Read and take in his words today…. let it fill your meditation, find how it applies to your life/circumstances today.  Respect and courtesy are reflections of how much we value others. ” Pay particular attention to the continuing development of your character, you have the Potential Energy for an enlightened insight that could change your life.”   Tao.

“that which holds you back.. in fact can be helping in your growth” Q                                            Oyashikiri

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