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dishonesty

Can we learn from dishonesty?

When someone is dishonest, and it involves you, are you affected by their dishonesty?

It happens, we forget to listen carefully to what is being said, we allow feelings to get in the way. Or the perceived friendship that we think we are having is really not what we think it is at all.  Really I believe that there is a part of us that recognizes the lie we are living, but for the most part, it seems to take a long time to really register.

e940582557c689147356445c9fe16e69Is the lie ours for not listening to our inner voice, or to the person who deceived us with their untruths.  A conundrum for sure.  It takes two people for a relationship to work, and when one is left to try to manage on one’s own, then it is no longer a relationship.  I’m not talking of a social friendship, where one supports a friend, and is there for them through thick and thin.  I’m talking about a special relationship where two people have agreed to share a common interest/goal or objective. the parameters are spelled out and they progress into the adventure.  When one person changes the rules and brings lies into the equation, it isn’t long before the gulf begins to widen.

Canopy walkway-boomslang(newsferret). Some pathways are well-defined, and we know if we step off we are in for a big fall.  We take our time and enjoy the view, but the world around us is not really part of the path, rather our path is traveling through the world around us..

The railings keep us from seeing what is down below, we see only what is within sight of where we are being directed.

Same applies in relationships, no matter how we try, when we are walking through life on a constructed and laid out surface, we don’t go beyond the limits placed on us.

“Tena sentimiento de aprender de todas las personas.  Los conocimientos y las experiencias de uno mismo son limitados.  Eschuche con docilidad las opiniones ajenas. (Spanish) (English) You can Learn from Anyone.  There is a limitation to our own knowledge and experiences.  Listen carefully and sincerely to other’s opinions.” PL lesson for the day.

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Dishonesty, deceiving, lying, cheating, these are all activities that will come back to haunt you.  When we lie or create false truths, we are deviating from nature, from what really is.  We not only deceive the other person, we deceive ourselves. Happiness can not last when it is based on lies.  In life, we take more winding paths than we do straight roads.  We are also responsible for the choices we make.

747b2758989756743cbf0ca7cf6b48c4We may stand physically alone, but we are never alone.Nature, surrounds us and permeates are very being, with all that is real, the Universe is real,  God is real.  You and I with God, we are ONE.

To lie is a waste of time and energy, to lie and accept living a lie, is not being in Harmony with Nature. My choice, will always be to Love.and live in harmony with life/UNIVERSE

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

wonders of..

wonders of the world

Plodding along on a hiking trail in Ireland, and …. hello……… The Valley of Love in Ireland, ….almost a mile long and over a half a mile high, it is said to be 3000 years older than the Pyramids. I will have to do more research on this, but it sure would stop me in my tracks.  I’m filled with questions, on how it was built, and why?  especially thousands of years ago, when there wasn’t the technology that is around today.  How did the craftsman, or men, work and maintain perspective.  I wondered if it was  even real, then I found it posted on a site that featured, all the world’s best wonders… allworldbest.blogspot.com   wonders 2

In today’s world, with information made available to us from all quarters of the world, what we hear about and see on the telly,news stations and print media, is usually about all the negatives that humans seem to delight on inflicting on others..  Is this what we want to be remembered for.

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These ruins, remnants of a past civilization, are beautiful and certainly a testament to what a human is capable of.  What happened to the people? where did they go? and why did they go?. Scholars have been studying and writing papers and books about this for years.wonders 4 - Brazil

Brazil a city with passion and a lot of problems, will this also one day be a monument of wonder surrounded by ruins and a vacated city? With human minds wondering what went wrong, and why did the people leave.  No longer can one sit in front of a television set to be entertained with music and song, theatre and art, now we are asked to pay and pay again, for viewing that is more to our taste.  What we are given for basic television, is the news coverage of all the horrors in the world, the crime, the shooting, the drama of cheating husbands and wives, agents that kill and spy on us, we have made room in our homes for the savage nature in the human mind.wonders 5

Our rivers are being polluted, majestic tress are being cut, whole sections of century old forest are being laid bare, many species of animals are becoming extinct, weather changes are severe, and still we heed not the warnings.  We seem obsessed with material wealth, superficial wants, and sordid passions that leave a soul empty and bleeding.

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Most of  us know this wonder, the statue of Liberty in the United States, besides a tourist attraction, do you know what she stands for…..  ????  The greatest wonder of all, is that Universe we live in, yet we disrespect it from morning to night. The Universe we live in is not aside from us, it is part of us, we are part of the Universe…. no more… no less…

Cherish the being in YOU, love the world and all that it is… only you can help with changing what the world is today, it is we, you and I as a unit that will give strength to living in a world of peace.

PL Precept #21 Live In Perfect Liberty

PL Precept # 1   Life is Art

Namaste   –   Oyashikiri

 

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are we learning

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How we adapt and adjust to the changes around us says a lot about how we manage/cope in life.  This Panda was not deterred by a bit of snow.

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These roses were spotted by a photographer (@Reuters/Cathal McNaughton) pushing through the snow after a storm in a city cemetery in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 1.14.15

snow, Pitlochry, Scotland  1.14.15With the snow came promises of a toboggan ride, it was a great adventure, building snow forts, snowmen, skating, in the young there is just the innocence of a new adventure. (Pitlochry, central Scotland 1.14.15) (Reuters,Russell Cheyne)

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Even grown ups can have a good time, how we see and perceive the day is how we will proceed.  Our perspective determines the outcome of our day/nights. These men are enjoying their fun in Pyeongchang-gun,South Korea (Getty Images)

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This of course is would could be in store if we are not focused and being aware of the road we are traveling during or after a winter storm has descended on us. (Reuters,cathal McNaughton, Ireland)

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This is all that could be seen of buildings  and cars during a heavy smog day from an observatory tower in Beijing, I’d heard of the smog there, but not seen just how heavy and dense it is.

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Is this how we want to live our lives, do we want to wear face masks when we step outside our doors.   This is how people in Beijing have to protect their lungs during polluted days in their city.

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This beautiful picture was taken in Tuscaloosa, Alabama after winter weather plunged the area into a deep freeze and broke records Jan.8.2015. note the clear blue skies, and how the light makes the ice and snow look picture pretty. (Michelle Lepianka Carter/Tuscaloosa News/AP Photo)

PL. Precept # 7    Everything Exists in Relativity

Namaste   –   Oyashikiri

1000 years

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This is a picture of a 1000  year-old Yew Tree, in west Wales/Pintast  can you imagine walking under the canopy of these branches.  I have such appreciation for the natural wonders in this world.  You have only to walk up to any tree and take a close look at its bark, or the way it reaches to the sky, open and trusting.

“It is time for a worldwide moratorium  on logging all remaining ancient forests” Dr.Reese Halter-Broadcaster, conservation, and Educator.  It was appalling to learn that Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness could lose 44%  or 165,000 acres of its 389,000 acres.  “Foresters have more than enough denuded lands to grow plantations and practice the art and science of forestry”  Harmony Witherspoon.   The Huffington Post headline  read, Delisting Tasmanian Wilderness Impoverishes Australia.a9cc912d006b391dbff302468d8eff34

Australia is not alone fighting to save its forests. Even in the cities, we see people cutting down trees so that they can have more parking lots, or sprawling shopping malls, while not so old shopping areas, go dormant and become concrete run down buildings. left to die slow deaths.  Houses that once had nice landscapes, go from one home, to 2, maybe 3 on that very same lot, with no green space or room for a tree at all.

the old road, Ballynoe, Ireland

This old road leads to an ancient stone circle, in Ballynoe, Co. Down, Ireland, this didn’t happen overnight, it took years for the trees to grow into one another and form the welcoming trail that welcomes the visitor to  enter and discover a magical place.

PL Principle # 3    I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

 

Namaste    –    Oyashikiri

 

 

*** The old Road -Cat-Art on flickr

 

 

Ancestor’s Day

Ireland, found on Crosshaven - by twowhhhheelsonly on flickr

Today in PL (Perfect Liberty) we will celebrate Ancestors Day in a ceremony at 10 a.m. in the church.  This ceremony is performed every month on the 11th. 10:a.m.

Through this ceremony, we express our gratitude for the love and virtues of our ancestors. The word “ancestors” applies not only to family but to people who have influenced our lives, helped  and guided us to live the  PL   WAY.

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What do we teach the  youth of today. What values do we impart.  These are not questions requiring an immediate answer, these are the thoughts to reflect on while living our daily lives.   With all due respect, I wish you all the blessing of a life filled with love, awareness and caring for your fellow man.

Namaste             –               Oyashikiri

 

* Ireland,old graveyard, by Twowheelsonly on Flickr

** found on boredpanda.com (Pascal Champagne)

 

Good Morning Everyone! Bom dia!

trails, Shenandoagh rocky trail via jdynbttn

Some  trails are rockier than others.  Some challenges are just not a simple fix.  Some challenges require a lot of faith.  If you are bent on achieving your goal, you have to continually put one foot in front of the other.  Sometimes along the way, you may have to stop, rest, regroup, but… then you begin again.  One foot in front of the  other.

trails, hiking boot Montrail Torre GTX

 

Having the proper footwear will help greatly in the way you progress over the rocks and obstacles along the way. You faith in God, your inner strength, your ability to connect with the knowledge you’ve acquired to combat the various terrien you will find along your journey is important, paramount actually to your success.  There is no such thing as failure, only lessons learned along the way.  Success is a state of mind.  Makoto (sincerity) and dedication (sticking to your goal) will see you through the rough patches. 

Ireland, Great Skellig

Ireland > Great Skellig > Skellig Michael Perfectly preserved ancient monastery in an impossibly dramatic location on a rocky island in the Atlantic. “An incredible, impossible, mad place. I tell you the thing does not belong to any world that you and I have lived and worked in; it is part of our dream world.” — George Bernard Shaw

 Namaste – Oyashikiri

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picture * Shenandoah rocky trail, jdnbttn -Pinterest

** Montrail Torre GTX boots

*** found on atlasobscura.com (Michale Schnoonover,Pinterest)

Funny how time slips away

places time forgot -monica roberts Pinterest (central coast)

This picture* was taken somewhere along the Central Coast, farmland,ocean, ocean, farmland with some nice mountains thrown in along the way for good measure.  I talk a lot about quiet, contemplation and the living life as it it presented to you.  Being unique each and every one of us, experiences life in a different way.  No matter how grown up I get,I never cease to be amazed at how much I am touched by another human beings courage, or determination in the face of challenging news or obstacles that are put in their paths.

places time forgot 2 peter young1 flickr

No matter how difficult today seems, when you have that piercing moment of stabbing pain and doubt, remember that it is only a passing segment in you life, and that tomorrow will be another day.  Actually in an hours time, this moment will be part of history.

LOL how often of late do I hear, darn I forgot what I came in to do, or I know I left my glasses somewhere, for me its my car keys, they turn up, inanimate objects get put down, or left behind when something new (thought/phone call/distraction) comes along.

places time forgot - found on 28dayslater.co.uk

In PL, there is a Principle that I have to work hard at everyday to do my best to live in this way.  It is PL Principle #2, I will not have complaints about others, matters, nor the weather. Rather I will always be creative and will look for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions.   Principle #6 – I will not be stubborn, being captured by my own thoughts.  There are only 21 principles in PL (Perfect Liberty) but by golly, each one packs a mitt full of lessons to work on …  My challenge every day is to try and bring each one into my life as my journey through the day progresses.

It helps me to be reminded to leave the past in the past, and to remember that what is important is what I am doing right now, this very moment. ( I smile thinking of you as I write this knowing that you will be reading my words sometime later today.)  A friend asked me who I am speaking to when I get personal … I’m speaking to each and ever pair of eyes that wander through my thoughts with me. I feel very blessed to have met you through this blog.  And believe me when I say that I appreciate each and everyone of you, I’ll never tire of our friendship, it will change, it will flow, and it will grow.  That is what life is all about.

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WE are not inanimate objects, we are a life form, part of the Universe, we survive and regroup, we are like the moss and the lush green forest that reclaims what time forgets.  It is a slow process, but the growth is life.  Life is beautiful in all its stages.

Ireland,heavens trail alianne Heemslerk

Ireland – Heaven’s Trail – every two years, (June 10-18) the stars line up with this path. Time – Funny how it slips away =^_^=

Now is always the start of something new. – Have a greet Saturday everyone! You are in my prayers – Oyashikiri

 

* posted by Monica Roberts -Pinterest

** the land that time forgot, by Peteryoung1 on flickr

*** found on 28dayslater.co.uk

**** blogs4fun271.blogspot.com

**** – Ireland, via Alianne Hemmsherk

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