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Dec. 21

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Let’s live with gratitude toward everyone and everything all day today.

Perfect Liberty 2022.21

In Perfect Liberty, we learn to live an artistic life. the 21 Principles and the 21 Precepts are the practical guidelines for our daily lives , The Principles assist us in practicing the Precepts. How to reach a positive state of mind, so that we can express ourselves more harmoniously and joyfully.

I look around at this time of year, and I am bombarded with visuals of jolly red decor, against white sparkling backgrounds… peppered with tinsel and dark green boughs. In Canada here, the Xmas, holiday decor starts as soon as November arrives. In the States they seem to wait till after their Thanksgiving. Already in some stores, they are clearing the Christmas merchandise and stocking the shelves with spring and the items that will have customers clamoring to “make changes”

While the ho ho ho and holiday music appears to be everywhere, if we scratch below the surface, we find the real story for a lot of people – that is one of uncertainty, aloneness, sadness, anxiety, and often a quiet desperation that they try to hide to spare friends/family from seeing how they are really feeling and coping. Everyone (many) put(s) on a brave front.

I will live paying careful attention, putting Makoto into all I day and do. Principle 1

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

**** 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 # 2

I put #2 last so I can address this one in particular. this is one that keeps requiring my attention .. it is so easy to fall into the comments and negativity one hears all around.. It comes from the radio/television, conversations overheard nearby, it isn’t easy to get away from negativity… try not to contribute to it.

Silence is golden

Know when to chill

top picture taken by Ian Mitchell

whippet – Hounds of Freckashpeng

Tarantula nebula

Astronomy, tarantula nebula 170000 light years away

This is Tarantula nebula, it is 170,000 light years away nestled within the Large Magellanic Cloud, which be seen in the Southern Sky just above the centre of this image there is a huge cluster of very hot stars called R136.  According to the post where I found this picture, these stars are among the massive known.  Impressive, at last I find such photos from the heavens fascinating, I marvel at all that is out there that I cannot see with my  naked eye. Astronomy has always been a subject that can keep me glued to the telly, especially when well done and documented..


Landscapes like this one are just a drive away, they might not fill me with unknown wonder, but they do draw and instill in me a quiet joyfulness that comes from the serene moment of being outdoors surrounded by nature.  We can not see the life that lives and moves under the water, but it is there. We may hear the birds and the activities of the birds and animals who live int he woodlands, but they are there.



This colourful border didn’t happen on its own, people were involved in the planning and shaping of the beautiful presentation, what we saw during our visit to the farm,(prev. blog) was the results of a lot of “love”.  Weeding is a task performed with a focused mind.   Take pleasure in the simple joys of today, step out side and listen to the world around you.  There is so much for us to observe, if only we open our “eyes” and hearts to the experience.


Namaste – Oyashikiri







 source of astronomy photo BabaMail
landscape photographs – Q


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