Not picture perfect, but there you have it. Leon has his rights. He knows when it is his time to chill, and he takes it.
It is important to be assertive, but maintaining harmony is just as important. Say what is on your mind clearly but don’t be overly attached to your views. Respect the points of view of others and always seek to find a happy medium.
ohhh ho hummmmm not much going on, just want to hang. Lucky you when you can just do exactly that. In our lives, we tend to have errands, chores and things that we want time to do. When I don’t listen to my body and keep pace with my well meaning mind., the moment comes in a flash. I crash. Then Velcro and I are like buddies in our recliners – chilling!
Remember that learning is a lifelong process. No matter your age, there is something to be learned and there is always room for improvement. Always remember that there is wisdom to be gained from any situation.
Disappointments happen. Often, a lot, no matter, they happen, and when they do, you feel a certain loss. The dictionary defines it ” sadness or displeasure caused by the non fulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations” “a disappointing person or thing”
It happens, and we can either shut ourselves away from the human race and try to avoid any other such moments, or we move on. In PL we learn to move on, we accept it happened, and learn from the experience.
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
Perfect Liberty Principle # 2
See, it is my decision to let it ruin my otherwise happy day, or to change direction, move on, and share time and space with “happy” moments/friends, and or, create new interests, there is a whole world to discover.
Always, the ball is ours, we own the results of our choices,
I will live with a mind of appreciation toward others and things.
PL Principle #3
It is early in the day, there are so many possibilities before us, enjoy your day, may it be productive and happy.
I was reading a friends blog recently, he lives in Japan, and writes about the use of and the caring of good carving tools https://covingtonandsons.com/2019/10/04/sharpening-part-10-the-ura-%e6%b5%a6/ While reading his blog I was hit with the similarity of looking after one’s tools, and the maintaining of friendships. When we don’t look after our tools, they stop performing for us the way they were intended to perform. Especially a carving tool. A good crafts person, knows that it is essential he/she maintain his/her tools in good working order if the quality of work is to be preserved.
When a friendship is taken for granted, or mistreated, will it withstand the neglect or at times, miscommunication. In PL we learn that life is about us, and that we re responsible for our feelings. So I muse on if I feel slighted, or taken for granted, then it is up to me, to what…. dismiss the situation, put it aside and move on.
Not let it happen again, simply do not put your self in the position again. hmmmm the little voice says…. you could miss out on something…. you enjoy that friend. Did they intentionally set out to hurt you. The answer is no. It is simply their actions, were not appreciated by my sensitivities.
Darn being a philosopher is hard. I likely will opt for a good cry. Have a good nights sleep, and tomorrow, begin another day.
Now please everyone, don’t be sad or feel that I am blue.. I am living the moment, and will then move on. Life is too beautiful and inspiring, tomorrow I will be wide eyed and living my adventure.
gentle falling rain, will eventually, etch its presence in rock.
a shadow will change with the movements of the sun
a cloud is temporary
love is forever and unconditional
and, I am what I am, a temporary traveler in this space and time
Follow your heart while also thinking about the happiness of others
Always be true to yourself in your words and actions. Strive to make others happy with a sincere heart.
I came across the above photo this morning. I enjoyed revisiting it, so I am sharing it with you. Some expressions of mine.. I enjoy at the time, they are calming and relaxing when I am working with them… then… fickle as I am.. I move on. Each step leads to another. So maybe not fickle, maybe it is more, I let go and go forward. I just finished several small requests for greeting cards, I enjoy doing them, I sit myself down, focus on project cards. When that is done, I put the card making supplies away and return to my art journals.
Sage sentiment. Follow your heart while thinking of the happiness of others.
I know it is impossible to be happy and full of glee 24/7, but I do so enjoy thinking of you all living in happy states of mind.. Productivity, creativity and accomplishments filling your days with rewarding moments of pure satisfaction. Positive and loving energy to all. Share a smile today!
Live life paying careful attention to every detail, be it big or small. By doing so, you will be able to experience the subtle joy in things.
My studio mate. She patiently sits waiting to observe, or comment on the goings on in the studio. Lately she is watching me try my hand at acrylic “pouring”.. I am working on being attentive, trying to learn a new technique. Still not sure how I feel about it, but that is what life is, trying something new, if it clicks with me, I’ll pursue it, if not.. I’ll move on. I am practicing the art of “letting go”
How about you, tried anything new recently? Are you engaged, attentive in your day-to-day activities….. …….. Here is wishing you a wonderful Sunday.
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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--- there are two energies, Yin and Yang = ONE
---to have balance we must live each moment
of our lives.. with Makoto (sincerity)
Always be with GOD/Nature ( philosophy of Perfect Liberty)