PL Day 15 Being Attentive makes life more enjoyable
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.
Had I been paying careful attention at the time I put this picture in my family folder, I would have noted who sent it to me, and where they were at the time =<>=
That said, isn’t this just the most magnificent of artistry.
Be at peace with the world today.
Being on the receiving end of two sets of eyes patiently waiting, determined not to let me take a bite without my knowing they are watching, is cute. And for me it is a visual lesson in patience.
Where some dogs have been known to beg, these two don’t. They just sit and watch me. I am sure every morsel of food is counted (in a canine way).. do the chopsticks go to my mouth, or is the piece being redirected to a napkin, that “just could” be their reward for being so patient.
There is a shrimp dish that is cooked with the whole shrimp, that has been lightly battered. This dish they are particularly aware of, they know I will share the heads and tails with them. Until I actually say their names, they will just sit patiently knowing that they will be rewarded.
Other times when I am busy enjoying every little tid bit, I am fascinated to see that my usual dinner mates, have no interest at all, and have curled up to nap. They instinctively know, that there will be no sharing.
Do we, pay as much attention to those around us, are we aware of their habits, the different ways they speak or do things, are we flexible in our ability to adjust to the energy around us easily? Are we considerate of others? Is it our natural response to the daily encounters that pop us during our day. Can we put away our “ego” when it is perhaps getting in the way of a sincere exchange.
Sometimes what we say and what we are thinking are not in sync. This leads to misunderstandings and hurt feelings.
Do you attract, happy or unhappy people in your sphere? Questions, a lot of questions, I know, but beginning the day with a short meditation/reflection…. is always a positive start to the day.
looking out across the water on a dull day, and seeing a crystalized tree, thanks to the cold mist.
there is beauty in every day, every moment, and every second, we need only look with our hearts.
Day 30 PL Calendar
USE YOUR RESULTS TO MAKE THE NEXT TIME EVEN BETTER
Whether things turn out perfectly or not, the important thing is to take what you’ve learned and apply it the next time.
Standing under the branches of the towering trees
looking out, to my left and then my right
shades of green everywhere, bright sunlight dancing through
outstretched limbs that reach for the sky, in prayer
how can I cry, it is
so peaceful, so serene
alone with my thoughts, surrounded by nature’s embrace
life is full, it is plentiful, it is full of grace
a child of the Universe, I am, ONE with GOD
On the 11th. we celebrate our ancestors. Through this ceremony we express our gratitude for the love and virtues of our ancestors, asking for continued guidance and protection that we may continue to live the PL “Way”
There are days, when Mother Nature provides us with a magical world, at such times I feel so alive, so blessed . Cherish each moment, we only live them once.
There is beauty, and quiet serenity in the loving arms of Universal LOVE. God is Love.
People were being seated at the table next to us, so I quickly snapped my picture, not knowing how many were in the group and where they would sit. The view you see above is what I had been enjoying while I dined on my fish and chips (pub style) the slaw that was served with it, was done with fall veggies.. different and very tasty. It however was the view that help my attention, and my friend who had introduced me to this charming pub, assured me that after we ate, we could walk out side for more. In the summer it seems there is an upper patio where one can enjoy a brew and eat with friends while appreciating the roar of the water below.
the rushing water looked so vibrant and yes I will say exciting. It had a purpose, it was going somewhere. The nippy frost in the air was a perfect companion for its journey.
There are days when I feel my life is flowing like the water was yesterday, where the movement is so fluid that I am lost in the vapours of the rush. The roar was constant, the movement rolling, and in some places it was careening past as if chased by demons.
Yet for all the movement, there was a sense of tranquility.
Life was at its very best, time spent with a friend, a good meal, nature’s ambient sounds and visuals,that filled our senses, The “world” was alive.. the sun was shining, the air clear and invigorating…perfect.
May your day be blessed with much happiness, enjoy it, share it, and pass it along.
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
Taiwan Jiancing Historic Trail, Taipingshan National Forest elevation 2000 m http://floralia.centerblog.net/rub-autour-du-monde–20.html
photo from internet