The story teller in me, found a tree stump one day in a small forest setting nestled off a well trod trail. Not this one, but one similar. I was so taken with the setting that a whole story emerged about a wee family of forest folk who lived nearby and used the stump as their outlook. They would come out during the day, hike up the base of it, then stroll the “high grounds” enjoying the view of their little dens and glens.
I didn’t have the time this day to stop and really have a proper look around. Could this be where the wee creatures who live within the ferns and wild flowers, sit out on warm days.. to catch the rays of the sun, and visit with passers by. And what wee ones would they be?
The whole area was full of life, birds, crickets, butterflies, ants, mice, chipmunks, the activity was alive with sounds … all blended in to form a natural melody that harmonized and weaved into a calming ambiance. It is a world of wonder like no other.
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 point of view of others and always seek to find a happy medium.
A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.” “Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger… anger leads to hate… hate leads to suffering.”
Do. Or do not. There is no try.”
Yoda, The empire strikes back
How has the last month been for you? Are you the same person you were, or do you feel that you have changed? How long have you been in a “changed” environment, or had your daily routine drastically edited, so that now, you are faced with the daily challenge of “living in the present”..
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.
Chika Qu was born on a sim in Second Life. There she sits forgotten, no where to go, and no one to talk to. That is what happens, when time goes by, and another life is forgotten. Someone gets left behind.
Be free of your attachments. If you are obsessed with doing something in only a certain way, it narrows your choices. Keep your options open and be flexible.
Working and living =^_^= go together – living in the NOW means you are interacting and being present all day, whether it is work or play, you are involved. by putting your best into all you do, the experience is uniquely yours. What ever you do today, enjoy it. Yes, really… do your best.
PL calendar day 4 – Follow your heart while also thinking about the happiness of others.
Junho 4, Pense em felicitar a si e aos outros, sendo honesto consigo.
Bom Dia, Saturday has rolled around again. I thought to share some of the colours I have captured in the last few weeks of roaming
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I couldn’t resist driving over to the other end of the parking lot to discover the myriad of colours I could see.
I am sure everyone was wondering what this elderly lady was doing behind the liquor store with her camera. But I was having fun, and isn’t that what life is all about.
The other day I was trying to explain that I am not a photographer, but an artist that uses her camera to capture textures and moods, that I can reuse, recycle into one of my expressions. Whatever right.. it is my fun, my hobby, and I love it. Just like I enjoyed trekking the harvested cranberry fields the other day in the rain.
Theses are trash bins I found in Chinatown the other day. My son and I had a philosophical conversation last night about life. It is always interesting to listen and learn from someone who has a different perspective on life. We take turns in being the grown up. LOL today’s PL Calendar, says it all.
Day 27 Put all your efforts into the NOW. You can only do your best right this moment, not in the past, not n the future, but now.
Last year when my Mother was bidding farewell to her years on earth, my sister who was staying with her. Passed the time, drawing and colouring, memories of another time.
Change happen, with “progress” comes destruction, to “make way” for “infill” buildings that are meant to fill in where older homes , single family homes with laneways, garages that held the cars that used to fit inside them, and usually have pretty front lawns, and backyards, big enough for small patios and gardens, either filled with flowers in season, or vegetables.
Now these homes when their owners pass away, are taken over by builders who tear them down, and put in two homes on a lot that was meant for one. Usually, architecture that is cold and sterile. Forget a lawn or garden spaces. Cement, pavement and more cold man-made materials, usually in various shades of grays and blacks. Garages if there, are usually part of the main floor, still usually too small for the bigger cars of today, so they end up always outside parked on the single space of the paved front of the dwelling.
Sad, but that is progress. If you are near, or can easily get to green space. Treasure it. Take the time to enjoy it. Listen to the birds when they visit (if they do) enjoy the fresh earthly smells of spring, and watch as the young flowers unfold to embrace another season of “life”
Life, can be fleeting. Live in the moment. Enjoy each and every second of your day. don’t wait till it fades away.
So it was, there before me, in its majestic glory, the ocean. It was later in the day than we expected to arrive, but here we were. Other cars were parked along the road, people with their camera poised for that perfect picture. For me, it was the moment itself that was perfect. Taking in a deep breath, the rest of the world around me disappeared. In a second one can live and relive a lifetime. No matter how often such moments occur in my life, I am always amazed that such serenity and peace can wash over me, filling me with a gratitude and appreciation that no words can fully express, the blessing is to live that moment to the fullest.
The camera can capture the landscape, and perhaps a “mood”… but that moment of connection to the “Universe” is very personal and unique to each person who was there on that highway, we all experienced our own individual “blessing”
Some of us travel on the water, some of us are grounded on land, but no matter where we are in life, when we experience that intimate connection with the Divine force of Nature, we are captivated, enthralled and in that moment, we are ONE totally engaged in the transcending power of LOVE.
Big imposing, a lot to take in. What catches my attention, are all the interesting geometric details, with the fading light, I lingered here and there with my eyes, chasing shadows that were by now long and wide ready to call it a day.
Although my husband and I were both taking in the scene, our focus and attention was drawn in totally different directions. The time was spent by each of us in his own “world” at that given time. The crowd gathered at the picnic tables, were oblivious to our wanderings, and really, that is how it should be…. if you are paying attention to other activities besides the one you are “involved” in, then you are not being “present” in the moment, with the people you are meeting with.
My husband and I are aware that each has his/her own “interests”, we respect and allow that to happen, when we are back in the car and on our way, we share the “adventure” and often get a new perspective to entice and draw us back.
Like the birds, we will fly by and explore another time
PL Principle # 10 I will live in true harmony with my spouse
PL Principle # 3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things
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)
The only constant in life is change. I am grounded in the reality of Living.
This is true, in all worlds. RL or virtual. I am me and only me.