Blue skies, dazzling sunshine, a fresh crispness in the air, it was time for a day trip. We are fortunate that we can just pick up and go, if the spirit moves us. The landscapes look so different when they are blanketed with snow and the trees are bare of their leaves.
Notice the happy shadows, at the time of my visit, they are free of critter tracks, but I’m sure had I ventured in further, I would have found evidence of the abundant life within the little woodland patch.
I was content to simply peak silently into the little world I’d come across. Hoping that by standing very still, I’d catch a glimpse of another wandering nomad, or furry critter going about its day.
The simplicity of the moment, the beauty of the shadow a silver-gray on the textured snow brings tranquility and beauty to my tired eyes. The natural sunlight, the fresh air, background noises of the woodland and the cars in the distance, all blend to harmonize into my moment of communion with Nature.
It takes but a second to connect, to allow God to colour our day with a joy of recognition, that it isn’t man-made news that is important, rather the essence of happiness lies within. Life IS.
To achieve peace and happiness, we must find it first within ourselves. Peace is a by-product of LOVE.
PL Precept # 10 Love Yourself and Others
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
Have you been naughty, have you been nice, hear that a lot around this time of year. It is all about perspective isn’t it. When someone is being naughty in someone’s view, he/she could be being very nice and totally appreciated by someone else. Perspective.
We are all so different, so unique in our own ways. That is a gift from above. The ability to be different, so that each and every one of us is blessed in an ability to enjoy and appreciate the creative expressions of others.
The Red Blacks (Canadian Football League) brought the cup home to Ottawa yesterday, they won the Grey Cup.. It is a very big deal to football fans, a huge BIG deal. Congratulations to all you die-hard fans out there.. what an exhilarating over time period it had to have been.
For anyone wanting to view these dragons a their installation, this is the LM (landmark) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amra/17/238/22 the show is called, Alpha Auer: from here on there be dragons. when you arrive there is a note card explaining this wonderful exhibit. Yes it is in the virtual world, http://www.secondlife.com
I won’t spoil it for you, by sharing with you, the creator’s intro .. the curator and owner of the Split Screen Installation Space, is long time SL member Dividni Shostakovich
Thought I’d add a bit of warm and fuzzy. Have a super fantastic start to your week-end. Bring “happy” where ever you go.
PL Precept #11 always be with God
PL Precept # 14 World Peace is everything.
Pl Precept # 11 always be with God
I will live today with peace in my heart
and pray for everyone around me
that they too will have a good day.
It is the start of a new month. A new beginning. In PL (Perfect LIberty) on the 1st of each month we have a ceremony, we pray for World Peace and rededicate ourselves to live as peaceful human beings in our own worlds. That means anywhere we are “present”
PL Principle #21 I will live with the spirit of “Misasage” (devotion) working for the happiness of others.
PL precept #10 Love yourself and Others
When I feel one thing, and do another, then I am not being true to myself or to the person or situation I am interacting with. It is not always easy to think before we speak, and, unfortunately, once the words leave our mouths, they can’t easily be taken back.
Let us begin this month, with a prayer in our hearts that extends out to all whose lives we touch. Let us work towards acceptance and understanding when we are faced with something that is unfamiliar to us, or not in our comfort zone. In the end, we may decide that we simply will have to agree to disagree, but at least, we listened to the option. BEFORE making our decision, (choices)
PL Precept #20 Live maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter
at the end of the day,
we have to make peace
SL location – Immaculatwe Perception http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA22/128/128/21
2nd picture – SL Linden home
a pile of wood you say
more a work of art
look at the array of colour
the texture and the pattern
of each and every
someone will find
comfort and warmth
to bring peace
on a cold winters day
on this 21st
day of August
for those of us
who walk the PL “way”
I give thanks
for all that comes
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
In life, if we are present in our daily activities, we soon discover that all in life is a mirror. When we are faced with a choice, the easiest way is not always the choice that will make you happy. Just because you think you know something, doesn’t mean that you do.
I took my camera to Japan, intending to come home with pictures galore. I barely had time to think of having my camera out, nor had I the inclination when time was available to me. C’est la vie. I had a wonderful time, even though the long traveling time and the change in atmosphere/weather proved to be a challenge for me. More once the jet lagged has moved on. With no internet I have missed your visits, I will look forward to catching up when I can.