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Chop suey Tuesday- impressions

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First Impressions – we all have them, when we see something, we take it in and in seconds, we have an impression

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No matter the impression, I find myself looking at the details, and the story the building tells me.

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Sometimes, the impression is one that is a statement, and I “know” it is not a place that I want to visit or know too much about it.  It  has a facade that clearly says…”I’m here, don’t mess with me”

p1000353This oldie sat off the road, I had to get out and take a closer look, this is the back of the house.  We tried to find out more about the house, it was for sale, we took the details, unfortunately, the seller, didn’t have a web site, and we were out of State by the time we were where we could look further into it.  I’ve not forgotten, and given the time hope that we will discover more about the house, and the selling price.

p1000346What is the fascination, don’t really know… we are on the look out for a property in the States that we can easily get to, and tour from there.  Maybe it is just a dream, its nice to be able to travel into the possibilities.  Life is busy, it is nice to have a place to drift too

p1000333my travels take me to a lot of places, I thrill on them all.  Each tells a story, each one is unique.  I feel like that about people too.  It is not what someone else tells me, it is what I “see” for myself.

The past may play a part in what a person, or place is “today”… however, we live in the now, and it is what you see and feel NOW that counts.

PL Principle #2   I will not have complaints about others, matters nor the weather.  Rather I will always be creative and look for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions.

PL Principle #6  I will not be stubborn, being captured by my own thoughts.

PL Precept # 6 Efface your self conceptions.

What impression will you make on the world today?

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Have a good day everyone…

Oyashikiri

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I landed on a page that was full of colours.  Lots of colours … my thoughts were arrested, what, where, when .. why was I so fascinated by the colours.  As I looked I found myself drawn in, captured in the moment.  The moment held….. it lasted….

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yes, of course, the fusion of colour, the energy of the abstract, nothing conformed to what we see in reality, this was an outer body visual high.  could it be…………?? ———————- a  natural high

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ah HA!… I caught you smiling………  do you remember too……………  have you found your ‘Zen” ….. the light is dazzling, it IS hard to look away… come on now.. have you been caught up in the spell…   are you remembering another time… admit it….  you are smiling….. bright colours make us cheerful… happy….

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We tend to live in darks, grays and monotone, there was a time when we saw colour, lots of colour, the mood was light and full of love.

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my choice….  is to love ……… love in all its splendour ………………yes there can be cloudy days, where the colour takes on a pastel hue ……………… but a good true love……. is colourful rainbow is here to stay ………………..  It is me and you!  …. so let us all share a smile today…………………. pass the love around.

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Love is a powerful antidote to any challenges that come our way.  When our hearts are filled with love, there is nothing we can’t do.   Really ………. truly ………………. pure love ……………………. transcends all.

namaste        –          oyashikiri

PL Precept # 1 – Life is Art

PL Precept # 11  Always be with God

PL Precept # 10  Love Yourself abd Others

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Time

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So many words come at me, so many ideas want to flow down to my finger tips to be expressed at this time, but I have to pull a few aside and say,,, another time.

When I am having an especially good time, I just never want it to end,but of course, it must, and then I have to work at being patient ….. till the next time.

There are times, when the clouds are gray and I can see that soon, they will get darker, and the mood bleaker…Yesterday we drove along the country back roads, the sun shone down through big white puffy clouds, the patchwork of greens interspersed with  fields of soft shades of pastel yellow golds blended happily with our day.  Then ahead we would see the darkness start to form and the tall church steeple no longer stood against a blue sky but was draped in a cloud of rain.

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There are times when what we see, can indicate what will be, yet, if you are in the moment, then time can be only another perspective of what can or could be.  By the time we reached the church, the cloud had passed, we saw the rain, but didn’t experience it, not at that moment anyway …..  we saw time take place for someone else, but not for us.

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Time will always be a perception

namaste     –     oyashikiri

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Colosso dell’Appennino

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There are times in life when I can only sit, and look in wonder at what is before me.  This is a photograph found on pictify.com of a sculpture.  Colosso dell’Appennino in the Parco Mediceo di Pratolin near Florance Italy.  Sculptor Giamologna (1580)  credit given for photo is Dave Ellis.

Please allow me to share a poem with you by Margaret Ingall.

**Stillness is a doorway,

A space within the mind,

A place we may abide in

And leave the world behind

A realm of tender silence

Of nurturing and calm

Where hopefulness and healing

Enfold us in their balm

It waits for you to find it

Just let life’s hustle cease

And enter through that doorway

To wisdom and to peace.**

Day by day, find time to embrace the beauty that is in the world for us to see and enjoy.  We are on a journey of discovery, how we view our world will greatly impact on our perception of the life we are living.

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

Namaste –   Oyashikiri

Aging

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Good Morning!  another day begins.  Aging, as humans this is a journey we will all take.  Unlike mechanical or man-made objects, we aren’t parked and left to rust.  The process of aging takes place in a very different way, for each and every one of us.  Even the manner we are laid to rest has changed over the years.

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Dancing when we partnered and spoke in rhythm to the music that was in our lives.  Activity for many was hours of dancing to the sounds of the time.  Roller skating, or ice skating, had us outside, for others there was hockey,skiing,ice climbing or racing, and ladies remember the two-step on skates. snowshoeing, biking!  As the years roll by, do we do as  much as we used to do?   Maybe the type of activity changes, but it is important to keep moving, doing, and stretching not only our bodies but our minds.

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We need to put our hearts and mind into everything we do.  Activity keeps the momentum of life moving forward.,  Seize the day, get out and enjoy!  Fresh air, fresh outlook, all contribute to a new perception.  Life is Art….. 

 

Namaste      –     Oyashikiri

 

 

 

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Happy Thursday Everyone!

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Welcome another day!  I overheard a conversation the other day, noooo  I was not eavesdropping I was happily shopping but aware of my surroundings, two women were in conversation right  next to me, hard not to hear.  One woman was complaining of the heat (it was hot, in the 90’s) the other one listened, but as soon as the first stopped talking, went right into what a mess her life was in.  This was a conversation that they both have had before because the other woman then jumped right in with her list of complaints too. Both agreeing that nothing ever changes..  I tried moving away to another rack, but they were also shopping and seemed to moved near me again, still with the same dialogue.

These women were strangers to me, and I’m sure that it was great to be able to have a friend to unload to, however, they were sad and disappointed with their current situations when the conversation began, and it seemed that it would go on being so …. I briefly closed my eyes and offered up a thank you to the heavens for the blessings in my life.  I love life with all the joys and challenges it brings. That’s me, being who I am, I wish everyone  was as happy as I am, in PL (Perfect Liberty)  we strive to live ….. Precept #1 – Life is Art  in all we do.  Precept #10 – Love YOURSELF and  OTHERS.

itstained glass windowsThe  PL lesson of yesterday was  to set higher goals and work to improve ourselves.   Today’s lesson, is to always express our true selves with honesty and integrity.

Why start the day with a meditation, thought, prayer ………………….because it helps set the tone for the day, YOUR day.  Life is not always a ball of laughs, and we are not always happy with the cards we were dealt.  However,  reality is…… perception…… and only YOU have the ability to change that perception.  No one else can do it for you.

Focus on your true feelings, and express yourself with makoto (sincerity) and honesty.  Then listen to what you’ve said, and to what you are feeling.

Once you’e made up your mind, move forward without hesitation.  Believe in your”SELF”.

Namaste      –    Oyashikiri

Perception

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In conversation with a friend, she asked me a question about feelings, and hurts, something that had been bothering her for some time.In PL fashion, I replied “life is  mirror”  Intelligent and thoughtful, she was quiet for some time, then she said, I have heard that before, but I don’t know that I understand“.  Then I had to pause, reflect and meditate on her response.  My reply had been simple to me “life is a mirror” but in fact when I thought about it.  I have had years of living with this perspective, and each time the challenge crossed my path, I learned a different lesson.  fortunately our relationship is such that we converse over a period of days and even weeks sometimes.. so I have  had time to “chew” on this one.

When we are hurt, sad, perplexed by the “perceived” action of others,  we own the reaction, we own the thoughts.  No one else is feeding them to us, they are ours, and ours alone.  It may take some time, but at some point in time, we realize that the choices we made were our own.  What takes longer is choosing to accept and own the situation you are living. The strength and courage to remove ourselves from the cycle of hurt, vulnerability and dependency.  OOOHH OUCH did I actually say that word,  write it, (takes a moment to read back a few lines)… yes I did, I said dependency, not a word I liked to associate with, but over the years I’ve learned to accept that it has been a lesson I’ve had to address more than once.

Mirrors, they can be our friend or our hardest task master.  Melody Beattie in one of her books, said “Go with the flow” let go of fear and your need to control.  Relinquish anxiety, ”  I read those words many many years ago,  I’ve never forgotten them, I remember highlighting them and reading them over and over again for weeks.  She talked of being present, accepting where you are and who you are. Taking ownership of your emotions, actions and thoughts.  Mirrors are a tool, they will only project to you what you are “seeing” in that moment.

When we look into a mirror, the only eyes looking back into ours, belong to “ me,myself and I.”  Express your appreciation for your SELF today, look in the mirror, smile and say “thank you”  ..Then find someone else in your world to say thank you to, saying it out loud is empowering, and a very nice sharing of a moment.  Not only will the person you are thanking feel a smile, you will too  One smile at a time we build a better future!

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