you have heard the expression ‘pretty as a picture’ this sure appealed to me, when I saw it on our Japanese calendar I took a photo and used it for one of my blogs
That was a while ago, and today if you ask me what it says…. I have no idea… I would have at the time because someone would have translated it for me.
Yesterday, during service, while everyone was taking in the moment, I felt a ~current of change~ while I still was aware of all that was going on and being said, a part of me-disassociated. I don’t know how else to describe it. It was much like revisiting the above picture, knowing it, knowing I liked the sentiment, but what it was escaping saying me.
Usually I would have shared this with members, but for some unknown reason (to me) then, and still now, I fell silent. That silence stayed with me for over an hour. I interacted yes, but that niggling feeling remained, disappearing only after I got home.
It like being connected and being disconnected at the same time.
PL Precept #18 Each moment is a turning point
PL Precept #7 Everything exists in relativity
Another day is before me, bom dia, uma maravilhosa quinta feira to everyone!
the picture was day 26 but of what year?
visions that danced before my eyes
simple beauty that caused my mind to stray
Every day we have the chance to see an array of colours, that really do take the breath away. Yet, somehow we fail to let the quiet impressions of calm, take hold and keep us in a serene state for the rest of the day. Instead we are affected by the sometimes negative incidents that pop up to distract and cause us to stumble or hobble.
It is at such times that I am reminded how priceless good friends are. A kind word, a gentle nudge towards a happier experience. little steps can go a long way. Rain may fall, but the sunshine will always return. Always.
and so, the hours passed the mind tired of wandering down rocky pathways, and returned to wander blissfully towards the captivating land of dreams. The flowers still smiled and waved from their happy beds, only this time their cheerfulness stayed to lead the way. Sleep will come and tomorrow will be another day.
I loved the gummies, anyone care to translate… (when I figure out this bilingual keyboard I will know how to do a question mark )
PL Precept #16 Each moment is a turning point
This is a piece of pie (she said)
let me explain,
it is my second piece of pie (she said)
fresh baked, rhubarb & strawberry crumble
a dab of whipped cream
teamed with a fresh pot of tea
not a dream, no
I really intend to eat the whole thing
Yes, that is what she said….
I did it! I did it!
So pleased was she, not a crumb was to be seen
that was one dessert
that made an impact
for now it is a fact
she willingly ate
a second piece of pie
that is no lie
you know who you are!!!!!
you ate 2 pieces of pie.
PL Calendar day 6
Your joy will increase, Once you make up your mind
If you’re going to do it. Do it with determination. your resolve will create good rhythm.
*** my friend made up her mind, she would have a second piece of pie. She did it. We had a jolly time, the calorie count was of no mind. They will be counted another time. =^_^= *****
Perth Tea Room on the main street.
The last few nights I have had the strangest dreams.. Well .. really if I think about it, they are not all that strange, the themes in most of my dreams are multi-coloured and always, I seem to be drifting from one “act” to another…usually I’m in the same locations, but the back drops are different. Players change in appearances but in the long and short of it all, they bear similar personalities to the actors I’ve interacted with in the past.
I found this picture in my files, and thought it appropriate for this post. The colours are cheerful, however there is something about the picture that although I like various aspects of it.. For me, the total doesn’t really pull together properly. And that, dear reader, is what I am “feeling” this morning. My dream, my recollection, the moment, etc. is OK, but there is a BUT.
Ever happen to you, can you relate. It is Tuesday after all, not Thursdays when I usually like to participate in Norm’s Thursday doors. link to Thursday Doors
What else to do but go forward with the day and see what transpires. Exciting eh~!
PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a Turning Point
Day 20 PL Calendar
You are YOU, Others are Others
You have your own way of doing things, and others have their way of doing things. Don’t worry about what other people will say. Simply take care of the task at hand.
And that is the reality. That is just the way it is. Our experiences, our past shapes our future…. Make each moment count. Live each day with new “eyes” … be open to new experiences, choices, we all have them…
Tomorrow is the 21st For members of Perfect Liberty, we celebrate with a Thanksgiving Service. We give thanks and show our appreciation for the blessings of the past month, while sincerely renewing our determination to follow and practice the Precepts and Principles of PL.
PL Precept #21 Live in Perfect Liberty
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
PL Calendar #23 Appreciate Our Differences
Appreciate the colourful personalities of the people around you and enjoy their uniqueness to the fullest
Life’s journey is never a super highway, it is full of unexpected stops, and detours along the way. Remember it is not the destination, but the journey itself that is rewarding. When we are faced with the unexpected, stop and appreciate the diversion, it is happening for a reason. The details might not be clear to you at the time, but if we believe, and have faith, God/Universe will see us through. Love is unconditional. Love sometimes is having to be different. Let Go… Let God.
photo- Hillwalker (Darren Su)