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paying attention to every detail

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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.

Oyashikiri

 

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slow down

Today I saw a transformation that until I witnessed it, I had only heard about.  In the PL church, not so much in North America but in Japan, and Brazil, during service, members of the congregation will stand and testify of the changes, positive and affirmative that Pl has made in their lives.  I myself have felt and been blessed with knowing the wonder, contentment, joy and rewards of having a profound experience.  Today I saw it.

A friend was in a very anxious state, and asked if she could come to our church and pray.  She is not a member, nor had ever expressed any interest, I was surprised but pleased that she felt that coming to the church would help her to cope with her current “problems”  I called ahead to know if a minister would be available, and yes there would be.

This friend is a strong woman of faith, she attends her church on a regular basis, and makes every effort to do a pilgrimage   yearly to the bigger cities and the shrines there.  I had not seen her in a number of weeks and was taken a back when I saw her, she had aged, and seemed totally defeated and sad.  Life had been throwing her “a lot of curve balls.”

We get busy in life, and I immediately felt a pang of guilt that I had not kept in touch, but life is what it is, and there simply had not been the “right” moment.  Our church as I have mentioned is non-denominational, I knew my friend to be a very staunch catholic and I wondered what had brought her to this moment, where she wanted to pray in “my” church. If you are aware of the inside of a catholic church and the inside of a Japanese, zen type room, this would have been a totally “new” experience for her.

She walked in with what appeared to be the burdens of the world on her shoulders.. When she came out of her consultation with Rev. Tiago, she literally glided out into the area where I was sitting.  Her face was radiant, and as she threw her arms wide, she said,”I feel a hundred pounds lighter”.  She glowed.  Her face, her posture, her voice, it was amazing.

The 21st is Thanksgiving in PL (Perfect Liberty),  I will give thanks for having been a part of this wonderful day, I myself had to slow down, I had to go into waiting mode… while she was with Rev. T.  and I really really enjoyed it. I was present in the now, and simply B E I N G.

“A Thankful Heart leads to Happiness”

Namaste   –   Oyashikiri

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Do you remember who Eddie Cantor was?

Bom dia, good morning everyone!

temple entrance,Kamakura,Kanagawa Prefecture,Japan  by Hanbi via flickr.

Where ever you footsteps take you today, may the day be one of many blessings.  Each day, a new door opens, and often another will close.  Nothing is forever, trying  to hold back the ongoing changes that are the essence of life.  Church, (temple) is where you find your spiritual calm, your inner Self,  Some find it in the quiet communion with the Universe while they wander the sea-shore, or kayak into isolated bays.  Other’s feel it the moment they walk into their favourite place of worship.

temple garden by Teruhide Tomori on flickr

Transform your day today, visit your quiet place, experience the true happiness of connecting with the Divine Energy that is life.  Strive each day to improve yourself.  Sincere prayer and meditation is a gift we give ourselves.  Rewards are one hundredfold

temple landscape by eiji Murakami on flicker

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* Temple entrance,Kamakura,Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan by hanabi.on Flickr

**Garden by Teruhide Tomori on Flickr

*** by Eliji Murakami on Flickr

sens unique – bonjour mes amis – good morning my friends

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Good morning dear reader, I can be wordy, I know =^_^= however, this morning I found myself stuck on the two quotes I’ve posted here.  My prayer this morning was from an International publications book, called Prayers for good times and bad. It goes like this.

“Please, Comforting Spirit, show me what it means to let go the hope that others will be my cure.

You Great physician, are my healer in this quiet hour”.

 

 

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Sometimes I think I lead a very sheltered life.  I had not seen or heard this quote before. the movie it comes from I’ve heard about, know about, yet this quote has eluded me … now it jumps out at me.  My progress in life, comes in many forms the joys I have discovered in the transformation process have been many. Think about where you are today, are you happy, does everyday bring a new  experience for you to delight in?  Can you say you are genuinely happy……  I’ve come to realize that even in the moments where I’m grumbling and complaining..  yes… wonders on wonders.. I do find myself having such moments.  I’m doing so, because at that given moment, it is what I need to do, vent or moan, groan, it is my way of dealing with inner distress/conflict…. it 99% of the time has nothing to do with anyone else, but my SELF.  I am the only one who can make changes in my life, or who has control on how I feel or think.  Some “true” friend once said to  me .”own it” at the time I don’t know that I appreciated these words being hurled at me.. But I’ve never forgotten them, and he will always be a part of me for having had the inner strength to speak out honestly to me. It was my behavior he was addressing.  Mine.

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Strive each and every day to improve yourself – it is never too late to change the road you are on, or to simply stop and enjoy where you are.

Don’t reserve your best behavior for special occasions.    Walk in sunshine, today and always    …blessings…. Oyashikiri

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Transformation

NorwayToday’s PL thought for the day is about discovering the joy of transforming one’s Self.  It talks about how when we strive to improve ourselves,and the changes begin to take place…. we are filled with a happiness  that is more satisfying and rewarding.  Change is the only constant in life.  The sensual delivery/impressions of  this photqgraph is stunning. The slightly stronger presence of Yin,  merges with Yang in a true blending of light and shadows.  Nature is Art in its purest form.

imagesucrkovy5For readers and followers of the Tao, the hexagram #5 HSU, calculated waiting is the meditation of the day.  Creativity  and strength in the lower trigram, Ch’ien are held in check by the profound mystery of K’an, above.  ( Calculated waiting  hexagram #5 ).   In groups or relationships, all parties are involved in a situation that requires calculated and good natured waiting.  The situation is not in anyone one’s hands, it is about Destiny.  there are times when any action could or would be a foolish  one ..ie. over-reaction.  So nourish one another instead with a happy and loving heart that provides reassurance instead.

Good Saturday morning to you my friend, may the day develop into a perfect memory for you…. Smile, you are never alone.    Blessings…  Oyashikiri

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Welcome another Friday

Good Morning Everyone!

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Daily Devotion..   With a prayerful mind, once you  begin, you cannot stop, there is no room for laziness.    Put your heart into everything you do.    It doesn’t matter if you are “getting anything out of it”.   Whether there is a response is secondary.     It is sincere heartfelt devotion that is rewarding.     It brings transformation.    True worship is a daily act.  Meditate and Pray with a “humble” mind.    Blessings – Oyashikiri

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Transformations

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Today’s lesson is to realize that we have changed over time, and to take ownership of these changes.  “Discover the Joy of Transforming Yourself”     Change is ongoing, changes are a continuous factor in our lives, if I’m focused/mindful, would I think that the changes are that remarkable?  Hmm something to ponder don’t you think?  Certainly I see changes from when I was in a career phase, to how I am enjoying life now.  But I loved what I did, I loved the challenges of going in to work every day, certainly I did the grumbling and groaning along some of the paths, but over all it was rewarding to watch projects take shape and reach their goals.  Every day was a new beginning and I still practice that today.  I grew up believing and living with TAO (Universe/God) and the Taoist philosophy -the only constant in life is change – We are all ONE with the Universe… Transformations are part of life.  How are you doing with the changes in your life?

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“Count your Blessings” =^_^=     The key to change is within ...

May the Universe shine bright for you today  &  Love fill your world, today, tomorrow and always  Oyashikiri

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