You can get all dressed up, do your hair, pretend its going to be a glamour day, but no matter how you cut the cake, if there is work to be done, or matters to be attended to that aren’t fun… You have to set your mind to the task and get it done.
Usually there is always a lot of hard work and effort that goes into putting/pulling something off in a seamless fashion, or presenting a “brilliant” feature documentary. For a brief time we can look very professional and maintain a certain air of efficiency and know how. BUT, we all need down time, and we all, each and everyone of us, needs time to regroup, to be still, to reconnect with our inner Selves.
The teachings of PL, the 21 Precepts and 21 Principles, are what help us navigate through the world we live in today… Stay in touch with what grounds you… what keeps you mentally and physically alert and positive. Life is too important to squander.
PL Precept # 15 All is a mirror Todo es espejo
PL Precept #11 Always be with God. Confie todo a Dios.
Obrigado PL por me ensinar amar assim Por ver Deus dentro de mim e em qulquer lugar
Thank you PL for teaching me to love, to see God within me, and everywhere around.
With one thought, “the world” will change. Changing your way of thinking will make a difference on how you perceive the world.
I wrote this back in the late 70’s… found it today while looking for something else.
Freedom is – a state of mind
Through each moment of the day
We experience, joy, happiness, sadness, anticipation and frustrations.
Emotions, are part of our core
With each breath comes an emotion
How we cope and accept, encounters and interactions with others…
is how much freedom we allow ourselves …
in our journey through life.
To see fragments of life shatter before you
in a glittering array – transcending joy
a new dawning.
thoughts taken from a page of a book I’d stored visual artwork and thoughts such as the above.
It is interesting to see how I captured my thoughts then, & to reflect on them, I think I still see life much the same way… will have to give it more thought though,
I like the contrast of the snow and the quiet moment of reflection in my beach house .. in the virtual world, the weather is always comfortable no matter where we visit, or the terrain we travel. In this world of constant change, we are gifted with new adventures and back drops for our “stories” and “travels”… the newness, the constant discoveries of what IS… makes for a world of wonder. Ours to discover !!!
We are all experiencing a variety of different moods, opportunities, challenges, whether alone or with friends. How are we coping. Are we actually getting out, meeting up with friends, even family and close friends, have undergone a change these past weeks, and months.
Treasure each moment in time. Life is a continuation of NOW. Treasure each and every moment as it comes, so that you can live your life as fully as possible without regrets.
Perfect Liberty 2016.10
photos are from SL, virtual world Second Life. 2nd picture is a rare picture of China and Q, bottom picture it is my dear friend Rhi who is with me. Silver needs no introduction, he is my partner in SL.
behind every avatar in SL is a human being, a creative caring and talented individual who brings the virtual world to life.
IN LIFE… each person you meet, pass on the street, speak to, is the human version of an avatar. =^_^= We live in an amazing world so full of possibilities.
It is much cooler in the wee world, where one can travel, play, explore and enjoy any temperature that pleases. along the mushroom trail is where you can find Q today, She is having a ME day.
Some days the greatest playground is the one that you can discover while never leaving home.
Be a person who can recognize the sincerity of others. When you put your whole heart into things you will be able to notice the sincere acts of others in the subtle things they do, and appreciate them that much more.
Its the doorway to countless memories of fun times spent with family and friends. At an Address you will never forget. (taken from an old hardcover found lying around on the living room floor.)
Home is trying a green bean casserole for the first time. so strange to my ears, a question mark for my pallet.. a green bean casserole !!!! I couldn’t picture it at all. Remember I grew up with chopsticks and rice. My taste buds had nothing to compare the words to my previous experiences.
Here you go… I bought a bag of fresh green beans from Costco. They come with the ends cut off already. Fresh green beans, used almost half the bag, added 1 can Cream of mushroom soup, 1 cup Milk soy sauce (I kid you not the recipe my Google Assistant pulled out for me, called for soy sauce.
Now here is a little change I had to make, the recipe called for dried fried onions. The only place I knew to source that item was an Asian market. I could not find in Walmart or regular big grocery stores.
dash of pepper…. and bake for 30 minutes. This was a Southern green bean casserole dish…. I have to confess to eating it all. ALL. Didn’t get to the accompanying servings. just ate the green beans.
I felt so uplifted by the discovering of a new taste… I picked up the book, and primed two pages. That is how I discovered the saying – Home Sweet Home.
The everyday things you do will show when it really counts. If you have a tendency to be careless about everyday matters, you cannot expect to perform well at crucial times.
Perfect Liberty 2020.3
Waves hello to all, – You make my life “home” because I get to share it with you all.
This has been a time to reconnect with friends. No matter how strange, how weird or different they are.. they are friends.. It has been a bit of everything in my world. If anything this “illness” that has befallen the world has shown me is that there is a horrific rift, or divide.. I am hearing humans from all walks of life and the hemisphere .. wanting to point a finger.
We are all human beings, as one friend stated so simply”stupidity is rampant everywhere”
We all want the same thing. Peace and Harmony in our lives. Our families, friends safe. Why is it so difficult for us to learn to, if not agree, at least listen and try understanding another “point of view” I met with a friend the other day who was “hurting”.. we commiserated by sharing “songs”. Life is what we make of it.
Remember to feed the child in you, the young adult, the artist, writer, foodie, whatever makes you happy…. What a wonderful opportunity we have been given. Time to make new friends, catch up with family and friends, or just rediscover your own likes and dislikes. Quality Time!
There are a lot of positives out there. Smile… it feels good to smile, and it catches on real quick.
Be thankful at the beginning and end of each day. Each and every one of your actions can inspire peace within your family, your community and the world around you. this peace will eventually help lead to World Peace.
Perfect Liberty 2020.21
Please join us at 7 PM in prayer as we perform the Thanksgiving Service. Share in our prayer and re-commitment to physical and spiritual renewal
Humbly express appreciation to God for all the blessings of the past month
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.