Bet I didn't fool you at all, I snuck in a picture of rust. I know. Sometimes after a sleep, the marbles don't always nestle back into their beds right side up. =^_^=
Yes for those of us living where we have distinct seasons, the coming months will give us many varieties of ways to show off our whites. Let’s make it fun, journal or capture the special whites.. after all, white does come in many shades, and each one of us will have a different appreciation of the hues and vistas we come across.
Even if you have done it many times before, put your full heart into it. (Makoto) When we are doing something, especially if it’s a small or easy task, we tend to get sloppy. Let’s put our whole heart into everything we do, even if its something as simple as pushing a button.
Good morning everyone.. earlier this week I received my PL Newsletter from Rev. Goto on New York. In it, he has shared with us an article by Rev Toshio Suzuki* His article began with a sentence that I read and re-read several times thinking that there was a typo. It took a couple of readings and then going on and reading the next two sentences before what he was saying sunk in. I am guilty myself at times of thinking I’m reading, but in fact my eyes are scanning and the brain is taking in what it is reading, but NOT necessarily assimilating the information the way it is intended.
His opening paragraph is as follows. Conviction and Faith, by Rev. Toshio Suzuki … If you want to see the truth of your faith, you should try to practice it very doubtfully,like “is it really true or not?” Then you will come to the conclusion. There is nothing more useless than neither doubting nor believing. To read more of what is said, please contact Rev. Goto in our New York church for a copy of this PL Newsletter. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org If you are in the NY area (718)-424-8815.
While researching for a previous blog I found several interpretations or versions if you will of a photograph of the Mad Hatter as played by Johnny Depp. This is the one that struck me the most, and I went back to find it to use it today. Since the picture had no explanation, as to how or why it was coloured the way it was, I can’t pass that information on to you. I could only view it and enjoy it from my perspective. Most pictures I saw were in shades of black and white. Like Rev. T.Suzuki’s words, this picture had arrested me in my search by making a statement that connected with something inside me. I wanted more. I really looked at it closely, the shading, the lace, the fingerless,frayed gloves, bandaged thumb, the assorted pieces of accessories, everything. All of the costume was very artfully pulled together to draw and capture the viewer’s attention. When we are visual, which I am, the picture shouted at me, and I responded. Words,are not as visual, they are a group of letters that come together to form a word. We must read the words not necessarily by themselves, but with the words that come before and after them to really understand the intent of the writer.
Sunshine Blessings to you on this 22nd day of April. Oyashikiri
remember, we can all look at the same picture , read the same words, and come away with our very own story-line.
* Rev.Toshio Suzuki former principal of PL Elementary School, Japan (40Years)
picture of flower, Geranio by cefferreira.flickr.jpg
Over the years I’ve had a strong attachment to the night, its inky black skies, with dancing twinkling stars. Those of you who remember one phase of my life where bling on my fingers was de rigour. ( a must, never met a diamond I didn’t like ) =^_^=. Like the moon, for me all that is bright gives my spirit a life. Where my friends would drool over the sun and gold, I had this love affair with silver, white gold, and platinum. The night skies could turn my romantic young heart to butter. While the heat of the scorching sun sent me running for cover. Differences…. that is what life is all about… The trick is balance and moderation.
The high mountains of China – Tibet
Thank you for sharing these moments with me… Enjoy whatever you are doing today, my thoughts and prayers are with you. and remember -SMILE – allow your beauty within to shine through, not just with your lips but through your eyes.. Blessings – Oyashikiri
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)
Always be with GOD/Nature ( philosophy of Perfect Liberty)