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Thursday Doors 4.20.17

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Another time, another place

lazy days, quieter times

where television news didn’t rule the day

where children played in innocence

in country lanes or on tree-lined streets

off the towns central core

of country store, drugstore, and maybe a diner or two

with a small town community center

and of course the church

where friends and neighbours

gather Sundays to pray.

Today on Thursday Doors I searched for this picture, that I might have shown you before.  It inspired me then, and it does now.. because my friend, I want to slow down, we are not slowing down before we act.  We are seeing this in the upheaval in the world around us.
We celebrate the past, and the soldiers who died for a cause.  Yet on the next page is a story of aggression and violence.

People move to the country to get away from “city” living, and then they want the “city” comforts to be built around them,  Where once the quiet town enjoy a peaceful surround.  They discover that where once the dairy farm had been, a big box store was going in.  The lovely little glen and babbling brook that ran behind the farmer’s home, was being paved over for a parking lot

Doors are opportunities. They open to new discoveries, or close to hide or forget the past. Doors are symbolic, doors are not a decoration, they serve a purpose.  This door, to me, is symbolic of another time, a reminder that yes, we can go forward, and we can progress, but look how well maintained this door is.  It may be plain, but it serves, and it is respected, someone has lovingly kept this building maintained.

Let us look after our selves, we do maintenance on our cars and homes regularly  to keep them tip top.   It is time to make sure that we maintain balance in our lives too. Spiritual healing, is imperative, put love back in our lives, not lust, but LOVE

PL Precept 14  World Peace is Everything

PL Precept # 20 Live maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter.

Oyashikiri

 

 

 

 

 

 

time was

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Time was when we met people face to face, spent time engaging in conversation, and learning about one and another. We exchanged information, experimented with little bits of information here and there, that gave us an idea of how similar or how different we were from one another.

Some acquaintances became fast friends, and others, drifted in and out, never really rooting in a place close by. Like a carefully planned out garden, we build friendships on personalities that compliment our own. Some bolster our insecurities, others are  comfortable, and nurturing, time spent with them is rewarding no matter what you decide to do.

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Other times, we miss out on a new opportunity because we have only focused on the familiar and not ben receptive to a new encounter.  With the age of social media, the internet has changed how we gather and tend to our friends.  Some friends, we have never met in person, we may share time with them, and exchange views and ideas, but we have never looked into their eyes, or known their touch.

2014-05-03 2014-05-03 001 015I admired this trunk when I came upon it on a walk.  How many little critters worked to create this fascinating design, I’ll never know.  But it was through their collective energies, likely at different times, and stages in the tree’s life..   I was enchanted by a piece of history.

When I think of what is happening in the world today, I wonder how someone somewhere in time and space, will look at how we (human race) spent our time while on this earth. Will we have squandered the wonderful possibilities we have had placed before us. Will we build on our intelligence and creativity, or allow negative forces to stunt and cripple the beauty and transformation of love and friendship.

Now more than ever, we should all be united, in a common goal….World Peace.

PL Precept # 11  Always be with God

PL Precept 7   Everything Exists in Relativity

Viaje comigo -let’s travel together

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This is where the International members will be staying.

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This is part of what we will be doing, there are translators for the members who do not understand Japanese, we wear ear buds

Listening, learning, exchanging thoughts and ideas

 

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This is the Peace Tower, for those who have never been, there is a tour, from the higher levels, you can see magnificent views of the landscapes below.

Reverend Eisuke Inagaki will be there on the 30th and 31st, to do Spanish translation for the Spanish-speaking members,  If you are looking for me, it is best to ask him, he will know my schedule, He speaks Japanese, Spanish, and is learning English .=^_^=

The Church of Perfect Liberty is all about world peace.  We pray for World Peace, we sing songs for World Peace, most of all, we do our best to live our lives to reflect a life of Perfect Liberty.  World Peace begins with us. The title of this post  Viaje comigo is the first line of a song we sing in Portuguese written by Joerge da Paixai and Tereza Onaga, the song is Trem da Esperance.  The Train of Hope.

this is the English translation.

Let’s travel together

on the train of high hope.

Sit here beside me

On the seat of Love

Let’s travel together

On the train of high hope

At each station stop

we’ll leave a bright flower

Please join with me

on the journey of life

We’ll carry messages of

peace and of love

We’ll finally arrive

at the place of World Peace;

The engine driver is

Oshieoya-sama

It is mean to be sung in Portuguese, the music harmonizes with the words, but the English translation is beside the Portuguese so we know what we are joyfully singing.  The message is clear, live with love in your hearts..  share the love.  let us all be ONE.

Oyashikiri

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Stay safe till I return

You will be in my prayers

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Good Morning, konnichiwa, this is not one of my photos, it is one from Pinterest that I used many years ago in one of my blogs.  I dug it out to use again, because  I want to relate a thought to you, it is one that I have been “munching” on since a visit with an acquaintance the other day.  I found myself in her company for several hours and where usually it is a pleasant enough interlude, yesterday she was in a particularly “negative” place.  It was one complaint after another.  To her it is not complaining, she is simply voicing her discontent with the world around her.  As I listened to her, there was seldom a space for me to interact, I wondered how such obvious negativity  could be affecting her life.

In the media and the “news flashes” that pop up in our social media reading, I read or should I say, I see,   headlines, that I now just delete. I don’t always watch the news because it is so repetitive. What I do, DO, is I interact with a lot of people.  I would like to say that my interlude yesterday was something that I don’t encounter often, however, that would be an untruth.  I heard myself interject at one point, and say ” X, unless you are perfect, you should not be judging and criticizing others” “There is no way you can know that person’s circumstances, nor what really happened, unless you were there, participating , etc.”

OMG so unprofessional, it just came out, my inner self slapped  her forehead.  My reality is that I see life as the beautiful view outside that window.  Yes I see the cracked window and the dirty sink, I also see that whoever took that picture, put a lovely flower at the corner of the sink.  I appreciate that life, the world is made up of a number of factors,  The picture might not have been so interesting had it been a rainy cloudy blustering day.

If all we see is the negativity in the world, then that will be our world.  Happiness is a state of mind that begins from within.

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

PL Principle # 5   I will not get angry at anyone or anything.

PL Principle # 4    I will live with the spirit of “misasage” (devotion) working for the happiness of others.

In PL, we do our best to live these Principles on a daily basis.  It is our choice, we have chosen this way of life.  We share our world, but we do not insist that others see the world our way.   Our goal is World Peace, something that can be achieved, when we learn to listen to one another, and to appreciate that someone else’s reality is not our own.

I reacted yesterday, and will today do my best to ensure that she is having a good day, and remembers the good moments in our visit yesterday.  We did have a good time.  It was MY reaction, and I will address why I reacted during my quiet times …..  then I’ll move on.

Namaste      –       Oyashikiri

that picture is a work of art, did you look closely at it, did you see the face the artist put in

I would love to know who did this picture, who pulled it together, if someone knows, please….

let me know..

this and that=love

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found on the side of a road in Japan.

sometimes near a park , sometimes not

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what can I say

two wild and crazy guys

traveling with us in Japan

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a shop along the way

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a place to pray and meditate

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seen from the window of the bullet train

as we flew by on tracks of iron

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as if it was yesterday

the energy and drive

remains with me today

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we came from lands far away

to learn and to pray

what I found most amazing

was that these teachers spoke not one word of English

The majority of the listeners

spoke (Brazilian)Portuguese, Spanish and a very few of us English

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we gathered to pray for World Peace

to this day

the energy from this last visit

drives me to work harder every day

to become a better person

one who can dedicate and focus on

living in a way to bring about

World Peace

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In  Japan while there, it was hot the vegetation was lush

it was growing everywhere

where ever there was space

the green buds would push their way towards the light

LOVE is what nurtures growth

LOVE is what will see us through

LOVE should be part of everything we do

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LOVE is beautiful

LOVE IS YOU

PL Precept # 11  Always be with God

Wordless Wednesday PL campus Japan

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Perfect Liberty Peace Tower 

Non sectarian monument built at the PL Holy Land In Japan.  It is dedicated to all those from the beginning of time who have lost their lives as a result of war

PL Precept # 11  Always be with God

PL Precept #14   World Peace is Everything

picture Church archive

down by the river

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When we live a life of “art” it does not only encompass you, but it affects the multitude of people around you.  When we express our artistic ideas, and put them into action, if it pleases others, as well as ourselves, we are on the road towards a more peaceful  existence.

DSC00208By now you know that I love to sometimes just drive, and let the road take me to wherever it leads.  I don’t mind taking a turn I’ve never taken before, or even stop on a side street, just to feel that ambiance of the area I am in,  It is interesting that when out, I can chit-chat and happily chatter away with total strangers. yet when I come home, shut the door to the outside, I can do a total 360 degrees.  Turn off the phones, and just bury myself in the quiet of the creative happenings in my studio/office.

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To stay healthy in body and mind… I practice,    PL Precept # 20  Live maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter.  

enjoy your week-end everyone!

stay safe. be happy..

namaste       –         oyashikiri

PL Precept #11       Always be with God

photos taken in Perth, Ontario,Canada

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