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bom dia…bon jour…. hello!

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life itself is simple

it really is

it is the human mind

that complicates

what IS

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I am sometimes at a loss

not necessarily for words

but for the “music” or visual if you like

to accompany the words

in life, there is always a positive and a negative

you cannot have one

without the other

one person speaks, the other listens

the start of a conversation

one sees something, and captures it on film/photo

they have already seen it,

what they are doing is capturing the moment

to share, to show, to express

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one picture, a thousand stories

not one person wil have the same reaction

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however, we will each have a unique response

if we stop long enough

to allow the moment to speak to us

Namaste     –      Oyashikiri

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Today was a day for listening.  First at home, then at church, and again at the hospital.  I listened.  My head was filled with words, feelings and thoughts that kept going round and round.  After a brief lunch, I got back in the truck and drove towards the outskirts of the city. Driving for me is therapeutic.

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Sometimes like this Japanese ama, I feel like I’m diving for something, and I may or may not find it.  This ama was searching for shellfish off the shores of Japan.(1930’s)  We know there is a message or “something” that we should be “seeing” or grasping….but will it happen…. only time will tell.

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Shaolin Kung Fu Student, Henan Province, China, 2004,

Everyone we  meet in life, has a “story”, an interest, hobby, something they enjoy that means something to them. And, everyone, at one time had a family, or someone who gave them birth. They have history, and they live each day making their own way in this world, one moment at a time.  Sometimes it seems endless, and other times, everything just gets lost in limbo, and truth becomes too jumbled too hard to piece together.

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The young man I saw this morning, was granted another chance at life, he was aware and in physical pain.  Some times the pain we feel is just so unique it is beyond words.  Yet through the pain, he felt the moment when love touched his weary broken body.

Love is  a powerful medicine, and a divine state of being.

We are all capable of such love, to both give and receive.

Love of life, has to begin with you.

Today was a new beginning.

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The man I met this evening, said he wished he could live in the past.

Yet in his reality of the moment, he is an artist who created a world that was of the past, and he had done it well.  His way of dealing with the present is to create a yesterday where others can see how Native American’s lived back in the days of the “wild West”

Interesting how I met with one energy who wanted to escape the past, and in the evening, I was with someone who prefered the past.

Yet both, can only live in the present … in the now…

How lucky was I … that the Universe gave me a  Yin/Yang day.

How was yours?  Life is good, it really really is.

Everyday is a good day, when I get to spend time with you..

Namaste       –          Oyashikiri

the dance

0158b5b3d273ca1071ed0d00c360530c“you have to feel…”

this is an astounding statement

…You have to feel…

so often I have heard

the words, “I just want to die”

yes it is an expression

usually said when a person is at the end of their rope

they have lost hope or, I can’t take it anymore,

I’ve had enough….These moments pass, but while they are being lived,everything inside feels chaotic, jumbled and turned around.  The stomach is unsettled, the mood is “dark”  When I was still actively working my practice, I would ask..”when is the last time you danced?”  More often than not, the answer was vague, they didn’t recall it was so long ago, or it would be a straight out, “I don’t dance”      Dancing is an art form, it is a form of expression, and yes, to some it comes more easily then it does for others.

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To be a professional dancer, one must have a passion for the working of the body and mind, in a continuous need,desire to perform, to be able to use your body in every conceivable way to express movement, fluid and flowing, using every muscle in your body, your mind focused so that not a miniscule of energy is anywhere else but in that moment.

Our bodies are important in the managing of our health and our well-being.  Dance, in whatever form it takes in your life is a necessity in maintaining a balance between the “yin” and “”yang”,  negative and positive in life.  You cannot have one without the other.

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Even if you just reach and stretch your arms up into the sky above

or out to touch the walls on either side of you, do it with the intent to stretch out as far as you can, then slowly release, exhaling as you do, it well be such an exhilarating feeling,  your body will go “wow”..

Stretching is an easy way to begin bringing more activity into your life, it is with slow small steps that we increase our awareness of the body.

Our bodies are our very own, our personal shrine for all that is divine within us.

Practice doing a dance move every day.  Don’t let it slip away, do it.

Your body will be with you till the very end.  Open your eyes to the need it has to survive and carry you through till you are ready to let go.

Forever and Always.       …Namaste   –    Oyashikiri

lingering

43b18614aa6074ede33be210e01048b1lingering, I heard the waterfall

before I spied the lush

beauty of your curves

how mesmerizing

even tantalizing

the light on the surface

shimmered a soft golden glow

on the undulating water.

and  suddenly I was totally lost

in the wonderful moment

of your hypnotic allure

this magical spell

the bliss of

pure joy

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namaste     –     Oyashikiri

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Yin – Yang

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original verse,Q

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We haves a similar ruin in the Gatineau Parks, not all that far from the city.  During the spring, summer and fall, people, locals, and tourists flock to the Gatineau Hills to enjoy a respite from the busy city and concrete.  Our winters can be brutally cold, and our summers extremely hot and humid.  We are blessed in living in an area that experiences each season in all of its glory. Whenever the season changes, the ruins take on a different look “feeling”.  In winter I wanted to snowshoe up to see them, but never did, You know the old expression, “could have, should have, didn’t”

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This picture reminded me of when we used to visit on of my Mother’s aunts in the Muskoka area.  A city girl, it was something of a wonder for me when I first saw the little store, with the pumps outside to service the passing cars going into Algonquin Park. Canada is full of huge park lands and places where civilization hasn’t been able to clamour to and destroy wildlife and vegetation.  I had to be dragged kicking and sulking to go up there in the summer, once there, I would delight in the new discoveries I would find.  Jumping into water as crystal clear as one could find, while distant cousins jumped from the wooden bridge into deeper water.  The track we took to get to the stream was packed earth sand,we sat on rocks, and picked wild berries along the trails as we explored.  There was no other sounds except our childish banter, the birds, and what little traffic could be heard from the few passing cars in the distance.  There were  no radios we brought along, no cellphones,  just us and the outdoors.

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Yes of course, I’m older now, and seldom do I reminisce, yet there are times, like today, when a picture will pull a memory from my gray cells and I will relive an experience or moment, that happened a long time ago.  With the internet we all connect now in a very different way, and I am always pleased when I find that someone else has been experiencing similar flashbacks, and is sharing their story or visual memory in a photograph that in some way closely resembles  mine. then from ruins come rebirth, and I am refreshed.  Much like the walk in the forest along quiet trails when the world was not as busy.

Life events might crumble, buildings can be torn down or abandoned, but what is constant and always with us no matter what time of day or night, is the Universe.. No matter where we are, we will find Nature to view, to feel, to experience, Always, Nature is present, The Universe is open and available 24/7, we need only accept with an open and sincere heart what is before us.

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Love, true love, never dies, nor does it crumble away and fade to dust.  True caring, is the sharing of one’s heart and soul forever.

There are no restrictions, no demands, and no judgements ……….. it simply IS, no more…no less.

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Yin – Yang  (Tao)

There cannot be one without the other.

Namaste      –     Oyashikiri

PL Precept #2    To Live is to Express One’s Self

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 day!

Yesterday I found myself at the bottom of the steps in a beautiful environment,  in reflecting on my post, I realized that not all steps are a welcome sight.  That there are days when our thoughts and emotions are in a different place.  Or should I say, in wandering through the hallways of the brain, we come across a scene perhaps like this one.

9a98ec7ae23e621913bcac5743154dc4Pause for a moment.  Look at the picture that the photographer of this shot captured.  I’m not sure I know his/her intent, but to me it speaks volumes.  Much like this one does.  Again it was a toss up on which picture I would use today.  Both spoke volumes to me and had me meditating on my thoughts for some time before I took to the keyboard.

339939f9024c0c5082a0d995848a9bcdBoth of these pictures (for me) capture the essence of life at given moments during certain cycles we live through.  When all around seems dreary,painful,lost, when our hearts are heavy, and our laughter barely a whisper, it is in such times that we have to call on our faith, know that the beauty is still there, that the sunshine is merely behind a cloud.  The moment will pass, and the light of love and happiness with shine through once more.  To love, to care is to allow yourself to feel vulnerable.  Mother Nature is ALWAYS present.  WE cannot know happiness without sadness, they go hand in hand, when you hold out your hand, you only see one side until you turn your hand over to see the palm. They are ONE.

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Love and Blessings……thanks for sharing this moment with me.   Oyashikiri

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