Day 19 of the PL Calendar If you are going to do it, put your whole heart into it
Your degree of seriousness will affect the outcome, Your daily accumulation of effort toward your goal shows just how serious you are.
My latest journal pages reflect the various interest I have in the world of Yin. I search the rows of books, catalogs, comics, artworks for ideas. I never know how a page or series of pages will end up. I let my creative muse direct my energies .. colours and subject matter change with each new day, even from morning till evening hours, my inspirations can and often change.
But whatever I am doing, I do my best to put my whole heart into it. Living the PL way, one lives with Makoto (one’s utmost sincerity)
Blessings dear friends, may your day hold many wonders..
hello Morning. Watching the particle show last night, I was dazzled by the many displays and the constant changes happening before my eyes. The artist performing the particle show is very gifted, the changes ebbed and flowed to the beat of the music with a rhythm that was almost hypnotic.
As I watched her weave her magic, I thought, “wouldn’t that be something to try to do” that thought lasted but a second or so. Reality tapped me on the other shoulder. If I was doing what Lexxi was doing, then I wouldn’t be in the audience captivated, I would be focused on being creative.(active)
My choice at that moment, was to be her admirer, someone enjoying her talent, allowing my own thoughts to drift and my “battery” to charge, my creativity to be fired up my her talent, and use of it. (passive)
That is balance, that is knowing that there are times to be active, and times to be passive.
Have a fabulous start to a brand spanking new week….
PL Precept #1 Life is Art
PL Precept #20 Live Maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter
Yesterday was the 21st, in PL, that is the day we do a special service of “Thanksgiving” and expressing our appreciation for the blessings we have received.
Yesterday my husband was taken to the hospital, I had called 911, and the situation warranted he go into hospital, and he was admitted. The events started at least 24/48 hours prior to the 911 call. Come last night I was tired, exhausted, and what I call blotto, I didn’t have the energy to really eat, but knew I had to eat.
In PL, we have a Precept, #7 Everything exists in Relativity, and Precept #11 Always be with God. I believe with all my “Being” that “God” is always with me. When I prayed the night before on what to do, I was given a sign loud and clear, something happened that everything in me knew, I had to call 911.
When I sat depleted at the end of the day, too drained to do much else but sit and let my mind sort itself out… friends came through for me, my sister gave me a steadying voice and the church sent over Japanese curry and rice (one of my favourites) this is a meal we all share after service on the 21st. Another friend had made homemade baked beans. The angel that brought the over is a dear and long time friend, who just sat with me and shared the quiet moments with me. I fell asleep with the joyful love of friendship lulling me into a fitful sleep.
This morning my husband texted me.. his message warming my heart and a new day begins. In PL we are taught to never lose faith, believe and live every moment of your life. If there is pain, sadness, it is there because you have known true happiness, and you are feeling the other side of life.. but it reality it is all ONE.
There is no right with out left. No yin, without yang. When we live each day, with truth in our hearts.. there are no regrets… memories and lessons yes.. but no regrets.
Time to start another day. All the best to you, and to all of my wonderful and thoughtful friends, near and far. I love you … each and every one of you.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.