The real temple is the whole world, and there is nothing as divinely blessed as a blooming garden. ~C. Joybell C.
Live a simple elegant day today.
Very little is needed to make for a happy life. It is within yourself and your way of thinking. Withdraw from superfluous talks and idle visits, also from listening to news and reports. Instead read matters that move you to insight, finesse and flair. Shut out the tumult of the world. Do not exceed in words. Go aside from the crowd and employ yourself into good meditations. It’s a wonderful morning and I intend to live it so! 😀 ~ A Very Clever Quote by: Me ( haha!)
Today is the best day of my life! No one can steal my inner joy and the feel of whimsiness I bear inside; Not the pile of pots and pans to be washed, not the clutter to be dealt with, not the dog to be dried and brought to the vet, not the business that needs to be concluded, not the plans that have yet to bear fruit, and certainly not the world affairs that have gone gangrene.
This pollution of sadness and travesty from all parts of the world touches us all, but I choose to renew my mind every single day. It’s of no indelible use for me to take part of it by spouting any of my pseudo intellectual two cents worth. The very best I can do is dwell inside my inner sanctum and pray for everyone to carry on and boldly shoulder their personal problems. Tragedies are everywhere and the
heart of my offering is the contemplation of worldwide peace, and a life that chooses to present colors and joy to others.
I realize now what it means when Christ said, “I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
My doll projects excite me – tremendously! Not just the dolls, but the whole concept of creating a design line for cuteness living! My imagination is ripe with pretty! Time to get busy!
My Slidely sing song post is here -> “Wacky Weekend at Sunnies Cafe “
“If you look the part and act the part, you’ll be surprised at the results you will produce. This is true with negative impressions as well as positive ones.” ~ Les Brown
Oh’ wow, just what I need! How grand fantabulous is that! Look what it reads, “Visualize the mantra disc at your heart – always be able to cultivate the Dharma and — liberation from suffering…” It goes on with the venerable advice to, “Visualize a rain of jewels…” Well, well, I sure will! Goodness, I wonder if I had sense to take a full photo of this mantra wheel description.
Must be in my other PC -the one I no longer use. It’s about time I get the ol’ clunker going on again and while at it, upload stored photos in the Cloud. I know now why my silly heart seems restless. How blind could I be, truly? Instead of immersing myself in books and readings that uplift – which is my normal way of life encouragement, I instead unconsciously parceled my energy and peace away by wallowing in the strange circumstances of this world replete with trouble, injustice and sorrow. As if it were all new occurrences. I should know better – the world has always been a house of sorrows.
“You will make great progress if you keep yourself free from all temporal cares, for to value anything that is temporal is a great mistake.” ~ Thomas A. Kempis
To keep oneself free from temporal cares doesn’t mean living in a secluded glass house with rose colored spectacles – turning a blind eye on everything that’s going on. Can’t be done, anyway. But, surely, there must be something more productive I can do than gnash my teeth, shake my head and wildly ponder a fatalistic dystopian world in the offing.
The mantra above admonishes to “rejoice in the awe-inspiring power of the —- wheel…” An imposing advice alluding to the way life unfolds in a roundabout of ups and down and concentric cycles of pleasure, pain, good and bad.
The glory of the good is in their conscience and not on the lips of men.
My coffee is downed and the Help has arrived to do her cleaning. I have writing to accomplish and projects to tackle. Must not forget today’s yoga. More importantly, take time to recollect with the saints and wise ones. Their writings are artisian springs..upward movements of refreshing waters of wisdom to drink from.
* Collection of old’photos above.
Does your life inspire you?!?
Gawd, what a question for an uncomf’tble afternoon!
I’m supposed to dwell on a writing that’s due, but the rains, goodness – they came headlong ! O’ yes they came – pouring down in such drama making that clacking sound on the good ol’ tin roof! There was a rough edge of wind with it. For a moment I stood watching the spectacle from my kitchen door wondering if I should bother closing bedroom windows. Which I didn’t. What for? I was sure it wouldn’t last for long and I was right. About 15 minutes or so was what it had to give. My plants and trees are drenchly accepting, but hell, now it feels even more humid than ever!
How can that be?
I was anticipating’ a spot of fresh feel after all that watery hoopla’ but nOooo! It’s hotter that ever!
So here I am inside my bedroom, locked with the aircon going, my unmade bed from well this morning staring me like a capricious ghost of conscience, haha! — My house help comes every other day (all I require), which makes every domestic chore my toll for the day. I have something in my old trusty washer outside; maybe I should go see if I can rinse off since the rains have now dwindled to mere tears. I’m NOT in the mood to do so, but seriously, if I go by mood then nothings ever going to get done.
I can’t point what’s up with me today – carrying a certain dowdy malaise and not quite my uppity self. I feel sooooo…ummmm...heavy, yes, like I’m a jelly sack of blob that can’t be bothered with anything. My ankles feel like dead weight and it’s such a groany’ effort walking myself around. Can’t smile much and don’t like anything much, not even myself, which is totally weird because – I happen to like me, hahaha! Yup. Hey, maybe Mercury is in retrograde – haven’t checked *Astrolada lately, I probably should.
(* Astrolada happens to be a fun lady with an expertise in astrology – something I don’t take seriously except for a bit of lovely insight, a laugh, or some serependitious observation.)
Yesterday I had a moment of going back through old photos online.
Gave me smiles to see moments almost buried in memory. At the end of the last pic, I was swimming in juicy lightness – a certain joie’ de vivre form seeing all the colors I’ve created. Wow, those were my memories and I must admit,I was inspired. Grateful and inspired. I know the in between struggles – but the main motion of joy was there – always there. God is good.
And so in spite of this melancholy streak I’m struck with today, seeing the colors of my life, the nature of it, gives me inspiration and resolve to create more pretty. A color imperfection of perfections, OR perfection of imperfections, of a life of my creation.
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This post continues from here: “Things may Happen Around You”
“If you run around with 9 losers pretty soon you’ll be the 10th one.” – Les Brown
Happiness is a brick and mortar business! You pick one block of memorable moment, heavy and grainy and straight from the sands of time. You take a breath, pace your strength, heave and pile it atop another brick of mirthful attention, continuing the motion and sealing the foundation from cracks and weaknesses that tumble your creation. You step back, view your effort, and sigh in prideful satisfaction. If you’re wise enough you dust your hand and acknowledge that it’s all transient. Not temporary but transient. Not fleeting but transient. A moving, travelling transient structured good of consequences.
Les Brown was spot on when he said that life’s gonna’ end anyway so you might as well have fun. Not the losers low scum modality of fun, but a winner’s kind of fun. A fun that touches all the sensitive throbbing parts of oneself. An Easter vibe brought about by the risen reality that you are living from the depth of your human purpose. #puredopamine
Things may happen around you, a nasty bug of society’s uncertainty you aren’t responsible for perhaps. But unless one is physically crippled by grave circumstances, then the power to alter personal reality by tweaking attitudes and perceptions is always viable. Self responsibility is life’s powerful magic that delivers that *pizza in a box thrill of giddy happiness. — ——–The important thing is to avoid the 9 losers confederation and instead hang out with the gang of ambition.
THE 9 LOSERS CONFEDERATION:
The 9 losers confederation is a sulfurous egregious composition of maladjusted personas whose vaporous whiff affects the vulnerable soul. It’s a malady, a trend, a passing vulgarity of a fad, a mind altering attention seeking occurrence, manifestation or incident that takes hold of ones attention, diverting it from working accomplishments to imbibe of drama and its drunken effect.
You know you’re with the 9 losers when you lose cause for your life and slowly give bits and pieces of your sanity away. You begin to stink of the stench of doubt and fear, and your nose sniffs anger everywhere. Eventually, and in very short notice, the 9 losers adds on a 10th, and goodness hopes it isn’t you.
WHO AND WHAT IS THE GANG OF AMBITION?
The gang of ambition always states its case. There is no confusion with this lot. There are only “to do’s”and a focused sense of going somewhere. You know you’re in company when you see action and outcome. You have focus and aren’t drawn to the emotional piques of unproductive affairs. Resolution is your attention.
It’s best to be reminded of the company we keep. The days are frosted with a thick fog of diversions.
Things may happen around you, but the only things that are important is what is happening in you.
– *feeling of fun when the pizza delivery guy rings your doorbell
Oh my goodness, WordPress, it takes so much effort to post in you, hah! Every time I’m here, I devolve into complaints (yes, yes, it’s free but even tho’ haha!) – like look, the previous post was not the most recent writing I did. The latest post appeared down an old post of months ago. Oh’ and the Slidely gallery doesn’t want to load, which is like total bummer.
My main blog truly is blogger – Roselle Quin Journal – c’mon over and be dazzled, lols! Anyway, I hate hate hate to see any bloggy bit of mine devoid of fabulousity so here’s a pic of me, wearing the mother of shades, hehehe! 😀
I’ve been having wild head tensions and other weird sensations (sounds like the title of a book I could write! ) the past months. For a while – long while – I’ve been driving myself crazy with bouts of unexplained ails, which ultimately led to panic attacks/ anxiety attacks, which made me appear like the “Queen of Awesome Weird” to my family.
In between my “spellsss” I’ve surprisingly managed to have a good time travelling to HK last March and just recently to Singapore. I might be smiling in the pics, but the SG travel was part of my healing process. In spite of having to mostly be alone, as the husband was at work till around past 6, I took it upon myself to get up and explore. It was NOT easy but I’m glad I did it.
The head pressure and tensions have eased, thank God! Not completely, but enough to be managed. This is the last I’ll speak of it. I’m finally back to my writing and my art.
I woke up to a very ordinary morning sustained by plain wheat bread and green tea. None of the wee’ spring tizzy’ waltzy feel of being HERE (must click to get what I mean, go on! haha! ).
Lately, I’ve been concentrating on how I FEEL… shucks what could be more boring, seriously?!?
Dramatic monologue of ails –> READ if thou’ wants!
It’s been a months passionate connection to facial prickly sensations, throat itchies, eye blotches and dull head feels!
My allergy is more than in love with me, coily and clingy and ugh, so needy! In fairness, I haven’t seriously taken anything for it. I know, if this persists, a trip to the docs ought to take place. Oh, I hope, NOT, as I hate the bother. If I’m going to be “old school” I’d say a week of serious gardening under the hot summer morning sun would do me a wealth of good.
As it is, I’m going to notice every sensation and circumstance that is OK today, like right now. If I go back to a couple of months ago, so many things have been great – my venture to yoga and Zumba, the family trip particularly – and ooooooh’ yeah, the impromptu and utterly memorable Valentine buffet hehe!
Right now tho, I truly want to take note of the little details that weave the finer thread of days; things in life that I used to notice and even made a moving collage of #fun (see above).
Today’s Thankful List:
My trusty house cleaner. She’s a treasure!
My new dainty tea cups! Several pretties added to my collection!
The blue sky weather! Perfect summer, not drying hot, in fact, we’re having a breeze today – so’ grand!
Quiet serene spaces in my community where I can read un-bothered!
My new antique style vintage type white stock pot bought from Gourdo’s! Very chic!
My new party food warmer – from “Gourdo’s” as well! Surprise! Surprise! Not expensive at all!
My new Anita Shreve book was fabulous! Gave it 5 swanky stars at Goodreads!
I’m pretty sure there’s more I can number, but life’s must do’s are reeling me in. To go, I should, must put stuff in order, sort things out, a trip to the bookstore most likely, then a lovely pre-dinner coffee at some coffee shop.Life.