Today is Sunday with rain again.
Most people in Seattle goes to a meeting in every Sunday morning to pray.
But David & I have no plan to pray at a typical type of religious church together at all.
We started to meditate in this morning as usual but the time of meditation let us feel very shorter than before.
But we meditated longer time than usual so our status of meditation became better & deeper than before.
To meditate is very easy tool to focus on each breath without too much thinking to start a NEW DAY.
Without using so much tools & techniques, we can concentrate with self inside to observe each breath.
At each condition of mind & heart, many different effect & influence can bring us after each meditation time.
We don't need to judge self as our mind & heart feel during meditation.
Just we need to let everything go as our mind & heart wants to flow.
Our minds & hearts are so busy at every moment that many thoughts & feelings pop out & go out every single day.
But sometimes, we need to care for relaxation of mind & heart without thinking & feeling too much with both eyes closed to meditate.
To breath naturally is like a part of this universe...for me.
At every moment, this universe is expanding and contracting....and it is like our breathing.
To meditate became our part of our life to start a day and David really liked this meditation habit these days.
Today is raining all day long but we don't any complain about weather anymore.
Sometimes we miss sunshine & blue sky without rain & cloud in winter season.
But all animals & nature have no complains about weather and they look to seize THIS DAY as it is.
So today is rainy Sunday and I tried to make an organic pumpkin doughnuts for DAVID.
And the taste was not too much sweet for normal sweetness to stimulate our brain.
David really enjoyed today's Sunday sweets in this afternoon with smile.
I love to cooking for DAVID to let him feel happiness by my meals.
And I just want to express my LOVE for him by my every cooking as much as possible!
Cooking is not my duty at all.....it is my pleasure to keep our body & mind in peace & happy.
Also our meditation time can bring us stable & clam in peace...and we love to meditate together every day!
I wish you have time to meditate in a day....only a few minutes are O.K. for the beginning to meditate.
This is my recommendation of learning to meditate at first! "Vipassana Meditation"
Today it was raining in the morning until around noon but suddenly the blue sky came out from the clouds in the afternoon,
I gave up talking a walk in this morning, but I wanted to take a walk without rain in this afternoon spontaneously.
I walked about 45 minutes and strong wind was so nice to feel through my skin.
And during my walking, I could feel so wonderful energy inside of my body & mind naturally.
Last 2 days, it was raining mostly and I couldn't take a walk outside when I wanted to go.
But finally I could take a walk again with sunshine & comfortable wind and it made me so happy.
To feel the wind & the warmth of sun is very important for me.
At Seattle, many days kept with heavy clouds or raining in the winter season.
I can enjoy all the weather but sometimes I need to feel the nature with sunshine.
To keep walking with natural breath is essential part of my life.
And whenever I take a walk outside with nature, I could bring wonderful energy so much.
Just to focus walking can bring me so great influence & effect always that walking time is my favorite time.
With & without David, I can enjoy walking at anytime.
So I'd like to keep my habit of walking from now on...and walking time can let me clear of my mind & heart naturally...It is AWESOME POSSUME!
Today, it is very nice wether with sunshine & blue sky.
Still it is in January but the temparture seems like a spring.
The temparture is 14℃ at noon already and it will be 17℃ later by forecast.
David is very happy to feel the warm weather and he puts on a short pants & T-shrits only.
This warm weather in winter is very rare and not normal, David says.
And he looks so happy to feel this warmth anway...
Of course, I cannot only put on T-shirts yet but David doesn't need any outfit of winter's clothes today.
I was looking for nice cookwear recently.
And our old cookwears became worse these days so I wonder when I buy them by internet.
Today I told about my thought about my shopping of cookwears to David for the first time.
Suddenly he told me that he can buy them for me!!!
These cookwears are a little expnsive for me but they are nice quality I know.
Because Mom uses them for long years and I used them before.
David seemed to misunderstanding the cost of payment for the first time much cheaper than actual payment.
But after his thinking a little he said to me, "O.K! Buy them by my DEBIT card!!"
I was so surprised at his offer but I accpeted it to order.
Soon they will deliver to us soon and I am so happy to use them soon.
Today's warm weather and happy lucky made me so happy...I really appreciate with David's LOVE for me...
Today it was raining from early morning.
But in the afternoon, suddenly rain stopped and sunshine showed blightly.
And the temparture became up and it became very warm.
I felt silence in my mind in the raining but after rain I can feel so much energy from the sun.
I like the silence of rain but sunshine gave me so much power to feel nice.
Today I cleaned my room again and DAD & I brought big furnitures outside to break old house the day after tomorrow.
The empty house seems a little lonely but the new remodeling house will be built next May soon.
I will leave my parents' home tomorrow to visit my friends' home before my daparture for Seattle.
So I thought many things about my memories in my parents' house today.
I have so many memories here but it will dissapear to remodel house soon.
I grew up here in this house and I cannot come back to this old one again, never...
But new parents' house will be so wonderful that I am looking forward to coming back to here at new house again with DAVID.
In Seattle, the temparture became minus already...it will be snow on my arrival day, David told me.
I am not used to the snow at all because my hometown at Shizuoka city seldom snow in winter at all.
Snow make me so cold that I am not good at the cold weather.
But I need to be patient to get used to the cold in Seattle.
David is waiting for me to get together again soon.
Evern the weather will be so cold that our love can melt it easily...I guess.
David's love can let my heart keep warm and our love will grow up more and more...
I realized my home is where David is...
My favorite message is this..."Home is where your heart is." it means that my heart is beside of DAVID alwyas.
Here is my parents house and this is their home not mind anymore.
Of course, my parents' home is my birth place and I like here.
But DAVID & I got married and we became a new family 2 years ago evern now we are apart.
So I am really really looking forward to seeing lovely DAVID soon.
My living place is beside of him and I cannot live without his love anymore.
To love him & to be loved by him are essential part of my life.
I wish that my arrival day in Seattle will not be so cold...
David will wait for my arrival at SEATAC airport to see me, I really want to see him A LOT!
I wish you can enjoy your weekend in the end of Novemver...
And I hope you can have a wonderful time with someone special to love your life!
A huge volcano occured an eruption suddenly last week at Ontake mountain in JAPAN.
It was no foretellinn an eruption of the mountain before at all and sudden volcanic activity happend unfortunately.
Many people died on the mountain by this volcanic rocks' hit, just I feel so sorry for all of sufferers.
I love climing mountains so much, and I know they wanted to be the mountain by their choice without thinking about eruption of the volcano at all,
It was just terrible unfortune disaster for climbers but the volcano activated natually as it is.
Montains exists GOD, and it has huge energy I feel when I climbed any mountains before.
And we need to worship the great montains and respect for the great energy of all mountains.
Sometimes mountains show us the huge power to human beings by its activity, like a volcanic activity.
For human beings, it was terrible injuries & damages but it was the natural activity for mountains.
This big lost of climbers , I am so sorry for all of them and I want to pray for their repose of them souls in peace.
It was miracle unexpected happenings for them so just we need to pray for them to sleep in peace forever....
Nature shows something without explantions and words for us to let us learn how to live with preciuos nature.
To live together in peace on this planet is important for all beings, I bellieve.
Many lives are killed by human beings every day and sometimes human beings passed away by natural disaster.
It seems to be blanced for wide perception of living world in this limitless universe.
Just everything happens no reason & purpose but it has some meanings, I feel.
To observe it without judgement and to let myself learn how to live from now on are precious for everyone.
Because happenins did happen already and the realiy will not change at all.
So to make this happenings use of our lives is essential for everyone's life, I can tell.
Soon a huge typhoon will come to Japan so we need to be careful for it.
But it will be natual happenings again, so we don't need to be afraid & worry about it too much at all.
Just let it go as nature happens natually and spontaneously without judgement too much.
And to do our each best every day is more important than to worry about it too much, I think.
To adjust our life each other with wisdom & benevolence in nature world is preciuos part of llfe.
How are you today??
How are you going to live today by your love?
I wish everyone can start a new day with gratitude for great nature of Blessing...
In this early morning, fireworks surprised me at 6:00 a.m.
I don't know what will happen to us today.
But later Mom told me that the fireworks let us know to have a local market once a month, it was today!
Mom doesn't know the big sound of fireworks at all due to sleep deeply but my remaining jet lag let me wake up early in this morning, too.
So just I was surprised the huge sounds close to me.
Mom and I went to the local market together.
Before I took David to the local market last year but we were too late to go there.
The local market starts early morning until around noon and we knew most goods were sold out already.
But today Mom & I went to there ealier than before, so many shops & goods are selling so much.
And TV camera & crews are gathering the market's atmosphere & situation for today's news.
I don't like camera at all so we escaped from it as much as possible.
Local fresh foods & hand-made meals, recycling goods and clothes were selling at each corner with smile & cheerful atomosphere.
There were not so huge space but we walked and looked around here and there together.
Sometimes I lost sight of Mom but we enjoyed together A LOT.
I remember that David really likes "Umeboshi (Japanese pickled Ume)" so much that I bought it for us to eat together.
And the seller makes own vegetables at her house and she made all of her goods.
Of course her love & so much need long time to grow them up and to make it one by one, I can guess.
So I bought some more goods from her at the same time.
Mom couldn't find what she really want to buy at all, but we enjoyed walking & talking together for a short time.
From the morning, many peoples' cheerful energy let me energize a lot.
I feel my jet lag remains a little and I need to take a relaxed time more to remove it.
Today is very great sunny day and I am goint to take a walk in this afternoon, for sure.
To take a walk & to feel the nature are my favorite things by myself & with DAVID.
My parents' home is closer to the Pacific Ocean so I want to enjoy feeling the energy of sea today later...
I wish your Sunday will be happier than yestersay more and more.
To let your life be happier is absolutely up to your cholce, so let's make a choice for better way!!
Today is very shiny day and yesterday was a little couldy.
Sunshine shines us to enjoy TODAY with smile & love ,I can feel...
Yesterday was over and today is just starting day to do something new, if I can feel that way for beginning of day, we can enjoy every single day...
Many things happen to me and I felt so many things here in Seattle with DAVID.
He & I maybe feel a little tiread still today, day by day our energy can charge by each efforts & great nature around us.
Negative & worse things go out of ours and all negative & better things can come inside of us, I truly believe.
All energy of thought will make our reality happen acutally, I know.
So I want to use my whole energy for better way than tomorrow, sounds GOOD??
To clean up & cook for us let me energize somehow and Sun & beauriful nature around us will support our life.
To soak self in sorrow or regret is waste of time.
Instead of doing to myself, I want to try to let myself to enjoy the content & happiness as much as possible.
Life is too short to live and shall we enjoy TODAY with smile to live how you hope obviously??
To enrich our life by each way of thought is very easy and I want to try every day.
Because today is only NOW and I don't need to worry about anythinkg to live with DAVID recently.
I wish you can enjoy TODAY with Blessing & gratitude for great universe around us....
I am so grateful for everygthing around me, for DAVID, precious folkds & great friends in this world!!
We oompleterd David’s Mom's buriel service in this morning.
Only Dad & David's brothers and I and younger brother's wife and their elder child, we had a nice time to say good-bye for Mom.
To say eternal good-bye let us cry again together but we could share with strong connection of LOVE each other.
Also everyone talked to Mom with pure & honest heart each and I decided to sing a Japanese song.
My favorite song is "時代（zidai = era, generation) by Miyuki Nakazima" to express life.
And I wanted to sing it well without tears but it was impossilbe.
Mom really likes Japan and everyone listened to my poor song silently.
And we decided to bury Mom finally and we started to go home each after hugging each other one by one.
To overcome Mom's lost needs to take time more and we can have the power to get over by each spirituality.
We love Mom & Dad forever and their LOVE exists in each son with so much LOVE.
And to love DAVID measns to love Mom & Dad , I believe.
Mom will love us more and more after she passed away, still now.
David decided to take me a different route home in the great nature.
It is close to White pass near the Mt. Rainir, the road was just amazing.
On the way, we cried a little but we smiled again together.
I thought Mom became the part of one part of thie univerese and she is watching and protecting us always.
So we don't need to mise her so much and we can feel her love at every moment.
Maybe she will go to heaven and she is waiting for our coming to there someday to be together again.
I imagine she starts to cook for us with her delicous taste little by little.
Or I guess she became free from visual body to fly into her favorite place , maybe Edmonds or Japan???
Anyway, we felt so much huge energy from Mt. Rainir and tall forest of greens that we are blessed by great universe.
Sun is shining us between the clouds for a while and we just to move on....
I love David from the bottom of my heart and I will love him more and more.
Mom could conneced us to get closet with all of folks & friends by Mom's strong faithe and spirituality, I can tell....
Just we finished all of Mom's celemony but we are alive from now on to love each other.
I want to enjoy tomorrow's Full Moon night with David as well as possible.
I hope everyone will receive the great energy from it with LOVE & COMPASSION as much as possible.
And I want to say "thank you so much!" for all of our precious folks and friends of Mom's and David's again and again.
We are gettiing better and better to let Mom relieved in peaceful sleep eternally...
Only a few day ramain in August and soon September will come.
Day by day, the daytime will be short and cool wind let us know autumn sesson is coming soon.
Mom told me "the new year will come so soon!", Dad and I laughed at her words but it is true.
The 3 forth of this year will be over and only 4 month in 2014 will be going to pass pretty soon.
After summer, souns of insects and nature wind tell us the visit of autumn.
Sometimes cloudy & rainy days, I can feel the autumn's atmosphere has arrived already!
I really love the autumn season, because so much foods will let me satisfy and so happy by its seasonl & fresh tatee.
Especially all fruits in autumn let me happy.
Pear, grape, fig, kiwi, persimmon and apple.
Also chestnuts I love so much!!
Yesterday my friens cooked chestnuts rice at their cafe for dinner menu.
They made by earthen pot and the charred part of its bottom of rice lookes so tastey.
The flavor and texture of it, I relly love!!
How is your the rest of summer these days??
How do you feel yourself for the new season soon??
Nature shows us everything as it is.
And universe is perfect as the life goes on...
To live or die, it is whole ciicle of life.
The limit and end don't exist anymore and just all lives are growing day by day.
Nobody knows what will happen to us tomorrow.
And no one can tell GOD's way of thought, but GOD knows everything aroud us and our destiny.
So we don't need to worry about anything for each life and just thrive each life as one's best with right faith and true heart...
And to trust self is important by proper & right decision and we need to know how to live.
Our life is so limited & short to look back that we need to focus on the present, just at present moment every single day, isn't it???
I want to live my life with gratitude for everything today & without any worrieds and expectaions my future at all.
And I want to do my best as I am.
I can feel that God is watching & protecting above us and knows how we live.
So not to seek the purpose or goal in life but to enjoy the process & progress of my life each day.
And I want to laugh & smile as much as possible at any situation.
Positive & cheerful energy will let my life be happy & better than negative way, I believe....
I wish you can enjoy your own life with LOVE & SMILE today, too!!
And I wish everyone can let each life enrich inside of heart as well as possible...
Have a wonderful day today!!!
Yesterday, suddenly we decided to go to picnic on the Edmonds beach.
On David's holiday ,woke up early at 5 a.m natually as usual time.
Our bodied remeber to wake up the time and it's good for health to keep waking up at the similar time in the morning.
And we watned to see the sea to feel the nature again.
I got ready for picnic to pack some kinds of salad & hand-made breads & cookies with popcorn & organic tea.
I bought nice lunch box in India before so they were useful for it.
I made a sorbe a few days ago and I brought it together to cool our foods in the bag.
Outside was a little hot but the wind was cool, so it was a wonderful weather to picnic for us.
To eat hand-made foods outside can add some special seasonig for our body & mind.
Without clouds, just open & blus sky extended above our head.
Many kinds of wild birds were flying in the sky and looking for some foods in the sea.
And lots of kids enjoyed in the beach and beside the seaside.
From some babies to senior people were around us and eveyone seemes to be close to sea as each favorite way.
The sea is alaways silent and it is waving all the time as it is...
The great energy from the sky & sea can make us happy just to be there.
To feel the nature is very precious time to feel relax & content with calm heart.
We didn't put on the sunscreen to our skin at all, so I put on my hut and David hided his face by my cloth.
But sunshine was too strong to protect our skin and our skin was tunned to sunburnt face & neck area.
We took care for out skin after coming home but it was in vain.
The sunburnt face looks our summer face ,so we don't mind it so much.
To feel the nature sometimes are very important time to feel myself of the part of nature.
David & I like nature so much and we can enjoy feeling the atmophere of amazing energy from it.
How about you??
Do you feel the nature in your life??
I wish you will feel the nature by sky , sea, mountain, ground, river ,lake or whaterver you like as much as possible.
Author:Masuda Keiko (増田佳子)
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