Saturday, December 21, 2013

Calmly Attentive

A   L   O   H   A   !

" Life is full of beauty. 
Notice it. 
Notice the bumble bee, 
the small child, 
and the smiling faces. 
Smell the rain, 
and feel the wind. 
Live your life to the fullest 
and fight 
for your dreams. "

Ashley Smith 

" Confine yourself to 
the present. "

Marcus  Aurelius, 170 B.C.E.

" Be here now."

Ram Dass, 1971

Why am I showing this scene twice?
I shot it from my car, 
stopped at a red light.

The Tree Trimmers are at work!

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Daily life would be impossible 
without habit & routine.
But they also limit our perceptions,
hurrying us along to our next task.

How much reality do we miss
by burying ourselves
in our mobile phones
and to-do lists?

Being Calmly Attentive,
Seeing, Tasting, 
Feeling & Hearing
 the real-world around us
is the very definition 
Heightened Consciousness. 

Fully inhabiting the 
 invigorates us,
making us aware
of opportunities
and warnings
as they arise 
in the  environment

brings opportunity
 to learn the secrets 
 hiding in plain sight.

Photograph them!

Then come here
and share them
with us!

           Fondly, cloudia