Saturday, October 29, 2016
FIVE MINUTES TO NOW
* "The cat is fully present at all times~"
I am more fully present now than I have ever been? How did this happen? Am I in the moment? Am I being intuitive about what, if anything, to do next? Am I picking up spontaneous flexible bits of rest or creativity? I am, (am I?) fully present up close and personal to observe and absorb the ever shifting light patterns, colors, clouds and wind directions?
Now is the Time
** "Infinite Existence" fades across my Cd playing just now.
*** "It's either Now or it's Not Now." In my world, is is usually "not now!" Smile~
Lingering and Enjoying a moment?
The hurried and/or over focused mind many not make the most of, let's say, visiting a museum or art exhibit. ***Paraphrasing Edward Hallowell, M.D.'s experience, I race through an exhibit or take a couple of seconds to view a painting. My wife helps me to slow down and linger in front of each piece.
Working on a computer or device and eating at the same time? "All the Time!"
Lately, I have tried to minimize these activities together, enjoying food much more without the added strain of eating and working all at once. Meditation helps me. Yes, I am not on the internet as much but, as an added benefit, I am more relaxed and focused. Sleep is deeper and longer.
Meditation also helps me with scheduling and preparation for the next day/days. I feel calmer and more able to concentrate and communicate better online and off with less effort.
Stretch and Breathe~
Integrative Exercise like Tai Chi, Qigong and/or Yoga is a great pick me up. Recently I have enjoyed short bursts of these energy and calming boosters several times a day as well as, on some days, a longer and more complex routine.
A few simple morning stretches, watch your pet dog or cat, is important to help you wake up gently. Some folks may add a bit of writing to boost concentration. Intend "yes" for your day and walk through the doors of perception into the infinite.
What Time is It?
It's Five Minutes to Now....
Key Words Blog Search: Meditation, Now, ADD/ADHD, Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga
* Fully Present, a cat is in the moment.
Wander and Ponder, Chessie, our cat, walks her Timeline
In the (K)now
Hear and Now
** "Infinite Existence," Quote by Oprah Winfrey, in Miraculous Relationships Cd set, segment is Miraculous Living. Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey, 21 Day Meditation Experiences, various topics. chopracentermeditation Next 21 Day Meditation Experience, free online, begins Oct 31. Topic is Finding Inner Peace.
*** "It's either now or it's not now," Edward Hallowell, M.D., ADD/ADHD specialist. According to Dr. Hallowell, there are only two times in the ADD mind, now or not now. The doctor himself has ADD and helps people with management and coping skills. Books: Driven to Distraction, Answers to Distraction and more.
Dr. Paul Lam, taichiforhealthinstitute.org Tai Chi for Health, worldwide programs, Tai Chi for Arthritis and More. Free Lesson youtube Tai Chi for Beginners. Book Born Strong by Dr. Lam, a personal journey
Carol Bayer Sager, award winning songwriter, painter, interview on OWN, Oprah Winfrey Network, Oct 2016 on Super Soul Sunday. Unlocking the mind and heart of the musician-painter, inspiration for all creative people. Book: They're Playing Our Song
Peter Gabriel, world music, In Your Eyes, Salisbury Hill, MTVC Storytellers
U 2, Classic Albums, The Making of The Joshua Tree, MTVC
Sting, Storytellers, the stories behind the music, Every Breath You Take, Fields of Gold and more, MTVC
Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor
Fully Present, Sancat, photo by Dahlis
It's Time clip art
Tai Chi on the Beach, Dr. Paul Lam, Tai Chi Expert, practices Tai Chi (2016). Photo of Dr. Lam used with permission
Sasha appears trough a veil of light, photo by Dahlis