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Fully Absorber in the Now.

Watching the action.

Watching the action.


I put the finishing touches to the picture.

Fully focused on what I am doing and thinking of nothing else.

Now I think I’ll pencil it in the calligraphy, then I hear but am not listening.


‘Then see how it looks before using the ink.’


I am aware of the irritable emotion but answer without thinking.

“What’s the problem?”

“You are the problem, I don’t know if you can hear me or are ignoring me.”

“I am absorbed, doing some art.”

“Can’t you just say YES so I know you have heard?”

Aware I am getting annoyed, I should have done my little, count to ten, few deep breaths, unmindful I just respond.

! YES! YES!” Then I realise I am losing my temper.

“Just go back to your art sorry I interrupted you!”

 “No I want to know, should I ring the fire brigade or the police what is the emergency?” That was I realise nasty, sarcasm.

“It is not important, I just wanted to know where you hid the rake, it is not where it should be kept.”

“Sorry, last time I saw it was when we were mulching up the pruning.”

“Well it is not where it should be kept.”

 I am trying to recall what happened.

“I was raking up the last of the leaves; yes, you called me to help put the tarp around the mulching machine. Have you looked in where the mulcher is?”

“No, did you leave it there?”

“May be I was raking up and you asked me to help you with the mulcher I probably just put it down without thinking, I remember putting my gloves back on the bench but can’t remember what I did with the rake.”

“You remember all that but can’t remember where you put the rake.”

“Well I was not thinking at the time I was running on auto pilot, unmindful just responding not fully aware.”

“What’s all this living in the now you have been reading about?”

Two minutes later “I found the rake, where you left it in by the mulcher.”

“That’s great, come and have a look at what I’ve done.”

“I like the surfer catching the wave, but what has that got to do with the writing,

“We only have one moment to live and that is NOW.”

“Well the wave is passing but the surfer has caught it, he is living right in the now.”

“And you left the rake in the past.”

“Let’s not live in the past”

“If you want to live in the now, be mindful of where you leave the rake in future.”

Some times we get dumped.

This is the drawing I was fully absorbed in.


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To See.

sharp as an eagle eye.

sharp as an eagle eye.

Do you see the world with an eagle eye?

Can you see the world with the eyes of a fly?

You put on spectacles to see more.

There are things you could not see before.

A bird on the hand.

A bird on the hand.

Then colors how do they appear?

Green and red may not be so clear.

I live in a different world to you,

I cannot see as you want me to.

To understand everyone is unique,

we would listen when others speak.

Banksia and Golden Palm seeds.

Banksia and Golden Palm seeds.

You see things from your personal position,

swap places and see the transition.

To view the world in a biased way,

will start arguments every day.

Most people bring on trouble and strife,

because of their one-eyed view of life.

Do not stick your head in the sand.

Do not stick your head in the sand. (photo by Pauline, pommepal )

The ears can hear but you must pay attention.

We have to listen carefully I must mention.

Two eyes can see more than one mouth can verbalize,

To open both eyes and say half as much would be wise.

You cannot hear while you articulate,

so practice silence to communicate.

Focused listening eyes wide open, she hears every word that's spoken.

Focused listening eyes wide open, she hears every word that’s spoken.( photo by Pauline)

The wise listen carefully to be taught,

while you are talking you learn naught.

We have only one mouth but two eyes.

We should see more and not verbalize.

Our life will progress in a better way,

 if we were to hear more than we say.

If our eyes were like a telescope,

seeing further would help us to cope.

Cassowary bird looking for food.

Cassowary bird looking for food.

A microscope would be the way

to examine small things on display.

Our eyes can overlook the very small;

when we are angry we see nothing at all.

When we look at life in a different way,

we will change the outcome of our day.

 To look at every point of view,

is the correct thing to do.

If you could see through others eyes,

the different view would be a surprise.

Bright eyed and smiling.

Bright eyed and smiling.





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