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Did You Take Time Today - To Be Truly Human. Thursday March 12, 2015

Did you take time today,
To look and wonder why there was a snowline on the grass,
And slowly 'discover' in your mind that that was how high the sun reached over the hedge?

Did you take time today,
To think back and wonder how things used to be,
Things when your heart felt free and your legs used to wonder wherever they felt like going and you had that space?

Did you take time today,
To catch that piece of emotion in the office,
And then go back and 'offer' listening talk and slowly, easily, calmly, ask if things were all right and if there was anything you could do?

Did you take time today,
To watch the joy of the birds in flight and chatter,
To appreciate the wisdom of the animals who can live in the now and cannot 'see' happiness as they are always in it?

Did you have time today,
To stand back from all the busyness of life,
And feel what it is again to observe the observer and watch what feelings open as your then free mind drifts through emotional paths forever locked in that ever moving mind?

Did you have time today,
To catch yourself 'doing' ego,
And judging someone else, as they did the best they could do with what they had – not even affecting you?

Did you have time today,
To forgive another for what they had done,
And more importantly to forgive yourself for being human and flawed as you walk this challenging oft alone, journey of life?

Did you have time today,
To move closer to your values and what you believe,
Because if you did, those challenging decisions will be easier, the way you step forward will be clearer, people will feel your stronger spirit and you will not be so alone?

Did you have time today,
To assist the world become more coherent and peaceful by aligning yourself,
By journeying the farthest distance that mankind ever can – inside?
Did you take time today?

How many minutes were you in 'the present' today?
Can your do more tomorrow?

A Moodscope member.

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Anonymous Thu, Mar 12th 2015 @ 5:28am

Very nice!

Hopeful One Thu, Mar 12th 2015 @ 7:58am

Hi Les -thank you for a lovely poem putting everything in the 'present'. Reminded me so much of that poem by Susan Coolidge

Everyday is a fresh beginning
Listen my soul to the glad refrain
and ,in spite of old sorrows
And older sinning
Troubles forecasted
And possible pain
Take heart with the day and begin again.

Rupert Thu, Mar 12th 2015 @ 8:25am

Hi Les yes I always try and appreciate the world around me when I have time which is not very often. This morning on the way in to work I looked round at the sun for 2 secomnds taking in its warmth and imagining that I was on the beach beneath the same sun. That image is quickly extinguished though by walking through the doors of work where I will be for the next 11 hours... Rupert

Anonymous Thu, Mar 12th 2015 @ 9:13am

Great poem with a very mindful theme. I love the bit about the birds and animals living in happiness. I have learnt a lot about that from my dog! I try to find good things to be happy about each day - birds singing, sun shining, making a cup of tea for someone, whatever.

Melanie Lowndes Thu, Mar 12th 2015 @ 9:44am

Dear Les, You are a poet. Thank you for this wonderful poem with so much to reflect on. I will keep it. Have a wonderful day. :-) Melanie

Melanie Lowndes Thu, Mar 12th 2015 @ 9:45am

May I share it on my Facebook page???

Les Thu, Mar 12th 2015 @ 9:52am

Nothing I write ever has 'copyright' on it - even my work materials - so share it, use it, copy it, print it.......... to give, is to receive :-)

Anonymous Thu, Mar 12th 2015 @ 10:32am

Really lovely Les, my good companion on the road less travelled.

Les Thu, Mar 12th 2015 @ 10:36am

Hi A

Dare I say - The Road Les Travelled......... :-)

Anonymous Thu, Mar 12th 2015 @ 11:51am

Oh ha-ha (not!)
Morning Les
Does it count if I look and marvel at the sky whilst hanging the washing out?!
This is simply beautiful; thank-you.

Les Thu, Mar 12th 2015 @ 12:53pm

Hi Frankie

As long as you do it mindfully - without judgement and with open curiosity......maybe even hanging things up differently from normal just to see how it feels and then accept whatever that feeling is.....just love what is :-)

Time is a gift - that is why it is called 'the present'........

Anonymous Thu, Mar 12th 2015 @ 11:18pm

Today I took the time to be with my Dad who passed away at 5.15 pm this afternoon, I will treasure every moment of the last 3 months that I have been caring for him and every minute of today. With much sadness and love I have been wholly in the present today. Eva

Les Thu, Mar 12th 2015 @ 11:38pm

Hi Eva

Powerful....................Deep......................& Loving

Caroline Ashcroft Fri, Mar 13th 2015 @ 8:37am

Sorry to hear about your dad Eva, but so pleased that you have been able to care for him and were with him today. Take care.

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