A Morning of Mindfulness Awakening

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Awakening with Mindfulness and the Senses

A moment arrives. Eyes awaken to darkness while light offers guidance. A point of reference is sought for where one is at while one realizes like the flash of a camera one is simply here. Moments pass. Soon a thought arrives prompting one to jump or cause one to simply allow the moment to arrive simmering like savory soup on the back burner of the stove. Maybe that thought brings pure motivation as a clock is spied with a glance that the day has arrived and there is a plan. Go – Go – Go shouts loudly as if led by San Diego Charger Cheerleaders, the Oakland Raiderettes, or maybe those Cowgirls from Dallas. No matter. One jumps as quick as Jack jumping over the candlestick marching forward toward the beginning of the day greeted by the rising sun with its outstretched welcoming arms. The Break of Dawn has arrived.

Possibly one realizes the day belongs to the day. There is not any iota of a plan. Only time. Time allowing something to transition, become apparent, and quite possibly offer inspiration. Inspiration to creatively offer cause for something different, prompt changing a condition, or seek sharing with others a truth so hidden . . . well . . . one does not know that truth their self. Simply one enters the day without expectations. Seeking discovery of newness with the hope of exploration leading toward a new beginning offering hope of something of difference, anything, of which is not the same one only peers forward without expectation.

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Today

For this author that is today. Revelation seems to share today is being led by mysterious and mystical forces of energy, although the power is of the cosmos, the unexplainable, or the precepts of a favorite quote being “I dun’no . . .” Today, simply began as usual near the midnight hour. Yes, a person of night more than day while friends with the space between. A product of allowing circadian rhythms privilege of determining health and wellness naturally rather than interjected by knowns of others or something else. With the precept of liberty most assuredly of ‘self’. No alarm clock, which some feel obtrusive and others a welcomed friend, allowing spontaneity to guide one along a pathway of discovery. By choice ‘today’ has been offered its turn to lead with unspecified precision, unexpected twists and turns, and with hopeful delights. Delights of enchantments, revelations minced with fairy-tales, and the giddiness of mindfulness practiced and learned.

Even though many as well as self have a planned life full of expectations seeking achievements, of which a time with vacation at times seems as such, a day of spontaneity led by moments of ‘now’ contrast moments planned quite possibly may offer difference. Some say difference is the measurement of chaos. One may ponder a day of spontaneity being a day of experiencing chaos, although that chaos lay not with chaotic, but with a greater order. Pause may offer reflection upon energy and entropy. As energy can be not destroyed nor created while entropy thought only to change with an interaction one may ponder one’s environment, especially that day of spontaneity one considers self as beginning as one and only one. One’s eyes are opened as shared earlier to darkness followed by a glimpse of light offering a reference while that light may simply be noise. Therein is a beginning.

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Enlightenment, Hopes, and Love

For some with attachments being of another or possibly something mechanical that point of reference may in fact be the welcomed scent of coffee perking within a flavorful brew. Ahhhhh . . . such an alarm clock one may have. Yes, a point of reference leading one from darkness to light, though of scent. Being a day of spontaneity, no deadlines, and no anticipations that moment of now becomes enlivened full of hope since one is welcomed. A hint of being loved is offered filling one full. One becomes enlightened with hopes and Love. Spontaneity through mindfulness offers guidance with light led by enlightenment, a sound presenting opportunity knowing where one lies from whence sleep has escaped, and quite possibly a welcoming scent sharing a sense of newness. One may ponder next taste. Taste for the moment of now experienced spontaneously with mindfulness.

Quite possibly without an alarm of any kind other than the opening of one’s eyes, the presence of sound be that a mouse in the wall or the shuffling of a blanket, and while could be the warmth of a welcomed scent prepared by another or offered by today’s technology the pallet recognizes one tongue. Humorously at times that taste strange as it is, actually, is very natural, yet a product of long before minced with time. Some may say in fact it stewed becoming without oddity foul desiring change. Change sought, yet within that moment of now one may realize it simply is the way it is. We discover a light leading, a sound sharing more than, a scent offering a hint of Love, and a taste desiring change.

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Blessings or Good Fortune

We have with this day of spontaneity through mindfulness seeking discovery of awakening realized there may in fact be blessings or of least good fortune arriving to us from a night’s sleep now escaped to be with the past. Alas, we seek more touching the day to be surprised with feelings. We feel each of those earlier experiences with a simple touch while noticing one has been touched by the day itself. The day shared with one by welcoming us to a moment of now experienced with spontaneity without expectation while openly shared experiencing a moment of moments through each of our senses.

Alas, one realizes one has experienced a moment of chaos within an order greater than oneself while becomes blessed or of least receiving good fortune one is in fact alive. Observance offers each explorer of discovery, even though all of those five senses may not be of blessing, that they seem to add becoming another. A sense one may never be able to explain to another much less one ‘self’. There just seems to be something much more than simply being and without oddity is sensed presenting another . . . sense. Be that a sixth for some or a fifth and quite possibly less for others that sense just seems to make sense. Realization arrives through experiencing mindfully that moment leading more moments upon waking from night’s slumber that . . .

You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are
You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are

'You're a snowflake unlike any other, so unique in one way or another.'

These lines convey the essence of what the author wants to tell young readers. The rhyme, the whimsy, the colors, the illustrations and the rhythms make it a charming story book. The pictures complement the words beautifully and add to the effect of the concept.

 

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Thank You for Reading a tsmog Article

Though of a personal journey seeking discovery it is with hope some value and worth is discovered by you the reader. I Thank You for the moment of moments offered reading this short sharing of discovering awakening on a day offered to self without expectations. Do have a most wonderful day leading forward to a great Life.

© 2015 Tim Mitchell

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Comments 23 comments

Sannel 19 months ago

Thank you, Mitch for sharing this very captivating article on a highly complex subject.

" Simply one enters the day without expectations. Seeking discovery of newness with the hope of exploration leading toward a new beginning offering hope of something of difference, anything, of which is not the same one only peers forward without expectation." Very true, my friend!


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tsmog 19 months ago from Escondido, CA Author

Hello Sannel :-) Thank you for the visit. Yes, I too like that quote. Agreed that does seem to be so very true. Do have a Nice! Week!


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Venkatachari M 19 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Awesome, once more! It is really an awesome awakening experience. Thanks Mitchell, for taking me through this tour of mindfulness.

Voted up and awesome.


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Frank Atanacio 19 months ago from Shelton

an amazing awakening ... tsmog.. confusion.. exploratory.. all gather here in this hub.. well written and re voted useful and shared


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tsmog 19 months ago from Escondido, CA Author

It was interesting to mindfully reflect while waking. Thank you for sharing Venkatachari M. :-)


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tsmog 19 months ago from Escondido, CA Author

Hello Frank. Thank you for sharing and offering thoughts for me to ponder. :-)


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melissae1963 19 months ago from Tennessee, United States

This is a well thought out and interesting Hub. Beautiful and ethereal.


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tsmog 19 months ago from Escondido, CA Author

Hello melissae1963 :-) Thank you for reading, commenting, and your observation.


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torrilynn 19 months ago

insightful and beautiful. i feel relaxed now. thank you


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tsmog 19 months ago from Escondido, CA Author

Thank you for reading and commenting torrilynn. Interesting you felt relaxed. I did too going through the process of mindfully awakening. I think I will read what I wrote again :-)


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Electro-Denizen 19 months ago from Wales, UK

wonderful writing style... managing to capture that sense of awareness which is true to us all...

...entering the day and letting the details come as they may...


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tsmog 19 months ago from Escondido, CA Author

Thank you for the visit Electro-Denizen. I am trying to do this each morning when I waken from sleep. To mindfully be aware of waking. It is interesting :-)


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Akriti Mattu 19 months ago from Shimla, India

Just lovely.


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tsmog 19 months ago from Escondido, CA Author

Thank You :-)


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Akriti Mattu 19 months ago from Shimla, India

It's always nice to read your posts.


M L Morgan 17 months ago

Beautiful, utter madness and totally inspirational are the words written here. It's like you just jumped inside my head for a moment and stole my daydreams, the little thoughts racing through my head, then calmed me down and slowly poured me a cup of contentment. Beautiful and uplifting :) Thank you for sharing this Tim.


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tsmog 17 months ago from Escondido, CA Author

Thank you for reading M L Morgan. Wow! An interesting comment. I am going to reread what I wrote. :-) Then ponder the next one.


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thumbi7 16 months ago from India

Very beautiful

You have taken my mind to a different level altogether

Voted up and shared


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tsmog 16 months ago from Escondido, CA Author

Thank you for the comment thumbi7. I think I will reread it for some more positive energy.


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brakel2 14 months ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hi Tim - I enjoy mindfulness, almost too much. Sometimes, if folks interrupt my mindfulness, my body revolts. Reading about the mindfulness of awakening does take one to a different level. as someone mentioned. It is a great experience to watch the clouds and blue sky and leaves blowing in the breeze and think of pleasant things. It brings peace. Sharing, Blessings, Audrey


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tsmog 14 months ago from Escondido, CA Author

Thank you for visiting and commenting brakel2 :-) I am happy I was introduced to mindfulness by a close friend. It helps me become more grounded and offers a solution for stress too. There are many benefits from mindfulness.


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MsDora 10 months ago from The Caribbean

"By choice ‘today’ has been offered its turn to lead with unspecified precision, unexpected twists and turns, and with hopeful delights." Just realizing this opens us up to expectations. Relevant for me, this morning. Thank you.


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tsmog 10 months ago from Escondido, CA Author

With a most wonderful smile full of warmth I feel blessed this morning seeing your comment MsDora. I am thankful for that and your kind comment. You see . . . I reread what I wrote. I found a giggle + giggle as I experienced something new . . . for this day . . . after having awakened . . . Nice!

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