ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

One Magical Moment in Time

Updated on July 5, 2013
A penguin at Boulders
A penguin at Boulders | Source

Living in the Now

I was blessed to witness a magical moment with a penguin at Seaforth Beach Simon's Town, Cape Town, the beach next to Boulders Beach where the penguins live.

I was very aware of a duck I had walked pass, the fresh air, it is winter here, as I went to stand near the balustrade overlooking the sea. I witnessed a penguin coming out of the sea, he hesitated at first when he seen me. He must have taken stock of me seen oh she is okay, he shook himself, waddled over some small rocks that were on the same level as the sand, shook himself again in absolute enjoyment, so in the "moment". The penguin then waddled to the steps that lead up to a pathway about 5 of them in total, he hopped onto the first step, the second step, he stopped a minute, yes and shook himself the wings and all in pure enjoyment, like he was so refreshed from his wonderful bath in the ocean. He carried on hopping up the steps, followed the same routine on the top, the landing of the pathway, stood in absolute bliss, emanating from him, the joy. The penguin then waddled off around the corner, possibly to Boulders or his nest around the corner somewhere.

Beautiful to see, a joy to behold. I was blessed to be in moment as well, my awareness was totally there in the NOW. Love and Gratitude to penguin and creation.

Talk about being in the moment.....

We can learn so much from animals, of learning to live in the NOW.

Penguins at Boulders Beach

Another magical moment

I had another magical moment, then it has continued we have 3 squirrels coming to our house, one has a healthy fluffy tail, I call him Fluffy. We also have one that appears to be blind, uses his smelling senses, then one that's fluffy tail has been chopped in half, he also has one eye blinded, but still very cute. He hangs over the wall waiting when his stash of my Senegal Parrots nuts are finished behind the plant pot. Fluffy actually comes to the backdoor, pops his head around the corner.

Squirrel eating

Fluffy Squirrel with 2 monkey nuts

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • roc6 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose 

      5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Thank You @rajah jolly I do try and be in the "now" trying to stop before doing anything, before I get out of the car, I sit a moment and listen to my breathe, or when I get in the car I wait a moment. You see so much more when you are in the moment, all of life going on.

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      It must have been awesome to see the penguin behave so naturally and enjoy the 'now' moment. We need to emulate some of that.

    • roc6 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose 

      6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Thank You Sueswan, all animals are sensitive, wish us humans were more like that.

    • profile image

      Sueswan 

      6 years ago

      Hi roc6

      What a magical experience that must have been. I love penguins but have never seen them in their natural habitat. Like dogs, penguins must be a good judge of character.

      Voted up and away

      Have a good day. :)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)