Now

1
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Wonder.
Simplicity.
Presence.
Mystery,
Now
Not yesterday.
Not tomorrow.
Not before
nor later.
NOW is Alive.

sand trickles,
through fingers of time.

stream trickles,
over pebbles of time.

air brushes fresh
on pink cheek.

bright eye
sparkles attention.

and in the distance
the sea,
it calls me
to the taste of You.
Now
we notice
Now we don’t
Now is here
Now is there
Now is where
attention rests

Now is okay
Now is not
Now take note
You’re on the boat
Now has got you
by the throat.

Who am I?
Breathe the shape of your attention.
into
the who of what you are.
Your identity
without doubt,
familiar
Now
and again and again
as the present revisits itself
in spirals
of return, like seasons and anniversaries celebrated,
interconnected, recognised,.
but each year different,
same same, but
not

2
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attention is a torch beam
on, off in shifting shades
present
illuminating
awakening
aware
a witness choosing,
presence
gentle

a hand playing.
a wisp of hair curling.
a twirl of bark patterning.
the voice of silence singing.
the aroma of spring sprung.
a taste of thyme ticking.

taste, the dream.
hear, the flavours.
see, the aroma.
smell, the texture.
feel, the birdsong.

when thoughts are slow enough
for you to watch the spaces between them.
Notice!
does Now have presence?

Now.
is not before.
Now.
is not later.
now Is living.
now Is life.
It’s not past.
It’s not the future.
It’s Now.

nowhere
Is
now here!

3
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armies are armed for battle
arms use hands to do their work
brains use arms to guide hands
Brains Choose!

Choice is the cutting edge of Now.
Moment to moment
choices
change the shape of Now.

in wise choice
lies clear intention – a decisive hand.
In clear choice
is respectful consideration – a firm grasp.
In awakened choice
there is healing action – tender touch.

Notice the shape of Now
it is contextual,
it has a past!
it is directional,
it has a future!
like the cloud moving across the sky
fading and forming,
fading and forming,
on a trajectory from
who knows where and who know when …..

I observe change
in the Weather of circumstance
there
spirals a centre
a window
Held
etched into the blueprint of infinity
by the chisel of causes
sculpturing the present
as if it stops.

4
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we can name the Condition of NOW.
but when does cause become effect?

at the Centre is consciousness
witness initiator,
intervening
on an infinite feedback loop
of choice and change.

in the Weather of Time,
where is the edge between effect and cause?

the mandala is
at once the centre and
the surrounding environment.

weather is a mandala
orbiting with its planet
as it changes the shape
of the Centre.

weather is context
it creates centre.
The I of presence
the Eye sees
the I acknowledges
‘Aye’
am
indivisible, whole
without fragment

weather holds,
not the weather of circumstance.

The Eye is consciousness
I is Single
I is One
the Eye witnesses
1 I.

5
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Natural events
happen experience.

in the flap of a butterfly
a storm transforms into a
hurricane
a typhoon
a cyclone
of wild power
tearing howling
turbulent chaotic
yet ordered
and with pattern
for in each is
a centre of peace and calm
a place of silence and stillness

The Eye of a Storm,
The I of 1 Self
I1 1I

Nadi Ipp
evolving in time
since October 2010
with recent edit now 14 July 2017

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