Archive for the ‘Being Present’ Category

The Status Games we all play

Posted by  GeoffBrown —September 11, 2011
Filed in Being Present, Uncategorized, Yes!And Improv

Here’s a little post I wrote when away on a remote island in Fiji recently … Last night I witnessed a classic example of how ‘status’ can get in the way of daily interactions we have each other. The Set Up Whilst sitting at a table eating dinner and noticed a tall western man (let’s call him Andrew) and a Fijian resort worker (let’s call him Tevita) almost collide with each other at a doorway that they were both walking toward – they were both blindsided. The Initial Reaction As witness, I nearly dropped my fork as they almost collided …

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The weekly reboot

Posted by  GeoffBrown —August 17, 2011
Filed in Being Present

In exactly 6 days we are taking a family holiday. 3 weeks in Fiji will be bliss and we also get to hang out with our neighbors – who are volunteering in Fiji for 5 months. In exactly 6 days, I will also be celebrating the 1 year anniversary of my right-knee surgery! After 12 months of rehab, exercise and many moments of grief … I’ve just had my first whole month without any episodes of pain or swelling! I have also taken my first, tentative steps back to the karate dojo. There are certain kicks and spins that I …

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From pictures 2 colors 2 words-of-the-day

Posted by  GeoffBrown —August 3, 2011
Filed in Being Present

There’s an iPad app called Adobe Ideas and it’s very cool! Take a photo and it identifies the main colors and create a color palette for the drawing tool. Here’s a photo of a coffee tabletop at home … From this a color palette is created so that I can create this word map. This is a collection of words that came to mind as I reflected on my day.

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Posted by  GeoffBrown —June 29, 2011
Filed in Being Present

I have read a lot of stuff on being present and noticing more this year, but this paragraph by says it like no one else … “What is the use of planning to be able to eat next week unless I can really enjoy the meals when they come ? If I am so busy planning how to eat next week that I cannot fully enjoy what I am eating now, I will be in the same predicament when next week’s meals become “now.” If my happiness at this moment consists largely in reviewing happy memories and expectations, I am …

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Noticing Numbers

Posted by  GeoffBrown —June 17, 2011
Filed in Being Present, Just observations

Have you ever noticed how many numbers there are in our world? Numbers appear to be as prolific in our streetscape as letters of the alphabet. This morning … I noticed numbers. I set off on a morning walk with our dog, my head swirling with thoughts,projections and assumptions. My mind was on auto pilot and it’s projections filled my whole being. Then I noticed this on a power pole … I noticed it’s color and the engineering-like design. It was a lonely object, on a pole, in a deserted street, on a cold winter’s morning. Anyway, my point is …

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