A Day of Focused Moments: March 20, 2014

The Day of Focused Moments is a day for focusing, for just a few moments several times per day, on the things that keep us healthy, sane and grateful. This is timed via Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), so that as many people possible are having focused moments simultaneously.  (Find your time conversion)

“No two minds ever come together without, thereby, creating a third invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind.” The human mind is a form of energy, a part of it being spiritual in nature. When the minds of two people are coordinated in a spirit of harmony, the spiritual units of energy of each mind form an affinity, which constitutes the power of the Mastermind.” ~Napoleon Hill

Forgiveness: 5 PM UTC (12 PM CDT)

Nothing holds anyone back quite like not letting go. Whether we have yet to forgive others, or ourselves, there is nothing more liberating than a release of pain from the past. Take 15 to 30 seconds to forgive yourself for not being forgiving enough. Let go of unnecessarily tangible pain and regret so that you can enjoy more of your moments going forward. Allow the recognition of imperfection to make your life more perfect. Forgive.

Dignity, Sovereignty and Self Esteem: 6 PM UTC (1 PM CDT)

We are living in a time when everyone from those concerned about the health of our Planet to Constitutionalists are being accused of being potentially dangerous terrorists. The paranoia this creates is fear inducing and confusing, and no one is exempt from accusation. Across the spectrum we are seeing abuse of power and a rescinding of the rights of people. No one should be villainized for asserting their rights to be safe through the defense of themselves and their communities. Take 15 to 30 seconds to be grateful for consciousness, affirm your human dignity, the sovereignty of your being, and self-esteem in  realizing that you are a threat to no one. We are all seeking a safe, prosperous and healthy world, and it is an absurd concept that we need to be suspicious of one another as we all affirm right to defend it where we stand.

Honest Value Creation and Production: 7 PM UTC (2 PM CDT)

There is far too much focus on people in society who create nothing valuable, and have no meaningful experience, yet they are allowed to make decisions about, and determine the course of life for those who do. There is someone or some business in your community that creates or produces something you truly appreciate. Whether it is some locally grown healthy food, some sort of trade or craft, or some other talent they have developed. Take 15 to 30 seconds to realize how lucky you are to have people around you with honest passion, talent and skill, who actually provide something for you and your loved ones in a way that is not unscrupulous and duplicitous, but honest, forthright and tangible; appreciate them, they are true leaders, and the best of who we are.

Peace: 8 PM UTC (3 PM CDT)

We go into deeper negative prosperity with every war. Smaller and smaller numbers of people benefit from them, yet they continue to be planned. Take 15 to 30 seconds to imagine yourself trading something valuable and enriching, with someone in a part of the world that a weapons manufacturer or other large industry interest wants you to be at war with. You might want to share something grown or produced in your community, or something nice to read or watch.

Nurturers: 9 PM UTC (4 PM CDT)

There are people in your life who were able to recognize a teachable moment. They saw in you an openness and eagerness to learn. They could sense that you were seeking self-improvement, that you have a sense of justice, and a desire to make the world a better place. They did not hesitate to say or do something to illuminate your path. Take 15 to 30 seconds to be so grateful for these dear, dear nurturing Mentors.

Forgiveness: 10 PM UTC (5 PM CDT)

End The Day of Focused Moments as you began it. You have to ask yourself if you want to live such a brief life holding on to long-standing pain. It will not be possible to have a revolution of honesty as a society unless there is a critical mass of individuals who have had their own. Take 15 to 30 more seconds to not waste any more time with the past, and to take responsibility for the time you have left. Forgive.

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Reflecting on the first Annual Day of Focused Moments

In essence, for those of you who are not going to read this whole thing, the first Day of Focused Moments was successful, because it caused me to think about the focuses all day, not just for those moments. I spent 10-15 minutes thinking about how and what I was going to focus on for the 10-15 seconds of each moment. In between moments I thought more about the next moment, and I thought about how I could not stop thinking about the focuses. So, the DOFM is kind of like an accelerant. It is an example of an Exponential Circuit, because you become conscious of how you guide your consciousness.

As for the pictures, all they are is a record, wherever I was during that moment, I turned off the alarm on the phone as I read the alarm description to confirm which focus I was on. I closed my eyes and had the focused moment. Then I just shot a picture at whatever I thought was the best shot I could. It’s not about the pictures, it’s about the moment. Maybe next time I will use a phone that’s synced to the web, so the Timestamp is on the photo and immediately recorded. If anyone else wanted to participate they could do the same; Random photos representing simultaneous moments of focus.

I am going to have these kinds of days. Using more focuses, for a variety of reasons. Being the beginning of the actual “new year” of the sun cycle, I think the Spring Equinox is a good day to get more into it. I like Spring. Happy New Year. While many people were recently celebrating how a Zealot saved a lot of people from some other Zealots and went all Zealous on whoever was left, I was celebrating a Scientist Astronomer who was not afraid to prove how the Earth revolves around the Sun, and not vice-versa, because he was more interested in reality than politics. Have your own days, people. Happy belated Copernicus Day.

As for where I was? I went to a Spring Training baseball game with my brother, and it was a really nice day. I got a little sunburn on my knees from sitting in the seats, I met an adorable Senior couple who were huge fans of the Home Team, where I was not. They were groovy baseball people from way back, I could tell. I thought the Senior Citizens behind us in the shade were so cute sneaking beer into the game. I listened to the bottles roll down the concrete till someone stops it with their feet, then playing it cool as the Cop walks back and forth eyeballing the crowd. It was Grandma and Grandpa there, Rambo Fife. My team lost, big, they barely showed up, but it was cool to see a game and some seriously skilled players on both of the elite MLB teams.

The Moments:

Read the corresponding descriptions on the main page of the blog to see the context of these records.

Forgiveness of Self: 5 PM UTC (12 PM CDT)

a.Forgiveness

The picture is on the sky opposite the Box Office at the park.

I took a moment to forgive myself mostly, for letting vamps cloud my mind, and for not doing something like this sooner. It can be boggling the way we might let some awful people have so much effect on our power and our memories. When I woke up on the DOFM I took a walk down to the river and kind of did this one already. That shows how it starts working and keeps going all day.

Dignity, Sovereignty and Self Esteem: 6 PM UTC (1 PM CDT)

b.Dignity, Sovereignty and Self Esteem

The picture is the sky filled with smoke from a controlled burn a few miles away.

I have met all kinds of Americans, from the left to the right, and very very few of them have ever made me feel unsafe. Their ideas and philosophies had nothing to do with whatever it is about them that made them unsafe. Be dubious of the hype and follow the trail of power that has been pushing the paranoia. It benefits no one. I am glad I live in a Country where for the most part people treat one another pretty well. Violent crime has been going down in the U.S. Since 1993 despite what the TV says, the honest numbers don’t lie.

Honest Value Creation and Production: 7 PM UTC (2 PM CDT)

c.Honest Value Creation and Production

The picture is a shot of the infield during the game.

I thought about the people in Northern Wisconsin, who live near the Penokee Range, and all of the wonderful, healthy food and other values they provide and create. I am grateful for their dedication, and their courage in the face of losing everything they have worked so hard for in terms of maintaining a healthy ecosystem, and in terms of their exciting small business community that has developed that does not violate any Treaties. The State government shows no sign of backing down in the efforts of forcing them to have an iron mine, continuing to be dishonorable people by dishonoring Treaty agreements, and beginning the process of killing the watershed, taking the Hills out of balance, and poisoning Lake Superior. It is a place where the best kind of honest success is being threatened by the worst kind of force-backed, anti-free-enterprise cronyism. I drink the purest artesian water, have the best milk and eggs, eat the freshest vegetables and greens, and enjoy an incredible quality of life when I go there. 

Peace: 8 PM UTC (3 PM CDT)

d.Peace

The picture is the sky directly above my head.

In my mind’s eye, I exchanged some Wild Rice from the Bad River Tribe in Northern Wisconsin, some Maple Syrup from the Northwoods, and a collection of Independent American Films and Documentaries to an Iranian family. In return I received a nice cache of traditional spices and a book of contemporary Persian poetry.

Nurturers: 9 PM UTC (4 PM CDT)

e.Nurturers

The picture is a tuft of trees a few hundred feet from the boulevard.

There have been times in my life that people have recognized something about me that made them want to invest a little extra time from their lives in me. Those are the memories that give me the most strength, and do the most to define me. I spent the moment thinking about them and being grateful for them.

Forgiveness of Others: 10 PM UTC (5 PM CDT)

I thought about how forgiveness can be like an extra shove into the future using the energy of what keeps you from it, against itself. The picture I took for this one was of an artesian fed pond, but I accidentally deleted it, so this is a picture of this same pond, last year, with some graphics I added to it after I read this report from Pew Research. There is a really old turtle under the surface if you can look really hard for it.

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These are innate understandings that are conditioned out of us, and people are re-learning them

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