Paying Attention

Paying Attention


You know this photo-you’ve even taken a photo just like this. You’re in the airport long term parking lot, and you know, for certain, that you are going to forget where you parked. 


This year I took the photo, but I paid close attention to where I had parked. 
I flew to Dallas Market and straight into a whirlwind show. So much happened, but I vowed that this year, I will focus on paying attention.
This is not a new concept to me; my Aikido Sensei gave me this very advice in 1993… see, I paid attention, to the chronology anyway. Easy to forget, easy to ignore, but this year, one of my resolutions was to do so more often and more deliberately.


I saw my first banana slug on a bike ride New Years Day, I remembered to bring everything on my packing list to Dallas, I even remembered where I parked and didn’t need to reference the picture. 


I think if we all paid attention more and better, we’d not only be more balanced ourselves, but I contend that we would create a more peaceful and balanced sense of being externally. After all, we are what is in our head, and mine was a mess in 2019. I vowed to clean it up for 2020, and, though it’s a work in progress, it is in process! 


Pay Attention! You may be surprised at what you see. 
Good Fortune! 

The Color Yellow in Feng Shui


We went for our traditional New Years Day ride on Jan 1, and I finally spotted the elusive indigenous banana slug! He is bright, bright yellow as you can see and it got me thinking about colors and Feng Shui.


The color yellow is associated with communication and improving communication. It is associated with the element earth, which this not-so-little guy is sitting on, so yellow is used to ground people and things to the earth and to help communicate with others. This color is great in the center of your space but can also be used in the Northeast of your space to improve skills and knowledge. 

The elusive indigenous banana slug