about being present – a Visual Recite

I have added a new category to my blog titled ‘a Visual Recite’.

I have taken many pictures over the years and I share them with you with a recite.

about being present

about being present –

I wrote about wasting time, which I suppose is a part of the great human journey. We’re supposed to wallow, to go through the desert without water for a long time so that when we finally drink it, we’ll truly need it and we won’t spill a drop. It’s about being present.

–          Walton Goggins

Counting Down (or up)

Today is the 23rd month of my blog!  My anniversary post is something different than the usual posts I write.

The countdown is on.


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Countdown to what?

Well the 24th month of my blog!

Okay, no need to rush; this is the 23rd month of my blog!

Per POPCULTUREMADNESS, the best Counting Down songs –

1. One – Three Dog Night

2. Two Lovers – Mary Wells

3. Three Is A Magic Number – School House Rock

4. I’ll Tumble 4 Ya – Culture Club

5. Mambo Number Five – Lou Bega

6. 25 or 6 to 4 – Chicago

7. 7 – Prince and the New Power Generation

8. I’m Henry VIII, I Am – Herman’s Hermits

9. 9 To 5 – Dolly Parton

9 1/2. I Do What I Do (9 1/2 Weeks Theme) – John Taylor

10. 10-9-8 – Face to Face

11. 11:59 – Blondie

12. The Twelfth of Never – Johnny Mathis

13. Thirteen Women – Bill Haley and his Comets

14. Fourteen Black Paintings – Peter Gabriel

15. TVC 15 – David Bowie

16. Sixteen Tons – “Tennessee” Ernie Ford

17. (She’s) Sexy and 17 – Stray Cats

18. I’m Eighteen – Alice Cooper

19. Hey Nineteen – Steely Dan

20. 20/20 – George Benson

21. It Was A Very Good Year – Frank Sinatra (When I was 21…)

22. When Yer Twenty Two – Flaming Lips

23. Strawberry Letter 23 – Brothers Johnson

Well you know how I feel about my 70’s music.  The #23 song of the best Counting Down songs was released in 1977 and is a favorite of mine – it brings back some great memories.

Today is the 23rd month of my blog!  My anniversary post is something different than the usual posts I write.

PHAIN (the H is silent)

In my post ‘Get Over It’, I wrote the following –


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The last several weeks, events have occurred and my thinking has changed.  I no longer am feeling the unhappiness I felt and have put into place a reminder to myself how to be happy even when those aches and pains are present.  In future weeks I will post about these events of the past weeks and the reminder to myself each and every day to be happy.

In today’s post, I write the following –

The reminder to myself each and every day to be happy is –

PHAIN – (the H is silent)


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From rootsireland.ie, I found information about Irish Genealogy records for the surname PHAIN in Co. Armagh.

How does this relate to this post?  Nothing!  I thought I had created a new word, but instead someone else is already using it, my tuff luck!  Anyway I really am not using this as a word but instead as an acronym.

P – Patience,

H – Happiness,

A – and

I – in the moment

N – now.

You see my subconscious mind thinks, reacts, and functions subconsciously.  When I was a young man and going through my decade + of therapy to overcome a major depression, I learned to reprogram my subconscious.  I still do this today as this is the method for me to change and become a better person.  When I was born, my mind was already pre-programmed, then the conscious me as a young child added to that programming that then resulted in a defective mind.  I did this by telling myself I was stupid, a mistake, worthless and nobody cared.  Anything that is defective needs to be fixed or replaced and this is what I did and continue to do today.

So, as my re-programming continues, I have to remind my subconscious with reminders from my conscious.  But honestly I am forgetful; therefore my conscious forgets to remind my subconscious.  What can I use to remind my conscious to remind my subconscious to re-program?  Okay, I got it!

I ask myself “What do you feel on a daily basis?”  I reply to myself “Pain”.  That is correct; I experience pain every day in my shoulders and back and sometimes in the arms and neck.  Can this pain remind my conscious to remind my subconscious to re-program?  I think so!

Pain – how can I use this as an acronym?  P – Patience, A – and, I – in the moment, N – now.  But what about happiness, I need happiness in there somewhere.

So when I feel pain in my back or shoulders or arms or neck or a combination of all of them, I recite the acronym ‘PHAIN.’ (the H is silent)


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Yes, the pain I feel on a daily bases is a great reminder not only to remind my conscious to remind my sub-conscious to re-program, but also is a great reminder to have patience, happiness and in the moment now.