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Living in the past…



If one doesn’t exist primarily in (and “as”) the present now… one is living in the past.


[This Lady Bug is getting ready to leave a dried out Thistle Plant.  Probably the Lady Bug had been searching for small insects to feed upon (that were nesting within the seed pod).]

Leaving Lady!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Leaving Lady! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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  1. I am happiest when present to natural beauty and sharing with loved ones – and saddest when I think about what is being done to our natural world. We must learn at least to consider the future so as to walk lightly on this Earth. Maybe being present is somehow being present to an awareness of those who went before and who will, hopefully, come after.


  2. Interesting points!
    Of course, we all must learn; the process of (the past) considering the future health of the planet (and what we can do about it) is part of that learning. Living (often) in the present (beyond the past) is also very important and beneficial; it brings insight that helps one see things instantly (without needing to be taught through and by sequential – past – processes). Living often in the present is its own type of learning… a learning that is often very holistic, profound, and all encompassing; that type of learning involves the vast… and goes beyond mere limited ideals and patterns. Often, with such learning (of the present), the insight and the action of helping are not at all two separate things.


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