Monday Musings: Wisdom Abounds In The Most Unexpected Places!

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Yesterday, we drove to Los Alamos (The Cottonwoods).  It is a quaint, charming little Old West town (population1910) in the Santa Ynez Valley.  It is part of the wine growing region of Santa Barbara County. One of our friends told us that there was a new restaurant in town, that we should experience. (We will share our experience in another post).

 

As we walked out, we spotted the sign pictured above.  It made us laugh, and it reminded us of the importance of being in the now and enjoying every moment as it unforlds.

 

As one of our favorite philosophy writers, Alan Watts wrote: "The future is a concept, it doesn't exist.  There is no such thing as tomorrow.  There never will be, because time is always now.  That is one of the things we discover, when we stop talking to ourselves and stop thinking.  We find there is only present, only an eternal now."

 

Enjoy your moments of now as you move through the infinite nows of your day, your week, your months and your years.  It is what life is all about!

 
 
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Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-

 

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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Alexandra I have seen this message in a different format and take, but love your version:) now to the Restaurant can hardly wait for the review:)))Endre

May 21, 2018 10:51 PM #18
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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I understand this quote and have used it myself on occassion Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

May 22, 2018 12:05 AM #19
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Alexandra.

I know I am where I need to be at this moment in time.  Dancing in the Rain

May 22, 2018 02:04 AM #20
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Alexandra and Ron - now that is an eye-catching sign and the message is spot on.

May 22, 2018 04:22 AM #21
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

That's not me. I have not reached it yet, I am still striving to get there! There is a date and a goal. I hope when we make it, we can say that!

May 22, 2018 06:13 AM #22
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Alexandra... this sign is along the lines of what I'm always saying to people... "things happen when and as they are meant to happen." I've learned not to "force" things and it reduces the stress levels enormously.

May 22, 2018 09:49 AM #23
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Lisa Von Domek
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel what a great sign - thanks for sharing!

May 22, 2018 07:22 PM #24
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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I love this sign. Living in the "now" takes a lot of practice - I'm still working on getting better at that.

May 26, 2018 03:51 AM #25
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Ron and Alexandra Seigel,

I'm so glad that Carol Williams featured your post in her Second Chance Saturday series as I missed it. I adore the sign and love the quote from Alan Watts. There are so many times we get caught up with so many things to do we forget to stop and enjoy the moment of today. Great reminder!

May 26, 2018 06:36 AM #26
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Dorie Dillard thank you for your kind comment.  And yes, it is easy to forget, luckily Ron and I remind each other.  It is our pact.  A

May 26, 2018 01:05 PM #27
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Nina Hollander we agree with you.  So many resit, critique, or find reasons not to be satisfied with wherever they find themselves being...the key is to just accept, then you can move one without dragging the tin cans of the past.  A

May 26, 2018 01:09 PM #28
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Kat Palmiotti true words in your comment, but with practice it becomes a joy to be in the moment most of the time.  A

May 26, 2018 01:09 PM #29
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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The sign and the quote are a perfect combination, Ron and Alexandra. What a wonderful bit of wisdom to start the week...too bad I did not see it until Carol featured it!

I anxiously await your culinary review!!

Jeff

May 26, 2018 05:11 PM #30
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John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks for such an astute post. 

Yesterday is gone and unchangeable, tomorrow is not here.

I love the sign it says it all.

May 29, 2018 06:13 AM #31
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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That's a powerful message, if we could only pause to appreciate it. :)

May 29, 2018 07:58 AM #32
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Hannah Williams
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Great message isn't it Ron and Alexandra Seigel  especilly when good things happen .So glad Carol Williams  featured this in SCS as I missed this post

May 29, 2018 01:48 PM #33
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Jan Green
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Love this one!  Makes you stop and think, right?!  

May 30, 2018 03:30 PM #34
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Jeff Dowler, CRS The restaurant is run by a couple who trained with Thomas Keller at Per Se in NY and at the French Laundry.  They are doing a bistro style version using Santa Barbara County produce, sustainably grass fed beef, etc.  Their wine list is great...we will go into details the week after next.  If you are heading that way, let me know, I will be happy to give you more details.  A

May 30, 2018 05:11 PM #35
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Jan Green It does make you think, and is a wonderful example of mindfulness.  The only ones that don't get it are too busy focused on the past, the future, or critiquing themselves...All we have is NOW.  A

May 30, 2018 05:12 PM #36
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Beth Atalay
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Good morning Ron and Alexandra Seigel, we must make every effort to live in the moment. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is never promised. I love the sign, thank you for sharing.

Jun 02, 2018 06:48 AM #37
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