Continuing from yesterday’s post, here’s what I’ve done with my N O W wooden letters. And I’ll also explain the Philosophy behind the Art.
N = Notice
O = Observe
W = Witness
We must learn to stop rushing about and Notice the little things around us, which makes us stay in the present. Then, Observe in greater detail that which you have noticed, so you may further learn from it. Once you’ve learned the lesson, be a Witness of it and tell the world about it, i.e spread the word.
The funny thing is, I was listening to a CD of Wayne W Dyer speaking, (The Importance Of Being Extraordinary, with Eckhart Tolle, 2 CD set 2013), and he mentioned almost exactly the same thing. Wayne Dyer was quoting a famous poet, Mary Oliver (from 5:12-5:47 of track 1 of CD1), on the secrets of a successful, enlightened life:
“It just boils down to: Pay Attention, Be Astonished, and Tell Other People”.
Now, I was out cycling when I listened to that CD. And when Wayne Dyer said those words, and they were so similar to what I’d been thinking, I nearly fell off my bicycle. Talk about synchronicity!
Another idea I developed from the NOW model was this:
If you live in the Now, you will learn to Own your life for the true miracle that it is, and you will have Won over your egoistic needs.
And so, I present the fruits of my labour, the NOW Project, in its three different configurations:
The lovely glossy sheen you can see in the photos above come from a spray varnish for cars, of all things. I love that varnish!
I hope you’ll be inspired to give this a go yourself. These were easy enough to do, as the letters are modern sans serif (no curly stick-out parts). Go on, give it a whirl. NOW! 😄