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Our mind can be our worst enemy or our best friend. What if we gave this monkey mind a name and had a little fun with him to find magic in our day and sent him on his way?
Cindy~

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Mr. Abu

Hi Guys,

It’s Fun Fri-Yay and we were given an assignment from my writing workshop to go on a walk and find magical clues to keep us inspired to write. I was discouraged on my walk yesterday and then came home and pondered my thoughts, feeling uncertain if I actually have a book inside of me to write or not. So, here is a synopsis which was really FUN for me to write. It’s out of the realm of what I do and turned into a little short story which caught me by surprise. I don’t write stories… Well, I usually don’t anyway, but like all of us, I keep finding new ways to express myself.
Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed writing it as words popped on the page. Don’t you love when that happens?!!!!

Here goes….

I walk everyday and it’s often when I get little pearls of wisdom that I write down as they come to me on my phone in notes. 

But today with this assignment, notebook in hand, I took the task to heart. I always follow instructions to a T being the good student that I am, and I was excited to find magic. I kept looking for clues, on the ground, in the sky, in a tree and all I found was this monkey staring down at me. 

I tried to have a little conversation with him, but that was of no use, so I invited him for a walk to help me look for my hidden treasure. I even took a new route and thought surely this would steer me in the right direction of my message, only to walk into a barricade of trucks and construction.

Hmmmm, I thought, “is this my message”? “Just like at the book store, coming up empty, I’m stopped in my tracks yet again”. “Maybe you’re not supposed to write” said the monkey? “Well, maybe you’re right”, I replied” but what if I am”? Now he was jumping on both of my shoulders, swinging off my arms and messing with my hair; At which point I gave him a name.

“Well, Mr. Abu” I responded “What if I stopped looking for this so called message, listening to you, and thinking so much and just shut the F up and walked”? I walk with purpose and always multi task trying to kill 2 birds with one stone, (in this case the monkey and homework) which is when I realized, I make everything work. Aha, I took note, I have now made my writing a job too, which is the kiss of death for me. So, I stopped; took notes, looked at the beauty around me and said goodbye and thanked Mr. Abu. We parted ways since I no longer needed him to be driving the cart of my mind. What if I shelved the idea of having to write for anyone but me, just because I like it? What if I bagged the idea of winning a contest because you see, if you give me a banana like winning a contest, I will climb to the top of that banana tree in no time, and abandon myself in the process. I need to win at all costs and then I lose me.

So maybe the synchronicity was ditching Mr. Abu and choosing me and there in lies my story of my magical walk. And now if you will kindly excuse me, I’m heading out for a walk with my notebook and banana. 

🀣❀️ Cindy

Hope you have a Fun Fri-Yay and a great weekend!


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Nawazish
10 months ago

Well it was a interesting walk I must say. I too have this defect in me to work tirelessly till I achieve what I want and sometimes it is not a good because I tend to ignore many things around me then. I liked Mr Abu, it reminded me of Aladdin’s Abu. Such a great post. Have a great day!❀❀

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

I love your post and they always give me a new insight. Have a great weekend!❀❀

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Yeah..cool…you can call me Nawaz!πŸ€—πŸ€—

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Pleasure, Cindy!❀❀

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

πŸ™β€

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
10 months ago

Love your story. You have a gift and a creative imagination.
Just relax and everything unfolds in perfect time as you say .
Have a peaceful day πŸ₯°

radhikasreflection
10 months ago

I enjoyed the walk alongside you Cindy and of course the cute Mr. Abu. This resonates well with me as I too strive for perfection in all that I do. In the process I miss out on other things. Well now I am work in progress trying to be more open and accepting. Have a lovely Friday <3 !

inspirechief
10 months ago

Cindy, you are a truly gifted writer. I enjoyed your story and love your imagination. Sometimes we just have to slow down and begin to enjoy the beauty around us to fire up our creative mind. I have been struggling with what to write about for October. I think I will go for a hike and just enjoy nature. Thank you for your wonderful story and inspiration. Take care.

inspirechief
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

πŸ“– 🍌

Era
Era
10 months ago

Loved it, CindyπŸ’™
I too, is like that, once I am upto something, I ignore many things iin the way
Yes, everything will make a perfect sense one day

Era
Era
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Yup πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
πŸ€—πŸ€—

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
10 months ago

ON THE FLOW, NATURE OF TIME AND PURPOSE OF MEMORIES

β™‘ Flowing To, Flowing From or Flowing With πŸ€” ? It’s Entirely Our Own CHOICE!!!
♀ A Universal Truth is That The Nature of Timing is Our ALL, EVERYTHING!!! Our Choices and Decisions; it’s Entirely Up To Us
β—‡ Memory Creates Warmth, Regret/Remorse and Lessons; so I Suggest We CHOOSE!!! Carefully and We CHOOSE!!! Wisely

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…♧♧♧…

ON FALLING OUT AND RECONCILIATION

β—‡ – Diamond Hard – β—‡

β—‡ I Set Boundaries then Gently, if necessary AGGRESSIVELY!!!, Assert Said Boundaries and I SomeTimes Get Pretty Brutal EveryOne; people Say “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” but I Have Treated People Dreadfully with Actions and They Have Stuck with Me then I Say One Word Out of Line and I NEVER!!! Hear from Them Again, so Go Figure πŸ€” ?

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β—‡ – Diamond Hard – β—‡

…β—‡β—‡β—‡…

ON WORKING HARD NOT!!! SMARTER

β™‘ If YOU!!! Treat Work as a Chore, a Burden, an Imposed Obligation then NOTHING!!! will Work for YOU!!! apart from Stress and, of course, Disappointment; so I Stongly Suggest treat Work as Play, Hobby, Fun et al

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…β™‘β™‘β™‘…

ON THE NATURE OF REALITY

β—‡ – Diamond Hard – β—‡

β—‡ Our Received Wisdom is We Only Have Five Senses; what a Load of Hot Air Hogwash πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜€πŸ™‚ by OH!!! So Serious ‘GrownUps’, FUCKING HELL!!!…a Sense of Kid Humour is NOT!!! Really that HARD!!! to Recover; then Enjoy YOUR!!! 6+ Senses, Especially in YOUR!!! BedTime Dreams 😴🀀πŸ˜ͺ

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β—‡ – Diamond Hard – β—‡

…β—‡β—‡β—‡…

ON TIME (PUN INTENDED)

β—‡ – Diamond Hard – β—‡

So, Immaculate Precision Timing; known as Divine Timing by some:

β—‡ Linear
β—‡ Circular
β—‡ Spherical

…most importantly; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that Energetic Timing, Cylindrical, is The Most Important…

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β—‡ – Diamond Hard – β—‡

…β—‡β—‡β—‡…

ON SUCCESS

β—‡ – Diamond Hard – β—‡

β—‡ Only YOU!!! Decide what Being Successful Means to YOU!!!; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that it’s Only YOU!!! and NoOne Else to Find Fault With and Blame Other Than YOURSELF!!!

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…β—‡β—‡β—‡…

Gottfried
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

I’m genuinely curious if he’s an actual person

Chocoviv
10 months ago

Love the story!!! Btw I will be nominating you for an award soon too!

Chocoviv
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

No worries! Take your time! I look forward to reading yours!

Chocoviv
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

You’re welcome 😊

Ashish - Proxywords
10 months ago

Absolutely loved the walk! ❀️
We sometimes miss small details while looking for the bigger picture 😊

Ashish - Proxywords
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Yes Indeed. Have a good day 😊

Ashish - Proxywords
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

😊

Aami’s Blogs
10 months ago

Happy weekend 😍

Ingrid
10 months ago

A lovely story! I think you should pursue whatever makes your heart happiest 😊 I also take notes in my phone when I walk…I probably look a little eccentric πŸ™ˆ

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
10 months ago

Follow your dream

ggsf24
ggsf24
10 months ago

No more monkeying around!!

Kumar Harsh
10 months ago

Haha. Loved this post Cindy. I cracked up when you asked mr Abu to shut the F up. Haha. So funny. I could totally relate with you being losing yourself in the process. I am starting to know more and more about you as we talk. Haha. Well maybe it’s okay to sometimes lose oneself completely to understand that something was worth it or not. Either way we learn so much about ourselves. Loved reading this Cindy. Here a 🍌 from me. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜

Kumar Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Good morning Cindy. πŸ˜‡
No one is the angel they portray themselves to be. We all are flawed in many ways. That’s the beauty of it. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜¬

Kumar Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

Gottfried
10 months ago

Great story. When I walk I’m oblivious to everything about me.

Btw you should get Abu to help with the construction.

Gottfried
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Who not both?

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
10 months ago

Hi, Cindy, so glad you kicked the monkey to the curb! Maybe the Universe was encouraging you to turn around, go home, rest, meditate, and chill today! Free your mind of the task to see what bubbles to the surface! Have a great weekend, my friend! 🌞

Jonathan Caswell
10 months ago

Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
YAHOO FOR MR. ABU-!

Jonathan Caswell
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Yer welcome…and Mr. Abu, too!

Thegirlwithapuzzledmind
10 months ago

I loved this post, it was like taking a walk with you. And Mr. Abu!! What a cute name. Loved your imaginations Cindy.

Thegirlwithapuzzledmind
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Thanks Cindy that’s really kind. ❀️

Curt Mekemson
10 months ago

Never good to have a monkey on your back, Cindy. πŸ™‚ I had a real one down on the Amazon and he refused to get off! The little bugger. When I finally deposed him, he wrapped his tail around my arm and tried to bite me. Every time I become too serious about writing, it behaves the same way. Best to have fun, enjoy it, and write for yourself. Let it happen. It’s like being out in the woods. If you make a lot of noise, nature skedaddles. But if you sit quietly, it comes to you. Enjoyed your piece. It was fun! –Curt

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Were those the monkeys at the temple in Ubud, Cindy. Years ago, more than I am willing to admit, I had an encounter with them. In the Amazon, Peggy let one sleep in her lap for a while. She got flea bites. πŸ™‚
Ouch, rabies shots. From every thing I have ever heard, no fun at all. We have lots of bats here, but the only damage they do is poop on our windows.
Looking forward to your poem. πŸ™‚ –Curt

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

In Bali,I remember one sitting on my shoulder and reaching down into my pocket for a peanut Cindy. πŸ™‚
I just checked for my post on the monkeys in the Amazon. I kicked it off with a photo of Peggy and her monkey. The post is here: http://wandering-through-time-and-place.com/2018/02/14/
–Curt

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

πŸ™‚ The theme fits, Cindy. Peggy and I are dedicated wanderers. Covid has slowed us down, but not much.
The Amazon trip was an absolute delight. In addition to playing with monkeys we took a small boat up the river for a way and even fished for piranhas. There quite tasty but it is important to stay away from their chomping teeth! πŸ™‚ –Curt

aruna3
10 months ago

Very well written in funny way so much.you have good humer’s sense, my dear Cindy!!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’ž

aruna3
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

You are most welcome alwaysπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’πŸ…πŸ“πŸ˜Š

aruna3
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ’πŸ’•πŸ’•

RecoveryWise
10 months ago

Great characterization.

Rishika Kakar
10 months ago

I am so glad I got to take this walk with you and Mr. Abu! I feel that losing ourselves is a great way to attain clarity. Great post ❀️

quercuscommunity
10 months ago

It’s amazing what’s in there if you give it the right prompt to get it moving.

Million Dreams
10 months ago

Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award. Do check out my post for more details! ❀️ https://milliondreamshome.wordpress.com/2020/09/20/mystery-blogger-award/

Samreen Asad
10 months ago

You are a wordsmith Cindy!! All of your posts are so eloquently written and so meaningful. Loved this one too ❀️

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Pleasure, Cindy!! β€οΈπŸ€—

PoojaG
10 months ago

I tend to make everything work too and it’s something I definitely need to work on. I need to learn to just be present and appreciate where I’m at.

PoojaG
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Hehe Mr. Abu is adorable!

Law, life, etc
10 months ago

Awesome…..

Law, life, etc
10 months ago

🌻

Beck
10 months ago

I am the same way! It all turns into a competition, and I have to stop myself. Just enjoy it Beck!!!
I love your story.
πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘
❀️

H.R Phoenix, Author
10 months ago

Amazing post!

My Rollercoaster Journey
10 months ago

Love this

janisjoyce
8 months ago

I too have a monkey mind

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