The Philosopher King

Plato says this king is not like any other.

Can he led others, or follow when it is better to do so?

Does he know when the people are ready for a new law?

Are his personal values aligned with the values of the people?

Many captains of industry appear to hold the keys to the kingdom.

There are geniuses of every caliper, why not a wise living leader who can work with the people?

Some say this is just a catch all phrase for great leaders like Marcus Aurelius, Jesus Christ, Buddha, mahatma Gandhi, and many others.

Like all these great leaders, there was also good people willing to build a better way.

Who are these kings today?  Who are the good people?  What is the better way?

Subjectively we try to find a better way and practice it’s lessons and build a better life.

Collectively we collaborate and cooperate our teams to build a better way for many of us.

To all those philosopher’s, leaders, good people and better ways…

Me and My Gallbladder

A gallstone wedged in the liver or stuck in a canal that runs between it and the gallbladder…

Huge pain, from a bundle of nerves, it radiates under the shoulder blade or is it in front by the solar plexus?

The hot pain is constant for hours, finally a change, a gag reflex, heaving and up comes everything in the stomach.

6 hours in the emergency to get a bed and a blood check.

The doc sends me home, in the wee hours of the morning.

Slash 15 years later, I check my progress.

Still have gallstones, according to the ultrasound and doctor.

I am keeping a healthy diet:  much more veggie.

Is my gallbladder worth enduring all the pain?

It’s not bad when I eat right.

And I suffer a little in the late night and wee hours, but I am staying on track with proper diet, exercise and lifestyle.

My gallbladder reminds me what is important.

And if I loose it someday, it will because of an infection, or a good medical reason, not because of a lack of trying.

East and West

Tribute to David Suzuki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Suzuki?wprov=sfti1.

There is a way to pay homage to this planet and the way we all endeavor to praise and practice good habits to preserve this good earth.

Many gain fame and fortune but lay truth to bare against the ruin we create in the wake of ‘progress’.

It is more than environmental studies and practice.

We engage each other in dialogue to gain good practice.

We want environmental control to prevent pollution, damage or disastrous destruction.

Mr. Nickolichuk, a high school teacher, a good example of prevention is better than cure.

A choice to use art as a vocation and science as a foundation will always engineer a better practice for a better world.

When we understand the world philosophy and teach our ways to the children, we will learn to practice what we preach: non-violence, world peace, safe practices for a environmentally friendly way of living on this planet.

It is just another good direction to improve present conditions: think about it.

Glass Poetry

8 and a half by eleven,

A plate glass panel with engraved poetry,

Live, love, laugh…

Platitudes like ‘ meditate on good thoughts until you can meditate well.

Creating Paradise

There is a source that heals all pain.

But this place doesn’t exist on earth.

Some call it heaven, nirvana, the soul, the mind…

Ideas come to mind, like the ones by Thoreau and Emerson, Plato, Socrates, Lao Tzu, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, and many more less known.

What about the good part of you?

Why live by accepting help and offering it to others?

This is not about fame, fortune or forgiveness.

We all crave some health and happiness.

It is about the willingness to improve the way things are today.

People Who Grew Humanity

These men were homeless and meditated their way into the hearts of the people.

Many believed in philosophy based on sound principles like love, peace, charity, goodwill, non-violence, equality, freedom and many other universalities.

We all have the choice to embrace such a good practice in which every religion, nation and people have used since the beginning (and all will have the chance to use until the end).

It seems almost conducive to homelessness, meditation and a desire to live a better life.

But there seems to be help for any lifestyle or individual or group.

It is also true that all these leaders suffered terribly by the oppressors of the time.

It seems a good exercise to study these people and to learn their practices and perhaps put them to good use.

Casino

Is there any place better?

Why is the nature of the beast like an attraction to danger?

Can we stop ourselves from doing self-harm?

Are you a chaos junkie?

Socrates said “I know I know nothing.”

Learn to control the urge to gamble or do self harm.

There is a limit to being ignorant in which getting help is the best alternative.

A lifestyle to promote life is the best direction any of us can learn.

We need not open the doors to extreme forms of being.

Why is self-harm attractive?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-harm?wprov=sfti1