The Simpler The Better

Living on what you got,

Perhaps as a janitor, I can afford my place,

I can afford to pay most of my bills,

I can maintain the loan by paying the interest,

I can eat, sleep and work, and play,

I can do no harm to myself, my family, and community.

I can do the things I love:  photography, philosophy, and writing, reading, and research,

I can meditate, walk, rest, relax, play guitar,

And be a good son, co-worker, neighbor, friend, brother, citizen, student, teacher,

I can practice doing all this and then some.

I can practice being patient, compassionate, simple, and a good person.

I am grateful for all I can be and then some…

 

Oh Country (no free lunch)!

Our place is pretty good, but there are things going on I don’t like.

I really love this place and tend to over look stuff that I should pay more attention to.

I protect me and my family and people I know, but who am I to tell anyone what to do.

One guy I know, makes a point, we aren’t as free as we believe.

But our place is better than most.

Sure, I take it for granted and I tend to care too much.

But the neighbours place is 10 times bigger and he is 10 times angrier than me.

What am I going to do?

I’m going to see what happens next.  It may be time to move.

Baby Boomers

http://www.pastfactory.com/2018/03/09/quiz-are-you-a-true-baby-boomer/?utm_content=quiz-&utm_medium=quizresultsshare&utm_source=tb&utm_campaign=1443378-tb

This group of people had a softer simple life because of money, low population, and less technology.

But they went through a lot of social change in the sixties, seventies and eighties.

Their relative lack of technology left them with a slower, but more physical society.

Yet, to live through change is hard for anyone and any generation.

We are all the same in this respect.

There are many Baby Boomers alive and well living in society today.

Ask them to take the quiz above with you and get to know your neighbor, friend or relative.

A Poet’s Muse

The truth is a mean mistress.

She fights you for love and hate.

She may value what you may not,

Or laugh when people cry,

She calls everyone a liar,

Why does she tell the truth?

Her philosophy is partial to virtue,

Her voice depends on my good work.

Her stunning nature reveals all to anyone with no reservation.

My mind blisters looking into her face.

Her power overwhelms the human race.

She answers all her calls

And always stands her ground,

I dare to love her ways.

I blame myself when she is misunderstood,

I can’t help acting like a knave in her presence.

She is demanding, selfish and pure! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth?wprov=sfti1

Extreme Ways

Survival is essential.

Life needs to be right.

Love can be stuck with survival.

Or give in to preserve life.

She is always right.

He will always catch her in a lie.

She wants to use him to get her own way.

He will show her right from wrong.

Together they will use love to live life.

Together they will have a second chance.

Do no harm.

To overcome survival is to be truly committed to living the ‘good life’.

Everyone has a choice:  ‘fight or flight’ or ‘live and die’.

It’s a good life to die hard:  living and love is the hardest choice, but for me the best way to be.