First, I do not recommend my path to others.
Second, I have borrowed many ideas and thoughts from others who say the same thing in a more eloquent way.
Thirdly, the only true way is to do all this work for the sole purpose of becoming a good person.
I’ve planted this idea or seed.
And this germ of an idea is beginning to sprout.
Do no harm and the proper use of impressions.
To practice is simple but the mistakes along the way are the true lessons.
I use my diary, journal and blog to record my mistakes and find healthy solutions to practice.
I also play guitar, write and sing songs.
I write poetry and other forms of writing.
I use my creative abilities to learn how to do no harm and correct my mistakes.
I also use philosophy, photography and exercise and social activities with this soul purpose in mind.
The proper use of impressions is the second idea.
I try to set aside all desire and act on my aversions a little bit at a time.
I dislike organized religion, so I am breaking down this aversion to properly use the church to accept my aversion.
Through comparative religious study I went into philosophy and psychology to do the same thing.
Eventually, I settled for being a good person regardless of religion, philosophy, ideas or beliefs.
To me, humanity and embracing the self is the best way to live the good life.
This seed has blossomed into a tree of knowledge which I use to explore the proper use of impressions and do no harm. I have collected many ideas from schools and people and self study to find the best way to be myself in a healthy way.
To sum it all up, I like to cryptically say ‘it is all part of it’. I need to express and embrace my whole self (good, bad and ugly) to learn self-control and the other fruits of the spirit. And through my adventures, I am learning to practice these two main ideas.
This is not a philosophy or a principle or idea. It is a safe way to live, learn, laugh, and pray or contemplate to live my own life, cooperate and collaborate with others.