Know Thyself: cultivating a western perspective

Ah, the ancient Greeks somehow managed to cultivate a way to use this difficult method.

To recognize awareness and stay within reality and find a healthy lifestyle.

Reality is complex and changes and reflects who and what we are and might become.

To live with moderation and good health requires help from society, friends and family.

But we need tools to help us ‘know thyself’.

Good habits like meditation, journaling, blogging, energy flow, sleeping, eating, music and exercise.

But reality can be harsh, our wisdom and experience can help us along our way.

Insight from the Dalai Lama 2020:  We Must generate courage equal to the size of the difficulties we face.  Sat/Sun, July 25/26.


Trying to use a little wisdom…

Insight from the DALAI LAMA, “Wise people serve others sincerely, putting the needs of others above their own.”

Take that for a spin in the real world. Just think of any radical change you have ever made in your life: new job, marriage or moving to another country.

Okay, new job, thrown into this situation, finding the limits and syncing with these people places and things. I am learning something brand new and practicing collaboration and cooperation with all of it.

Perhaps, this is humbling because it is so obviously daunting and over my head.

“Wise people serve others….”. I try to work with people not against them. I try to face my fears.

I know enough to start, risk and fail and succeed and to understand the difference.

To a large extent, wisdom calls on my best experience and outcomes, and this can be very enlightening…

Perhaps, I get paid well, and I learn from the experience. I have small enough failures and small enough success to live!

Deep Relaxation

To let go of the distraction will free up the will to rest.

To find peace will allow the mind and body to sleep and therefore recover a balance and good direction.

Be a life long learner to become educated in a loving kind compassionate lifestyle that promotes good will and acceptance.

Learning to do no harm protects us all.

And to live a healthy life means there is a good chance to do and be a good person who is just as decent as most people.

And to fit into the fabric of whatever place you happen to love and want to live.

Is there more to life, to each there own.

It is enough to be alive and well and grateful to be here and now.

No strings attached…


Being great, fine, good, etc.

To find flow with people, economy and the common good.

To master a way to be with the world when all control is out of reach.

Resist the ‘urge’ to fix it or do it.

Find peace of mind and go for flow….

Live each moment like it may be your last.

Tao-translating the untranslatable!

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Insight from the DALAI LAMA 2020

A year long tribute, a year of gratitude to celebrate and honour the 85 year and Dalai Lama.

“If we have been reborn time after time,it is evident that we have needed many mothers to give us birth…. The first cause bringing about bodhichitta is the recognition that all beings have been our mother.”

We come from our mother, it means we were made to be in this world. We tend to be thankful. Most like to honour and respect and even obey. Many mothers have done well to feed and raise children to allow us to be here today. We may not treat our mothers as well as they deserve or visa versa for that matter. But all produce life and have potential to give back what they needed to grow and prosper.

I am grateful for my mom. We will celebrate her 88th Birthday today.

Happy B-day!