‘It’s cold out there.’

Arctic cold air is here for the week. With temperatures around -10 with a wind chill.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=weather%2C+Monday+December+27%2C+2021%2C+victoria%2C+b.c.&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-ca&client=safari&safe=active

Winter is here with a vengeance.

Please bone up on winter safety and drivers safety.

Keep the gas tank full and the de icer handy!

A Handbook for New Stoics | The Experiment

A Handbook for New Stoics | The Experiment
— Read on theexperimentpublishing.com/catalogs/spring-2019/a-handbook-for-new-stoics/

To study a way of being like this one may be a good decision, but only you can decide.

It is a way that is tried and true, given the work involved it may be no simple task.

From my experience, being grounded with purpose is one angle but there are many benefits to putting these principles into practice.

A philosophical approach to good living may be an understatement…

Australian Protocol

Dr. John Campbell’s nickname for what the Australian’s are proposing for a way to venture forward with the omicron variant.

The PM is saying we need to treat everyone here as adults.

No lockdown unless they get overwhelmed in the hospital: too many ICU patients or deaths or a combination of problems that could overwhelm their hospitals.

The chief medical officer and PM are in agreement that the old way is not working and can not eliminate the virus.

The new way may help more than it will hurt.

Please understand this is not anti-vaccine, but rather a means to enhance results of heard immunity in the face of the new variant and continued vaccination and boosting…

As an adult, I believe in taking the vaccine, ventilation, social distancing, masks, good habits like hygiene for eating, sleeping and work and or exercise.

In truth, it is difficult to practice all these good habits but practice is the best prevention.

I am also blogging, journaling, meditating, and being supportive and accepting support from all those I trust.

It is best practice to learn as much as I can and make as many useful decisions regarding this pandemic.

Keep calm, be kind and do no harm…

Omicron Variant Preperation

I am eating well, sleeping well, being well (meditation), working well, vitamin d, zinc, and using the advice on jabs or vaccination.

With that said, everyone will decide how to prepare, and the best practices seem to be the safest, kindest and calmest way to proceed.

Managing change seems to be a challenge and good habits can help some.

Please support the effort and check out the vid below.

The Sentinel Cry

There are signs of demise and other signs too.

Yours are mine and those are kind.

See the measure of a man and know him for what and who he is.

As with all people, their measure is in being of virtue.

Let the truth ring, call a stop to your talk and inaction.

Don’t preach at all, just practice being who and what you believe is virtuous.

Let yourself shine through all the messes in your life.

Bring joy to the world,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Why We Need To Keep Striving To Live A Better Life

Why do you climb the mountain?

Because it is there. And because there is always more to learn. It is proper to find virtue in becoming a better person with better habits.

I just watched this animation film that expresses the feelings of striving and learning to live a good life using the metaphor above.

Seen “The Summit of the Gods” on Netflix yet?

https://www.netflix.com/us/title/81439550?s=i&trkid=13747225&vlang=en&clip=81513604

If you see any value here you may enjoy watching this vid.

The Happiness Revolution

It is a little known event of recent history.

When we study and practice the evidence science and culture has unearthed in the last 20 years, we will all experience the ‘good life’.

For too long, the philosopher of the west and the guru of the east have been working towards the same goal.

This way of living is abundant in all religions and philosophical leaning methods and applications.

This application comes out of our study and contemplation of truth and beauty.

Some call it a modern day revolution because of the numbers of scientists and wisdom acting people who study and apply happiness principles to there lives to live a better way.

But people seem a little shy about celebrating the happiness revolution because it doesn’t seem appropriate to overstate or tax some way to improve humanity.

Happiness does not transmit much panic and misunderstandings. But there is very little extreme contrasting behaviour during a pandemic. We may not notice how much work, information and practical applications are available today in the science, philosophy and eastern ways of being happy.

There are many experts in this field that explain the benefit of happiness principles and can prove their worth through scientific study.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happiness?wprov=sfti1

Please support the effort, it is a subject worth your attention.

Meditation

Start a daily practice and give your time as a free person lives their life.

It is not an altered state of mind.

Nor calmness, joy or relaxation…

Don’t stop your thoughts.

Don’t sit on a cushion, but on a chair, the bed, the floor, or any way that works for you, inside or outside or both!

Learn to embrace change…

As it is, reality is a meditation.

Please support the effort, and do less harm.