“The seed of wisdom.” Chogyam Trungpa

Solitude is beautiful.

But no one will escape loneliness without a teacher.

Become aware of what is behind the mask,

And help others become aware of it.

At times to run seems like the best solution.

Or to hide out with others.

Learning about solitude can teach you a thing or two about isolation and being lonely and being in that body all by yourself.

So, don’t think for one second you can hide any of it by wearing a mask.

But today, COVID-19 and ‘the mask’ is an important symbol of loneliness.

And more of us need to reach out to others with the tools of our survival: physical distancing,self-isolation, masks, gloves, even toilet paper.

No one ever said loneliness had to be just loneliness.

Sometimes it can be creative, curious, fun, associated with helping yourself and others by learning to ‘do no harm’.

Are Masks Going To Be Mandatory?

We wear a mask if we are sick, caring for someone that is sick, feeling uncomfortable without one, when in confined spaces where physical distancing is unlikely and when society thinks or believes it is a good idea.

Lately, buses and Walmart think it is a good idea.

Lately, Governments are thinking it is a good idea.

Public opinion is becoming more conservative as this blog becomes published,

So ya I think we are at a tipping point.

Will there be a run on masks?

Who knows, but just think toilet paper, hand sanitizers and gloves.

I would like to see a run on ‘peace of mind…’

‘Live Long And Prosper’

be prepared to give a few things a rest and live moderately,

be ready to fail and learn from small failures to overcome it,

be proactive and use your skills to practice the common sense in the list below,

be your best self….

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…