Sleep, The Most Valuable Thing You Will Learn To Do Well

Okay, you can sleep like a baby as you grow, as long as you don’t fall prey to bad habits.

You can’t sleep on the regular basis for many reasons. Here are the top ten.

  • the room is too light, it is best to wear a sleep mask or sleep in a dark room.
  • temperature is too hot or too cold, try a blanket when it is too cold or try a warm shower an hour or two before bed if it is too warm.
  • don’t eat snacks or eat too late, to be safe, stop eating 3 or 4 hours before bed.
  • don’t go to bed too early or too late, stick to a schedule, in time you will find the nuances like feeling tired enough to sleep or going to bed on time.
  • exercise moderately each day, the energy you use to exercise releases adenosine into your body which promotes sleep each night.
  • don’t use devices too much, sometimes the blue light or the stimulation makes it hard to prepare for sleep.
  • meditate 25 minutes or more each day, it can help you improve mood swings among other mental health benefits.
  • Journaling will also bring order and information to hand that will help with goals, asperations and mental health.
  • nutrition or eating well will improve the health of the body to perform all tasks better, including better sleep.
  • read, write and research to be a life long learner.

When, I cut out the journey to learning these 10 habits, it removed the value and appreciation from the story. To uncover the top ten may take you half your life to learn well. Hope you make the trip.

If nothing else, learn how to live these 10 habits. They will teach you more than good health.

The Philosophy Of Consciousness

Awareness is consciousness.

I am awareness.

Or I am that I am like in the Old Testament.

All religion goes into this idea of being aware.

There may be more than an object reality.

If this premise is true, we can be aware of our awareness in a non duality way.

In this sense we can be aware of awareness and aware that all is awareness.

This philosophy is born out of a sense of permanence and the infinite we call consciousness.

Without a objective reality, we or I is awareness and flows within itself in ways that resembles a reality with objects and subjects, but is really agents of consciousness that is the source of all.

Awareness is here now, permanently, in a stable way like a flow.

Because of this sense of flow, all the stops and starts and fades or emerging is now our experience.

The element of our experience that is present is awareness.

We or I is awareness.

Sensation and perception disappear when I rest or sleep or when I am at peace.

The limitation of language make words like aware limited to that of a noun.

For this reason we may express awareness as a space or field.

‘Being aware’ is a better phrase to express the knowing element we call awareness.

What I have has no objective reality or nothing.

In this sense, I am nothing or everything.

We all know we are aware.

What is the ‘we’ and ‘I’ that knows awareness?

The same ‘I’ is our primary experience.

Or I am aware I am aware.

I am not objective. I don’t do anything, I am conscious.

This is not Devine or a cosmic experience.

This is simply how each of us know our experience.

This is a way of being or a way of being conscious.

These words are essentially the same: awareness, conscious, being, knowing.

The way has no objective qualities-it is self-aware.

Our true nature is everything to us. Because we need to be what we know.

Science is attempting to learn the true nature of consciousness.

The mind-body and world depends on the nature of consciousness.

We need to go to the source and ask what is it’s true nature, and that awareness of awareness is “I am that I am.”

This is a concession to the objective finding mind.

The source of attention is absent from attention,but rather a relaxation of being aware.

Am I aware?

Yes.

For thousands of years we have been asking what is consciousness.

And it is becoming a fundamental question to science.

All other science is breaking down because we have reached the conclusion we must answer this fundamental question to move forward.

The hard question of consciousness will be hard to prove, but we all have a subjective sense of it.

Perhaps it will take a thousand years to find the answer.

Aloneness

“The seed of wisdom.” Chogyam Trungpa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%B6gyam_Trungpa?wprov=sfti1

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’.

‘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….

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-events/news/top-10-ways-to-live-to-100-ageing

Ode To The Surreal

Oh universe, let me see bellow your panties.

The farmer got drunk last night and ran his undershorts up the flagpole.

How often does war evoke the words ‘dirty panties’?

Yes, says the universe, we can not see what lies behind the facade.

Farmers are the Shepards of the world’s food supplies.

War can not conquer love.

Let me see!

Drunk last night,

The blank page is no more.

So, be damned the logic that suffocates the wise and passionate, who love life like a family.

And, let the juxtaposition of images wrench all from their complacencies.

Stand up, wake up, get going!

Doing, when it matters most

Be mindful now!

There are many people or peoples that reflect the above image or practice.

Does the message kill the practice or is it the messenger?

Does breathing cause us harm when we fall into the habit of shallow breathing?

The experience of being mindful may be its best teacher, but many students will need a Little Rock and roll to get the message across to them.

Check out the sexy app about being mindful now!

Don’t worry, you will find it if it works for you.

Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, M.K. Gandhi,

Cicero, The Cynics, The Stoics,

Tao Te Ching, Mindfulness in Action by Chogyam Trungpa, Meditations for Beginners by Jack Kornfield

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Red Book by C.G. Jung

There are many more roads to living a full life.

Yes, it is worse than the flu: busting the coronavirus myths | World news | The Guardian

The truth about the protective value of face masks and how easy it is to catch Covid-19
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/29/worse-than-flu-busting-coronavirus-myths

The Covid-19 must be serious or you would not be reading this on my blog.

Caution is the watch word, I am using about the article above.

Yet, some information is good.

It may be a good idea to respect this new virus and to get ahead of it by coming out with a vaccine.

And to keep fear under control by using what our medical authority can provide.

Children and elderly are usually more at risk than the rest of the population.

However, the disabled and immune system of some individuals need more assistance than most of us.

Don’t treat anyone unfairly because of your possible fears regarding the unfolding situation.

And please don’t dwell on the issue.

It is always good to chit chat with people we trust.

Stay tuned and informed, education is key.

Please support the effort.

Revisit “How To Mind Map”

What is important to you, that allows you to understand, remember, think about being, doing, making and creating…

Follow and practice the simple method bellow when learning or writing, journaling or note taking…

Show a child how to learn by showing them how to mind map.

https://www.mindmapping.com/

Keep Your Head Down

When someone is trying to knock it off,

Trust yourself and others, but do no harm,

Be patient, don’t lie, don’t give in to hating,

Don’t look too cool or act like a wise ass,

Dream lucid, think straight, but slow it down when you obsess, try to possess or go mental with unrest,

If you can handle fools and accept yourself when you act foolish,

If you can met with success and failure like the same god damn thing…

Risk your money, risk your life,

Keep away from other people’s things.

Push that body,

Push that soul,

Make amends to the brave and old,

Build a willpower with good habits,

Never give into the crowd,

Talk with your betters but don’t forget people you care about,

When you can handle family, friends and people,

When your life follows up on stuff that works for you,

You’ll make a fool of me and be in on the gift to humanity…

Autumn 2019

The end of a month is coming near,

The day is clear and air is crisp,

The changes are all in Colour and are littered among dead leaves,

The mornings and evenings are fighting with winter,

Animals are still fighting with food for hibernation.

Another passing season readable within all the fine print.

Happy Halloween!