No Cheats Allowed Inside

Virtue is an old fashioned word.

But when we were born, part of our development was moral structuring of our brain.

Through teenage years we developed ethics of morality.

And in adulthood we programmed ourselves with progressively cognitive ways to live.

Wisdom!

Getting cleaned up

It’s nice to clean things up a bit.

I just need to do it more often.

There’s no free lunch.

And I don’t always get the tab.

But that’s not bad,

It’s just that others are more stubborn than me.

It’s kinda nice to put everything back in its place.

I’m not a-neat freak, but I like some order and comfort.

It’s kinda fun to sit back and enjoy a cup.

I just ran out, I mean I need to pop out.

You can buy anything, life is a slot machine.

You need to take care and watch your step.

You’re in charge now, do a good job make a good life.

You may not get anything, live life as if you can be free through your own hard work.

The Challenge

Read, write, learn…

It is hard to study.

To find enough energy after a day’s work.

To balance a load that will make it easier to lift.

Read what you need rather than things that only make you feel good.

This can be extended to things I do.

I am not in school.

I am living ‘the good life’

To use this body is a good experience and to balance the work, exercise and play will help me reach this goal.

Much experience will complete this job.

Always to learn to be a better person.

Help

Feels so good,

Making and breaking.

Creating an inventory of my beliefs that stands for something in manhood.

Building on a foundation, that isn’t always taking,

Help me with the baking,

Do your best at faking,

Forget your always shaking,

Feels so painful,

Getting and getting,

Idea on top of idea, I’m feeling kinda strain full.

You can start the betting,

Stop with all the petting,

Find yourself a setting,

Feels so dead,

Dumb and numb,

In my solitude there is isolation and dread.

Will you start to hum?

Stop drinking rum.

Have yourself some fun.

The Proper Use Of Impression

Good habits become manageable through learning to understand and follow a good life.

Like the power of meditation, the fruits come with the labor of love.

For each individual the experience is uniquely tailored to his/her experience of this understanding.

With moral progression the mind and body experience a kind of unification.

This is not religious but more of an awakening experience.

Although there is no spiritual component, there are elements of relationship to nature, oneself and other people.

In no sense is this spiritual or religious or pantheistic.

The work is it’s own reward: living, laughing, learning to be.

Perhaps, beauty and truth emerge like a personal philosophical experience.

Processed Spirituality (Spiritual Junk Food)

Empty affirmations, multiple mantrums, no practice, no peace of mind…

With all the technology, and multiple distractions from all the devices, no wonder there is a lack of commitment to any meaningful path or way to be grounded and experience actual spiritual growth.

The cellular phone is meant to be wired into our lifestyle and for all intensive purposes addictive and permanently altering our ability to become “awakened” or self-actualized by a healthy discovery of who we are.

Peace and quite are not wanted or even soothing, without constant access we can not control our increasing need for constant stimulation.

Are we paying attention to our family and relationships? Work?, Do we have hobbies?

Do we even care about sleep, exercise and eating balanced meals?

Where is our purpose and direction?

There is the constant need for work to acquire the ‘modern lifestyle’.

Do we even know how to rest anymore?

Yes, I Am Willing To Forgive And Forget

Truth, no one has ever gotten to know me as good as I know myself…

Except for the loving and caring understanding of my friends and family.

The past is full of connections that bridge my present, future and the future beyond my life.

I am willing and able to forgive and forget because of my strong tie to family and friends. They are my rock to all that may be.

I still vaguely feel fears that wisp up from time to time, but my love and connection with others bring more joy to life and the life of others.

I sincerely let go of the past mistakes and embrace the ‘joy still felt’ with people who share a great narrative from our history and shared life experiences in all we say and do.

I love our epic stories!