Love Songs To My Addicts

I say you are not alone when playing games on your computer.

You are not isolated when you are on your smartphone.

Or your distracted behavior is accepted by me.

Because I always love my family friends and relatives.

I romance them when they are lonely, isolated or moody.

I care for their well-being like I care for my own, and when others care for mine.

At times it is hard to love my addicts, but it is a crime to ignore them, avoid them, judge them…

Addiction is not who we are, it is only a symptom of a lack of love,care and attention.

I love my addicts and with a little help from my friends, this addictive behavior is just another transition from lack to abundance.

I believe we all need to bond, love, care and pay attention to our addicts.

Glass Poetry

8 and a half by eleven,

A plate glass panel with engraved poetry,

Live, love, laugh…

Platitudes like ‘ meditate on good thoughts until you can meditate well.

Creating Paradise

There is a source that heals all pain.

But this place doesn’t exist on earth.

Some call it heaven, nirvana, the soul, the mind…

Ideas come to mind, like the ones by Thoreau and Emerson, Plato, Socrates, Lao Tzu, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, and many more less known.

What about the good part of you?

Why live by accepting help and offering it to others?

This is not about fame, fortune or forgiveness.

We all crave some health and happiness.

It is about the willingness to improve the way things are today.

People Who Grew Humanity

These men were homeless and meditated their way into the hearts of the people.

Many believed in philosophy based on sound principles like love, peace, charity, goodwill, non-violence, equality, freedom and many other universalities.

We all have the choice to embrace such a good practice in which every religion, nation and people have used since the beginning (and all will have the chance to use until the end).

It seems almost conducive to homelessness, meditation and a desire to live a better life.

But there seems to be help for any lifestyle or individual or group.

It is also true that all these leaders suffered terribly by the oppressors of the time.

It seems a good exercise to study these people and to learn their practices and perhaps put them to good use.

If I Was In Advertising…

Would a company buy this ad?

Is it attractive within the boundaries of ‘The Proper Use Of Impressions’?

Why bother?

It’s all about learning which way to go.

It’s really a ❤️ hate relationship.

Mindfulness, Meditation, and The Proper Use Of Impression

Is there a name for Buddhism and Stoicism?

Like there is a name for Taoism or Christianism?

In a sense, there is a lesson about ‘isms’.

In a sense, there’s a lesson in naming people, places and things.

Another way of expressing this tendency to identify and express is called belief.

In no way is this intended as a ranking or measure of a belief.

Yet, we all hold on to things with our mind.

Mindfulness is sometimes described as being present in the ‘here and now’.

Like Meditation is like learning to be aware without creating a belief or person, place or thing.

I am sure there are equally more valid ways to describe the use of these practices that help us use impressions in Buddhism, Stoicism, Taoism, and Christianism, or any ‘ism’.

Language itself has a way of impressing certain ‘ways’ upon those who read, write, speak and use the impressions of language.

The mind is a wonderful part of ourselves that can be taught ways that help us do harm to ourselves or others.

We even dwell upon our senses and being to some degree.

Yet, all these ways are steeped in a mystery that can misdirect the primary purpose: to learn how to be well.

The is a description not an indictment.

The Disease Called Loneliness

“Excuse me,” a young woman raises her hand on the bus. “Does anyone know when to pull the bell to get off at the mall?”

Meanwhile two other young women turn to each other with grimacing disapproval.

The individual is building self esteem and keeps low expectations.

The paired couple are attempting to discourage this young woman’s building her self-esteem.

The pattern of any person learning to get their needs meet can be taught by parents, schools, churches and by playing in other social groups.

To even make a friend is a risk many people will not do these days.

Social media and other devices are prompting people to choose a “bad behaviour over a good one”.

People prefer their smartphone to risking self esteem to pursue low expectations from social activities that are used as venues to pursuing greater expectations and greater risking of self-esteem necessary to overcome lonely feelings.

The “great debate” has yet to become public over issues of loneliness, but we can all agree it is costly and in epidemic proportions.

Take every risk presented to you, wherever you stand on the loneliness continuum to foster your subjective wellbeing!