Self-simplicity, self-compassionate, self-patience

Wiser people than me say, “you should take care of yourself before it is too late”.

Perhaps prevention is the cure, but the work isn’t easy to do.

You can wait too long and the consequences are you are not fit for yourself or anyone else.

Perhaps these new words make sense of the job you need to do?

Pause, calm down, rest and relax, do any of these words ring a bell?

Clear, easy to follow, one thing at a time…

Live the good life and life gets better than bearable.

Virtue’s Too Nice For Avarice And Vice

Or are they one and the same,

Every vice has a craving associated with it.

Every person has a vice and a craving,

‘Who does it’, may sound like the right question.

How often…

Place vice on a pedestal and get really bad.

Deadly sin no longer has a ring on its finger.

Mortal has a better sound, had the flu of late.

Make me date,

There are viruses that would make your hair curl.

The body can’t tell the difference between protein and a virus.

All roads lead to recycling,

Who said anything was good to eat,

We better beat that drum.

Rum, rum, rum.

The race, the digital age, designer drugs

The timer is set, watch the news to hear the latest doom and gloom.

Set the stage with disaster to welcome our next triumph: recycle, reuse,

Are we part of a life cycle or a death cycle?

Cloister, cluster, life can be a mom with despair.

Yet, we are topping out with our population and poverty has been cut in half.

The good news and good life is a proposition.

Gravity is good when it holds things together.

Universal is almost as big, we strive to bring ever piece together.

Gloms together like real life, can it get any better?

Torture Due To Racism

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterilization_of_Native_American_women

pain and violence leave scars on all people.

healing hurts but paves the way for opening education, prevention and awareness.

to describe the problem is to openly talk about indigenous women being viewed in untrue hateful ways and harmed in many more.

it may be time to read and listen carefully about this canadian torture.

Compassion-that is all!


To be a student of compassion, does not necessarily increase compassionate behaviour.

There is an arc or continuum that starts with empathizing with someone suffering to actually helping them out.

Loving-kindness mindfulness is being mindful of oneself and reaches into the people throughout the world.

There are three forms of compassion which span the intellectual, emotional and our concern for others.

So why help ourselves help others?

The “Altered Traits” by Daniel Goleman & Richard J. Davidson revels why and how in their ground breaking book and research.

It says mindfulness will enhance empathic concern, activate good feelings and love, and activate brain circuitry to register the suffering of others.

It proves that in 16 hours of mindful loving kindness meditation, that we can reduce intractable unconscious bias towards other people.

Who wouldn’t want to be more compassionate?

Imagine what a lifetime commitment can do. 

The Simpler The Better

Living on what you got,

Perhaps as a janitor, I can afford my place,

I can afford to pay most of my bills,

I can maintain the loan by paying the interest,

I can eat, sleep and work, and play,

I can do no harm to myself, my family, and community.

I can do the things I love:  photography, philosophy, and writing, reading, and research,

I can meditate, walk, rest, relax, play guitar,

And be a good son, co-worker, neighbor, friend, brother, citizen, student, teacher,

I can practice doing all this and then some.

I can practice being patient, compassionate, simple, and a good person.

I am grateful for all I can be and then some…

 

Empathy Turned Inwards

Solitude has a feel good quality for introverts.

This kind of sensitive nature is hard to balance when control or lack of control is a problem.

To tune out when over stimulated takes practice, as does being around people and connecting socially when only the loud are heard and rewarded for their behaviour.

Knowing yourself and doing no harm helps one maintain control and let go of overstimulation with lots of solitude and down time.

This kind of self care or self parenting is the kind of behaviour this kind of personality will need to practice for themselves.

How Can I Ever Understand This Kind Of Crime

When I hear this coached language, I hardly recognize the passionate feelings of hate towards those who committed the crime.

A heinous crime is something we all hate, fear and feel tortured and tormented by,

There are various crimes that provoke this feeling in me:  murder and rape:

How to express the utter ruin  of the act is depressing at the very least:

 

Awareness is the best place to start!