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Who doesn’t like to shop?

What better motivation for getting into the holiday preparation.

So get out those Christmas tree lights and decorations.

Start making your holiday list…

Slowing Down Time

Silently repeat “calm, still, silent”.

Where ever, when ever possible say these three word over and over in all your affairs.

In time you will become mindful of being here.

In time, the hurry and worry will lessen and become more calm, still and silent.

If that is your intent, you will become less stressed and more able to deal with the ups and downs that life serves us all.

Yet another state of emergency…

Local rain storm has caused flood damage which has affected everyone from incidental problem to severe emergencies.

My first concern came when my boss asked me to fill up with gas.

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PSSG0073-002190

The link above is about the state of emergency in British Columbia after a bad rain storm.

What is a state of emergency?

https://www.easthants.ca/faqs/what-is-a-local-state-of-emergency/

The link above gives basic information about a state of emergency.

More and more we are being asked to understand events that have immediate impact on our state of mind.

This article attempts to clarify and inform this kind of situation.

For me, it is a challenge to maintain the basic needs like supplies (gas and groceries). Yet, provincial and federal authorities continue to do a good job at the management of COVID-19, opiate pandemic, and the recent rain storm here in British Columbia.

Following all the rules are taxing but worth doing for my own health and safety, not to mention the good it does for us all.

There may be short term effects to the build in states of emergency here in B.C. But things are improving each day.

I got my gas and groceries with little or no difficulty this morning.

Please support the effort…

What Is Freedom?

Our free will to do what is within our power.

These actions may be bound by our constitution. Or the political will of our country or society.

But what is a will and how can it be free?

There are wills to power and discipline.

This last statement allows a certain kind of permission.

To be equal and able also implies we need to work to earn our freedom.

However, there is a means to freedom that has no bounds other than the bounds of the human condition.

These bounds are seen through the proper use of impressions.

Like using works to accurately describe a picture.

It will take many practice times to gain the proper use of these words.

In the same sense, each person knows it is their ‘will’ that they must use to discipline their actions.

The preconception that we will be free when we do the right thing or moral or be virtuous, is like naming the unnameable.

Hence, the need for philosophy to learn what way will allow us to be free.

Again, freedom can be illusive when we are blinded by fear or ignorance, but we must learn we are willing and able to be free at birth or through education or by applying our will and discipline to achieve our freedom.

No amount of rhetoric will make you free when you are bound.

To learn to live, requires a philosophical idea that knows no bound.

Some say that idea is to do no harm. The proper use of impressions and the practice to discipline our impulses or desires. With our faculty of will…

Getting Ready For Christmas Too!

Some of us lack imagination, but we make it up by engaging in the moment.

‘How to’ is a matter of personal preference, I generally order Xmas cards and this year I am ordering stuff from Parks Canada.

I like to get into the spirit, as I have said on a previous blog post, Christmas Hallmark Movies.

I have been talking to relatives and have some ideas…

https://pin.it/6Lvr56W

25 Days Of Christmas Inspiration: Day 1

Googles best:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=christmas+inspiration&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-ca&client=safari&safe=active

Little Critters With A Bad Reputation

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cimex_lectularius

Bed bug fear is as big or bigger than the fear of spiders.

It is true they can become a nuisance, but anyone experiencing the epidemic firsthand will be loathe to admit their acquaintance.

Personally I have had the bad fortune of an infestation but I value the discretion of pest control.

My experience is an initial bout of fear and loathing reduced to my normal curiosity arising after the experience was resolved with help from family friends and the community.

I expect many people will enter this bed bug pandemic with a similar reaction, but for those willing to go forward, there is much to learn about the common bed bug.

Wishing everyone a speedy recovery from their stealthy experience of a bed bug infestation.

Veggies Vs. Meats

Is it reasonable to stay like we are and do what we do?

Don’t answer that, but perhaps it is time to look at what we are doing with food.

There is a great debate which involves many big problems on planet earth: climate change, to eat or not eat meat (our health and welfare may depend on it), and changes are being spurred on by new concerns and interest due to Covid-19.

The exact place to start in this quagmire of change may be to start reading about the great debate.

Please support the effort and read the link below about meat and veggies.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/meat-good-or-bad?slot_pos=article_1&utm_source=Sailthru%20Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=authoritynutrition&utm_content=2021-11-12&apid=33698272&rvid=7004c9f8ea76b5b149637b040bea52dca121a678ee4be0447b2fa425e9fc4e77

How to make a difference in the world

www.ted.com/talks/will_macaskill_what_are_the_most_important_moral_problems_of_our_time

Be a world citizen.

Do no harm and use the proper use of impressions by practicing good practices.

Forgive the world and learn not to judge, blame,shame,gossip yourself or others.

Learn to listen and learn.

Start today to treat yourself with respect by caring for yourself.

Imagine what you can do.