Birds That Flock Together Stay Together

”Associate with people who are likely to improve you.”
~Seneca
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stoic-self-reflect-journaling/id1312926037?l=pl&ls=1&mt=8

In this Dialogue Johnathan and Michael talk about hanging out.

Michael: who do you think you are?

Johnathan: a talking bird.

M: okay, but you act like a friend, don’t you?

J: You are my friend Michael.

M: And I am yours. Walk with me.

J: Fly with me.

I Love Solitude

Although it may be easy to confuse solitude with loneliness,

It all depends on your behavior.

Human contact with the best intentions will remedy most loneliness.

Some symbols seem to resonate with western civilization more than others: a lit candle, a peace sign, because of our Jewish or Christian culture Jesus.

I personally resonate with a lit candle, peace sign and the laughing Christ.

This helps me become aware of my feelings of solitude.

When I experience the best solitude is usually after a challenging social occasion with family and friends.

I will walk away to be by myself in solitude, rather than harm myself or others.

I have practiced this habit for many years, it is great for initial difficult social connections.

Ironically, further social contact will solve my problem, sometimes with additional solitude to recharge my energy level.

As a creative person, I have always needed some solitude for my work.

“The Laughing Christ”

The reason I use symbols to express solitude is complex.

Society seems to be confused by the experience of western solitude.

Each culture has its own bias and misunderstanding regarding complex problems.

I believe we are having a difficult time with solitude and am willing to explore more deeply the need in our day to day living.

Caring to use solitude in useful ways seem to be challenging at best and downright confusing at times.

I hope to shed more light on the topic in future writings.

On Writing An Epic

The vision my taunt me,

The work sure does,

Starting here is a good spot.

Burn with animal passion and noble mind or sentiment,

Work on 200 words a day for eight months to produce a first draft.

Work on finding a reader or a Author’s group/who wants to read my first draft?

That’s a good enough plan to get on my way.

I have some reading and writing to do.

Wish me luck!

Get on with living and get on with dying…

Putting wisdom into practice may be small,

Like picking up a good habit.

Or it might be large,

Like getting on with life.

We all need to get on wth living and get on with dying.

https://www.ted.com/talks/ricardo_semler_how_to_run_a_company_with_almost_no_rules?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

Plugging Into My Mind

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not work, not play, not connecting in any way…

The inner voice is key, but not to see or hear or sense,

Learning to let go, calm down or unplug is counter intuitive,

It’s doing a lot of nothing, to get a sense of yourself,

Learn to sit with yourself, then decide

Your best decisions will come by learning to unplug, disconnect and be with yourself,

All of you, we all need help getting there,

Perhaps you can start by sitting with yourself.