The Finite Optimist

As Kipling once wrote, don’t make dreams your master, or thoughts your aim.

To act in accord with dream and thought is an art.

The proper action for the proper thought or dream requires a saints heart and an engineers mind.

It is practical to have a set of rules that allow us to uncover the secrets in life and explore the unknown.

We need to read far and wide and understand to envision the progress the future will hold.

Can you treat your body properly so it will function and stay healthy?

Can you process and build on earth to help it function and stay healthy?

These mysteries require discovery, recovery and more.

Go explore.

We have broken things up pretty good.

Mankind is still available for small group activities, and humanity is still raging on with death and destruction.

The goal is to understand competition, hatred and acting in self-destructive group-acts like war.

It’s not always polite to stare in the mirror.

Sometimes we need to go about the business of procreation, raising the family, community, going to work, etc.

It would have been nice to go to a four day work week, but we fucked that up when we started to think IT was the end all be all.

Technology and science by extension are pretty heady, but so is having a sanity for the individual and group to grow into the 21 century.

It seems like a good time to use old technology like mindfulness or meditation.

Old ideas like globalization can’t be all bad.

Things can still go south with unknown diseases, over population, poverty, natural disaster and more.

Never a dull moment with human consciousness.

The Power Of Meditation

Hard, untiring, infitiquable labor to quiet the madness in our mind…

The mind is an instrument like the body.

It can be tuned and used by learning to practice meditation.

Meditation is a technique that helps us untie emotional and mental knots commonly called bad habits.

As we begin to understand that our bodies are powerful instruments, we can learn to change what we use our minds to do.

To master the body and mind often teaches us how to get rid of long standing problems through hard work of meditation.

Getting control of the body, mind and senses allows the user to practice good habits.

In this sense we may learn to stop the practice of what we call bad habits:  being too angry, avoiding habits like study or sleep, smoking, drinking, over eating, doing too many drugs, etc.

We can learn to do things in a calmer way, that allows us to be less compulsive or obsesssed, angry, depressed, anxious, etc.

Meditation teaches us to regulate the body and mind through the practice or habits of being calm.

It is best to learn about all the different programmers that teach meditation.  They all lead to the same results.

Anyone can use meditation to increase health, improve energy, quiet the senses or sense of security and calmness, or adequacy, steady improvement of personal relationships, improved concentration or focus, mostly it brings out our awareness of beauty and our own ‘opus’.

In a sense this is the reason meditation is done with the attitude of non-violence.