Omicron

There is a new variant that has leveraged our fears about getting everyone vaccinated ASAP.

But is it worth the risk?

Most of us have been convinced it is worth the risk.

“Freedom” seems like it is not a public safety concern at the moment.

Everyone is doing there best to make good decisions and choices at this time.

Please support both freedoms and be calm, kind and safe.

Keeping informed needs to be personal choice and decision.

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…

To Write: I will do my best and do no harm

The idea is to think about love and therefore wisdom.

It may sound precocious and selfish, nihilistic and deceitful.

Or it may have a poetic sound like a message from someone with a philosophical bent.

The virtue is nothing less than true happiness.

Define love, to be compassionate through working on being compassionate in emotionally challenging situations.

An aloof man with no willingness to cooperate with others.

He looses much but he is willing to take from those that give with a good happy manner.

He is far from hopeless but challenges anyone’s patience on every occasion.

To unpack this experience is to live through pain, suffering and may lead to a happier way of being, at least in a temporary way.

More, live with a good life in mind.

Be mindful of living a good life.

Bring that to your every life experience.

Not to be a saint, but to feel compassion and happy: I will do my best and do no harm.

Forever

The Two Towers in heaven,

They will live no more,

A change has happened,

Let me tell your more,

There are those who claim to know,

The story of how they fell,

But who amongst you knew,

The wire walker’s tale,

In 74′, he walked to and fro,

And all the people, they did see,

His message was simple,

Respect:  the wire walker’s wire, the Two Towers, and New York,

Perhaps, as his girlfriend at the time announced,

“You have given the ‘two towers’ their soul.”

And it is with this sentiment that it is hard to acknowledge the tragedy of 9/11.

It’s true we will never forget all those whose lives were taken during that terrorist act.

And it is equally important to remember the act of freedom that proceeded it.

The wire walker entertained the world with a tale of freedom in New York on top of the Two Towers for his audience in New York.

To respect life and death requires balance, fortitude, and determinism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doing, when it matters most

Be mindful now!

There are many people or peoples that reflect the above image or practice.

Does the message kill the practice or is it the messenger?

Does breathing cause us harm when we fall into the habit of shallow breathing?

The experience of being mindful may be its best teacher, but many students will need a Little Rock and roll to get the message across to them.

Check out the sexy app about being mindful now!

Don’t worry, you will find it if it works for you.

Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, M.K. Gandhi,

Cicero, The Cynics, The Stoics,

Tao Te Ching, Mindfulness in Action by Chogyam Trungpa, Meditations for Beginners by Jack Kornfield

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Red Book by C.G. Jung

There are many more roads to living a full life.

Keep Your Head Down

When someone is trying to knock it off,

Trust yourself and others, but do no harm,

Be patient, don’t lie, don’t give in to hating,

Don’t look too cool or act like a wise ass,

Dream lucid, think straight, but slow it down when you obsess, try to possess or go mental with unrest,

If you can handle fools and accept yourself when you act foolish,

If you can met with success and failure like the same god damn thing…

Risk your money, risk your life,

Keep away from other people’s things.

Push that body,

Push that soul,

Make amends to the brave and old,

Build a willpower with good habits,

Never give into the crowd,

Talk with your betters but don’t forget people you care about,

When you can handle family, friends and people,

When your life follows up on stuff that works for you,

You’ll make a fool of me and be in on the gift to humanity…

Living The Good Life

I reflect upon good and bad and properly use these impressions,

Command my will,

Some say, I have consciousness.

Understand and know, I am conscious.

Shame not consciousness or do it harm,

Here is my strength: I can get what I want and avoid what I don’t want, use the proper impulse, a careful purpose, use a studied assent.

This is my job: to practice living ‘the good life’.

Do No Harm

You can read and put it into practice and journal about it.

You can talk to others about it.

But we really need to learn how to live.

To live is to learn, love, laugh and begin to build a life and a legacy.

With each life built this way, others need not reinvent the way.

But life has up and down and most of us get broken and need time to mend.

It is a challenge to live and do no harm.

We cause much damage to ourselves and others.

When we loose sight of our harm, we do more harm.

It is a big concern for all who strive to live a good life.

International Day of Peace

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political.
— Read on www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/international-peace-day

The more important question is about day two.

There is a need for continuing the work to a final conclusion:365 a year.

With this actuality, progress can continue to be strived for with concrete outcomes and a direction to improve on the day to day peace, ad infinitum…

Individuals need to be engaged, repeatedly to attempt a dialogue and affirmative action for ongoing continual peace.

John Lennon said it best, “Give peace a chance.”

Day by day, an actual scale to approach for everyone, in a spirit of collaboration and cooperation.