Autumn 2019

The end of a month is coming near,

The day is clear and air is crisp,

The changes are all in Colour and are littered among dead leaves,

The mornings and evenings are fighting with winter,

Animals are still fighting with food for hibernation.

Another passing season readable within all the fine print.

Happy Halloween!

Do You Believe?

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_development

As a child, I would rub my tummy to express how I felt about gramma feeling ill.

The women of authority believed in my empathy for others.

My father also believed in my child empathy for others, as did his friends.

As a young adult, many friends and family, neighbors and community believed in valuing others and showing compassion and warm-heartedness to others.

As a writer, I have moved into experience with people and shadowing others.

As a person I am willing to explore beliefs and adapt to better ways in day to day living.

It is easy to see a wider scope of moral development from individual,group and resources beyond present use in society as a whole.

The opportunity is wide for lifetime use, study and change.

Moral development is part of a lifetime endeavour.

The Good Life

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discourses_of_Epictetus

A teacher and student may master knowledge, but life is a different matter.

Some teachers learn to be good under extreme circumstances and pass on excellent habits to their students.

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’.

To Judge or Not To Judge

The Dalai Lama says, “Love is the absence of judgement.”

The ability to exercise the awareness of how you judge or abstain from loving yourself or others is critical.

We all need to love and love others.

It is essential to doing some good rather than harm in life.

It will give far more than it takes.

Find a little patience, slowdown and tune into your behaviour.

There is a better way to live.

Try it on.

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.

In Preparation For Hallow’s Eve

The monster stir about in places seldom seen or visited by man.

There are lots of people who laugh when a little goblin or creature comes to the door.

But who can say what they want, a candy treat or food of a different order.

Ask your parents to help you give out tricker treats at the door.

But you will probably be seeking sweets for yourself and a friend, be sure to drag along an adult to stay out of quicksand.

Remember not to lie or cheat or even talk to strangers, because the boogeyman is sure to know and could cause a very scary treat to misbehaving tiny gangsters.

Halloween is just around the corner.

Get your parents to spring for some kind of disguise.

It could be your demise.

Good luck on your treasure hunt and or adventures.