The Digital Life

Can you get an algorithm to do that?

I want to spend ten minutes in the washroom, five at meals and one hour at work.

Why do I have to sleep?

Speed dating, why not speed friends and family, speed relationships.

Okay, maybe I am missing the point: digital things are okay, but it is up to me to control myself when I choose to use them.

Virtue’s Too Nice For Avarice And Vice

Or are they one and the same,

Every vice has a craving associated with it.

Every person has a vice and a craving,

‘Who does it’, may sound like the right question.

How often…

Place vice on a pedestal and get really bad.

Deadly sin no longer has a ring on its finger.

Mortal has a better sound, had the flu of late.

Make me date,

There are viruses that would make your hair curl.

The body can’t tell the difference between protein and a virus.

All roads lead to recycling,

Who said anything was good to eat,

We better beat that drum.

Rum, rum, rum.

The race, the digital age, designer drugs

The timer is set, watch the news to hear the latest doom and gloom.

Set the stage with disaster to welcome our next triumph: recycle, reuse,

Are we part of a life cycle or a death cycle?

Cloister, cluster, life can be a mom with despair.

Yet, we are topping out with our population and poverty has been cut in half.

The good news and good life is a proposition.

Gravity is good when it holds things together.

Universal is almost as big, we strive to bring ever piece together.

Gloms together like real life, can it get any better?

Hyper-realistic Christmas Decorations 2018

With fake news, fake images and fake people…

The most popular decorations this Christmas are creating a lot of novelty in the bigger cities.

Although the most surreal images are creating havoc with 911 calls, mostly everyone’s got a sense of humour.

Does Being Mindful Mean I Loose My Reading Glasses Less Often?

Yes, among other traits, my teacher says traits that improve while doing mindfulness are all about being, “the non-forgetfulness of the mind with regard to a familiar object, its function is non-distraction.”

To be mindful means to return and recall.

I use mindfulness to return whatever I have chosen to concentrate upon, a body scan, my breath, thoughts, and emotion.

I believe I am cultivating calmness, stillness, or inner peace.

At first blush, mindfulness requires a lot of effort.

Then it becomes effortless.

Lastly, it becomes who I am or who I may be.

I will decide to be undistracted by practicing my mindfulness exercise or practice.

Instead of becoming frenzied and obsessed about finding the lost object of my desire, I can now make a ‘room scan’ exercise out of it and practice being mindful:  release, relax, and return to practice.

If my room scan exercise happens to produce my hearts desire or the reading glasses, that will be one of the many outcomes-along with inner peace.

However, if I don’t find my reading glasses, I am much more willing to let go of the search and make a calmer decision about my lost reading glasses.

Mindfulness may not give me my reading glasses on every attempt but ‘inner peace’ is always my most appreciated outcome.

At the beginning, middle and end of each practice, I try to express my intentions.

I am praying for a useful session of mindfulness.

I am grateful for my mindfulness session regardless of the outcome.

I hope my session will be good for myself, my family and friends, community, and ripple out into the universe.

Oh Country (no free lunch)!

Our place is pretty good, but there are things going on I don’t like.

I really love this place and tend to over look stuff that I should pay more attention to.

I protect me and my family and people I know, but who am I to tell anyone what to do.

One guy I know, makes a point, we aren’t as free as we believe.

But our place is better than most.

Sure, I take it for granted and I tend to care too much.

But the neighbours place is 10 times bigger and he is 10 times angrier than me.

What am I going to do?

I’m going to see what happens next.  It may be time to move.