First Contact

Alien to me, you may fear me, I fear you.

Would it be presumptuous of me, to think you fear me?

I think not, you may have the same form, but your beliefs are different from mine.

I know we do not have the same ways.

Will you let me share one of my ways with you?

It’s funny, I sometimes forget how foreign people seem to me before we meet.

Getting Ready…

Routine:  daily wake up (5AM), eat, dress, get out the door, waiting for the bus.

Work or chores, rain or shine, here or there.
Waiting:  on the bus, at the store or at the shop.

Thinking about what is best, how it works, when to rest.
Practising all the right moves, wheather Up or Down, in or out…

What is new?

No trouble? No worries.

Getting it done.  Day in and day out.
How important is it?

A good start is fundamental for being ready to take action :  live🙃

Why books are no good in philosophy

To use the Socratic method requires being a good guide and connecting with people face to face.

Old technology like books and new stuff like FaceTime, just won’t work.

It is all about making better thoughts to help people make themselves better.

This is the true definition of prosperity or philosophy.

Stoics like Epictetus used the same methods.

Technology isn’t going to advance humanity, humanity is.

Okay, you may not get it.  People only connect, face to face.

This sense of connection delutes isolation and helps with authenticity.

There are many qualities to person to person connections.  Trust is just one of them.

What Is Philosophy?

The consolation of the human soul or mind.
The use of proper impressions to reduce vice and increase virtue in the practitioner.
To learn the art of learning, living and loving by doing no harm.
To reduce lose of human life through these good practices in oneself and encouraging same practice in those who are a willing recipient.

What philosophy is not!
It is not an intellectual practice.
It is not a religion.
It is not a cult.
It is not a tool to do harm.

Reading The Mind For Memory

The word convey all sense of the mind. To forgive is to forget and but we must retell and tell (again and again) to remember.

'All is said and done', but what is said is not necessarily done. More merrily, some say, 'do what I say, not what I do.'

A picture may capture part of a memory, but it is in the telling that conveys the whole story. The epic journey is full of life lessons like every life shows many lessons.

Part of recent memory is still well remembered through story: the Bible, the Epic Iliad, and The Epic Odyssey. But word of mouth is not so well recorded that we remember what is said or what is being said.

Here lies the student's duty: to recall the past in both what was said about the senses. And to listen to the present to hear what is not written but needs to be remembered for the future. And still, we need to learn how to practice 'word of mouth'.

Our Mind is like a riddle, what we remember is well and good. But what is not remembered may yet be restored after, a proper examination of the 'proper use of impression'. We who understand how to use the mind will never forget. Let us all be students and teachers on 'how to use the mind'.

Isolation Epidemic

Who wants to collaborate in order to live a longer, healthier life?

The health authority believes we are all slowly dying from a lonely life.

Everyone is so plugged into isolation by driving, working online, using devices like cell phones, tablets, other DVD and cd like devices, the computer is isolating us from each other.

Have you ever noticed the increasing lack of contact when walking through the city streets.

There is a lack of planning for social events with neighbors with in so called community.

People are stopping from touching and feeling each other.

The hug and the kiss are being used less often and with fewer and fewer people.

Don't go touchy-feely on me!

People need to reconnect.

People need to share devices, spaces, watch each other's kids.

A good place to start is at home with a better form of community living.

How do you want to live?

Who do you want to connect with in our dying way?

People die, cities are becoming isolation hubs.

This epidemic is a 'writing on the wall' moment.

We need to reconnect and learn how to live in each other's lives again.

So, unplug from your devices more often, join in on community more often, be in a coop, eat together, play together, learn together.

We need to become better neighbor and friends and co-workers.

We need to reverse the isolation trend.