Death and Dying

Cicero believes it is laughable to entertain anything beyond the physical Universe. He says as much by defining terms. Your soul dies, or returns to the Devine. Either way the self dies. It simply does not matter, pardon the pun. The point is that he takes on death directly and says it is unimportant and nothing to fear.

Cicero’s way is a philosophy to keep stoic ways flexible and to allow death and dying to remain the same philosophically in today’s culture.

Can you control death?

No.

Should you fear it?

My advice is to sit with your fear until you recognize there is no reason to fear death and dying and to wait long enough to be free of acting in any way that may harm you or others. It is worth learning to work out any impulsive urges you may have to harm yourself or others. My job is to do all the above. It isn’t something you can set a time limit on or should procrastinate on.

I personally try to work on it a little each day. So, serious enough? Practical?

(Note, the above ideas are my own, and if you interpret them in a way that harms you or someone else, it is out of my hands, at best I give them a PG rating or worst, a R.)

a woman in distress

In this dialogue, it appears that a woman drives up to the gas station to fix her flat tire and doesn’t know what to do. She really has a flat rear tire.

Woman: oh my god, what should I do? She coyly looks at the man. I don’t even know how to inflate a tire. Can you help me?

Man: yes, he goes and grabs the still running air hose from when he inflated his, 5 seconds longer and he would of been outta there.

W: I don’t know a thing about flat tires. Thank you for being my knight in shining armour. I thought tires inflated themselves?

M: Some do.

W: What now?

M: He walks around to the driver’s side and opens the door. I need to check the pressure requirements for your car and try to inflate it.

W: where do I , you, find it and do it?

M: It says 32 psi for the rear tire. He pumps it full of air.

W: what is wrong with the tire?

M: it is really low. I think it may be the valve. He notices she is very interested in everything he is saying and doing. She is very attentive and is leaning towards him as she smiles and listens to his reply.

W: thanks again, I don’t know what to do. Should I go shopping? Is it safe?

M: I don’t think it’s safe to go anywhere but home.

W: I appreciate all you do. Thanks for putting up with me and my car.

M: no problem. I think it might be the valve. It seems to be a normal flat. It probably went flat overnight. I see no puncture or loud leak. But, please go straight home.

W: Will I need to change the tire?

M: most likely, it will go flat again, I’d get it tested and change it before taking it in. You may need to buy a tire and pay for the job to be done.

W: thanks so much, you really are wonderful.

M. Thanks.

Off they went their separate ways.

Follow Your Bliss

I am following Joseph Campbell.

He has written a rather important work, which is a huge understatement.

The Collected Works Of Joseph Campbell: Pathways To Bliss: Mythology And Personal Transformtion

I have been following him since my birth in one way or another, he speaks to me….

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Joseph+Campbell%2C+The+Journey+to+Bliss&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-ca&client=safari&safe=active#fpstate=ive&vld=cid:1793a1f8,vid:s28rwnz18j4,st:0

The small excerpt from him on YouTube will explain the book and the meaning of life better than I can.

Consider reading this wonderful book Edited and with a forward by David Kudler.

We all have a path and some of us are following it every day.

Here is to your heroic ventures

The National Day For Truth And Reconciliation

Orange shirt day started in 2013 as a way to recognize and remember the Canadian treatment of native children in residential school and to understand the harm done at this time in the country of Canada.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Shirt_Day?wprov=sfti1

https://www.orangeshirtday.org

Daylight Saving Time 2022: When Does the Time Change? | The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 2:00 A.M. As we sleep, the clocks “fall back” one hour! See details about the history of “saving daylight” and why we still observe DST today.
— Read on www.almanac.com/content/when-daylight-saving-time

Do you care about getting more light in the morning?

I think it is safer to move around in the light.

Some like to consider the practice as a practical way to save resources making it light.

I am a big believer in improving the lifestyle we all have in our day to day affairs.

It costs us individually when we change sleep in the fall, but we gain it back in the spring.

Unfortunately, we all tend to argue and all tend to dwell on the negative or cons of the experience.

I like to practice making others aware when they are willing.

I like to prepare each change. If you are interested there is an article called “How to Prepare for the Start and End of Daylight Saving Time”

sleepfoundation.org

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/circadian-rhythm/how-to-prepare-for-daylight-saving-time

Eyesight Scams

Nobody enjoys, phone or email scams, the problem is the prevalence of scams in all forms of multimedia.

Health can be a target of scams for various reason.

One example of an eyesight scam is the Bates Method. It has been around for an awfully long time.

I like to find ways to improve our awareness and habits.

If you are interested, please watch the vid bellow.

Eye Health