The Simpler The Better

Living on what you got,

Perhaps as a janitor, I can afford my place,

I can afford to pay most of my bills,

I can maintain the loan by paying the interest,

I can eat, sleep and work, and play,

I can do no harm to myself, my family, and community.

I can do the things I love:  photography, philosophy, and writing, reading, and research,

I can meditate, walk, rest, relax, play guitar,

And be a good son, co-worker, neighbor, friend, brother, citizen, student, teacher,

I can practice doing all this and then some.

I can practice being patient, compassionate, simple, and a good person.

I am grateful for all I can be and then some…

 

Baby Boomers

http://www.pastfactory.com/2018/03/09/quiz-are-you-a-true-baby-boomer/?utm_content=quiz-&utm_medium=quizresultsshare&utm_source=tb&utm_campaign=1443378-tb

This group of people had a softer simple life because of money, low population, and less technology.

But they went through a lot of social change in the sixties, seventies and eighties.

Their relative lack of technology left them with a slower, but more physical society.

Yet, to live through change is hard for anyone and any generation.

We are all the same in this respect.

There are many Baby Boomers alive and well living in society today.

Ask them to take the quiz above with you and get to know your neighbor, friend or relative.

Media reports latest In Ebola Outbreak

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/congo-ebola-worst-in-nations-history-1.4900641

There is trouble in this District republic of the Congo in the form of a nasty virus called Ebola.

Many people have died, been infected and some have recovered from this virus.

The numbers have slowly increased over the last four months, but the authorities have been pushing to maintain control over a serious situation.

Globally, China, USA, Canada and many others have been offering support and assistance as the problem continues to grow.

On the ground, in the region affected things have heated up due to the added violence due to civil warring and unrest.

WHO and many others are sending health workers and medical assistance to all those who need it.

With our hopes and prayers and support and assistance this outbreak may still be kept under control with persistence and tenacity.

Please remain calm, helpful and aware, this is still a difficult and unpredictable situation.

The Complete Books Of Robert Frost

A Road Not Taken

Christmas Trees

I.  The Witch Of COÖS

These are just three of 350 titles to choose.

I have pondered this great American poet for the past three decades.

His work is amazingly truthful and telling.

The Poetry Of Robert Frost:  All eleven of his books-complete: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Frost

I beg your pardon…

Being alone is a treasure because I find compassion, patience and simplicity.

Yielding to a discovery process I uncover much and learn even more about my interests and pursuits.

Yet, unless society receives a return for itself, this endeavor ma appear fruitless and a waste of time, energy and resources.

Yet, it is fascinating to look at the creative mind.

The closer solitude is examined the muddier the water appears to be.

For example, not all mothers are blamed when their child does not form an attachment.

In some cases it is considered a disease like Autism.

In many instances of solitude the artiest, or creative person will seek out solitude to find authenticity.

Again, this is difficult for society, even the immediate family and friends who may find the creative person aloof or preoccupied with their work and less with their relationship to others.

But it is easy to recognize the outcomes as valuable:  creativity, authenticity, truth, science, art, philosophy, etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Storr

 

A Great Number Of Possibilities

Do you know where you come from, because it is really a great mystery.

There is a great deal of advice, especially when going way back in the past.

Everyone knows that there are many possibilities for themselves and others.

Of course, this includes the invisible part of an adult: the memories, the thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and much much more.

It is my mission to keep your mind open to these possibilities.

Imagine, what this person would look like, how they would act and don’t forget their memories, the thoughts and feelings, beliefs and much much more.

I have heard this person called an inner child.

I believe it is important to treat this person or inner child with special care.

But if you by chance have forgotten who this inner child is, you are not alone.

In fact, many people can only remember a snap shot about this person.

Being in touch with who this inner child is for you will make your life a much much better time and place for you.

If you wish to want to start parenting this inner child I would start by learning who they are and try to become their friend.

I might even recommend writing some of your thoughts and observations down in a note book (digital or otherwise).

And start out small, try to think about your inner child each day and watch your notebook fill with your scribbles.

Don’t worry, by the time you get around to trying out what I suggest you will either decide I am a little odd and give up my silly notion.

Or perhaps, you may learn to become a better friend to yourself.

Either way, I hope you keep up journaling, even if it is only a way to write for ten minutes each day.

There are lots of ways to improve your day to day experience, perhaps one of these will work for you:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_child