Facing My Fears

I become easily distracted when I am tired, overworked and afraid.

I don’t feel alone with my impulses, procrastination and other odd ways of getting burnt out by my fears.

I have been breaking down my work into smaller bundles and doing them on the regular basis.

I have made my motto, do my best each day and do no harm.

I like to monitor myself with helpful habits: sleep, eat and rest and relax.

Lately, I have blogged less and slept more.

I am starting a new journal and plan to blog once a week till I catch up with my other job, duties, tasks and education.

Sunday seems like a good day to publish and once a week is also a good place to start.

We all loose sometimes…on death and grief

www.ted.com/talks/jason_b_rosenthal_the_journey_through_loss_and_grief

I have lost much and gained even more.

My sense of grief in complex and dying too.

It is best to open the door for those that wish to start at the beginning of the process as soon as they are willing and able.

If you are ready, consider the vid above, it is a gentle entry of a man who has shared his story very publicly….

The Ideal Parent

youtube.com/watch

Okay, I am an old man.

61 years old, stable, boring, calm, routine and reasonable.

I believe this is the role of all good citizens.

And to a great extent, so we’re my parents, and their parents…

But this is only a role. To get to know my parents as people has taken a long time.

And I am happy to say my relationships continue to grow.

To all the good parents or anyone trying to play a good role in society but still grow real relationships, bravo!

It is tough staying sane and hard to act like a good person.

Congratulations to all of us that keep on faking it till we make it.

‘It’s cold out there.’

Arctic cold air is here for the week. With temperatures around -10 with a wind chill.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=weather%2C+Monday+December+27%2C+2021%2C+victoria%2C+b.c.&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-ca&client=safari&safe=active

Winter is here with a vengeance.

Please bone up on winter safety and drivers safety.

Keep the gas tank full and the de icer handy!

A Handbook for New Stoics | The Experiment

A Handbook for New Stoics | The Experiment
— Read on theexperimentpublishing.com/catalogs/spring-2019/a-handbook-for-new-stoics/

To study a way of being like this one may be a good decision, but only you can decide.

It is a way that is tried and true, given the work involved it may be no simple task.

From my experience, being grounded with purpose is one angle but there are many benefits to putting these principles into practice.

A philosophical approach to good living may be an understatement…

Why We Need To Keep Striving To Live A Better Life

Why do you climb the mountain?

Because it is there. And because there is always more to learn. It is proper to find virtue in becoming a better person with better habits.

I just watched this animation film that expresses the feelings of striving and learning to live a good life using the metaphor above.

Seen “The Summit of the Gods” on Netflix yet?

https://www.netflix.com/us/title/81439550?s=i&trkid=13747225&vlang=en&clip=81513604

If you see any value here you may enjoy watching this vid.

The Happiness Revolution

It is a little known event of recent history.

When we study and practice the evidence science and culture has unearthed in the last 20 years, we will all experience the ‘good life’.

For too long, the philosopher of the west and the guru of the east have been working towards the same goal.

This way of living is abundant in all religions and philosophical leaning methods and applications.

This application comes out of our study and contemplation of truth and beauty.

Some call it a modern day revolution because of the numbers of scientists and wisdom acting people who study and apply happiness principles to there lives to live a better way.

But people seem a little shy about celebrating the happiness revolution because it doesn’t seem appropriate to overstate or tax some way to improve humanity.

Happiness does not transmit much panic and misunderstandings. But there is very little extreme contrasting behaviour during a pandemic. We may not notice how much work, information and practical applications are available today in the science, philosophy and eastern ways of being happy.

There are many experts in this field that explain the benefit of happiness principles and can prove their worth through scientific study.

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

Please support the effort, it is a subject worth your attention.

Meditation

Start a daily practice and give your time as a free person lives their life.

It is not an altered state of mind.

Nor calmness, joy or relaxation…

Don’t stop your thoughts.

Don’t sit on a cushion, but on a chair, the bed, the floor, or any way that works for you, inside or outside or both!

Learn to embrace change…

As it is, reality is a meditation.

Please support the effort, and do less harm.