Classic Good Works

Becoming a cognitive warrior is a way to face magical thinking and designing a new self-image.

In the 80’s, bibliotherapy became a new way to practice ‘good work’.

Prior to that, thousands of years earlier, hard won battles with the mind won favor.

Today, we know we are what we think, believe and act upon.

So, to learn what we can control about ourselves is a ‘good work’ or skill that we can practice to live a more contented life.

To meet with minds that know how to teach this tool, check out David D. Burns and the old philosopher, Epictetus.

Of course the simplest and best way to meet these two are through bibliotherapy, or what most people call book learning or putting things into practice that you read and believe in the book.

Good luck.

Work Vs. Play

Stay ignorant or learn to get along,

Accept your work or give it up,

Remember your thoughts on the subject, your rights and privileges, the moral values and the ability to go with the flow.

Act on this knowledge as each circumstance becomes clear to you.

As a student, you must learn when and how to play, without harm to yourself or others.

So be a slave, but become aware of it, study your captivity.  And learn to get out of your prison.

Remember what happened to you and what it is like now that you are aware of all the details, and how important it is to change.

Do what is right for you, practice the proper use of impressions, or doing it right-do no harm to yourself or others.

And lastly, know the source of your life and problems and play it by ear, go with the flow, allow things to be, especially when they are out of your control.  And you will learn to be content.

Who knows, you may earn your freedom.  Perhaps, freedom from your situation lies within being content with what is out of your control.

How To Live The Good Life

Here is a blog that seems to have some pretty good ideas ‘how to live the good life’.  I may have my own ideas but this is a good place to start.

https://www.elitedaily.com/life/motivation/live-good-life

And as far as journaling goes, sometimes simple topics taken from the article above act as great prompts to journal about.  All you need is a template or a blank journal.

Gratitude For Living The Goodlife                Date:










There are many books and beliefs about the good life.  There are also many lectures and videos and podcasts.  I will mention some on my next serial entry on this topic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wealth

…is living pay cheque to pay cheque for most.

The desire to earn more or to live beyond your means can get us in trouble.

Quenching this desire is a skill worth acquiring ASAP.

Look around, can you spend five minutes a day with yourself to sort out these crazy moods, impulses to live in a fantasy or just abandoning ourselves at the most inappropriate times?

There are some habits or ideas that may help us live for better or worse, pay cheque to pay cheque.

What is the best habit you have going for you?

I need sleep, I try to get eight hours a night.

I have improved my sleep over the last year by concentrating on it and doing my best to improve it.

They say sleep not only keeps you healthy, but it does a lot more.

Building good habits keep me ready and willing to work to live pay check to pay check.

In this sense, I think I’m doing the best I can do.

But I believe there are better ways to live, and better habits I can learn to use to find a more stable lifestyle.

Good luck with your wealth, whatever way you do it, living pay check to pay check may not be satisfactory, but it’s not a bad way to live.

Health

What is health?

the state of being free from illness or injury.
“he was restored to health” ·

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synonyms:
good physical condition · healthiness · fitness · physical fitness · well-being · haleness · good trim · good shape · fine fettle · good kilter · robustness · strength · vigor ·

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  • a person’s mental or physical condition.
    “bad health forced him to retire” ·

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    synonyms:
    state of health · physical state · physical health · physical shape · condition · constitution · form
  • used to express friendly feelings toward one’s companions before drinking.
    synonyms:
    here’s to you · good health · your health · here’s health · skol · good luck · slainte · prost · prosit · salut · salud · bottoms up · down the hatch ·

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    I prefer the last one, about expressing friendly feelings…
  • but what about “heal”
  • to heal implies curing or repairing our body, mind and spirit while we are being ill.
  • living with ourselves regardless of the outcomes.
  • I suggest being what we believe.
  • being willing to improve our health or to heal.
  • being aware and accepting ourselves is part of that package deal.
  • in this sense, it is best to heal for ourselves, without hoping for unrealistic outcomes.
  • sort of like being you, with no strings attached.
  • but along with illness there is pain and suffering, which is not so easy to accept.
  • it is worth learning to live day to day or second to second with pain.
  • pain management is a skill we can all learn.
  • best wishes with your health.

The Source Of All Safety Is Within

Through meditation, any student can be taught to find safety inside themselves.

Don’t run, don’t fight, don’t look for it outside yourself…

To make this immense safety, a lot of baggage needs to be stopped released from use.

To grow enough through meditation, the practice will diminish instant gratification.

And slowly, the consequences of poor judgement will release you from your bad habits or consequences.

So, sincerely, systematically, sustained enthusiasm…

If you can practice, you will transform your view of life, find inner peace and compassion.

You will learn to have an experience that you are part of a vast consciousness.

Your culture will show you the way to a good life.

Your attitudes will grow to allow you a very healthy lifestyle and belief system.

This is sometimes called ‘doing no harm’ or ‘living the good life’.

Invest In Yourself

Life’s consequences begin with instant gratification.

Don’t do it.

Learn to be a great communicator, get a mentor or teacher and practice reading, writing, and blogging, researching and talking to others.  An acting class would help.  Keeping a journal or diary is a good idea.

Dream, get enough sleep, learn to daydream, be creative.

Think, talk to yourself, use your inner voice.

Spend the time to take care of your life and loved ones.

Be organized and do your homework:  set up a schedule to study, exercise and eat well.

Learn to manage all your affairs in a healthy way.

How to Invest in Yourself: 10 Life-Changing Ways to See Big Returns