Slowing Down Time

Silently repeat “calm, still, silent”.

Where ever, when ever possible say these three word over and over in all your affairs.

In time you will become mindful of being here.

In time, the hurry and worry will lessen and become more calm, still and silent.

If that is your intent, you will become less stressed and more able to deal with the ups and downs that life serves us all.

What Is Freedom?

Our free will to do what is within our power.

These actions may be bound by our constitution. Or the political will of our country or society.

But what is a will and how can it be free?

There are wills to power and discipline.

This last statement allows a certain kind of permission.

To be equal and able also implies we need to work to earn our freedom.

However, there is a means to freedom that has no bounds other than the bounds of the human condition.

These bounds are seen through the proper use of impressions.

Like using works to accurately describe a picture.

It will take many practice times to gain the proper use of these words.

In the same sense, each person knows it is their ‘will’ that they must use to discipline their actions.

The preconception that we will be free when we do the right thing or moral or be virtuous, is like naming the unnameable.

Hence, the need for philosophy to learn what way will allow us to be free.

Again, freedom can be illusive when we are blinded by fear or ignorance, but we must learn we are willing and able to be free at birth or through education or by applying our will and discipline to achieve our freedom.

No amount of rhetoric will make you free when you are bound.

To learn to live, requires a philosophical idea that knows no bound.

Some say that idea is to do no harm. The proper use of impressions and the practice to discipline our impulses or desires. With our faculty of will…

Veggies Vs. Meats

Is it reasonable to stay like we are and do what we do?

Don’t answer that, but perhaps it is time to look at what we are doing with food.

There is a great debate which involves many big problems on planet earth: climate change, to eat or not eat meat (our health and welfare may depend on it), and changes are being spurred on by new concerns and interest due to Covid-19.

The exact place to start in this quagmire of change may be to start reading about the great debate.

Please support the effort and read the link below about meat and veggies.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/meat-good-or-bad?slot_pos=article_1&utm_source=Sailthru%20Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=authoritynutrition&utm_content=2021-11-12&apid=33698272&rvid=7004c9f8ea76b5b149637b040bea52dca121a678ee4be0447b2fa425e9fc4e77

The Role of Respect in Mexico

In Mexico, respect should be given to everyone, and there are a number of different ways to show it. If you are doing business or working in Mexico, you should be familiar some of these.
— Read on www.international-excellence.com/mexico/161-the-role-of-respect-in-mexico

The best way to be a world citizen is to learn about new places like Mexico.

There is a lot of news, entertainment and fact about the country that will help me become a better visitor and interested human being.

Perhaps the best place for me is in the area of writing and reading.

WHERE IS MONACO?

Where is Monaco Monte Carlo? When we travel at Monaco Addict or answer client’s email from our online store for Monaco lovers we often are asked where is Monaco? The principality of Monaco is indeed a small country; it is not always easy to locate it on a map. Monaco is located at the south of Europe, bordered by France and the Mediterranean Sea. Italy is only 10 kilometers (~6 miles) on the west border of Italy. Monaco is only 2.02 km2 (0.78 sq mi) and enjoy a wealthy population of 36 000 inhabitants. Where is Monaco on a map? Monaco in Europe Monaco map…
— Read on monaco-addict.com/Souvenirs-from-Monaco-Grand-Prix/where-is-monaco-1441117247.html

There are many reason to travel, but only a few to go to places like Monaco.

First, travel is the responsibility of a world citizen to learn about new places.

The best place to start is to become an arm chair tourist.

It is the safest way to learn information like safe ways to visit Monaco.

Some is hard work, like customs and traditions to learn to visit this unique place in a lawful, respectful manner.

The news is fake.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_news

Fake news is subtext for what ails the world.

Scary white collar crime is what scary ‘fake news’ represents.

Crime or violence are a way people harm themselves and others.

No joking, just a lot of hard work with a lot of innocent people getting hurt.

No simple solutions, chaos creates some violence and among other things it can be a way to hide from yourself.

Don’t joke, serious people out to get in trouble with our national laws.

You don’t want to put these people at risk needlessly because it probably will cause more harm than good.

Who are these cyber cowboys, and why are they in bed with bad guys?

Modern crime has shifted reality enough to confuse society.

People don’t volunteer to look under rocks, live in the wild Wild West.

We need good journalism and good readership.

Awareness is key, along with a common sense approach to educating the public.

It is still a game of catch up.

Welcome to the modern world.

Some crime is still just crime.

The Problem Of Suffering

I believe in the preventative approach to any part of living.

A medicine or good habit to help with any ‘up and down‘.

There is no finite answer, no absolute, but there is modulation and collectivism. There is also individuation.

Simply put we are stuck with our own experience and what we are willing and able to learn.

Suffering is a part of living this life.

Then, as a stoic there is always the option to heed the ‘knock at the door’.

This is an individual decision.

Ethics are complex.

The way of people vary in group and number and the potential can be exhausting to approach an answer.

Even a simple answer for the individual.

As much as loving and caring can bear.

But as one who has suffered many states of mind.

I highly recommend living within ones limits and accept and give help often.

The Stillness

In the west it is the stillness.

Doing your best in the moment.

In the east it is the way or Tao.

It is going with the flow in the river of life.

Perhaps, Greece is a place where east meets west.

For there they say, “I practice doing no harm and the proper use of impressions.”

How do I do stillness?

I am present and experience as much of it as I know how.

Here I am listening in the present.

This is a start to listening and learning to be present.

Next, I act in a way that does no harm, for me it is easier to act on aversion, while letting go of desire.

I go for flow in all my affairs.

I act on the things I have learnt to be a chore or my job.

With this in mind, be mindful, meditate.

Live in a way that does no harm.

There will be many up and downs, but I want less and less.

I am learning to do my best, more and more.

Is this a life worth living?

I believe it is a ‘good life’.

‘Getting On With Your Life’

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Who better, a person professing to do what they love.

Is it hard to show?

Life May appear many ways to us all.

Is it philosophical, familial, nonviolent, inspirational?

Some people bring it home for us to bemuse.

A musical fellow telling and showing us a slice of his…