Study Epictetus

Like Socrates, Epictetus had his student write down his ideas.

Be either a philosopher (Do your philosophy, by applying good ideas to your life, you will learn to live that way.) or wing it.

Question what is within an individuals power and those things which are not.

In this sense, study, read, research, and write about living life (specifically your own).

To think about a life in this specific way will bring wisdom to apply on the day to day basis to improve or ‘cure’ the problems.

To ‘do no harm’ and apply the ‘proper use of impressions’ is to use reason to work out problems in day to day living.

“Conduct ourselves through life fulfilling all our duties as children, siblings, parents, and citizens.”

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epictetus

Honey

Seriously, I had honey and bread a few hours before bed and I slept well. And I cured my lingering indigestion.

Don’t believe me, research it.

https://www.lifehack.org/456959/amazing-things-that-will-happen-when-you-eat-a-spoonful-of-honey-before-sleep-every-day

Compassionate Math

The democratic nature creates change, one vote are a time.

Remember to take what you need and leave the rest.

Follow your heart into the future that sustains earth and a global or universal citizen.

Practice non-violence, one kind act at a time.

Add your voice to the choir of love and compassion to grow a better life.

The economy of compassion is a currency to improve positive change.

Count each gentle, patient, self-controlling, good….

Add the good life and let the bad life go.

Use critical thinking to live a compassionate way of being.

Piercing

Pablo Escobar, where are you?

Your older brother thinks of you.

Sky solo is an elegant light bringing minimalist approach to your interior design.

Shocking facts about alcohol abuse, billions of dollars of cost to taxpayer, drugs shipped through standard mail from around the world, addicts and teens at high risk, the slow change toward less troublesome times,

Toxic drugs are circulating,

Stay sane during this drug and Covid-19 pandemic,

Become a poetry hound,

Perhaps not “The Hound of Heaven “

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Hound_of_Heaven

Although, it is a good read,

Break bread with broken dream and find sucker to snap off drug crime, mind and body.

Give withdrawal a chance, in a safe environment,

Find it in yourself to seek help and cleanse your wounds.

A better light may loom near an open door, risk change and become clear of the pain and suffering….

What is the best antidote to fake news?

www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-antidote-to-fake-facts-real-ones/

Some good opinions are being frustrated by the popularity of Authoritarianism and fake news, hate spin, fear of the unknown and the effects of COVID stress.

I believe in two ways of coping with stress or any other problem life may throw my way.

The first is do no harm and the proper use of impressions which is something akin to living the good life.

An older, perhaps dated poem says, “…keep your virtue.” Again, not the easiest thing to do when times are good, let alone now.

And the other is more abstract, don’t act like this in public, but in private put your ‘good life’ to good use by practicing these principles primarily for your family, friends and self. Don’t do this publicly, put it to good use by working hard to do no harm and put the above principles to good use. With this kind of anonymity you are less likely to be harmed by fame or fortune.

You will be less likely to harm anyone through loosing your ‘virtue’.

But the pandemic is a special case, we all need to recover by doing what is best in our own situation and that puts public pressure on us all.

The facts are that these vaccines are our best good practice. The best science can offer. We need to have faith this is the best answer and curb unscientific, misinformation and fake news.

So, find courage to take the vaccine so we can take our best shot at putting this pandemic behind us.

Human Rights Day

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Rights_Day

Insight from the Dalai Lama 2020

“Basically we are all the same human beings with the same potential to be a good human being or a bad human being….The important thing is to realize the positive side and try to increase that; realize the negative side and try to reduce. That’s the way.”

It needs to be said by the people we know and trust.

We are all trying to behave well and live a balanced life and living more in the moment.

We are trying to ‘do no harm’.

Please support the effort.

Comprehensive Coverage Of COVID-19 For The Holidays

youtu.be/UANpJrdXOYo

Self isolation is key, which means no gathering for Christmas or Holidays like New Years.

People are dying and we are so close to a working vaccine,in fact the first British Subject was given her shot today.

Please support the effort

Best regards,

A Soldier’s Way Is Our Way

www.youtube.com/watch

There is a saying, ‘life is unfair’.

To examine the hopelessness of the world is experienced without prejudice.

If you want to change, ‘watch, listen and learn’.

Motivation can help the willing, practicing this SEALS rules and they will show you hope and help you find the changes that are best for you.

Too Many Bumps Or Mood Swings

I’d call any kind of emotional outburst (negative emotions) a mood swing or a bump.

With Corona, I generally get more bumps than usual.

I have made it a practice to take a mood swing or pump moment to calm down and take stalk of my state of mind.

Mental health is just as important as physical health.

Having faith in myself and others is part of my day to day well being.

When I take responsibility for an emotional or mental health problem, I am taking care of myself to do no harm.

I call it buckling in to corona. And I need help and give help to my friends, family and co-workers.

See you in the new normal!