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’

youtube.com/watch

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…

Riots in Lebanon over economy injure 10 soldiers, protesters – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Riots in Lebanon over economy injure 10 soldiers, protesters – The San Diego Union-Tribune
— Read on www.google.ca/

There is unrest due to poverty and fear, over economy, worst in the world, worst in the last 150 year.

Awareness is key.

Please support the effort.

When You Are Ready, delegate fear to the backseat of the vehicle

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This guy gives you permission to learn how to work with fear without missing out on opportunities!

Watch the vid and then put it into a practice you can build.

What Do You Want To Do When You Grow Up?

Only a teacher (of some 35 years) would know ‘how’ to do it.

It, the thing you want to hold onto will be your life. Or at least in the broadest sense of the word.

People like parents, teachers, adults and others have the experience and detachment to know that no one can do this for you, but good people can support and guide you.

In this case, none other than a magnificent teacher and scholar will show you the way.

He is also famous, he may hold your attention long enough to send you off in the right direction.

If you are curious, watch the vid bellow.

It is about living your life: job, relationships, hobbies, interest, up and downs, coping with change, your life!

Flow For Life.

www.researchgate.net/profile/Mihaly-Csikszentmihalyi/publication/224927532_Flow_The_Psychology_of_Optimal_Experience/links/55ad6c2f08aed614b097b39e/Flow-The-Psychology-of-Optimal-Experience.pdf

Science based self help is the best.

A very reliable book called “Flow” is the result of science and study.

The author, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is no slouch.

You can learn a better way to live life.

Good advice for people of all ages.

A modern classic worth the read and application.

Nobody wants to hear it (you do it when taking care…)

Be mindful, be here now,

Do no harm,

Practice the proper use of impressions,

What is your purpose?

Healthspan, diseasespan

Taking care of yourself and others,

The motivation to live a good life,

Simplicity, compassion and patience,

8 Insights on Human Nature – Motivated Mastery

Understanding human nature is about understanding ourselves and others. Here are 8 insights on human nature collected over 5 years of reading and writing
— Read on motivatedmastery.com/8-insights-human-nature/

‘Human nature is a messy business’ or so said the lady on the bus.

Insight might be a glimmer of truth on this curious topic.

I invite the curious to read the article above.

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