It All Starts With Us

Unity is a good word, like how we need each other.

You name your tradition.

There are other ways to unify, work, play, roles in life and community, being a world citizen, being a good friend, living a good life,

We need to stick together, engaging each other.

Otherwise, all this falls apart or worse disappointing and possibly disappearing from existence like a country.

Imagine a fall of CANADA, U.S.A., many parts of the world have lost their unity.

It sounds preposterous, and even a little unbelievable.

It may be time to turn inwards and learn what being one with one another means to you.

Living the good life.

I will do no harm, now.

I will do my best, now.

How To Practice A Good Daily Life

To start with, let people be, I do this with self-deprecating humor.

Let go of anger, use anger management.

When I am low, rest, relax and do no harm.

Don’t vent anger, don’t scratch it.

Let go of self righteousness by being light hearted at best and calm, still silent (at worst).

Sometimes, I need more sleep, swear less, rest more, walk more and move more.

All the above habits help me feel more positive emotions and less negative ones.

I think about anger to learn how to control my own.

I imagine myself in a humorous situation as much as possible-express humor as much as possible and live as simple as possible without causing harm to myself or others.

Voluntary discomfort is for advanced people living a good life.

Work for change and challenging ways to live each day.

Eat as early as I can each day and fast as long as I can the rest of the day.

Collect being uncomfortable each day-meeting my goals, facing my fears each day.

Practice engaging people and connecting with others each day.

Let go of comforts like watching TV. I do not need TV, I want it. I let it go.

Practice philosophy, photography and writing each day.

My passive nature needs to be overcome at every turn.

I do live as much as I can each day.

Endurance is something left to someone advanced in living the good life.

Simplicity in lifestyle is best left to someone advanced in living a good life.

No car is best for me. I enjoy a work vehicle at my disposal, but prefer not to own my own.

I recommend people to stop buying things when they believe it is best for them.

To stop acting on desire is the best way to live a good life.

To be less of a consumer is my goal.

Constantly prepare for hardship. Because to let go of my fear of death, loss and hardship is the best way to be willing and able.

I need to face my personal fears: dying from an aneurism found by an ultrasound a few years ago.

I have little chance of this happening but it is my personal fear.

I need to find positive role models like older philosophers who believe in living life to the fullest within my limits.

I believe in living life to the fullest within my limits.

I believe in helping my family and friends to the best of my ability within my limits. Do no harm.

I practice internalizing my ways to live a full life because it does no harm to me or others.

I sometimes need to be rich and hard to myself and others when it is time to be responsible for myself or another.

I also need to stop certain habits because they harm me. I drink and eat in moderation for this reason.

I am growing older and accepting my new found limits.

I am more calmer, and less anxious, less sarcastic, less negative emotions and more positive emotions.

I am less complicated and more simple, in a good way.

To continue being more joyous, grateful and positive is part of my outcomes of living a good life.

Until one discovers this within, the outcomes are just symptoms of living a good life.

My philosophy proves my good life to myself, a better life is possible through my practice.

A long life and a good one is my goal.

For all these reasons, I recommend thinking about living a good life, after all, it is just putting into practice the ways I think love is to be practiced in a good life.

The Form Of Good: Beauty and Truth

To see inwardly and become aware of the moment will help one see truth and beauty.

But to really understand and research the idea, books ranging on many ideas are wanted and necessary to develop a probing interest towards intent and the meaning of living a good life without unnecessary expectation, pain and suffering, or unnecessary loss.

Most, believe in the ‘ups and downs’ of a good life.

Most, believe this because experience shows we can not control much of what goes on in the world.

Some, believe the good life is about seeing that ‘no harm’ and attending to the day to day is a good foundation.

Much is achieved in the world when people who essentially practice this ‘good life’ will cooperate and colaborate.

With some luck and good fortune, a life is a wonderful experience.

To use the ‘proper use of impressions’ are to live well and prosper.

Is ‘Good’ It’s Own Reward?

History will tell the story.

But before that comes personal experience.

I have seen some good in my time.

For instance, learning to do good.

There is a tipping point where enough personal experience will show perspective.

There are a lot of feelings, thoughts, actions and belief that need to occur to build up enough experience to glimpse the truth.

I am not trying to convince anyone of the truth.

To be honest, most of us need to learn enough to find the way.

But I have discovered a good feeling, leads to a good thought which leads to a good action that produces a good belief. And that will help build a vision for my future.

Now, I can’t get there myself.

I have learnt that I need to cooperate with others in a good way to overcome the mistakes that others will do with me. I am not blaming others.

There is a lot of people that are still busy learning from their mistakes. Just like me.

To visualize where I want to head in my future, I have been targeting specific beliefs in my life. This is not a recipe for truth. What is good for the goose is not necessarily good for the gander. Or it may not work for you.

There is an axiom in my life: the hole in my heart THAT needs to be healed by doing good for myself and others.

There is another axiom that might be useful, it is for me, consciousness is like an onion, its development is in layers.

I believe I am developing a consciousness my entire life. As I progress, I am able to live a better and better life. My life will never be perfect, but with the appropriate ‘good’ in my life, I can learn to build a improved version of the life I am building at the moment.

I believe that seeing the good in myself and others allow me to control myself in better and better ways.

But another way, I learn from my mistakes because I admit my mistakes and cooperate with others that are willing to help me change for the better.

I have learnt I need to find ‘good’ to heal my heart when it becomes harmed by myself or others.

Philosophy has shown me to examine the reality in my life to overcome my own desire.

But that is another story.

At first this meant to abstain from acting on desire until I can overcome my craving or lack of self control.

Eventually, the same belief grew into I no longer crave this same desire, or I have no desire for this particular thought, action and belief and experience it for its good.

I am saying that I believe it is possible for me to learn to overcome unhealthy desires and change enough to live with healthier choices.

It is like the pain I felt in my heart has healed and I still recognize the folly that use to attract me to do bad for myself and others, but now I feel the good in the exact situation but only choose good.

My personal belief is that we all grow our own conscious based on our choices.

Therefore, good is its own reward.

A Good Heart

I don’t know what to think of my heart, but after ten years of living the good life, I am closer to perfecting it.

What is good-truth or knowledge?

Plato would tell you good is more beautiful than either of these.

Perhaps, good is to know justice and beauty.

The form good takes from its highest thought of a just thing or created object is of practical advantageous use.

Absolute good is good none the less. But to have a good appetite is not as good as a good heart and mind. And by this good, all is virtuous.

To understand good is not the same as learning to be good. An intellectual pursuit will only produce an intellectual end.

To define good from everything else, the real good. Will not lead one to being good. For it is through conscious agency that good evolves in humanity.

To make a good world, many good people must make it so.

If happiness is good, surely we must all pursue it. For if there is good, there must be evil or a bad way to live.

There Is A Hole In My Soul (and all of humanity)

Another day….

My rules are simple:  practice the proper use of impressions:

Don’t act on desire,

Attempt to act on aversion,

And do no harm.

Beauty is truth, truth beauty, and that is all.

Do my best, each moment, each day….

It is a struggle to balance life when practicing these principles in all my affairs.

There is so much I have no control over.

At the core of my belief system is a big issue for me (and all of humanity).

I have a hole in my soul.

But I must not act on its impulsive nature.

I must let (the impulse) go.