Revolution – Wikipedia

Revolution – Wikipedia
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Who on this planet is up for change and will risk their life for it?

Will it be an internal or external event?

Most likely a little of both.

What will you do to revolutionize yourself and the planet?

Common Sense

In today`s busy, reactive (twitter feed), politically correct society, it is no wonder there is so much confusion over the headlines.

Justin Trudeau has a lot to answer for with his recent headlines in the paper about `brownface`.  A picture of his Arabian Night Theme school picture shows our then teacher of the countries children in a costume that is racist and inappropriate in today`s traditions and customs.

This behaviour happened in 2001, at a school fundraiser.  But is there any reason to believe we are being overly influenced by media, facts or even the way people behave?

I believe some common sense is lacking in all our lives for one reason or another.

Who has the time to read, research and chat with good people about topics we hear on the news or twitter feed?

We need to all learn to slow down and deal with the stress that technology and living in 2019 is delivering to most of us.

So, it turns out that a lot of people, probably white people, and increasingly people who do not have time to properly digest the news, are guilty of wearing inappropriate garb to parties, Halloween and others.

With society changing so rapidly, it helps to have politically correctness on one side and common sense on the other to supply a balance with day to day living.

But we all drop the ball from time to time.

Trudeau has a lot of work to do to get back in the good graces of his political colleges, party and the public at large.

He needs to address this issue head on and suffer whatever consequences result in his poor choices from 2001.

Being a liberal myself, I am of the opinion that he needs to take an even tempered approach to the people that challenge him on his problem.

I for one will be following him on this specific issue and all others that arise during this political campaign called the federal election.

I hope some good will come of his apologies and actions in the weeks and months to come.

And I believe it couldn`t of happened to a better representative of the people.

We need accountable politicians that can show us a thing or two about making mistakes, whether it is in the past, public or politics.

For my part, as a writer, I want to read, research and write on many topics and work on my own mistakes.

I can`t claim to be an expert on this topic and this is just trying to be a thoughtful opinion.

I`m sure the public has judged him and will continue throughout his life.

I only hope we as bystanders can learn a thing or two about making mistakes as human beings.

The Plight Of Getting It Right

Every new habit has its ups and downs,

But TV watching is a pseudonym for alcoholic without drinking in self destruct mode, but watching anything in self destruct mode!

I need to eat 3 meals a day, sleep 7 hours, work 8 hours and travel for an hour= 24 hours – 19 hours=5 hours

5 hours to live the good life each day.

But one hour is spent preparing for the next day. That leaves 4 hours watching TV.

After 50 years of viewing 4 hours a day, I have spent 20 or so years trying to change this bad habit.

Being addicted to TV 📺 is a slow suicide!

I have a plan to do something else each day. I am replacing it with playing guitar, listening to music, exercise, waking, going to the library, journaling, reading and writing, learning and much much more…

Anything but TV!

What is your poison?

Give it up.

I am one to talk.

Oh Country (no free lunch)!

Our place is pretty good, but there are things going on I don’t like.

I really love this place and tend to over look stuff that I should pay more attention to.

I protect me and my family and people I know, but who am I to tell anyone what to do.

One guy I know, makes a point, we aren’t as free as we believe.

But our place is better than most.

Sure, I take it for granted and I tend to care too much.

But the neighbours place is 10 times bigger and he is 10 times angrier than me.

What am I going to do?

I’m going to see what happens next.  It may be time to move.

Altered Traits

Traits Vs. States, that is the question.

My health is a state.

My traits lead to good or bad health.

To acquire these traits is part of the great mystery or 10,000 things.

It really is a problem in disguise.

Some call it the Art of Living.

Others, sum it up as the way to be.

People are fools for the truth.

There are knaves that twist the truth.

Scientists are the knights of the new age.

There are problems that elude repair and recovery,

And require ongoing examination to hatch a remedy.

At present meditation is the answer.

There are many ways to contemplate consciousness.

Some summarize it as navel gazing.

Others embrace the practice of mindfulness.

The east has been sending teachers to show us and teach us.

Many of us have gone to the east to experience this truth for ourselves.

A history is written about the philosophy of meditation.

Some in the west call it the way to become happy.

Yet, science is only scratching the surface.

Philosophy is starting to use thousands of years of contemplation to uncover the truth.

There is no simple answer.

Using drugs seem to be part of the problem, even for western medicine.

Psychology will study the mind, but the problem is still eluding psychology.

Meditation begs us to slow down.

Being mindful, we become aware of the child within each of us.

We are learning the science behind relaxation, engagement, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle.

Meditation is a tool to acquire the traits to live a better lifestyle.

Check out the science behind meditation:  Altered Traits:  Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by New York Times Bestselling Authors Daniel Coleman & Richard J. Davidson

https://binged.it/2JAVXGX

 

Moral Crosswords

What is the proper use of impressions?

Take any feeling and assess its value.

For example, I feel good about writing this poem.

Will it do me or others harm?

Not yet, at least I am unaware.

Am I doing it out of a craving or unnecessary want?

No, I need the practice, for myself and others.

Am I aware of any other necessary action?

I need to edit it.

Am I aware of any other reasons or beliefs?

Not at present, but there are plenty from my past.

Are there any other changes?

I just need to publish.

This kind of moral inventory is what is meant by learning to use the ‘proper use of impressions .’

Judgement

Don’t make things into good and bad,

It’s not my job.

Passion gone astray,

Illusion is a mental demonstration of insanity.

Don’t act on reaction,

It’s not a very good job.

Rehearsal may make a good practice,

But bad habits are bad habits.

Don’t avoid decisions,

Some are good and some are bad.

Practice helps sort the good from the bad,

With support from family and friends life’s problems can be overcome.

Learning to live will make the experience a work of art.

The art of living is just another way of expressing the ‘good life’.