Some Say Contrary, Others Complimentary

The blog above is about optimistic philosophy and a way of being that reflects optimism.

However, the Dalai Lama says it quite plainly, “I say to people that I’m not an optimist because that, in a sense, is something that depends on feelings more than actual reality. We feel optimistic, or we feel pessimistic.

I believe what the Dalai Lama is saying above. But I love philosophy and life. The rationalist in me is learning to learn and learning to live. Perhaps, I have room for a little more feelings like optimism and pessimism.

Happy Blogging.

So, I am a card carrying optimist…

In the real world we all have mixed opinions, feelings, experiences and a lot of unknown stuff.

In the optimistic world, it is difficult to overcome this realism, but the philosophy of Leibniz states “the world is the best of all possible worlds”  There is a framework here to look at the big picture.

For me to learn realism, skepticism, and process self-doubt is a starting point of my process.  I know there are many other aspects to life that will help me ferret out the truth, meaning and purpose.

So, to argue may not always be necessary, much less arguing is advised to help remove some violence from the world that needs less violence.

I am a work in process, I argue, I learn and I live the best I know now, my optimism is growing!

His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV 85th birthday: Teachings and quotes to find inner strength and happiness – art and culture – Hindustan Times

Ahead of HH the Dalai Lama’s 85th birthday, here are a few quotes to take inspiration from as you make an honest effort of getting through every day.
— Read on www.hindustantimes.com/art-and-culture/his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-xiv-85th-birthday-teachings-and-quotes-to-find-inner-strength-and-happiness/story-qli34D1oQygOv0G2wiINRN.html

Fans and followers everywhere have reason to celebrate the leadership, and longevity of an inspiring spiritual figure, His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV.

To have access to more awareness and experience in today, to become part of the community growing around the world is a challenge and full of ups and downs.

But it is hard to be less than optimistic when greeting a celebration and culture that is richer and more engaging because of a time when many well wishers and good will is shared around the world.

This is not a time to omit the hardship and struggle we all bring to each day.

Teachers reflect so much we need to learn and attempt to practice in an ordinary life.

It is a kind and bright future we are directed to believe and act towards on a day to day basis.

I, for one, and many others are happy to participate in mostly a virtual way and to live our own life-‘…as you make an honest effort of getting through every day.’

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!

Municipal By-Election is Saturday, April 4 | Victoria

Municipal By-Election is Saturday, April 4 | Victoria
— Read on www.victoria.ca/EN/meta/news/news-archives/2020-news/municipal-by-election-is-saturday-april-4.html

Vote for change and direction….

25 Friday Work Memes to Help You Get to the Weekend | Fairygodboss

These Friday work memes will help you get through the last few hours of the work week and take on the weekend.
— Read on fairygodboss.com/career-topics/friday-work-meme

Get in the headspace to do it, but play it by ear.

Have fun at whatever you do, unless it is unbearable.

Perhaps, ask for a little help to get through the day.

Keep the day simple and don’t blame yourself or others.

Keep a steady flow and take all your breaks.

Enjoy whatever works for you!

Inspiration

Why do we need inspiration?

To stop us from giving up in the face of adversity.

Why do we need hope in the form of inspiration?

Although, we may not have faith from a religion, we may still garnish hope from a faith in the inspirational that move us in that direction.

How does this ‘hope’, move us?

It inspires us through our ability to be strong and experiences to move toward whatever will help us to continue to face this adversity until we are safe and sound and ready to live a good life.

After all, being able to live the good life requires a lot of growth and striving to get past our problems of mere survival.

We work hard at this goal to be more civil and less fearful in the face of ongoing adversity.

Most of us are still afraid to face the idea of death head on.

Most of us fail everyday.

Most of us suffer and feel alone.

It is a struggle to pick ourselves up after falling so far from being civil, compassionate and kind.

Inspiration reminds us to strive to be good people and give up violence to be more compassionate and kind towards ourselves and others.

We build a life on this foundational truth.

Legumes: Good or Bad?

This is a detailed article about legumes and their health effects. Legumes are high in protein and fiber, but also contain anti-nutrients.
— Read on www.healthline.com/nutrition/legumes-good-or-bad

Some people may not know how to properly prepare or understand the detail for certain problems that may arise when mistakes occur.

Here is an interesting and informative article.

Education is key.

Expose Yourself to Morning Sunlight for Better Sleep

Chances are the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning isn’t to get direct sun exposure. Learn why you should.
— Read on www.verywellhealth.com/morning-sunlight-exposure-3973908

I need sunshine every morning, direct for 30-45 minutes, no sunglasses, within the first available sunrise…

Inside The Mind Of A Seven Year Old Gerbil Owner

When I got my tonsils out, I blacked out in the hospital, but I got jello and ice cream.

My ear ache was really soar, but my mom brought in a warm hot water bottle and a nice towel to heat my ear and help me sleep.

I liked the bike my dad bought me for my birthday.

My dad and I like to go fishing.

My mom likes to watch me eat my lunch.

But I miss my gerbil.

https://www.beyondthetreat.com/gerbil-lifespan/