The 14th Dalai Lama – Biographical

The 14th Dalai Lama – Biographical
— Read on www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1989/lama/biographical/

Great leaders live lives of interest to the world.

He can show us much about his country and people.

A force for good in a world that hold so much more for us all.

He is a symbol of peace for all of us to contemplate.

Practice The Good Life When You Really Hate Your Life

Life can be a hang over.

That day may tempt you to make bigger mistakes or have bigger accidents.

The proper use of impressions states that you may not be able to control your circumstances.

Heed this warning to accept new and old limitations or any limitations.

You may feel sick, but go through the motions, you will be surprised what you can accomplish in this state of flow.

And then again, take more breaks and take care of yourself.

No matter how bad you feel or how long it takes to recover yourself, don’t quit yourself.

The good life always starts in adversity and don’t be surprised if you get the odd bad day.

It is possible your good life will bring daily contentment.

In this case, maybe less contentment than normal, a challenge is a positive way to express mistakes.

Don’t be like some and go looking for them, being aware of them may smart quite a bit.

A friend of mine says he just has to keep on the move, otherwise he will seize up.

The good life employs life with lots of baggage and some with very little.

A bad day usually has a rack of luggage.

Gawd what a shitty day!

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.

I Love Solitude

Although it may be easy to confuse solitude with loneliness,

It all depends on your behavior.

Human contact with the best intentions will remedy most loneliness.

Some symbols seem to resonate with western civilization more than others: a lit candle, a peace sign, because of our Jewish or Christian culture Jesus.

I personally resonate with a lit candle, peace sign and the laughing Christ.

This helps me become aware of my feelings of solitude.

When I experience the best solitude is usually after a challenging social occasion with family and friends.

I will walk away to be by myself in solitude, rather than harm myself or others.

I have practiced this habit for many years, it is great for initial difficult social connections.

Ironically, further social contact will solve my problem, sometimes with additional solitude to recharge my energy level.

As a creative person, I have always needed some solitude for my work.

“The Laughing Christ”

The reason I use symbols to express solitude is complex.

Society seems to be confused by the experience of western solitude.

Each culture has its own bias and misunderstanding regarding complex problems.

I believe we are having a difficult time with solitude and am willing to explore more deeply the need in our day to day living.

Caring to use solitude in useful ways seem to be challenging at best and downright confusing at times.

I hope to shed more light on the topic in future writings.

How Religious Fundamentalism Hijacks the Brain | Psychology Today Canada

How Religious Fundamentalism Hijacks the Brain | Psychology Today Canada
— Read on www.google.ca/amp/s/www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/mind-in-the-machine/201810/how-religious-fundamentalism-hijacks-the-brain?amp

Today we are seeing groups of young people being used by power and political ideas as an ends to a means.

Books like the Hand Maiden’s Tale tries convincingly to warm us to its dangers.

Question authority that attempts to soft sell you a better life.

What are the motives of a right Christian conservative political democracy that manipulated others in a western society?

Why are leftists rationalists being political in the University in countries like Canada?

With the US shutting out Russia and China and other complicated issues, the world stage is becoming more reactionary.

The complexity of the world needs better leaders than the reactionary.

But fundamentally we need to whittle our hijacking religious groups from creating havoc in Western Society politics.

More separation of religion from democracy.

Better education and separation of political manipulation of students.

Better education for everyone.

“Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.” Lao Tse

A simple mistake is to act on desire without a good habit.

To go or flow in a good direction, will allow good ways to reach inner peace.

The “Tao Te Ching” expresses good ways to find inner peace.

There is some struggle or work necessary to align your ‘will’ to ways that work.

A good description of ‘inner peace’ is being calm, still and silent.

Or quiet time is a big part of finding your inner peace.

Learning to do ‘no harm’ is another good descriptive expression.

Inner peace is very much a spiritual job.

Needing this state of mind is a very human condition.

If love and wisdom go hand in hand, perhaps inner peace needs a companion, health and peace of mind?

Plugging Into My Mind

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not work, not play, not connecting in any way…

The inner voice is key, but not to see or hear or sense,

Learning to let go, calm down or unplug is counter intuitive,

It’s doing a lot of nothing, to get a sense of yourself,

Learn to sit with yourself, then decide

Your best decisions will come by learning to unplug, disconnect and be with yourself,

All of you, we all need help getting there,

Perhaps you can start by sitting with yourself.