I love to journal,write and walk,think, meditate and become peaceful

I want to teach and become a student in my life.

What can I do about it: journal, read, write, blog, write a book and study to do it.

Most of the time I am curious about meditation.

Most of the time I practice being calm and experience peacefulness.

I love to learn and practice how to do all of it.

I believe that is what my book will be all about.

This is my journey what will be yours?

We Are Made, We Are Not Born.

Let it Go!

The first 25 years give us the base for our commander.

Conventionality is the bane of our existence, but passion for passion’s sake can be a mistake.

What are we grateful for during the working years, the child rearing years?

Lay down the laws, but do them for ourselves first, be original, but moral.

From 25 to 50 we start to learn and create. We are busy. But we journal about everyday. We read everything. We store it all for the next 25 years.

The health we had we must repair. We must earn our freedom. Learn to learn, let the sanctions that frustrate our madness go.

Seize all the time left to us,make us expert meditators, give us strength and when we only have will to live, let us live within our shrinking limitations!

Let it go. Let us be century’s children. Keep living free. Read and write like there will be no tomorrow.

Philosophy Can Be Used In All My Affairs

Henry David Thoreau said, “To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school… It is to solve some of the problems of life, not theoretically, but practically.”

Epictetus says, “As for diseases of the mind, against the philosophy is provided of remedies, being, in that respect, justly accounted to Medicine of the Mind.”

What is my Philosophy?

I like Epictetus and the work done by other stoics, who use the Socratic method. I also like Tao Te Ching and I Ching and the Eastern philosophy shown over the last 2500 years. I like the scientific method as a broad source of information and method of inquiry. but I am not a practitioner like “Plato Not Prozac! Applying Philosophy To Everyday Problems” by Lou Marinoff, PH.D.

To breath is enough.

To be is a gift.

To see is a luxury.

There are a Myriad of ways to weave philosophy into a practice.

It is not the attempt that counts.

It is a way some find is best for themselves and others.

I use it in all my affairs like a method to untie the knots that keep me from being well.

Nourishment From Nutrients

I’m asking you to give me “B” vitamins from Whole Foods.

Be gentle with legumes.

Be generous with water.

My mouth is the gateway for good bacteria.

Keep it shut when the bad try to enter.

Sometimes you must learn to be the student and the teacher.

The sleep and exercise are a must to keep the body and mind away from trouble.

Keep me well clothed for the season at hand.

Give me exercise for my mind.

Let me express my feelings, thoughts actions and beliefs in the proper use of the impression.

In return, I give you my full measure.

We will travel back across the universe, one day.

Calmi Cuori Appassionati (Between Calmness and Passion)

As a student of life, I awake in the night,

Stridently, my heart, my mind is lost.

I have promised my return for ten years.

But with my father’s death, I have lost thee.

Shall I apologize, what can I do now?

(She was my life.)

My life returns, my life returns,

Her abscense is still felt.

What will be, will be.

Good bye, good bye.

[Plato,Philosopher], The Proper Use Of Impressions 

In this dialogue, Plato speaks to a fellow philosopher about the tool of reason and the stain of oratory, opinion and illusion on the practice of virtue.

Plato:  Oratory has the same relation to justice as a Supreme Court judge played by a actor: a mischievous, base interpretation which creates a false impression.  This illusion is fostered by props like costumes and makeup, a beauty without soul, the result of training and discipline.

Philosopher:   This is not reason but emotion.

P:  Yes, an exploitation, politics and makeup appeal to the emotions.

Pr:  We don’t need another Hitler or Mussolini.

P:  We need to practice virtue which is the proper use of impression.  A long view of philosophy, as a guide, along with reason to lead us away from the passion of warring and creating injustice and harm in the world.

Pr:  We need the Philosopher King

P:  Or we need to be more like the philosopher king.

This Amazingly Crazy Wild Powerful Exciting Experience Worth All The Time And Energy You Possess

The horror may awake as a feeling, but the experience is in technicolor.

Or the banality is only a black and white version or a mere reflection of life.

The anxiety of being is real enough to make you itch.

You do connect with people and for the most part, it makes us better doing this little bit.

Many conventions keep us safe from each other.

Our minds invent more and more to produce material and morality for society.

A middle way is something society has been practicing since we lived in society.

But you may believe society is just a cartoon full of cut out characters.

Have you got stage fright? Do you see reality in a bleak way and misunderstand yourself in some basic way?

Move out of your comfort zone (or you may not have this luxury).

Examine life to the fullest and unplug from it all when you do it.

Maybe start by making observations in a journal?

Do you want a better way to live?

If not, go out a find a way that is best for you.

Uncover it. Discover it.

Learn while you go on this ride you may be stuck doing everyday.

Play safe, connect with others as much as you can stand.

But enjoy a little solitude, you may believe life sucks, but there might be a better way.