…there and back again…

Perhaps, it has only started in the 60th year of my life.

Or after one of the many splendid adventures of being at home on planet earth.

But the inspiration and the meaning is definitely inspired from the source:  The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hobbit

I can think of many a children’s story that is read and admired by adults: Alice and Wonderland, Around the World In Eighty Days, and many more deserving stories.

You get my drift…

Or, perhaps it is an enduring sense of bliss.

I can feel it, taste it and believe.

This is a power unto itself, an inspiration, a muse or a passion.

Isaac Asimov called it, “A Joy Still Felt”.

Anyone, who needs to believe or wants to explore, do a passion, wanderlust, wants to live! will do, say, believe and experience what I feel, in every bone of their body, mind and soul.

And yet, this adventure is understated as ‘there and back again”.

Health

What is health?

the state of being free from illness or injury.
“he was restored to health” ·

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synonyms:
good physical condition · healthiness · fitness · physical fitness · well-being · haleness · good trim · good shape · fine fettle · good kilter · robustness · strength · vigor ·

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  • a person’s mental or physical condition.
    “bad health forced him to retire” ·

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    synonyms:
    state of health · physical state · physical health · physical shape · condition · constitution · form
  • used to express friendly feelings toward one’s companions before drinking.
    synonyms:
    here’s to you · good health · your health · here’s health · skol · good luck · slainte · prost · prosit · salut · salud · bottoms up · down the hatch ·

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    I prefer the last one, about expressing friendly feelings…
  • but what about “heal”
  • to heal implies curing or repairing our body, mind and spirit while we are being ill.
  • living with ourselves regardless of the outcomes.
  • I suggest being what we believe.
  • being willing to improve our health or to heal.
  • being aware and accepting ourselves is part of that package deal.
  • in this sense, it is best to heal for ourselves, without hoping for unrealistic outcomes.
  • sort of like being you, with no strings attached.
  • but along with illness there is pain and suffering, which is not so easy to accept.
  • it is worth learning to live day to day or second to second with pain.
  • pain management is a skill we can all learn.
  • best wishes with your health.

How To Be A Better Student, Lifestyle and Person

Wasting money can be a huge factor.

To save money is to learn how to use it.

The number one way to save money is to use it less and in a more student orientated way.

Learn to spend and use earnings to pay down debt, improve lifestyle and become a better person.

I need to use the 1,2,3 rule outlined in the time management article by juststudyingpharmacy.com.  The methods and ideas in this article will improve anyone’s lifestyle and make you a better person.

I am a big believer in stress management and believe and practice my slogan, “unplug each night except to read and write”.  I love philosophy, photography and writing and not necessarily in that order.

My motto is ‘do no harm’ and ‘live the good life’.

There are many experts on living a good life.  If I had to name one book, I ‘d recommend reading “Epictetus:  Discourses and Selected Writings.

Philosophy 101

Aristotle is one of the original western thinkers who bring knowledge and wisdom to our culture and way of living in the west.

There is an ongoing argument about the need for virtue and introverted people in our progressively ‘appearance orientated’ society.

People who are quiet and unassuming are labelled as shy and ashamed and lacking in one way or another.

We all need help and support when shame and shyness become over whelming.  But this should not preclude people from being thinkers and calm and contemplative in their nature.

There are looming political issues or a need to be politically correct due to the highly diverse and sensitivity in our society.

In the arena of politically correct the introverted individuals make the extraverts look bad.

But our differences compliment each other and need to be embraced with the same political correctness.

The issues may stem from newer knowledge, science, education, justice and economy.

These frontiers of newer knowledge need new philosophers who think and contemplate the issues.

Like the philosophers of old:  Socrates, Epictetus, Plato and Aristotle,

This is a good time to contemplate and practice philosophy in your day to day affairs.

We are all able to participate in society,

Regardless of our roles, sex, ethnicity, orientation, age, religion, point of view, intellectual interest, knowledge, or ways of being,

Let’s try to work together in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration.