Loveable Myths

Healers are people who claim they can cure medical conditions.

Or, people who are clairvoyant, magical and are able to turn invisable.

Saints who look like sinners or vice versa.

The gift or miracle that help the community.

Or a kind of enlightenment, an unexplained feeling of Joy or bliss, an intuition that comes true.

Synchronicity, a meaningful experience.

Deja Vu? The unexplained, a kind of positive way of thinking about harm.

Thinking about love is truly a form or central element in wisdom.

And there must be some love expressed in all these kinds of myths or beliefs.

Perhaps, love can be expressed in many ways, some that seem unreasonable or appear unbelieveable.

Sometime the love is more true than the belief but the myth can carry the love to the people who believe in the myth.

Dancing with words…

Death Is Really Easy To Count

“Nothing! Count that as your experience of death.”

“Nope, maybe, death is like a snow storm, how can you count that!”

“I’m not going to humor you with, hallucinations! I’m going to die like everybody else.”

“Okay, but can’t you stop quantifying and just relate to an experience. Like a snow storm, then falling asleep in the storm and everything fades to white.”

“Nope, it’s nothing like that, or if it is, it’s like fractals. It’s like the answer a fully functional quantum computer will give you. Just input, how much is a death? Zero? One? All?”

“I think this problem needs more study.”

“You think?!”

A Shower By Any Other Name

Why don’t I want to write my blog, right now?

Because, while I’m taking a shower, I’m not to think or do anything.

I do want to use my creative powers to say what, I wonder?

That I am now out of my ‘stress reliever’ and I may as well continue by expressing a few creative thoughts.

I see a young woman, sleeping, no, listening to me write about my vision.

Now, I see a young man, reading a book.

Maybe, I need to write a line about my shower.

It is cool, or lukewarm about 15.6 to 19.4 Celsius and 1 to 2 hours before my usual bedtime.

I’ll need to say more about popping into bed.

I’m wondering if my ‘stress reliever’ takes other forms?

Perhaps, I need to listen to a radio show or read a good book?

I’ve actually heard that a tablespoon of raw honey is good before bed.

All this culminating in a blissful sleep when I’ve published this little philosophical nonsense before going to bed.

My evening routine is meant to promote good health and a healthy routine to decompress after a day at work.

A voyage into lucid dreams to cap off what I like to call time well spent.

Pleasant dreams…

The Odyssey Of Dido

Ah, but the sorrow, melancholy and pain that life can present a woman of means and opportunity.

Her beauty speaks of the stoic, but her emotive is just such a sojourn of grief and loss.

The talent will bring success and therefore opportunity.

And the accomplishments that only fame deserve.

Her ship sails idly around the world to find a safe port.

Yet, all evades a life that is held captive in a willing prelude to despair.

Freedom can not be rented for anyone.

A life can gain fortune and fame without love.

Think of hate to understand these powerfully negative emotions, but don’t act on them to gain fame and fortune.

Dido is clearly being held hostage with an existential guilt for all her talent and oppertunity.

Yet, she serves as a warning to all men and women, “Don’t sail these rough seas, many a shipwreck you may see.”

How To Practice A Good Daily Life

To start with, let people be, I do this with self-deprecating humor.

Let go of anger, use anger management.

When I am low, rest, relax and do no harm.

Don’t vent anger, don’t scratch it.

Let go of self righteousness by being light hearted at best and calm, still silent (at worst).

Sometimes, I need more sleep, swear less, rest more, walk more and move more.

All the above habits help me feel more positive emotions and less negative ones.

I think about anger to learn how to control my own.

I imagine myself in a humorous situation as much as possible-express humor as much as possible and live as simple as possible without causing harm to myself or others.

Voluntary discomfort is for advanced people living a good life.

Work for change and challenging ways to live each day.

Eat as early as I can each day and fast as long as I can the rest of the day.

Collect being uncomfortable each day-meeting my goals, facing my fears each day.

Practice engaging people and connecting with others each day.

Let go of comforts like watching TV. I do not need TV, I want it. I let it go.

Practice philosophy, photography and writing each day.

My passive nature needs to be overcome at every turn.

I do live as much as I can each day.

Endurance is something left to someone advanced in living the good life.

Simplicity in lifestyle is best left to someone advanced in living a good life.

No car is best for me. I enjoy a work vehicle at my disposal, but prefer not to own my own.

I recommend people to stop buying things when they believe it is best for them.

To stop acting on desire is the best way to live a good life.

To be less of a consumer is my goal.

Constantly prepare for hardship. Because to let go of my fear of death, loss and hardship is the best way to be willing and able.

I need to face my personal fears: dying from an aneurism found by an ultrasound a few years ago.

I have little chance of this happening but it is my personal fear.

I need to find positive role models like older philosophers who believe in living life to the fullest within my limits.

I believe in living life to the fullest within my limits.

I believe in helping my family and friends to the best of my ability within my limits. Do no harm.

I practice internalizing my ways to live a full life because it does no harm to me or others.

I sometimes need to be rich and hard to myself and others when it is time to be responsible for myself or another.

I also need to stop certain habits because they harm me. I drink and eat in moderation for this reason.

I am growing older and accepting my new found limits.

I am more calmer, and less anxious, less sarcastic, less negative emotions and more positive emotions.

I am less complicated and more simple, in a good way.

To continue being more joyous, grateful and positive is part of my outcomes of living a good life.

Until one discovers this within, the outcomes are just symptoms of living a good life.

My philosophy proves my good life to myself, a better life is possible through my practice.

A long life and a good one is my goal.

For all these reasons, I recommend thinking about living a good life, after all, it is just putting into practice the ways I think love is to be practiced in a good life.

I’m Working For Me

David Bowie said that about himself.

I like it very much, in a creative, economic, social, and personal way.

Creativity requires a curiosity, and hard work, and a focus on the art.

Economically, it requires the ability to earn enough to live a healthy life style.

Socially, it requires a commitment to family, friends, followers, fans, fashion, the future, fame and fortune.

Personally, I am working to grow in a healthy way that will help me, family, friends and community.

So, if it sounds selfish, it is because I have omitted the other half of the equation.

To help others, I need to live a good life, harm less, and practice the proper use of impressions.

The Lessons I Learnt From Christmas’ Past.

My mistakes are about giving up on myself and others.

So, I try each year to pick out the most meaningful mistake I made and correct it this year.

It is like a new tradition.

Sure I wish I could do this with all my mistakes.

But starting with one is a good beginning.

The one I want to name this year is not looking after myself enough.

I tend to have one too many meals.

So, when I do like tonight, I will correct it by intermittent fasting tomorrow.

I will skip supper tomorrow and eat a healthy breakfast and lunch tomorrow.

It may not seem like much but I will stay off my devices tomorrow and do more good when I get off work.

Happy Holidays everyone and good luck correcting your mistakes.