Why Quebec Is Good For Canada

There is soul in Canada.

She is romantic, a smart, elegant, sassy lady who turns all the heads but doesn’t get the respect she deserves.

There is a soul in Canada.

He is a bit of a farmer, but a good business guy too. He is smart, level headed and a little over confident or is that not to sure of himself? He doesn’t get the respect he deserves.

She uses the proper impressions to make this country what it needs to be.

He uses the proper impressions to make this country what it needs to be.

Yesterday, they met at a party and got into a big fight.

I hope they make up.

Because Canada needs this couple to work things out, to keep the soul of a nation thriving for the next century and beyond.

Let’s not stereotype any part of Canada anymore…

Happy Canada Day 2021.

To all our stakeholders, ethnicity, cultural beings, we are individuals, communities, large groups of ethnically unique peoples, we need to struggle and strive to keep this country alive.

Best regards to us all….

A Taoist or Stoic Approach To Fear

Philosophy, applied with good practice can heal all wounds.

Perhaps, it is safer to say that Taoism and Stoicism have much in common and both approach the practice of overcoming or ‘dancing with fear’ (by Paul Foxman) in much the same manner.

To build a practice which will benifit the practitioner is best.

The Taoist uses central or core principles like ‘compassion, simplicity and patience’.

Specifically, it is best to follow what science can prove is best.

The lizard brain is practicing fight and flight all the time in a black and white way.

We can over ride this part of our brain as we become conscious of our fear and identify it specifically for our situation.

The frontal cortex allows us to make decisions in a much greyer or rational way.

We can also exercise our motivation to excite and engage our opportunities that are sometimes identified for us by our lizard brains or feelings of fear.

Most of us can identify with situations like procrastination, inability to commit, or a number of other common humanly problems that tend to create a fight or flight response.

Stoics are more akin to cognitive therapy which helps us build practices from which we are apt to build even bigger learning opportunities.

Philosophers like myself identify concepts like these and create an experiment of one to find skills that also mimic applied psychology or philosophy.

I suggest books like Dancing with Fear: Overcoming Anxiety in a World of Stress and Uncertainty by Paul Foxman and Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu and Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus.

Sometimes, mistakes happen for a reason.

I Am A World Leader

Everyone is finding some kind of footing from this experience with COVID-19.

Most of us are happy to get a jab and are working to get our second jab ASAP.

Some of us are pulling double shifts at work and struggling to keep in touch with family and friends.

A lot of us are striving to find better ways to learn from this experience and get back to normal.

There is so many obstacles that make the restrictions hard to follow: transportation, communication, supplies, economics and more.

Putting my best foot forward, I am reaching out to my team to look after themselves and their families.

I know it’s tough to even get a good night’s sleep.

But countries like Denmark, New Zealand, and Germany are working hard to protect their boarders.

And many East Asian countries are using other effective methods , just look at Taiwan, South Korea.

New Zealand is so mobilized with their campaign against COVID.

China and Russia have been just as successful as the west at producing and distributing vaccines.

And yes there is much more to do as the G7 finishes the weekend meeting that will help with future plans.

We all need to get vaccinated and clean up before we can open up the system for business.

That is what I am going to help get done for the fall of this year.

I for one appreciate all your hard work!

What we’ve learned about leadership from the COVID-19 pandemic | PBS NewsHour

What Do You Want To Do When You Grow Up?

Only a teacher (of some 35 years) would know ‘how’ to do it.

It, the thing you want to hold onto will be your life. Or at least in the broadest sense of the word.

People like parents, teachers, adults and others have the experience and detachment to know that no one can do this for you, but good people can support and guide you.

In this case, none other than a magnificent teacher and scholar will show you the way.

He is also famous, he may hold your attention long enough to send you off in the right direction.

If you are curious, watch the vid bellow.

It is about living your life: job, relationships, hobbies, interest, up and downs, coping with change, your life!

The Evolution Of Philosophy

The first philosopher chose to keep being an evolution of himself.

Loosing faith in an old belief and adapting a new more workable one.

Plato’s God opened up humanity for another thousand years.

And Aristotle postponed the science that his teacher had awoken.

And what of the pursuit of pleasure and avoidance of pain?

And the many schools of thought that arrived in the world.

And what of the many worlds: Rome, China, Africa, South America, the New World.

As time passed and the population grew, so did philosophy.

Today there are philosophies from every age.

How can one embrace these ideas and use them wisely?

Many will not say, or express their state of mind, or trust the voices of the past.

But to build a practice and put it to good use is still a good place to start.

The ‘philosopher’s stone’, most likely a myth, may make a good metaphor.

Change bad habits into good ones.

Do this while learning about philosophy and applying the workable ideas that best improve or make a good life.

Perhaps an honest contribution along the journey will pay it forward.

We Are All Explorers

Unity starts when you free yourself from your hatred, fears, and running from a state of mind.

Can you learn to start your exploration from home?

Can you bring your focus closer to home?

Inner peace is important, begin to face yourself before it is too late.

You are not alone, you may make friends with fellow explorers.

Conscious

Or not, how often do you change the subject when you don’t feel like talking about something or doing something?

How often are you conscious of stopping yourself from doing something?

How well do you know yourself?

Consciousness is just the tip of the iceberg.

Most of the body runs unconscious or autopilot.

When is autopilot dangerous to use?

Being aware is not always possible.

To practice consciously making choices and decisions will improve the habit of making it a practice.

Think about consciousness and how you need to use yours in a healthy way.

What is your prime directive?

Are you aware of having one, and if so, is it worth having it?

Mike’s Book Recommendation

Who Knew?

Are you from the Island or do you want to come and visit?

In either case, you would benefit by reading “The Haunting On Vancouver Island” by Shanon Sinn.

The Haunting of Vancouver Island: Supernatural Encounters with the Other Side by Shanon Sinn (goodreads.com)