“John Lennon’s Psychedelic James Joyce” print. — Magic Teeth

This is a signed print of my colour James Joyce portrait with John Lennon’s
Psychedlic Rolls Royce design on his face. I like it. So will your fridge.
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James Joyce wrote a book called Ulysses.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_(novel)?wprov=sfti1

To use this epic poem to symbolize modernist views is a good idea.

We are long overdue for a important epic.

Perhaps an epic author will do.

“I am Groot.”

Just in case you are off planet, Guardians Of The Galaxy 1&2, has a character who has become An internet sensation.

Every time I say, “I am Groot.” I get a smile on my face.

I am in a good state of mind.

It is easy to do no harm when one is in a good state of mind.

But the exercise is to calm any state of mind and thereby do no harm.

This is the foundation for finding the good life.

With this one tool an individual can practice meaning, grow in a meaningful way and actualize a useful life work.

Join a revolution of one: practice owning your state of mind and learn to do no harm. Strive for peace and good will, practice nonviolence.

Being Good

Let go your desire to know!

But keep practicing the good life.

Salvation?

Have I stumbled into a path of knowledge?

Or am I content having this philosophical struggle with being?

It sounds as if my unification is with God, but no I am confident my struggle is with the unification of mind and body.

Why is it so important?

There is no need to question the consequences of a struggle with mind and body, only good can come of it.

The Proper Use Of Impression

Good habits become manageable through learning to understand and follow a good life.

Like the power of meditation, the fruits come with the labor of love.

For each individual the experience is uniquely tailored to his/her experience of this understanding.

With moral progression the mind and body experience a kind of unification.

This is not religious but more of an awakening experience.

Although there is no spiritual component, there are elements of relationship to nature, oneself and other people.

In no sense is this spiritual or religious or pantheistic.

The work is it’s own reward: living, laughing, learning to be.

Perhaps, beauty and truth emerge like a personal philosophical experience.

“The 3-Apple-A-Day Plan”

I love apples.

And I like the idea of setting a simple goal: eat one apple before each meal, each day and buy enough apples (21) to execute this simple goal.

I have been eating very healthy for years, but I highly suggest trying this simple goal along with the diet suggested in this book.

I plan to report back when a week, a month and a year has past.

Wish me luck.

Depression

It is possible to be so full of hate, numbness, negative emotions, that it is painful to exist.

At some point, the mental institutions, the treatments, drugs, and psychiatrist, just seem like a shame.

As a last resort, before suicide, god and spirit, there is a possibility of finding some magical person that can save your life.

If you are desperate, really trying to live, you may find a way to get off your medication and try something like alternative medicine.

There are documentaries like “The Last Shaman”.

There are people out there that believe they can help you.

Or, go find someone else.

Can you learn to control your anger?

Your parents are going to suffer when you die.

You are giving up a gift:  your life.

But I hear you, no desire, no ambition, you want to die.

Are there natural medicines?

Are all the medical drugs unworthy of our use?

Some would say there is no answer.

Family and friends are hurt the most.

We need to learn how to change this for the better.

We need to find a way to help people who are sick.

After eight years, it is still going to be difficult.

Can you find a way to make it work for you?

Are you willing and able to start over?

Can you find your voice?

Can you give up the stuff that prevents you from living a good life?

Can you find community?

Are you struggling to make a difference?

Do you believe in yourself and others?

Do you see the way?

Can you play your small part?

Can you now keep your faith in yourself?

Good luck.