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?

Meditation: calm, still,silent (do no harm)

Awareness is a continuum between relaxation on one side and concentration on the other.

Calm is in the middle. Strive for calm to find the balance between the two.

Outwardly, it is a motionless human body. Paying attention to the calm body is a balance between relaxation and concentration. In this second way, the form is to sit with stable legs and hip using a natural curve in the spine as the support.

The third way is a calm being. This means to pause from speaking. Let go of the habit to verbalize. Allow the inner critic or commenting to pause.

The practice is called learning to sit quietly in a room with the self: meditation.

Practice all three ways to learn how to meditate.

To become aware:

calm-the-body,

calm-the-mind,

calm-the-voice.

 

Pause the body,

Pause the mind,

Pause the voice.

Calm, still, silence: do no harm.

 

Meditate in all your affairs.

Anxiety Of Being (the simple feeling)

Behavior is important when working through very complex parts of being human.

I am describing being able to express feelings, actions, thoughts, beliefs, and who we are on the regular basis.

A big part of being me is about knowing who I am.

There is a lot of awareness or noticing who I am to be the best I can be in the moment.

I’m not a sadist, vain, egotist, arrogant, belligerent or a bully.

But I get depressed, sad, sentimental, scared, afraid, tired, lonely, hungry (cravings, lustful, jealous, obsessive, and ashamed from time to time).

But, don’t we all.

I get happy, calm, bored, aloof, lazy, driven, motivated, anxious, lively, alert, clear, excited, sober, and abrupt.

I feel, think, accept, act, believe and maintain a decent state of awareness.

I struggle to be responsible in a balanced sort of way.

Therefore, I believe there is a great deal of anxiety generated from simple day to day struggles to maintain a healthy level of self -control.

So, I take every opportunity I can to deconstruct my state of anxiety to determine the best course in the moment.

I usually, journal, talk to myself, and think about the day.

I practice good habits each day.

A good one for my anxiety is to act on my best behavior whenever I am tired, lonely, hungry or angry.

I can usually control my feelings better by practicing good habits when my energy is high, moderate or low.

I tend to take things on when my energy is high or moderate but minimize my action when my energy is low.

I believe all my life is important in shaping me into a good life.

I believe in doing a good job with my ‘bad-self’.

I will always take care of myself, so I can live well and engage myself and others in a healthy way.

I guess I have been blessed with good people and support and a willingness to be a healthy person.

So, why all the hubbub about being ‘anxious’?

I want to embrace my anxiety and use this feeling to express self-control and doing no harm to myself and others.

I am learning to act in a responsible, loving way in all my affairs: living well is it’s own reward!

Best of luck to all those trying to do the same in their lives.

The Problem With Transparency (My Rant)

When we are held against our will by a group the individual becomes a prisoner. Or the individuals become slaves to the group.

The technology becomes evasive when it intrudes on the privacy of the individual.

At present, there are many individuals who are creating profiles and data about themselves that put them at risk for intruding into their privacy, against their will. And at worst, they are putting their lives at risk through their ignorance.

Truth and beauty are examples of healthy transparency. People who knowingly risk their privacy to find a healthier way to find a better way to be transparent.

Many people openly sign contracts and follow rules and regulations that suspend parts of their privacy to allow companies and governments to hire them to do jobs which they are paid to do. Public servants are good examples. Yet, when these public servants make mistakes that cause harm to the company or the companies are found guilty of harming the public servant, they are held accountable.

So, it is imperative that as a group we are able to find better ways to be held accountable when problems with transparency result in harm to others. The goal is not to simply be transparent, but to do so without causing needless harm.

With that said, we are far away from accountable transparency of any kind. There are many problems to be remedied before accepting technology that monitor, record, collect data, etc. People need privacy and Safeway’s to have a living space that will not be manipulated to harm them.

Education is key. People need to learn what the consequences of these new technologies are to them. Fortunately, the media is helping us see the good, bad and ugly.

When all is said and done, there is a siren call on topics like hate spin, alarmist journalism, and evasive procedures done by elitist organizations. The brave new world may not be about big brother, but about being better educated on these new ways to improve society. No one wants to blindly trust governments, companies, or powerful people just because the ideas are possible.

It is a lot harder to advance or be honest than the impression makes it seem to be.

We all need to study the new ways and practice prevention before we cause more harm than good.

Again, with that said, there is a warning to be posted before more is discovered for the common good. Most of us need to have our backs up against the wall before we learn anything. As alarmist as this may sound, I think things need to get worse before we start practicing the prevention needed in our society.

Many of us, don’t like to face the music. Hopefully, we are not talking about death and destruction. But a lot of money is invested in new technology. And if and when it creates opportunity to cause harm, it may not be easy to overcome the issues this creates.

My goal is to get involved with the thick of things. I want to stay vigilant, informed and working in society to embrace the 3rd, fourth, 5th or whatever wave is going to hit us in today’s development.

My wish is that people do their best stay Leary of any free lunch or miracles that promise us the moon.

Tolerance, Calm, Belief in Self and Others

Forgive and forget, stay calm, and believe that others (including yourself) are the most important.

It is not about being right, being better or competitive with others.

It is about having compassion when others don’t have compassion for you (tolerance) (staying calm) (and believing in yourself and others).

Know yourself, examine your beliefs and question them each time they seem useful.

You may feel down and out, do you know a place that has the answer?

I challenge you to be non-violent and be compassionate when others hate you.

In a sense, your rights are on the line every time you confront hate within yourself.

My challenge is to be compassionate, tolerant and believe in myself and others in my day to day stuff.

Good luck. Enjoy, Total Solar Eclipse 2017!

Why books are no good in philosophy

To use the Socratic method requires being a good guide and connecting with people face to face.

Old technology like books and new stuff like FaceTime, just won’t work.

It is all about making better thoughts to help people make themselves better.

This is the true definition of prosperity or philosophy.

Stoics like Epictetus used the same methods.

Technology isn’t going to advance humanity, humanity is.

Okay, you may not get it.  People only connect, face to face.

This sense of connection delutes isolation and helps with authenticity.

There are many qualities to person to person connections.  Trust is just one of them.

Anonymity (and good)

You may never see me, but I am present for you.

You may not sense me as a threat and therefore ignore me.  But I shall be ready to help.

You could be emotionally spent.  But I will give you patience and understanding.

You have good and bad behaviour.  But I will be with you when things are good, bad, and ugly.

You may never know my name.

You may never pay me back.