TakingCareofmytreasure

When I am compassionate,

I use a lot of energy and must recover in solitude:  sleep, exercise and eating.

When I am simple I am focussing with my awareness on one thing,

This is a lot of work and I do not want to be disturbed by others while I work on my writing, reading, studying and research.

I need time to unwind with walks in nature and to rest and relax.

When I am patient with myself and others,

I need to recharge doing all the things that keep me safe,

I need my routine, being at home and doing my chores and routine.

This is how I take care of my personality and do a good job of looking after myself.

Human Behavior (People are able to change)

Understanding who you are by understanding how your brain grows and operates.

What do genes have to do with behavior? This is most misunderstood.

Genes have nothing to do with behavior. But the environment turns on genes (or the instructions). Environment’s meaning changes from small to big. This area of understanding and facts is well worth learning all you can.

There is no determinism from genes because of our diverse environments. Think about it. What does culture have to do with it?

Brains and genes and culture coevolve.

Individual selection? Kin selection? Reciprocal altruism? It is very complicated it understand.

Be damned sure you understand human behavior before you judge yourself or others.

Learn to be your best self!

“Behave”. By Robert M Sapolsky

Processed Spirituality (Spiritual Junk Food)

Empty affirmations, multiple mantrums, no practice, no peace of mind…

With all the technology, and multiple distractions from all the devices, no wonder there is a lack of commitment to any meaningful path or way to be grounded and experience actual spiritual growth.

The cellular phone is meant to be wired into our lifestyle and for all intensive purposes addictive and permanently altering our ability to become “awakened” or self-actualized by a healthy discovery of who we are.

Peace and quite are not wanted or even soothing, without constant access we can not control our increasing need for constant stimulation.

Are we paying attention to our family and relationships? Work?, Do we have hobbies?

Do we even care about sleep, exercise and eating balanced meals?

Where is our purpose and direction?

There is the constant need for work to acquire the ‘modern lifestyle’.

Do we even know how to rest anymore?

The Disease Called Loneliness

“Excuse me,” a young woman raises her hand on the bus. “Does anyone know when to pull the bell to get off at the mall?”

Meanwhile two other young women turn to each other with grimacing disapproval.

The individual is building self esteem and keeps low expectations.

The paired couple are attempting to discourage this young woman’s building her self-esteem.

The pattern of any person learning to get their needs meet can be taught by parents, schools, churches and by playing in other social groups.

To even make a friend is a risk many people will not do these days.

Social media and other devices are prompting people to choose a “bad behaviour over a good one”.

People prefer their smartphone to risking self esteem to pursue low expectations from social activities that are used as venues to pursuing greater expectations and greater risking of self-esteem necessary to overcome lonely feelings.

The “great debate” has yet to become public over issues of loneliness, but we can all agree it is costly and in epidemic proportions.

Take every risk presented to you, wherever you stand on the loneliness continuum to foster your subjective wellbeing!

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.

Being Outside (Anti Anxiety)

Being aware of the sights and sounds:

Silence permeates the Forrest, the air hangs thick and fresh, a bird call, the tree, rock, water and hill.

It all fills the landscape with space, a beauty that roams free.

The calm, still, silence in nature captures the awareness of my whole self to deflect any worry I may harbor for the future.

To stand tall, outside my anxiety with high energy inside my body, I push myself to step towards the object of my depression.

Another words, I use my energy to act by doing the thing my anxiety engulfs.

I walk strongly, calmly towards and through the object of my anxiety.

I slowdown only to refocus my intention to do the things I am anxious to do until I am done and home to a safe place to rest.

I call it my anxiety workout.

I strive to use my high and moderate energy level every time I am anxious to do the ‘anxiety workout’.

I practice my anxiety workout to develop the habit in my day to day affairs.

I feel the inner landscape of my Anti Anxiety as a balm against any fear of freezing with anxiety.

I don’t worry about anxiety, I embrace it with all I am able to be in the moment.

Anxiety is truly a state of mind that comes and goes with some regularity, but remains forever an experience to use as a practice like a form of active meditation.

Anxiety is something to feel while I perform the everyday action of my day to day affairs.

It rises and falls like the tide.

I do not drown in it, I swim through it.

Anxiety is an addition to my awareness.

It is a counter weight that slows me down to a speed that allows me to see, feel, and sense in greater detail.

As a writer or human being, anxiety enhances being who and what I do to the degree that makes me clear in more moments rather than less.

Anxiety seems to make me clearer, sounder, calmer, still, silent, without harm toward myself or others.

Yes, I need to work through it like homework.

Yes, I spend my energy doing it on the regular basis.

Is it worth doing? Yes.