Self-simplicity, self-compassionate, self-patience

Wiser people than me say, “you should take care of yourself before it is too late”.

Perhaps prevention is the cure, but the work isn’t easy to do.

You can wait too long and the consequences are you are not fit for yourself or anyone else.

Perhaps these new words make sense of the job you need to do?

Pause, calm down, rest and relax, do any of these words ring a bell?

Clear, easy to follow, one thing at a time…

Live the good life and life gets better than bearable.

The Simpler The Better

Living on what you got,

Perhaps as a janitor, I can afford my place,

I can afford to pay most of my bills,

I can maintain the loan by paying the interest,

I can eat, sleep and work, and play,

I can do no harm to myself, my family, and community.

I can do the things I love:  photography, philosophy, and writing, reading, and research,

I can meditate, walk, rest, relax, play guitar,

And be a good son, co-worker, neighbor, friend, brother, citizen, student, teacher,

I can practice doing all this and then some.

I can practice being patient, compassionate, simple, and a good person.

I am grateful for all I can be and then some…