Doing, when it matters most

Be mindful now!

There are many people or peoples that reflect the above image or practice.

Does the message kill the practice or is it the messenger?

Does breathing cause us harm when we fall into the habit of shallow breathing?

The experience of being mindful may be its best teacher, but many students will need a Little Rock and roll to get the message across to them.

Check out the sexy app about being mindful now!

Don’t worry, you will find it if it works for you.

Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, M.K. Gandhi,

Cicero, The Cynics, The Stoics,

Tao Te Ching, Mindfulness in Action by Chogyam Trungpa, Meditations for Beginners by Jack Kornfield

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Red Book by C.G. Jung

There are many more roads to living a full life.

Revisit “How To Mind Map”

What is important to you, that allows you to understand, remember, think about being, doing, making and creating…

Follow and practice the simple method bellow when learning or writing, journaling or note taking…

Show a child how to learn by showing them how to mind map.

https://www.mindmapping.com/

Keep Your Head Down

When someone is trying to knock it off,

Trust yourself and others, but do no harm,

Be patient, don’t lie, don’t give in to hating,

Don’t look too cool or act like a wise ass,

Dream lucid, think straight, but slow it down when you obsess, try to possess or go mental with unrest,

If you can handle fools and accept yourself when you act foolish,

If you can met with success and failure like the same god damn thing…

Risk your money, risk your life,

Keep away from other people’s things.

Push that body,

Push that soul,

Make amends to the brave and old,

Build a willpower with good habits,

Never give into the crowd,

Talk with your betters but don’t forget people you care about,

When you can handle family, friends and people,

When your life follows up on stuff that works for you,

You’ll make a fool of me and be in on the gift to humanity…

Living The Good Life

I reflect upon good and bad and properly use these impressions,

Command my will,

Some say, I have consciousness.

Understand and know, I am conscious.

Shame not consciousness or do it harm,

Here is my strength: I can get what I want and avoid what I don’t want, use the proper impulse, a careful purpose, use a studied assent.

This is my job: to practice living ‘the good life’.

Peace On Earth Is Going To End By The Next Generation…

Provocative, maybe,

  1. Threat of nuclear war (all billions of humans dead).
  2. Threat of climate change (global destruction).
  3. Threat of Korea and Middle East (start of nuclear war).

Lack of attention, to global destruction,

We are rapidly approaching global destruction,

Are we dedicated to destroying human life?

Noam Chomsky believes we are.

Is organized human life finished?

There are options, ‘obey the law’.

Stop these threats and head towards global peace.

Can the world survive?

Will China save the world?

Your generation is being asked to determine humanities survival.

America is being asked to save the world?

Here, now, by everyone, who wants to change for peace.

All advances come from grass roots movements.

That starts with student/teacher relationships.

What needs to be changed in today’s world and how do you do it?

Check out this video and decide for yourself.

Get together with other students and discuss your future.

 

 

 

I Will, I Won’t, I Want…

The experience is a matter of using a good sense of will power.

The challenge is to work on personal finance.

The problem is that we are all experiencing financial need in different ways.

The solution is to interpret a way to challenge in a universal way.

One good way is to learn about a healthy sense of willpower.

To take on our problems in a way that will allow us to do the hard thing and give up the hard thing and get the hard thing by doing the hard work.

To become the student and learn about our job at using our will in a healthy way,

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/savingandinvesting/7-things-people-who-are-good-with-money-know-that-the-rest-of-us-dont/ss-AAGE2As?ocid=spartandhp&fullscreen=true#image=1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_McGonigal

How Religious Fundamentalism Hijacks the Brain | Psychology Today Canada

How Religious Fundamentalism Hijacks the Brain | Psychology Today Canada
— Read on www.google.ca/amp/s/www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/mind-in-the-machine/201810/how-religious-fundamentalism-hijacks-the-brain?amp

Today we are seeing groups of young people being used by power and political ideas as an ends to a means.

Books like the Hand Maiden’s Tale tries convincingly to warm us to its dangers.

Question authority that attempts to soft sell you a better life.

What are the motives of a right Christian conservative political democracy that manipulated others in a western society?

Why are leftists rationalists being political in the University in countries like Canada?

With the US shutting out Russia and China and other complicated issues, the world stage is becoming more reactionary.

The complexity of the world needs better leaders than the reactionary.

But fundamentally we need to whittle our hijacking religious groups from creating havoc in Western Society politics.

More separation of religion from democracy.

Better education and separation of political manipulation of students.

Better education for everyone.

Teacher Vs. Student: The Way

In the east, there is a mystical presence felt by those in the west. In this dialogue, the teacher shows the student how to find the power in breathing for compassion, simplicity and patience.

Teacher: You must breathe in your belly to calm your body. Or into your chest to warm yourself and accept your pain.

Student: how do I find balance, when do I breathe one way or the other?

T: Just breathe and ask me again when you know the answer.

Student: Will I ever know?

Teen vaping in Canada has taken a ‘worrisome’ turn | CBC News

University of Waterloo Prof. David Hammond’s new statistics on teen vaping in Canada over the last six months were so troubling he presented his data to Health Canada instead of waiting to publish it in a scientific journal.
— Read on www.cbc.ca/news/health/health-canada-youth-teenage-vaping-smoking-hammond-1.4937593

Parents beware, decide to play, how to engage my kid about stopping their smoking habit.

Does Being Mindful Mean I Loose My Reading Glasses Less Often?

Yes, among other traits, my teacher says traits that improve while doing mindfulness are all about being, “the non-forgetfulness of the mind with regard to a familiar object, its function is non-distraction.”

To be mindful means to return and recall.

I use mindfulness to return whatever I have chosen to concentrate upon, a body scan, my breath, thoughts, and emotion.

I believe I am cultivating calmness, stillness, or inner peace.

At first blush, mindfulness requires a lot of effort.

Then it becomes effortless.

Lastly, it becomes who I am or who I may be.

I will decide to be undistracted by practicing my mindfulness exercise or practice.

Instead of becoming frenzied and obsessed about finding the lost object of my desire, I can now make a ‘room scan’ exercise out of it and practice being mindful:  release, relax, and return to practice.

If my room scan exercise happens to produce my hearts desire or the reading glasses, that will be one of the many outcomes-along with inner peace.

However, if I don’t find my reading glasses, I am much more willing to let go of the search and make a calmer decision about my lost reading glasses.

Mindfulness may not give me my reading glasses on every attempt but ‘inner peace’ is always my most appreciated outcome.

At the beginning, middle and end of each practice, I try to express my intentions.

I am praying for a useful session of mindfulness.

I am grateful for my mindfulness session regardless of the outcome.

I hope my session will be good for myself, my family and friends, community, and ripple out into the universe.