The Good Life (Live, Love, Laugh and Contemplate)

First, I do not recommend my path to others.

Second, I have borrowed many ideas and thoughts from others who say the same thing in a more eloquent way.

Thirdly, the only true way is to do all this work for the sole purpose of becoming a good person.

I’ve planted this idea or seed.

And this germ of an idea is beginning to sprout.

Do no harm and the proper use of impressions.

To practice is simple but the mistakes along the way are the true lessons.

I use my diary, journal and blog to record my mistakes and find healthy solutions to practice.

I also play guitar, write and sing songs.

I write poetry and other forms of writing.

I use my creative abilities to learn how to do no harm and correct my mistakes.

I also use philosophy, photography and exercise and social activities with this soul purpose in mind.

The proper use of impressions is the second idea.

I try to set aside all desire and act on my aversions a little bit at a time.

I dislike organized religion, so I am breaking down this aversion to properly use the church to accept my aversion.

Through comparative religious study I went into philosophy and psychology to do the same thing.

Eventually, I settled for being a good person regardless of religion, philosophy, ideas or beliefs.

To me, humanity and embracing the self is the best way to live the good life.

This seed has blossomed into a tree of knowledge which I use to explore the proper use of impressions and do no harm.  I have collected many ideas from schools and people and self study to find the best way to be myself in a healthy way.

To sum it all up, I like to cryptically say ‘it is all part of it’.  I need to express and embrace my whole self (good, bad and ugly) to learn self-control and the other fruits of the spirit.  And through my adventures, I am learning to practice these two main ideas.

This is not a philosophy or a principle or idea.  It is a safe way to live, learn, laugh, and pray or contemplate to live my own life, cooperate and collaborate with others.

How to Become the Person You Most Want to Be | Psychology Today

How to Become the Person You Most Want to Be | Psychology Today
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A complete person is someone who is able to make a practice out of life values.

To practice these values we must be willing to learn and teach others.

To practice values like simplicity, compassion and patience will give you strength, hope and experience in all your affairs.

Intelligent Ethics

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_disability

Why is the heart less important than the brain?

Why is a different brain better or worse than the brain I am using?

The stigma of an ineffective brain or an affective brain is just a disguise for a biased opinion.

The categorization of a disorder is only as bad or as good as the person using it.

Labels only serve to discredit the individual.

We are not an all or nothing proposition.

Intellectual superiority is truly an oxymoron or simply a descriptive phrase.

Reason is only one form of intelligence.

People are a composite of reason, emotion, physicality, belief, environment and genetics.

Loosely speaking, we are more than the sum of our parts.

We cooperate and collaborate to create good things.

Yet, there are more than angles and devils, a whole array of the spectrum exists.

To live the good life and use the proper use of impressions is perhaps only an ideal.

But for those that breathe, walk the earth with intention, practice, there is a way to be.

Okay, Let’s See If I Can Write, ‘the meaning of life.’

To understand the power of the ring is very important.

The core belief is symbolic of my true self.

I wear the ring like a vow, the most important value.

Everything about the ring is important:  it is silver and gold, a precious gift, and I wear it respectively each and everyday.

It represents everything I hold dear:  responsibility to be the student and teacher of living a purposeful and meaningful life.

I sincerely believe it is best to value feeling and thinking, believing and behaviour in the ‘proper use of impressions’ with the caveat of ‘doing no harm.’

It is a gentle reminder that life is precious and to do it the best I can, in a way that is purposeful and meaningful.

The way is like a personal religion or at least a philosophy that understands and respects other ways of being.

Doesn’t everyone like a ‘good story’?

 

A Slow Pleasurable Life

Can the goal of good health and a good life overlap?

Is a gradual building of pleasure and happiness possible?

Years of seeing health as an end in itself, has led to years of seeing the good life as doing no harm.

A commitment to a life project of putting others first  and myself a close second.

Society needs the individual to be the revolution.

People need to change society as individuals through their outcomes:  inventing styles or fashion, contributions of work and the many ways we care for each other in compassionate ways.

The journey may produce a good life.

If I die today, I have no regrets…

Bring The Hollywood Into Romance

Life is like a movie…

Wow, is that a good budget.

Gee, is he a great catch.

Didn’t she turn your head.

Living the ‘good life’ isn’t just that appealing,

In fact, depending on how you experience it,

you will find it boring.

And yet, when romance goes sour…

There is a lot of drama and the good habits needed for a good life turn into a bigger problem like separation or divorce.

Mature love and romantic love are something everyone works to give balance.

There is no real Clark Gable.

But maybe, you will find the one to share ‘the good life’!

What I Say, As A Confirmed Bachelor

She decides whether to follow my every move.

What I do, when she changes her mind and wants to lead, is to follow her every move.

She watches my every move.  Or she feels confident that she has the right to do so whenever she believes it is the right move.

What I do, is learn to listen and watch her watch my every move.  I like her to think that I need her support and care.  But I love her because of her compassion for others, as she is learning to know my compassion for her and others.

But it was not always so, she thought me overconfident, lacking in commitment, and sorry judge of character.

Her and I are good friends, but she wanted children and a higher standard of living.

I respect the way society teaches us these traits.

But for me, I value the good life and to accept the present when all my efforts fail to change it.  Some call it acceptance, I call it being willing to accept the situation when my ability is blocked by a bigger problem or perhaps a more important trait.

I value inner peace, compassion and mindfulness.

She values the best she can have for her family and children.  She considers her husband to be an equal partner.

I have outlived my time for her dream, but I am still making my dream true everyday.

She values my friendship like I value her family and children.  And I am grateful she has such a loving and committed husband. 

Today I dream that everyone can find inner peace, compassion and mindfulness.

Although, I do not find this for myself everyday, I am given support by others who have found it and are willing to share.

And my aim and intension is to share with all who are willing and able to do the same.  And I am learning to share with those who are unwilling or unable to do the same.