living life

What’s the best advice
for living
the best
way to live one’s life?

Is life not about happiness
and sadness but
Is it that if
one copes better
one tends to be happier?

Can living by the golden rule along
with the habits of meditation,
exercise, being prepared,
and eating
of the
very best
ways to cope?



Does very
moment become
perfect with insight?

If so, how is every moment perfect?

Is there no other way for a moment to exist?
Is time just isness and doesn’t move,
but everything else moves
through it?

If so, change would be the movement?

It looks like time allows everything to exist.
Do occurrences since the Big Bang
allow this present moment
to be as it is?

Thoughts included?

the most important thing

There’s a Zen teaching which goes…

The most important thing is remembering the most important thing.

But…is it up to us to figure out what the most important thing is for ourselves?

There are so many versions of truth in the world, how am I supposed to know which one is correct or the most important? What is the ultimate truth if there is one? Would it be different or the same for each of us?

Is that why each of us has to answer What’s the most important thing? Individually? Are we comfortable with what our most important thing is?

No, it’s probably not what you’re thinking now, but one day, the most important thing may occur to you, and it will be solid and the sureness will be one hundred percent. Can the most important thing change?

Are we all in a corral, and the corral is personal and so large and so interesting we never or hardly ever question if there is another level of awareness to life than what we are experiencing now?

Would it be smart to investigate the possibility now because the chance of there being a magical afterlife is amazingly small?

If so, what do you do to investigate? You might try to find the best way to commune with your own being, the human animal. It’s done by dropping language via meditation.

Of course, you may already have had all of the adventuring you can take and may not be interested. Believe it or not, no one cares about your adventuring but you. Adventuring into the unknown is always a personal choice.

Adventure where? Into the universe inside of each of us.

the starter button

Are the really good feelings all waiting for me to do something before they show up? Do I have to flick or turn the starter switch or push the starter button? If so, how is this done? Is one way to realize I’m tired of fretting and being anxious?

Would I push the starter button if I see I’m burdened down with a host of tasks which are haunting me, and then while I’m idling, do the easier tasks first? Is being able to start a project and keep it going even when I don’t feel like it, the key? When it’s good enough to start doesn’t mean it will always be good enough to finish.

Why wait until I’m desperate and end up creating an inferior solution? Why do I have to be desperate to get things moving? Can I create better habits? But when I’m desperate, I do a lot of my best creating, we say, and there’s no time for polishing.

Is the ability to act the skill I need and not to see how long I can wait before I act? The ability to act at the proper time takes a person places. So . . . why do I wait? Is it that I fear change and the unknown? Even success? If so, how can I shake off the fear?

Many positive-attitude advocates say something like feel the dread or fear as deeply as you can and then push the starter button anyway. Once we are in gear and moving, we focus on the driving and are glad we pushed the button! Pushing the starter button gives space for hatching ideas and rewriting their expression into maturity which gives us a better outcome.