change

Do we have to think different thoughts
and follow through as a habit
to change what we get?

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living life

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

Is life not about happiness
and sadness but
about
coping?
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 healthy
food
be
one
of the
very best
ways to cope?

 

allows

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 chances of there being a magical afterlife are 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 or doesn’t care 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. When this happens there is no time for polishing.

Is the ability to act is the skill I need, and it’s 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? 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 so glad we started! Pushing the starter button gives time for ideas and their expression to mature which causes a better outcome.

daily jaunt

I’m on my almost daily jaunt.
I walk to warm up then jog a little and then speed up for thirty yards or so and then rest by walking then jogging and running again. I race up a special hill a time or two over my 30-minute walk and run.

I do this because moments of going all out for the last ten to fifteen yards of running build stronger and healthier lungs and heart. Alternating one’s exertion is called interval training and is based on regular occasions of forced deep breathing (after sprinting for example) which build strength and can keep one in better health. This paragraph is based on science and tested by experience.

We all know outdoors is a wonderful pleasure: a place which better enables us to sense our place in and our connection to the universe. I think of the hugeness of the space above my head, and for all practical purposes, the space goes on for an eternity of forevers. Making me invisible in comparison. I feel my invisibleness to the rest of the universe. It makes me feel safe as a bacteria might feel. I feel my extreme smallness makes a tiny blink of time for the universe into a lifetime for me.

The grass is brown this time of year and the green and brown of the pines make a splendid sight. I sense the DNA all around me is the same as my own. I shiver sometimes when I think about it. It’s a wonder I can even know about DNA. What an age we are living in. In the length of one lifetime, we have moved from a semi-darkness into the freedom electricity brings.

There’s usually trash on the sides of the heavily traveled connecting road I live on. About once a week I take a plastic grocery bag with me to haul in the trash on the way home.

I see beams of sunlight coming through the trees reflecting light off of the smoke from chimneys along the way. I think Star Wars and the beams become long laser swords I use to fight the Vader himself.

Here comes another “CAUTION Children at Play” sign. I wave to folks raking pine straw and they wave back. The folks on this street are used to me and I start jogging, cutting through the rays of light.

I come to the area most distant from home. It’s a choice street because coming into it, there’s a sign that warns “No Outlet.” So usually it’s only people who live in the twenty-or-so homes who drive on the street, so it works out there’s rarely any fumes.

I head down the steep hill. At the bottom I go around a manhole cover and I walk quickly up half of the fifty-five-yard hill then, on the balls of my feet, I jog and then run trying not to stop until I reach another manhole cover that’s a few yards past the hill’s crest. I slow down to a walk and I’m puffing.

I recover for about fifty more yards and turn around and down to the bottom of the hill I go again and then one more time to the bottom and I pull out my plastic bag and I keep walking up and out of the community on my way home. I’m already anticipating my next outing.

If we treasure our health, we exercise our animal part. It’s the best thing we can do to keep our transport in good working condition.

We all know what the doc says:
The best prescription is regular exercise.

Then healthy food.
Then good
rest
.