all cousins

Is the subconscious our being’s attempt to assist us in living a more healthy and less stressful life?

When was the last time this was asked “What am I going to be doing for the rest of my life?” Just asking.

Is it true all humans are cousins? If true, what on earth is wrong with us? Is it that not enough of us care what will happen on our isolated planet?

Is greed slowing progressive ideas from becoming instituted?

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notice and relax

Is persistence the best resource? Even better than talent?
How would one live if approval is no longer needed?
How does one fix things so hurrying or rushing is not a problem?
By not putting things off?
Is life like sports in that “Every play makes someone happy.”
Why use positive language?
How do I set a stress alarm so I’ll notice and relax?
Does doing something constructive help dissolve worry and guilt
and give meaning in return?
Why blame or complain? Does it give an excuse for whatever?
How does giving an excuse make one appear?

reality’s hand

What is the most important thing we are not aware of? How can we find out?

Notice the realness all around and imagine it’s willing to dance. Imagine putting one hand on reality’s waist or shoulder and the other holding reality’s hand.

Move as if leading or following and see how reality responds. Best is to keep the mind from automatically fiddling with language and this is not easy. Being present and aware for periods of time is child’s play and we are past that so we think.

Is it that silence is boring and we jump back into language automatically before the identity can start to relax? Constant language usage is the default setting in humans and forms a corral for what is possible for the thinker and serves as a time filler and a wonderful outlet for creativity.

What a great tool. It’s no wonder why we’re all hooked on words. What happens when there is no thinking? Sports has a term for it: flow. Flow is a period of no thinking and all action and things go very well.

Science is telling us meditation (the goal of which is to relax the mind enough to reach silence) is good for the brain and its juices (hormones).

Regular meditation is a type of dancing with reality and has been passed on to us by the ancients and their descendants. It’s a path out of the language corral. Is it that when reality shows up full strength, it’s a real shock because reality has been so muted for so long?

As a spiritual practice, to meditate is to court the universe, which is to court our creator: our own being, the animal we ride. Both sages and modern scientists say meditation weakens unhealthy stressors and fosters a more positive outlook.

These three things: learning how to deal with stress, growing a more positive outlook, and coming to the place where one is consciously courting the universe (your own animal) are arguably the three best things which can happen to a person. All three can happen with the practice of meditation.

To sum up: meditation (communing with one’s nature by relaxing language for a while every day) allows the body to do a better job of keeping a human healthy physically and mentally. Meditation also allows us to be spiritual. The sages say the benefits of meditation grow in strength when practice is daily.

 

patience

Is it that we are not as healthy as we could be because of all the sugar we ingest? Is it that sugar (and potatoes, pasta, white bread, etc.) doesn’t keep us feeling full because we aren’t getting the nutrients we need? Does this stress the body by its trying to keep a healthy level of sugar in our blood?

So is now the only time we can invest in the future? Should we paint as vivid and detailed a picture of the future we desire as we are able to create? Will this picture, if vivid and detailed enough, give us the patience it will take to make our vision come true?

To get ahead in life, do we need an education good enough to allow us to find out what we will need to know in the future? To get this education do we have to pay the price in trust and patience?

Is this where a long-term vision which is vivid and detailed plays an important role? Is this the most important step in creating the patience that is necessary to make a desired future happen?

Is it that patience is the thing that will keep us working hard and giving up things we value for something in the future that we regard as more important or worthy?