Whenever I am lost...

Whenever I am lost computing what is lacking in my life, I am miserable.      Considering my mind's warnings, listing what was missing as an important process of qualifying my existence,  my misery was insured.  Subtly without realizing it, ...

Is Everyone Doing Their Best?

Most people argue when I say, "Everyone is doing their best." They do not agree that 'everyone' is doing their best.  They believe that some people know better but choose not to do better. This view however as I see it, lacks the question of who is...

Practicing Letting Go

Saturday.  I am not energetic but it's the day we have decided to clean out the basement; we have vowed to de-clutter.    My life has entered the letting go stage.  Amassing no longer a wise choice, the current project is to execute a lighter...

Every Day: a promise

The advice is the same from differing venues.  Write every day.  Whether it's for improving the art of writing, the art of creativity or the art of being, the suggestion does not differ:  write every day. Sit in front of your blank page and don't...

Memories, shhhmemories!

Wondering what could have been, I have learnt, is the mind unsatisfied with its present circumstance.  For in energizing a focus on what could have been, eventually taught me how futile, inane and a waste of time this particular line of thinking is. ...

To Be Heard Or To Listen... that is the question

I once thought blogging's purpose was about being heard. Then I thought it was about freely expressing ideas that could not be expressed elsewhere.   Then I thought it was about relationship with others.  At times I thought it was about distraction...

Blog Number 1000 (give or take a few)

A day,  currently a non living entity, has passed into yesterday.  It lives only in my memories.  It lives in recorded glimpses in my camera.  It lives as others show me replayed stored memories, recorded slivers. Once again, or more accurately,...

A Conversation with Mind

It's early morning silence I love best.  I can hear my mind's prattling without interference from the full on noise of a day in swing. Opinions it has, a stream of endless opinions;  responses to absorbed input from the outside world. In the...

A Lesson Unwrapped

My most recent lesson unwrapped for me to see... I am an artist.  I am an idealist.  I am a philosopher who hopes someday humanity will understand diversity and not perfection is this world's best asset.  In turn, I dream of a day this...

The default is easy, the choice difficult

There are two stances one can take in living a life,  one is fear and the other is gratitude. Fear is not a choice.  It is rather a default that pervades a being as they become conscious of this world's horrors that can be and the horrors which are. ...

Decoding my world, including decoding me

As I peel the layers of ignorance away, I have a momentary lapse into ill-logic.  There cheekily glaring,  I see the thought, "why didn't I understand before this?" flow by.  Thankfully  with years of layers peeled back, the obvious of harming...

Come Forward, Take Your Birthright

If you notice a thought warning you that something amiss requires your attention, this is the 'voice' of your wiser self keeping you safe.     If you hear a thought accusing you of inadequacy because something is amiss,  you are infected and in...

The Cliche Of A Best Intent

It was a consequence, the conclusion of a best intent.  It was the result of a kindness, a life saving choice.  It was a beautiful example of humanity. One would think that an act emerging from a best intent would produce something positive,...

This harsh reality in a harsh universe...

It's true.  This universe has harsh elements that are gruesomely deadly to humans.  The negativity is real.  As was said sometime, somewhere by someone, "Be afraid, be very afraid." We pop out into surprising diverse realities.  We are struck with...

The Power

I am a brain which developed a mind.  The mind is an aspect of my brain.  It processes stimulation with which I interact. My brain is a descendant-result of evolutionary creativity, adding to itself as it experiences the environment throughout the...

Life Is Not Easy

I don't understand why I feel cheated.  After all, I was never once told life would be easy;  I was counselled otherwise.  Why then do I feel surprised when facing the not-easy?  What evidence is there affirming life is supposed to be 'easy'? ...