Sustainability

What does that word mean to us?

“Sustainability is the potential for long-term maintenance of well being” Wikipedia

How do we measure our well being?

Is it having more of everything? Is that sustainable for the planet, let alone us?

Can our health be improved by wanting & having less?

The result of the forgoing is less stress.

Less stress results in better health.

Does better health result in improved well being?

Meaningful activity is not the race around box stores to complete a shopping list.

Well being involves the maturity of ones soul.

Soulful activity is on a different plane. It involves lifestyle centeredness.

Balancing spirit, health, & economics is the path to sustainability on an individual basis.

Happy Holidays & may the above ideas bring you many more.

David

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December 29, 2013Permalink Leave a comment

Gratefulness

One of the roads to happiness.

Gratefulness, starting with being alive, is a sure way to have a good day.

Is it possible to be grateful for everything that we have?

If we start with the idea that we have enough, it makes it easier to be thankful for where we are & what we do have.

Not being happy is a state of mind, a condition that we accept. When we view things from a different perspective, we can lessen our suffering.

It is often a case of priorities, recognizing that life itself is far more valuable than the things that we wish we had.

Living in a healthy natural world is far more valuable than a smog bound setting.

Having good health is the under-pinning to a happier life.

These are basic human conditions but ones we often take for granted, while mourning the less valuable.

David

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December 22, 2013Permalink Leave a comment

Isn’t it a Pity – George Harrison

I was listening to George Harrison’s CD yesterday & the following two songs:

Isn’t It A Pity

Isn’t it a pity

Now, isn’t it a shame

How we break each other’s hearts

And cause each other pain

How we take each other’s love

Without thinking anymore

Forgetting to give back

Isn’t it a pity

 

Art of Dying

There’ll come a time when all of us must leave here

Then nothing sister Mary can do

Will keep me here with you

As nothing in this life that I’ve been trying

Could equal or surpass the art of dying

Do you believe me?

As most of you know, George went through a period of dying & his words do apply to us all.

We walk through life in a ‘me’ society where the underlying philosophy is ‘self interest’. Does emptiness follow that path?

What nourishes the Spirit & the Soul?

Might the answer be the opposite of self interest?

If so, isn’t it a pity that our society is focused on the other side of the mirror.

Can we walk a smooth path when the footing is rocky?

That is up to us!

David

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December 8, 2013Permalink Leave a comment