Do you recall the Allegory of the Cave by Plato? This is a depiction of reality showing one’s experience from a narrow perspective to a much broader view of life. Here is a story that can help describe the tale.Continue reading “The Allegory of the Cave”
There are things that are within our power, and things that fall outside our power. – Epictetus
The first paragraph of the “Manual” or called the “Handbook” written by Epictetus describes that there is a power that is within us. This power is not on the mere surface of brute physical strength as some may think about. Its not the power to outplay another in a game of wits in some sports match. No more it is the power to climb over some financial struggle. Perhaps a power to defeat evil in terms of good sounds seems abit fanatical, a bit over the top.
During the recent events of the widespread virus, there has been concerns to lockdown cities so to prevent further spreading. While that became in place, the city ordinances declared that only essential businesses can be performed. Non-essential businesses cannot. This gave a sudden turn of events for many city folk within the city limits. Since this was in effect with some working and many not, what is the city to do? They cannot do what they usually do or at least for entertainment such as movie theaters, bars or nightclubs, amusement parks, and other retail. Well at least not so openly in the public as it was in the recent past. Well, they could at home think of ways to entertain. However, the point is to cease the spread of the virus.
During the day, we go through a process from home to work and in between. While we ought to put our efforts in what is necessary, often we find ourselves doing other things that could deter, fragment, or drain ourselves in the long run of the day. Therefore suppose the process of our day could break up to micro processes. Many of them lie between the conjunctions from one task to another and also could be littered throughout. There are many micro processes between our work and life routine.
There is a serious overload of activity during the day. Somehow the combination of things to get done can be mountainous. From one thing to the next, it seems the usual pattern. There are many victims that have this issue.
As soon as the alarm wakes you up, you begin the race of the day. Somehow you gear towards what is next. A series of activities launch one after the other from getting ready for work, working, going home, and even on breaks you remain on some type of movement.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. At home, there are dozens of things to do and even more so trying to squeeze something else into the morning activities. Go Go Go! For some reason, this is the mindset. Did you forget some R. R.?
What are you putting in your body to contribute to your health? What you put in is what you become. This is really meaningful as it makes yourself the way you are.
Having good health is not too difficult. However, there are many things that could make it difficult. In this day and age, as people are becoming more and more aware of their health, they are finding methods to improve their lives much easier. It keeps ourselves in good shape. There are sources available to anyone of us to make a well-rounded diet that would help bring a healthier, conscientious, and better life. The thing is that there are many sources to choose from. Not only are there these choices, within a product to buy or procedure to perform, there could be another phase of reference like ingredients to a healthy snack which may be composed of a bunch of things that you cannot even pronounce and for heaven’s sake not know.
A grain of sand in the middle of the great blue drifts along the currents for days, months, years, and even decades. Does it drift? An inanimate piece of mother earth is incapable of moving. However, it is able to swim. How so? It swims with the currents just as the winds blow. If you only take it as a grain of sand, a small piece of rock examined with flat surfaces however cubical in its nature, it cannot swim. Swimming is absurd. Drawn to the minute, small as a grain of sand, it stays shallow. There are many grains of sand along the bed of the ocean, while some float along the surface of the eddies and waves.
There is something about working. Even doing your best, you become tested for that. There comes a point where doing your best, you are faced with pushing to be greater than yourself. Then it becomes to finding ways to surpass your greatest triumphs, yet a line of thought keeps coming in that there could be another way to improve. Sometimes in the pursuit, you try really hard to improve, so you jump straight into action. There could be much at stake, but you jump and jump straight up again and again. While judged on the right angle of approach, you come to terms.
It is just a thought, though it might be worth investigating about the awareness of our inner bandwidth within ourselves. Creating an inner bandwidth that could be widened or narrowed, it is up to you. Inside of ourselves is a kind of network that flows internally like a stream or river of waters and channels.
To kickstart the career in our lives, there should be a recognition of what is best for us to achieve our highest ambitions. We are living in a life with movements pulling upward and downward. Pulls from right to left could be occurring from little to big, all while factors of life’s nuances shows up at our door steps. Activities in are life could be simple to come to mind, yet can go on unobserved. The first step is to bring up the awareness of activities that could benefit a better possible future. At the same time, the step includes the awareness of what hinders the better possibilities.