The Symbol of a Tree

The tree of life grows with a natural beauty from the roots all the way to the top. Its essence allows the roots to form in the ground to reach as far as possible to better catch nutrients to provide for the tree itself. The body is raised high so that it is protecting its branches, leaves, and fruits so its not easily swept away. The branches, twigs, leaves, and all the other components protect the most beautiful of the tree itself.

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Power and Control

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.

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Build Essential

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.

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Processing the Day

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.

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