Be all in

by Daniel Arthur J., August 17, 2014

You are more valuable than you know; adapt and do your best.

Tortoise Castle in the Mojave Desert near Las Vegas, NV by DA Jones, April 2014

Tortoise Castle in the Mojave Desert near Las Vegas, NV by DA Jones, April 2014

There are seemingly endless opponents in life. There is rivalry and there is spite. People make themselves enemies for the most trivial of reasons. They criticize and get jealous instead of applauding. It can seem that way – really.

Well, the fact is you are making an impact, and a positive one if you like. Just keep going. Don’t give up. Don’t be afraid. Fear is the mind killer someone wrote. At least get past your fears. You are good. You are great. Your good work will be recognized as such in ways that you might not imagine.

It does take work – work in the sense that you must do something. Take the risk. Work. Sure you need to work at basic needs things, but work at what you love, too. Find the time without hurting yourself or anyone. Ask people kindly for some space when you need it. Work towards getting to work more at what you love. Do it all kindly.

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Some good advice I heard: read or do, pause, reflect, and connect.

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It’s not wrong to be cautious or untrusting. In fact, it is best to be that way. Only let people in carefully. Make them earn your trust. It takes time and effort, but have them verify that they are destined to be in your life. They should only be in your life if they want to make it better – enhancing you. Bullying, using and controlling behaviors are not going to make your life better. Those behaviors consume others. Don’t be consumed. Live your life. There is time enough for love. Don’t force it.

Help those that are less fortunate.

Important Catastrophes

Upheaval Dome, Colorado Plateau, July, 2011

Upheaval Dome, Colorado Plateau, July, 2011

There are many people that are concerned with the end of the world or civilization, which could happen. It could happen at any time. It happens to individuals all the time. The world as we know it can change forever from comet or asteroid strikes, illness, war, global warming, ice age or many other ways. So called prophets warn of this constantly. What can we do? What should we do?

We should help people to live well. We should try to solve problems, and create safeguards to prevent and solutions for overcoming ordinary catastrophes like regime change, tsunamis, floods, famine and others. We need to survive by collaborating. There is no reason to enslave or oppress others. Solutions come from where they come from. It doesn’t help to get crazed, hurl bombs and harm others.

No, we should and must enjoy the diverse arts and culture that we have. We should help and educate the relatively less fortunate. We should continue to learn and share our knowledge to create more effective critical thinking. We need to clean and preserve our planet knowing that at any moment it can be destroyed.

As we work hard and play hard we will develop worthwhile plans and solutions for addressing even the worst of disasters so that we can continue to survive and thrive, if not in our current vessel through our descendants both in blood and intellectual. We can persevere to love another day or time. We will get the best results from helping everyone to participate as they best can and would like to do so.

We can hide, prepare for all kinds of scenarios, create emergency supplies and networks, grow food and continue to survive our cruel and beautiful world. We have all lost much, will lose more, but will also have great experiences. There are so many wonderful things to do and so many ways to help your fellow life. Don’t be a Scrooge. Use your great human qualities for good.

Daniel A. Jones, December 18, 2011