Dare to be uplifting


by Daniel Arthur J., September 26, 2014


People need to feel wanted, respected, and hopeful.

Red Rock Canyon, Mojave Dessert, April, 2014 by D.A. Jones

Red Rock Canyon, Mojave Dessert, April, 2014 by D.A. Jones

In this new age of easy contact it is too easy to not really make contact. A person can manage many relationships with others, and feel pretty fulfilled. I don’t think it’s that way for a lot of others – including their contacts. These contacts feel rejected very easily, get lost, lose hope, and often wander into poor ideology. Perhaps that is what is fueling so much violence on the planet.

I can imagine that a relatively immature young person with a feeling of loss could easily find organized, armed struggle as an outlet for their loss of hope. They can have a religious zealot pushing them, get together with real people, and get directed and motivated toward violent ends. They are like zombies really. They have a purpose that’s not really theirs. They would rather have hope, work or study, have a place to call home, and have a close relationship with someone they care for.

Somehow I believe our current technological advancement is creating this huge sense of loss and being lost. Too much promise or hopes that are dashed without a second thought. There is no recourse. People give up until the bad elements find them, and soon enough they are directing their very real anger at the rest of us.

How do we turn this situation around? Society is becoming more cold and heartless in this regard with social networking. I don’t think it is on purpose or even that we are conscious of this cold and heartless behavior. We think of the positive contact and not the easy, cold shut off. Your emotions and feelings are activated, and “Bam!” they are shut down by someone – not gently like with true human contact. They are not able to see that you care.

- – - – -

Read, interact, think and create.

- – - – -

Make sure you take care of the essentials even as you help others -

Get enough sleep

Eat right

Exercise plenty

Keep in touch with loved ones

Be ready to vote

Vote for people that want to make the world better especially for the disadvantaged, and not for people that want to make things harder for all but the wealthy

Contribute to help with unfortunate disasters like the Ebola outbreak

Prevent problems – voting correctly helps with this

Be caring, mindful of others


Are You Really Living?

by Daniel A. Jones, January 27, 2013

I know I’m not the only person alive on this planet. Many of you are physically alive, but aren’t really living. I don’t mean to say that I am the only one living in that way, either. I just notice that so many people are hung up on falsehoods, half-truths and the fear of really living. You will regret it some day.

Some Ancient Souls Alive in the Forest

Some Ancient Souls Alive in the Forest

Don’t be afraid to live. Live freely in a careful way. You are precious, even the most gnarly, tough SOB out there. Free yourself to be passionate about the things that matter. Give up the criminal life, even if your worst thing you do is to confine yourself. Of course you should be careful in your freedom so that you can live as long as possible. While being free to do good yourself you should free all others.

If you are free you are more likely to make a difference that will not only help yourself, but it will help others, too. We all need a hand from time to time, even if it is just a kind word or nice gesture. Be not afraid, but be careful. There are many unhealthy people that are more dead than alive. Wake them up, not as zombies, but as human beings with all the wonderful capabilities that human beings have including love, compassion, incredible intelligence, critical thinking and more.

Be inspired by the best in what people have done, and know that you can contribute like them and be alive in your life. You can be happy in your struggles and successes while building a better place. There is no reason to accept poor policies, laws or systems. They can and should be improved. You can change and so can those you touch with your essence. Join me and many others in helping everyone to live fully.

- – - – -

I’m continuing a campaign called Tubman on the Twenty. It’s an effort to get Harriet Tubman’s likeness on the twenty dollar bill to honor her courage and leadership.