Very superior. What do I mean by Athleticism? Think of the Olympics.
Think of professional level sports, think of college field and track. Think of tumblers, acrobats, marathoners, skilled dancers. In short, anyone who has complete control of their physical being.
Now, the idea of a weak person, sickly, hesitant, stumbling, overweight making a go of it in this world. Grim, is it not?
Capitalism depends upon and derives its “existence” from the work done by and the production of men and their machines. Itself is not a producing organism or dynamic. It could not exist without athletic endeavors. Continue reading
I was reading in a journal about magic and magicians’ when to my eyes comes a story of women fainting when a magician runs afoul of his helpers in a trick where he is to change instantly from street clothes to that of Mephisto (The Devil in this case). The workman helping is too strenuous in his efforts, misses the mark and the magician is left standing practically naked in front of his audience, wherein “women fainted” etc.
Do women really faint when they see a normal man naked indoors? Is it because they want to show embarrassment when the magician doesn’t and they think that someone should so they supply that reaction instead? Or are they overtaken with passion of a sort, a desire that wells up in them, I think naturally, become emotionally if not physically “heated” and expire as one with a fever?
How do you see it?
It may turn out eventually that aesthetics is where Man ultimately finds his salvation. And it would be fitting if he did, for certainly it has been through the mis-use of aesthetics that he has floundered and foundered. Examine for instance how the invention of the guillotine was so widely and wildly received because it was clean swift and thorough in its lethal use. An aesthetic but with what product? Sudden death. The Nobel Peace Prize was created by Alfred Nobel a chemist who invented dynamite; it is used constructively and destructively by terrorists and assassins.
I’m quite sure both uses are seen as beautiful when it carries out the intention behind it. And, isn’t a huge brilliant mushroom of atomic gases and radiation seen as startlingly lovely to anyone who is safely many miles away? Do you think perhaps one consideration remains that many scientists loved the idea of the “bomb” and still do?
It has been observed that anything which is done automatically is better done by hand. So it is and has been and with worsening results with education when done compulsorily. The guilds of the 12th through the 18th century were exceedingly successful in educating its apprentice students in skills necessary to carry on survival in a maturing society, raising its head from the Dark Ages.
Where we went wrong was, not in providing school houses for our children in which they could read books and ask questions of a preceptor but, in passing laws making it compulsory to attend. In fact our civilization began, almost imperceptibly, to decline the moment we as adults agreed to be forced to sending our children “to school legally”, and of course accepting fiscal funding through taxation for this encroachment on the rights of children and parents.
“Life is the best educator”, is a saying that over and over again has been accepted by the multitudes, Continue reading
Well I guess its time to let the cat out of the bag and get down to some serious business here: aliens on planet earth, extra-terrestrial visitations and such. By now many of us have seen UFOs some have been inside—in fact many more than realized—but who wants to tell their neighbors and be the subject of ridicule or quiet ostracism?
Have I seen a UFO? Yes. Have you seen a UFO or what could be deemed an unidentified flying or stationary sky object not of Earth orgin? Probably you have and may not have realized it or cared to note it mentally. The vast majority are at night.
Have I met any aliens? Continue reading
In a previous blog I forecasted that I would impart some of the practices I’ve found over the years to increase physical good health. The human body needs nutrients and nourishment and these are good words to look up and trace their beginnings as well. Besides moderate and periodic exercise like tennis which with jogging I use almost exclusively for my exercise, there is the requirement that the human body not be taxed by harmful foods sent to it through a poor personal food menu. Continue reading
First, I would very much like to get responses to the new theme I’ve chosen, that can be seen just above this blog, and secondly I would like to repeat what I have sent in emails to my readers, and that is coming soon in anticipation and celebration of my next two works being published; I will be offering all my previous works in eBook format for practically zip. Should help with Christmas gifts that are not mundane. Check out that word again, one of my favorites.
Next blog? Well we shall see shan’t we?
These days there is a lot of attention on health and healthy living, with good reason. I particularly want to call to your attention the invitations by several websites and persons to engage in meditation as a resource for feeling better, improving some area of ones life etc.
Let me point out that meditation puts attention on the body is often touted as a means to better a physical condition, i.e. health issue. Wrong direction of attention. Whereas contemplation puts one’s attention on ones goals and purposes or should, and the relative success one is having with them. This operation is far more valuable to the individual than seeking to control the mind, merely by trying to control his or her body better. Try it and see if that is not true.
Contemplation of one’s own ideal scene in life and even how one might achieve it goes much further towards improving an area of ones life or at the very least exposing for improvement areas of ones life that need improvement, and sometimes needed FAST! Either one or either way one is immediately in better control because one is using knowingness not feelingness. This is the best therapy one can administer to oneself by oneself, bar none. And man will you feel better for it.
The time to do this contemplation is critical, I have found. Do the contemplating when one is at minimum well rested and had some food. Definitely do not do it when one’s attention is on the immediate day to day problems. Or at least take a break and step back in an undisturbed / undisturbable place and simply contemplate what one is trying to really accomplish in life. You’ve heard the classic saying, “Physician, heal thyself”. It applies to the individual’s health in all areas of life. And stay away from self-criticism.
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