There were friendships that would consume the 17 hour mark, without any remorse or reciprocation to any of these three virtues that I hold dear. Its really logical.. A friendship that would consume 17 hours. That is 638 tonnes I could have lifted or half of “The Selfish Gene” that I am finishing up and 17 hours of extra pollution my principles had to face. So there is an interaction between Body, Mind and Soul and I took this 17 hour as my tracer throughout these 3 definitions of self.
At the same time, I invested more of time in nurturing my other relationships and friendships. Not because of any selfish reasons but because of who they were to the world. Somehow, any 17 hours that I spent doing this directly resulted on the overall happiness of everyone involved. That does say a lot about how this venture of mine is going to be.
Also.. I made this April’s promise because March was my absolute worst in all the three fronts. Compounding to that was a particular incident of interest. I was trying to get in to the state roads when an F-350 made a reckless swerve into the road that I was on, barely missing me as I pumped brakes realizing what this “fuck traffic rules” trucker is doing. I have previously contemplated that this turn is statistically the most dangerous turn I have to take during my commute but I was surprised by how much of a reaction that I had for a possible vehicular manslaughter. In fact, I kept driving thinking about how close the emergency care is and how easily they would have access to my information and if it is a bad thing. Then it struck to me that I didn’t cared if I lived or died, at the moment of a great danger. I then realized how much life that I would have been cheated upon.. not just mine, but everyone that I am a part of, that I could be a part of. The most prevalent of behavioral theories suggest that if anything is a routine for more than 66 days, it will most likely become a behavioral pattern. I hope to keep this April’s promise for 90 days. Will keep you posted 🙂
//Soul is such an interesting thing because you could say it doesn’t exist. Is it just a summation of eons of mutation, modeled and signed by birth (religion, race), education and inspirations? Or is it much more metaphysical than that? I do not have answers for that.. What I do know is that between nature and nurture, there are very a many unexplored fronts.. the one that would be invisible to one scientist, say Richard Dawkins but is the life time conquest of a contemporary scientist, Matthieu Ricard. One of those unexplored regions is how your soul becomes psyche in Jung’s world and it makes equal sense as it does when Matthieu Ricard speaks (it does the opposite when your local yoga instructor talks about vibrations in the air). I am going to work with the theory that humanity holds virtues for the future. So far, its been a mixed bag, but by like any sorting algorithm, if you keep working on staying true to your frequently self-examined own self while culling the toxicity in your relationships and toxic relationships, you will end up in a life where you will have beautiful relationships and beautiful friends and a soul that feels contentment to leave your body. What is more beautiful is that there are few other souls that shares the contentment because you were a part of their journey.//