Tag Archives: Spirituality

Happy, Joyous, and Free

the only real prison is fear

don’t be afraid to go out at night, learn self-defence instead

Here in dismal grey England I’ve had an epiphany, not religious but perhaps spiritual.  Lockdown goes endlessly on and and on and on ~ yet I am not going to waste my time being depressed, negative, and unhappy.  What’s the point in that?  Depression and misery never made anything better.

Instead of accepting that I’m imprisoned until Easter, at least, I intend to become free, adventurous, and charming again.  I will be sexier and enjoy my life and loves more than ever before.  People, places, and things I might have balked at, avoided, or eschewed in the past will now be on my agenda.  There are a few exceptions to my venturesome audacious bucket-list; all of Africa, most of South America, booze, gambling, and drugs.  Other than that I’m going to be bold, daring, and damned happy.  Timid security isn’t on my future agenda.

Security is mostly a superstition.  It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.  Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.  Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.  ~  Helen Keller

The thing is, how can I do any of that when it’s against the law for me to go anywhere or meet anybody?  Well, I am not against breaking bad laws, and anything to do with the coronavirus is a bad law on its face.  But more practically, what can I do right now;

  • Use the internet to connect more deeply and intimately with like-minded people.
  • Go through my wardrobe again, get rid of anything that’s too dated, unflattering, or of inferior quality.
  • Use the internet to buy some better attire.
  • Improve my immune system by eating better and more healthily, drinking enough good fruit juices and lots of water, taking the right high-quality supplements.
  • Exercise as much as I can, getting my trim shape back, and improving my energy levels.  Meditate when I can.
  • Get a solid 7 or 8 hours good sleep every night, rest when I feel weary during the day.
  • Stretching my mind by reading more difficult and inspirational books.
  • Get back to studying art, geography, literature, music, psychology, and sociology.
  • Husband my resources until I can get back out there again.

All that means is that I am going to live as well as I can despite this fucking never-ending lockdown.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

yoga is great exercise

just you try keeping that position for 5 minutes each side

 

 

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Fine Young Cannibals

dance isn’t just dancing, it’s magic

Dancing, or rather trying to dance to these music video compilations is just about the only exercise I’m getting these days.  This Fine Young Cannibals track isn’t as difficult as some of the others I’ve posted on here.

When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.

I Love the Teddy Bear.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

nothing to do with the music

just a very nice rear end

Monochrome Monday ~ Castles

even castles become ruins eventually

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

some dreams are nightmares

Christmas Music ~ Wizzard

let the bells ring out loud and clear
for Christmas is almost here

I’m not certain that I would wish for Christmas every day ~ you can get too much of a good thing.  Believe it or not, it is possible to dance to this track ~ if you are young, fit, and fleet of foot.  This song is just for a very special friend.

And I can still dance like Fred Astaire.

At least I can spell ‘Wizard’ on my business card.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I wonder if I need a new tux for Christmas?

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Wonderful Christmastime

Christmas is the day that holds all time together

This is the kind of song that gets played as background music in English pubs at Christmas.  When the pubs here were allowed to open.

There is nothing quite so good as the fireside in your favourite pub at Christmastime.

A few friends, good conversation, a beer or three…..

The cat by the fire, as usual.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

a cat will always find the best spot in the place, especially when Santa is due

Christmas is Cancelled

no Christmas please, we’re British

Here in England the government has become infested with a militant scrooge mentality, with a lot of the grinch thrown in.  Eighteen million people in London and the South East are now forbidden to see anyone outside of their own households ~ no family Christmas for them.

In London and the South East of England; travel is not allowed, pubs, bars, restaurants, shops, and churches are closed, Christmas fun is forbidden.

Obviously face masks and all the previous lockdowns haven’t worked.

Look forward to a very Merry Christmas Everyone.

Unless you’re English ~ ashes are our lot.

It’ll be lonely this Christmas.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Christmas?  Bah Humbug

 

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Thriller

a tarnished reputation comes to everyone sooner or later

Jackson may have some questions to answer in the afterlife, but he could sing and dance.  And Vincent Price has the best Halloween laugh ever.

Please try to keep up.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

it’s so quiet by the graves

Monochrome Monday ~ Clouds

grey skies are just clouds passing overhead

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

it’s clouds illusions I recall

Negative, Cynical, and Critical

it takes courage to be positive and happy when you’re hurting

sometimes we all need a little quiet contemplation

Reading back through my blog I’ve realised that so many of my posts are negative, critical of others, and quite cynical.  My only excuse is that in recent years my heart has been hurting and my head has been confused.  There is no cure for that unless one wants to change.  You can’t stop being negative until you realise that there is another way of looking at life.

Well, there is going to be no more of that.  It’s way past time that I looked on the bright side of life.

The world is a wonderful place, filled with dreamy clouds and blue skies if you have the will to search for them.  Most people are good, interesting, and kind; and if you come across the other sort, someone truly toxic, then walk away from them, and don’t look back.

Be crazy, be weird, be stupid, be creative, be whatever ~ life is to short to be anything but happy.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk,net

I’ll get by with a little help from my friend.

 

Marmaduke is always happy

 

Happiness is Good

there are so many good reasons to be happy

I’ve been miserable, depressed and stressed for months.  All of that comes from within, but with a malevolent influence from something else.  I would rather be happy than constantly suffering the slough of despondency.  Most men are just as happy as they make up my minds to be.  I’ve made up my mind to finally walk away from the alcohol that was the source of my unhappiness, and today I am happy.

So, some happy pictures for today.

Have a very blessed Tuesday.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the rocks were all painted by school children

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