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My name is Joe Kou and I am standing up for what is best for all in common sense and self honesty.

Joe Kou

Day 179 - Am I Really Taking All Things Into Consideration?

Tonight I am expanding on the previous post in which I open up the point of how one can often face a point where there is a tendency to follow one’s “gut” feeling, or go with what “feels right”, or seek the point of immediate satisfaction or relief instead of slowing down and ... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 178 - I am WRITE where I needed to be

To begin with – just moments before my hands settled on the keyboard to type these very words, a very fascinating thing came up within me which I will share and walk through now. As I looked at the blank page in front of me and was moving myself to write – there was a moment... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 177 – Rebooting the System

In the previous blogs I have been using the analogy of pop-up windows when describing the various thoughts/reactions that can seemingly “pop” into our awareness and how we can simply close the window and do not participate. But what happens if we do allow a particular pop... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 176 - Popping the Pop Up Windows of the Mind

For a catch up on this technology of the Mind segment, check out these previous posts – Day 173 - Enslaved by the Technology of the Mind Part 1 Day 174 – Enslaved by the Technology of the Mind Part 2 Day 175 – Humanity Enslaved by Pop Up Windows Tonight I am continuin... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 175 – Humanity Enslaved by Pop Up Windows

In the previous posts I introduce the subject of the “Mind” and how the Mind can be seen as a kind of technology which is not inherently good or bad, but has consequences for the ‘end user’ when it’s functions are not properly understood. For a recap on how the “Mind” can ... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 174 – Enslaved by the Technology of the Mind Part 2

In the previous post, I opened up the point of describing out the Mind can be seen as a kind of technology – and that this technology is neither good or bad but what is relevant for us to understand is that we have not been aware of this technology and have allowed it to be ru... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Full Circle Talk Episode 1 - Annie Dookhan Scandal (Full Episode)

This is a Full Circle talk on the Annie Dookhan scandal that came out of Boston on November 22nd 2013. Annie Dookhan was a chemist convicted of tampering with crime lab evidence in order to produce false positives that were used to wrongfully convict thousands of people an... —youtube.com

Day 171 – My Past Failures as "Trophies"

Recently I was having a conversation with somebody and I brought up my experience of having “fallen” many times in my process – and here the person shared with me a very interesting insight which I have reflected on and will now share here. What I gathered and saw within t... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 35 – The Politics of the Self

Fellow politicians of planet earth – we have been sorely remiss in our duties and responsibilities to be good stewards to the resources of our planet and good caretakers of the well being and dignity of our fellow living beings – of which the animal and plant kingdoms are equa... —politicianjourney.blogspot.com

Day 170 – Aligning what is “Best for All”

What is best for all? How does one practically assess what is best for all? Why is it that what is best for all can be so easily missed in our everyday living that many may actually live an entire lifetime and not actually slow down and question “Is this in fact best for all?”... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 168 - Back to the Starting Point

When my starting point is not clear - when my starting point is in any way influenced by my desires or my self interest and do not take all things into consideration - my world and my living and any application that I employ to correct myself will already be in a way "sabotage... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

165 – The Greatest Gifts are the Hardest to Give Away

I have been working with the point of “regrets” extensively in the past few days and seeing how there are so many things that I would have done differently – that I would have really cared more for – that I would have fully and completely invested into IF I ONLY KNEW what I kn... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Redefining Politics #1 An Introduction

Hello everyone - Here I introduce myself as a host for the "Redefining Politics" segment that will be airing on this channel as well as cover some basics of my perspective and what to expect in future vlogs. Please subscribe if you have not already and stay tuned for new e... —youtube.com

Day 162 - Lessons from a Spark

In the previous few blogs I have been pushing myself to write out and share the insights and realization that I have had from a particular event – and while I have been the type to “zone out” when I see a long blog and not really want to read it because my mind is already busy... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 161 - Stability in the Eye of the Storm

In the previous blog I shared myself in a way that I have not shared in quite some time – and I am noticing how distant I have been even within my own writing and self-support of late and slowly I am beginning to see and realize the extent to which I have allowed myself to fal... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 160 - This Little Light of Mine

Recently an event occurred in my life that caused quite a “shock” within me – and in the beginning I experienced myself as being “crushed” as though the wind were knocked out of my lungs and a rush of many emotions and feelings and reactions came up within me. Here I supported... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 158 – Redefining “Commitment”: Stopping Stalling Out

Tonight I will be taking on a specific dimension of “Commitment” and how/why commitments can so easily fall by the wayside when one is facing multiple points within one’s living and one’s world and the tendency here is to try to “take on” all of it at once – and when a certain... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 157 - Redefining "Commitment" : Accumulating Physical Evidence

Tonight I am continuing with “Redefining Commitment” In the previous post I opened up the point of “physical evidence” and how this point can be used to our advantage within making commitments or taking responsibility for a particular dimension of our living, and how this c... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 156 - Redefining "Commitment" Part 2 : Preparing to Stand Trial

Tonight I am continuing with my process of redefining the word “commitment”. For context on how it is that I have come to this point of redefining commitment for myself, check out the previous blogs leading up to this one – Day 154 - Introduction to Redefining the wor... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 155 - Redefining "Commitment" Part 1 - Practical Self-Forgiveness

Tonight I am continuing in redefining the word “Commitment” for myself. For context please see the previous post - Day 154 - Introduction to Redefining the word "Commitment" Day 154 - Introduction to Redefining the word "COMMITMENT" - See more at: http://joesjourneyto... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 154 - Introduction to Redefining the word "COMMITMENT"

Redefining “Commitment” Today I am having a look at this point of commitment – and how easy it can be for one to fall into points of justification and excuses through the various backdoors we leave open – “just in case” we want to indulge ourselves in our various addiction... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 153 - Support for Guilt Free Decision Making

Tonight I continue the series on support through a particular pattern of guilt and regret. For context, check out the previous blogs in this series – Day 147 – Turning Guilt and Shame into my Greatest Allies Day 150 - Support through Regret and Guilt Day 151 - Guilt a... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 152 – Do we REALLY "Regret" ?

Tonight I continue the series on support through a particular pattern of guilt and regret. For context, check out the previous blogs in this series – Day 147 – Turning Guilt and Shame into my Greatest Allies Day 150 - Support through Regret and Guilt Day 151 - Guilt and... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 151 - Guilt and the Moment of Decision

Tonight I am continuing with the topic of Regret and Guilt. For more context you can check out the previous blogs – Day 147 – Turning Guilt and Shame into my Greatest Allies Day 150 - Support through Regret and Guilt As I mentioned in the previous blog, I will be taki... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 150 - Support through Regret and Guilt

Today I am going to talk about a particular dimension/playout of “guilt” – which is where in a particular moment one speaks or does something within a point of being angry or upset or generally not being stable within oneself – and without slowing down and taking all things in... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 4 - The Death of Bernard Poolman Part One - My Reflections

Today a brief interlude from the previous points that I had opened up in this blog on the subject of guilt/shame to discuss the death of Bernard Poolman, who has been the most influential figure in my life even though I have not personally met the man in person. It is interes... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 5 - The Death of Bernard Poolman Part Two: The Road Ahead

Tonight a continuation of the previous post - Day 4 - The Death of Bernard Poolman Part 1: My Reflections In all of the conversations that I have had with Bernard over the years, and in all of the writings that he had placed in blogs and forums and emails - his words would ... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 3 - Turning Guilt and Shame into my greatest Allies

Artwork by Andrew Gable One of the most difficult things that I have had to face within my process is the point of "guilt" and "shame" - particularly AFTER something goes "wrong" and an unfortunate consequence manifests and in that moment I experience a kind of overwhelm... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 2 : Seeking Approval - Punishment and Reward

Last night I opened up the point of needing/seeking approval from others – which I am continuing here. Asking for assistance and being willing to accept assistance from others is quite cool – it allows for much expansion when there is no ego or hidden agenda and one is sim... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com

Day 1 - Submitted for Their Approval

Self-honesty requires no approval. That is the point that I have not fully integrated and lived as myself, and that is the point that I am seeing and investigating today. What is here – what functions in a way that is without a personal agenda – without manipulation – without ... —joesjourneytolife.blogspot.com