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Certain types of manure used to be transported (as everything was back then) by ship … well in dry form it weighs a lot less, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, and one of the by products is methane gas . . . and as the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen, methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at

night with a lantern . . . BOOOOM! Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was discovered what was happening. After that the bundles of manure where always stamped with the term S.H.I.T. on them which meant to the sailors to “Ship High in Transit”. In other words high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane. Bet you didn’t know that one…(Snopes, 1999).

Buzz words -shift the paradigm, circle back, at the end of the day, and the newest one, reentered give grace. Those may be words of shelter. Those words may be sounds of protection from a storm. The words for this blog today will show that we’re headed in a little bit of a different direction, OK? we go. Be nice. Be kind. Be blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. One of the things that is not heard is being shitty to someone else. So since Ship High in Transit behavior is not one of the things being said as buzz

words go, how does it happen that people are SHIP HIGH IN TRANSIT to one another?

Yoga practice instructs, educates, teachers and models compassion. Practicing compassion -Yep practicing.... does practicing mean that if you had a shitty day you lash out and dump that manure on to someone else? That doesn’t happen... does it? Be nice, be kind, blah blah blah but you don’t hear the words be shitty. Posts appear on social media, that probably would not be said aloud on

FaceTime, in a Zoom meeting or face-to-face interaction. A storm brews when one person’s behavior Ships High in Transit toward another. The question is where is the shelter from the storm? Be nice, be kind, blah blah blah one of the things that is not heard is be shitty.

A few years back one of my Bally co-

workers proposed to another Bally co-worker. You know that never happens. Ha ha ha ha ha. The nuptial invitations arrived and I was speaking to Uncle Ed about attendance. RSVP so to speak. That’s a whole other blog, RSVP. Check out Last Tango in Halifax on Netflix for a be kind, be nice, but one does not hear be Ship High in Transit toward another, although that behavior occurs. Back to my Bally co-workers getting married. Uncle Ed stated so this is the person that the proposer has chosen to fight with for the rest of their

lives, Huh? That Uncle Ed... He was on the mark.... Be Kind, Be Nice blah blah, provide compassion, you don’t hear treat another with shitty lash out behavior although that occurs. That Bally couple did marry, divorce, and one was diagnosed with “C” and passed away and went on to sell Bally memberships in the Heavens. (I choose to believe) Be nice, be kind, blah, blah, do not use Ship High in Transit behaviors toward others.

What is your shelter from the storm? How do you provide shelter from the storm, for yourself, for another? Be nice, be kind, show compassion, but you don’t hear be shitty to another. Namaste Ways you don’t hear one must be shitty to another.

Namaste Ways Rest Ronald B. (Brett) Boxell. Namaste Ways, Be Kind, Be Nice, Practice Compassion- keep buzz words to a minimum. The next moment is not promised. Namaste Ways.

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