Archive | July 2021

Try Now, To Feel It In Yourself

One of us is blind my friend
and maybe it is you.
One of us is blind my friend
who is leading who?
I have thought a lot
about the fact
that I cannot clearly see
and have come to the conclusion
that you
are not
right
with me.

And what other place could I arrive
if I am to be a human being
where else could I possibly settle
if not strong within myself
of course you’re not right with me
anything less is straight betrayal.

Everyone one of us picks sides
we all pick our favorite player.
We pick our favorite team
we love our favorite flavors.
We believe our own conclusions
We embrace our soulful truths
We travel round in circles
pointing out abuse
We’re like butterflies of poison
we know not what we do
but we fill our pouches
with righteous vengeance
and call it healing muse.

Do you remember your indignance
and how wonderful it feels
you’re so protected from your nature
you’re so wrapped up an un-confused.

Yes, yes, my child
I remember you
when you were so young
and before you were so well taught
that hatred has a home
and that it’s home is inside you
and there’s nothing you can do.

There is only one revolution possible
only one from which all others spring
Human life is not wide open like you think
Love is the only way
the rest is born of something else
Love is the only way
try now
to feel it in yourself.

Try now
to feel it
in yourself.

The Greatest Struggle

If you like insightful, raw, compassionate veiwpoints and you haven’t read Camille Paglia, you really need to check her out. I just saw a quote from her on The Twitter and it sums up as:

…evil is rooted in the human heart

This has been on my mind a lot lately and I’m grateful to people like Paglia and others who have really made it their life to seek and express their perspectives. These are not frivolous people, Paglia has paid a great cost to speak her truth and becuase she would do it all again doesn’t mean it hasn’t been painful, destrcutive or well earned. It’s important as our society and civilization continue to succumb to technology well beyond our morality and ethics that we find a way to decipher what is true and what is valuable.

Tomorrow it will essentially be possible to package and promote any perspective as truth. How can we know the difference? How can we know what is to be paid attention to?

Listen to those that have a lot to lose by what they say. That’s my method. If the person speaking or the entity promoting has nothing to lose or if they have a lot to gain (materially) by speaking, that is an indication to really question. If the person risks persecution, imprinsonment, alienation, hatred and violence to say what they have to say, maybe that’s worth a little more.

So back to the human heart and the roots of evil.

This is an answer among answers. It’s a foundational belief that can change and save and it is the opposite of what is being promoted in the mainstream right now. When I look around all I see are people pointing their fingers outwards, mad with conviction that if only this thing “out there” and that thing “out there” were different, the world would be a better place. People so convicted that they are blind to their own evil, the evil disguised as getting the job done, of doing good work, of making this right, of justice.

Evil is rooted in the human heart and nowhere else. To recognize this is to open up to the eternity of love and the wonder of life. To ignore or defy this is to forever be lost in constant battle of right and wrong but much worse…much worse than this, to defy the seed of evil inside your heart is to defy humanity itself, the great struggle of good and love. If you do not possess evil you cannot posses love.

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