Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Month: January, 2017

Evil is a Delusion of the Soul

Evil
is a delusion
of the soul.

Born of an
uncomprehending
heart.

Perpetuated
by the ego’s
desire for
gratification.

Deluded
dreams
of separate
beings.

Create
perceptions
of separation
to justify hatred.

Manifesting
as violent action
for the ego’s
gratification.

We are never
more separate
than when causing
another being harm.

We are never
more deluded
than when ignoring
another being’s pain.

Evil
is a delusion
of the soul.

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Emerging from Cocoons

We are
awakening
one being
at a time.

In different ways
to different degrees
at different times
to the same reality.

We are
learning
the wisdom
of the heart.

We are
realizing
the folly
of egotistical desires.

We are butterflies
emerging from cocoons
marveling at our wings.

Joyous
that we did not
transform alone.

We fly together
Earth bound forms
merely a dream.

Be Authentic

Be honest
rather than
expected.

Bear your soul
to a stranger
with your eyes.

Be vulnerable
rather than
guarded.

Listen
more than
you talk.

Be silent
comfortably
amidst discomfort.

Comfortably speak
uncomfortable
truths.

Be authentic
and vulnerable
with silence
and words.

Life Lives Here in the Now

I can
do nothing
about the past.

The future
is not
guaranteed.

I lived
in the past
I may not
live in
the future.

I am alive
only in the
present moment.

Life lives
here
in the now.

The past
is a graveyard
the future
a dream.

I will not
agonize over
dead things.

I will not
worry about
dreams.

I will live
among
the living.

Where
joy and light
lives.

I will
make my present
a heaven
until I have no
presents left.

I will be good
and practice virtue
without regret
for the past
or hope
for the future.

Ambition Rules the World

Ambition
rules the world
but works
through men.

Agnostic
as to its use
it seeks
only to burn.

Striving
for satisfaction
of the soul’s yearning
to be whole.

Trapped
at first
in the need
to survive
and be.

Moving
upward
after being
toward movement
and desire.

Then
onward towards
the self as
separate from
the whole.

An
ambitious few
learn the lessons
of love.

Recognizing
the self
as both separate
and a part
of the whole.

Ambition
rules the world
but not through
the most ambitious
of men.

Mankind
is ruled
by the
remedial few.

Yearning
to be whole
yet unwilling
to love.

Insane
with thwarted ambition
the rulers of men
move outward
but not upward.

Reigning
as mad kings
upon thrones
of incompetence.

Unbearable Things Inevitably Fall

When the
status quo
is unbearable.

Serving it
becomes an act
of revolution.

Unbearable
things
inevitably fall.

Gravity
gets
its way.

Neither
nations
nor men
escape their
sins.

Though
they bear them
for a day.

Unbearable
things
inevitably fall.

Karma
gets
its way.

When
nations
and men
bear karma
and sin.

Serving them
becomes an act
of revolution.

Unbearable Status Quo

I write
bad poetry
and dream
of revolution.

While
laboring
for an
unbearable
status quo.

That enslaves
master and
servant alike.

A white collar
enforcer of
systematic
injustice.

I seditiously note
unbearable things
inevitably fall.

They locked my body
in a middle class cage
of unforgivable debts.

But my mind is free
to write bad poetry
and dream of revolution.

Breathe Free or Die in Comfort

We live
in servitude
to our past
and future
self.

Enslaved by the
consequences
of our past
and anxiety
for our future.

Our past and future
tied irrevocably
to the present
with an abstraction
of value.

Time
is money
and our
lives collateral.

The debts
of youth
and concern
for old age
impoverish
our present.

We forfeit
our youth
and dreams
for hope.

Hope
that we will
one day
breathe free
or die in comfort.

Unseen Jewels

Neither
money
power
nor notoriety.

Will give you
the measure
of a man.

It will not
account
for the unseen
jewels of his life.

It cannot
tell you
how much
he has loved.

It cannot
measure
his joy.

Nor account
for the wisdom
of his soul.

Though
his esteem
of such things
may.

How is it with your heart?

How is it
with your
heart?

Let us
talk about
your soul.

I will not
take vengeance
for your actions.

Nor will I
argue with
your ideas.

I will
resist your
assaults.

But I
will never
cause you harm.

Words will not
persuade the mind
of what the heart
already knows.

If you are
deaf to your heart
you cannot hear
my words.

Hurt me
if you
must.

I put
my body
in your way.

But let us
not feud
fight nor argue.

Instead
tell me
how it is
with your heart.

Let us
talk about
your soul.