Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Tag: love

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 unfulfilled desire.

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.

Revelation

Love is patient
love is kind
it does not envy
it does not boast
it is not proud.

It does not
dishonor others
it is not self-seeking
it is not easily angered
it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love
thy neighbor
as thy self.

Love
thy enemies
and pray
for those who
prosecute you.

The time
of prophecies
has come
when love
has ceased.

Where those
with tongues
have been
stilled.

Where those
with knowledge
have passed
away.

False Christs
and false prophets
have arisen.

And the man
of lawlessness
is revealed.

The son
of destruction
who opposes
and exalts himself
above every so-called
god or object of worship.

And through
his shrewdness
he will cause deceit
to succeed
by his influence.

And will
magnify himself
in his heart
and will destroy many
while they are at ease.

So that he
takes his seat
in the temple of God
displaying himself
as being God.

He will pitch the tents
of his royal pavilion
between the seas
and beautiful
holy mountain.

Yet he
will come
to his end
and no one
will help him.

 

 

 

Divergent Lives

Remember
when our differences
were theoretical?

The abstractions
of politics
religion
and god.

Insignificant
compared to
the sameness
of our daily
lives.

We thought
differently
but acted
similarly.

Which made
the differences
less real.

Divergent lives
shaped by
theoretical
divides.

Have changed
our daily
routines.

Giving reality
to the theoretical
abstractions
of youth.

It is harder now
that our differences
are real.

But my religion
is love
my politics
cooperation
my god
the creation.

To hate you
would be heresy
to hurt you
would be anarchy
to reject you
would be impossible.

It is harder now
but I love you still.

Refuge in My Soul

I’ve taken
refuge
in my soul.

You are the
only thing
that is real
I whisper.

You are the
only thing
I can control
I sigh.

I cannot
cure the
madness of men.

I cannot
make them
more loving
and kind.

I can only
be the change
I wish to see
in the world.

One act
of love and
kindness
at a time.

I will
love my
enemy.

Then
I will
have none.

I will
love my
neighbor
as myself.

Then
I will need
no fences.

I will
grow the light
within me.

Then
I will
lighten
the darkness
without.

Love Thy Enemy

The only way to destroy one’s enemies is to have none. There is no evil, only delusion. There are no enemies, only god. Only the heart’s capacity to disintegrate the differences between self and other-self can end the cycle of fear, hatred, and ignorance. That means blinking at neither the light nor dark, and looking even at one’s enemies and saying, “We are one body. You are me as well, even though you hate me and wish to destroy me.”

Love is the radical and unconditional acceptance of another being. It is the acknowledgement of other as self, and the acceptance of that other-self, even though they hate you or wish you harm. Avoid or withdraw from those beings who seek to harm you, but never make them your enemy.

 

 

Open Dear Heart

Open
dear heart
and love
this world.

Blink
neither
at the light
nor dark.

Open
dear heart
and let
the whole
world in.

Discriminate
neither against
the lovely
nor wretched.

Open
dear heart
even though
it hurts.

Shrink
neither from
the deserving
nor despicable.

Open
dear heart
and love
the infinite creation.

Neither
blinking
discriminating
nor shrinking away.

 

Morning Meditation

Human civilization will only survive with great love or great control. As the instruments of self destruction multiply with each passing day, we are confronted with a future where right action will emanate from the open heart of every citizen, or wrong action will be monitored, rooted out, and controlled. We have both the seeds of a new human consciousness with an expanded sense of self, community, and empathy along with a surveillance/police state about to fall into the hands of the most dangerous organization on Earth. I choose love.

A Rebellion of Poets, Mystics, and Dreamers

We need
a rebellion
of poets
mystics
and dreamers.

An uprising
of outcasts
of every
sort.

We will
revolt against
casual cruelty
and systematic
insanity.

We will
march
to the beat
of our own
drum.

Rebels
for peace.

Fanatics
for love.

Guerrilla warriors
no longer aping
the status quo.

We will
lay siege
to hearts
and minds.

One act
of radical kindness
at a time.

Beware the Idolatry of Faith

Beware
the idolatry
of faith.

Make
not an
idol of
your beliefs
dogmas
and identities.

Let
faith
bring you
closer
to god.

But never
estrange you
from your
fellow beings.

Make
not a
golden calf
of your
golden cross.

Let
faith
bring you
closer
to the
infinite.

But
never
make you
small
and finite.

Love every
sinner
but hate
every
sin.

Forsake
your idols
for a
living faith
and infinite
god.

Alive
in the
infinite creation.

Living
in the
infinite diversity
of your
fellow beings.