Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Tag: love

Reason Will Not Teach You Virtue

Reason
will not
teach you
virtue.

Nor
make
you wise.

Logic
is but
a tool
of your
intentions.

Concerned
only with
the consistency
of your
truths
and lies.

Agnostic
as to
the
value
of each.

Reason
will make
you certain
but not
right.

Cunning
but not
wise.

Justified
but not
just.

Open
heartedness
must inform
intentions
and serve
as reason’s
guide.

Cultivate
love and
kindness
to be
just
virtuous
and wise.

Only then
may reason
serve truth
instead
of lies.

Open
heartedness
points
to the
ultimate
goal.

We are
one
it sings
from the
bottom
of our
soul.

Be
reasonable
but let
an open
heart be
your guide.

I Bless You

I bless
you.

May
peace
love
and joy
be upon
you.

This is
my whisper.

This is
my prayer.

Granted
to the
sinful
saintly
and sinister.

I bless you.
I bless you.

I wish you well.

You wear
unknown
faces
but we
share a
common soul.

So I
bless
you.

I wish you well.

May
peace
joy
and love
be upon
you.

This is
my
whisper.

This is
my
prayer.

Bestowed
upon
the sinful
saintly
and sinister.

Growing Our Hearts

My heart has been hurting over the last few days, but maybe this will provide an opportunity for it to grow. This was a complicated election, with lots of ideological, economic, and sociological components. But at the meta level it was a choice between love versus hate. Inclusion versus exclusion. Empathy versus resentment. Love, inclusion, and empathy lost at the ballot box, but must never lose in our hearts and daily lives. It is tempting to hate, resent, and exclude those who brought this about, but then we become the thing we revile. Hate cannot defeat hate, only love can do that. Darkness cannot defeat darkness, only light can do that. We win by living our values more fiercely and unconditionally than ever before. We win by loving, including, and empathizing even with those we find offensive.

Christian Heretic

I became
a Christian
heretic.

But I
found
god.

Not in
churches
pulpits
and the
ministration
of ministers.

But in
a silent
mind and
open heart.

I became
a Christian
heretic
to find
god.

Not in
arcane
theology
and medieval
dogma.

But in
the creator’s
creation.

God
was too
small
to fit
in my
heart.

So I forsaked
the trinity
for the
creation
and made
a church
of the world.

With only
one rule
by which
to live.

Everything
is sacred
everything
divine.

We Love You

We love
you.

But
we need
to get
away.

We learned
a lot
here.

But we
can’t
stay.

We learned
new ways
of loving.

But we
no longer
wish to
fight.

We mourn
yet
for dearest
Alexandria.

We grieve
still
for our
shining cities
upon the hill.

But
this cycle
has ended.

Our choice
has been
made.

We are
the seeds
of the
harvest.

We are
the bounty
of what
was
sewn.

The time
of planting
has ended.

The children
of light
must go
home.

Hell is of Our Own Making

Hell
is of
our own
making.

And
not
for another
to create.

We are
instructors
in this
classroom.

But our
pupils
number
one.

Forgiveness
is the
lesson
when
vengeance
the
aim.

Patience
the goal
when
violent
retort
the game.

Karma
is the
instrument
of our
instruction.

Not
our weapon
to wield.

Hell
is of
our own
creation.

Heaven
of our
making.

Love
endlessly
and without
condition.

Create
heaven
and forsake
hell.

Post Apocalyptic Utopia

Civilized

In a
post apocalyptic
utopia.

Families

Forged
in
food
fire
and love.

Bound
without
blood.

Fed
drunk
on love.

Civilized

In a
post
apocalyptic
utopia.

Human
after the
end of
the world.

Be Spacious

When the mind lacks spaciousness, one is completely identified with thoughts, emotions, and roles. This state of being leads to deep unconsciousness, where the illuminated states of being that consist of love, peace, and joy are rarely experienced. A person lost in thoughts does not enjoy life, but endures it. Love quickly turns to disappointment and jealousy, and peacefulness is replaced by discomfort and anxiety. A lack of spaciousness creates a claustrophobic life, full of limitation, dissatisfaction, and angst.

Creating spaciousness in ones mind is the simple act of creating a layer of awareness around your thoughts, emotions, and roles that recognizes itself as separate from mind activity. It may start with the abstract idea that you are the experiencer of your thoughts and emotions, and have an existence independent of them. This abstraction, when grokked and applied throughout the day as thoughts, emotions, and roles are played out, begins the process of creating a layer of awareness unidentified with transient mental activity. It creates space enough to experience a thing without being consumed by it, and thus creates the opportunity to return to your natural states of love, peace, and joy.

To Become an Exile

I feel a pull
inward
to become an exile.

To withdraw
from a public
that has become
sacrilege to my private values.

I am bewildered
that the worst in us
has become commonplace.

I am a foreigner
in my land
a place
where hate is more desirable than love
fear more tolerable than acceptance
and ignorance more comfort than truth.

I do not know these neighbors and friends
that I once assumed shared a common decency.

A decency now uncommon
as the worst in us
becomes middling.

I have become
a stranger
in  a strange land
that has lost the capacity
for self-preservation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accidental Saint

Accidental Saint.

I lost myself.
I lost my mind.

I lost my past.
I lost my future.

I lost my pain.
I lost my hate.

I got drunk on being.

I discovered god,
I gained eternity,
I found bliss.

I have peace.
I have joy.
I have love.

I whisper prayers, and silent blessings.

May all beings know peace.
May all beings have joy
May all beings find love.

May all beings awaken.