Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Tag: new age

Waiting til the Harvest

Waiting
til the
harvest.

Sewing
seeds of
anticipation.

Waiting
for ripeness
not ruin.

Reaping
a bounty of
expectations.

Waiting
til the
storm.

Preparing
to be
born.

May the Suffering End with Us

May the
suffering
end with us.

Let us
receive
it.

Absorb
its
inertia.

But not
pass it
on.

May the
suffering
end in us.

Let us
heal
it.

Transmute
its
nature.

Then
pass it
on.

May the
old world
end with us.

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.

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.

Ancient Mind Filling Infant Eyes

Ancient mind
filling
infant eyes.

Ragging
against
impotent flesh.

Feeling wrongness
from first
breath.

Letting loose
a primal scream
of the alienated
and dispossessed.

Losing memory
but not
grief.

Mourning
for what
should be.

Waiting
to awaken
and be free.

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.

Mundane Nightmares

Immortal
beings
dreaming
mundane
nightmares.

Awaken
or die
in your
sleep.

Suns
of the
morning.

Clothed
in
decay.

Descended
into
mankind’s
nightmare.

Awakening
to show
the way.

Suns
of the
morning.

Shining
the light
of a new
day.

Awakening
dreamers
from mundane
nightmares.

Awakening
earthbound
starseeds
clothed
in decay.

A Life of Knowing

Do not live with faith, instead strive to live with knowing. Faith implies belief without evidence, which creates insecure belief at best. Knowing on the other hand, is founded on evidence and creates a much more secure confidence in ones destiny. I know the universe has conspired in my favor even before my birth. My proof is a life that even in hardship has been a catalyst for my growth and evolution as a spiritual being. So live life with the knowledge that you are exactly where you need to be in every moment, and that good or bad will ultimately inure to your benefit.

Modern Malaise: Gen Y

Something is amiss with modern man; a sort of subtle melancholy that at times defies articulation. The history of humanity has thus far been defined by hardship and the struggle for survival. Our forebears lived lives that were nasty, brutish and short, where each day was an unbearable struggle to merely survive. However, over the past hundred years or so a large portion of the human race has managed to pull itself up from the drudgery of mere survival, to a place of prosperity and ease. Physical comfort and survival accomplished, the question has become: What now?

Those stuck in the paradigm of survival have concluded that if what they have now is good, surely more is better. So they set out to acquire ever more wealth, luxury and ease; often at the expense of enjoying any of it. However, an increasing portion of the population, particularly those in Gen Y, are no longer satisfied with their predecessors’ imperative of survival.

This is the generation who has known no great wars, and was born into a world of material abundance and digital connectivity. Survival was never at risk for this cohort, so they often fail to see the necessity or wisdom of the ideas that drive modern society. Survival assured, Gen Y wants more than their parents’ suburban mansions, with garages filled to overflowing with once wanted but now unused adornments and diversions. Instead, they wish to live lives filled with meaning, in communities that foster growth.

People are changing, and the world is soon to follow. What many are experiencing now is the birthing pains of a new paradigm, and a new age. As survival chafes against the paradigm of prosperity, many find themselves trapped in old patterns that leave them feeling empty and unfulfilled. They work jobs they hate, doing thing they find meaningless or wrong, to buy things, once acquired, they no longer want. They live in a world of survival, because they cannot see how prosperous they are. This person feels trapped, and their life meaningless. They know there is a better way, but they see no way to achieve it. They feel trapped in a struggle for survival, not born of the necessity to survive, but out of a system and circumstances that seem to allow no alternative. In short, they are caught in the inertia of a world predicated on a paradigm that enriches their flesh, but impoverishes their soul.

However, only our choice to adhere to inertia’s mandate gives it any power over us. To live a life of prosperity, one need only decide they are prosperous and enjoy their wealth. I do not speak of the ornaments of survival that have given birth to the tremendous waste and shallow consumerism of our society. Instead, I speak of the richness of living a life with meaning, with people you love. To be prosperous, one need only live a life in which your values and actions align, and those you love are cherished.

Consider what the world would be like if everyone engaged only in those things they found meaningful, good and worthwhile. Is it somewhere you would like to live? If so, what is stopping you?