Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Tag: one body

Be Kind

Be kind.

Everyone
is someone
you’ve met before
or shall meet again.

Be kind.

Everyone
is someone
to somebody
even this body.

Be kind.

Everyone
is someone
every body
is your body.

Be kind.

Everyone
is someone
everyone
is someone.

Be kind.

One Body

One body
masquerading
as separate forms.

A mad mind
convinced
of its separability
from pain.

Gripped
in the madness
of a sensory veil.

One body
writhing
in pain.

Poison
racing to a heart
in shared veins.

Lips
rejoicing
at the
other half’s pain.

Convinced
of the supremacy
of tongue and teeth
upheld by feet
unable to sustain
the body’s forward march.

With poison
in the heart
and death
in the lungs.

Lips and tongue
draw no breath
and breathe no air.

Unable
to articulate
the mind’s final
triumphant glee.

One body
under siege
convinced
by a mad mind
of its supremacy.

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.