Archive for February, 2015

at peace

February 14, 2015

when I am at peace I am not escaping a world of emotion

neither are the ghosts of my past waiting to haunt my tranquility

years I spent digging for the roots to my own unhappiness

not satisfied with distraction or that which others seem content with

I became a garden

shaded by the tree of my own soul

I am nature and nature cannot escape from me.

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reverse

February 13, 2015

I wonder what it would be like to live life in reverse?

all the time spent gathering knowledge, wisdom and experience already passed

but all of life before us

except aging

the question might become reversed

not what should I do with my life but what shouldn’t I do?

how best to live abundantly?

what nurtures my soul?

of what is happyness comprised of? how can one enrich friendship?

I wonder what happens when we try to live life in reverse?

ordinary

February 12, 2015

I wasn’t  feeling a sense of wonder before

but now I am

not the ignorant bedazzlement of unstructured thought

but one of nature itself

we are part of nature and mother and father are part of us

we hide behind only part of the mind

the part that wonders only at known things and ordinary things

there is nothing known to me that is quite ordinary.

Do you know anyone?

February 12, 2015

Do you know anyone?

I mean really know them, understand their story and what shaped them to be who they are?

When we look at a stranger we tend to judge them superficially and when we see someone making a scene we judge everyone involved.

we tend to judge the parents of crying children not realizing that we all cried for candy at that age

we judge people based on how much or how little money they make, however this tends to only matter to us if it is more or less than we make.

we judge people and assume we understand their story because there isn’t much to tell.

True we can sum up people in a nutshell, a few sentences, a few verbs and nouns, I can do that with only a look and be right almost all the time.

What I contend is that we are the details, we are the choices we make to change little things about our conduct that make us unequal as a species and as individuals.

I say that we all have worth if we try to do something with our lives and most people do try.

We tend to spend a great deal of energy thinking about things that don’t matter, what someone is wearing, how others look, how much more or less we are making than our neighbors, in what way does that affect us?

In what way does our worth increase or decrease based on others?

I ask again, do you know anyone? Really know anyone?

What about yourself?

musing

February 12, 2015

nothing in this universe is singular, everything has a counterpart

for all that we humans think ourselves complex we are only as simple as another thing

everything is made of the same rough elements, refined through our analysis to equal reality.

Not all those who wander…

February 12, 2015

Why Bother Giving Aid In The Middle East?

February 11, 2015

loved by you

February 9, 2015

I know of no greater thing than this, to love and be loved by you

this world may value the wealth I bring but joy and contentment is what you offer in reply

we want to be happy and we want power but few know that one delivers the other.

Any Iranian Deal Is Doomed Before It Starts

February 7, 2015

nationalism

February 6, 2015

why do people talk of patriotism?

if someone abhors what a government is doing, can they really be asked to love and support it?

if someone loves there people, how can they respect them if they have allowed the government to get this way?

of what is national identity comprised?