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Showing posts with label Change. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Creation


The human being
A phenomenon of change
Subtle, diverging

Born to discover
In pursuit of self, knowledge
Reaching for the light

We change and emerge
As we become, we discern
A new creation

The human being
With inquisitive spirit
Fiercely emerging

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Chaos and Order


The drive for peace and
Calm, a tranquil dream, steady
A sure reflection

In the smooth surface
Free of turbulent water
The still pool, stagnant

A captured image
Like the spirit, fixed in film
Frozen expression

A denial, of life
Of the constancy of change
Perpetual change

Struggle for meaning
To find truth, wisdom, knowledge
To hold it like sand

Water in the hand
Slipping fast through the fingers
Like fog in the desert

Let us celebrate
The confusing universe
Lucid creation

The urge to control
To shape it into order
Predictable, sure

A vision of peace
We dream of futilities
Tantalus reaching

For the sacred fruit
For our lost humanity
The dregs in the grail

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Cycles


Have no anxiety about the future, it will always be there.

Seize the moment, and you will have it in your hand.

Reflect on your experience at every turn.

Put your feelings before the analysis.

Analyze, and adapt.

Listen.

Look.

Breath.

Prepare for change.

Change is inevitable, the only constant.

Foresight is a mirage, a vision of potentials.

Portents of probability churning in the trough.

Look into the crest, tension becomes meaningless.

The rolling foam and the spray, fly free from the main.

Loosed from the curling body of the rolling wave.

Launched into weightlessness, and empty space.

Born like the Atman, of the Universal Spirit.

Each ascending in its natural arch.

Each falling just the same.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Fake President - Part XII

Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
06.03.2017

I have been listening to footage of reporters asking a question of the White House spokesperson, “Does the President still believe that Climate Change is a hoax?” This little clip has been playing on a loop ever since T-Rump decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords.
I guess the reporters want to know if the president’s stated beliefs on climate science, that it is a hoax, invented by the Chinese to hurt the American economy, if this irrational, ungrounded and insane view of the world is what led to his decision.
Would it matter?
It would not matter.
T-Rump is a man without beliefs. He has no convictions. He is rudderless.
T-Rump only seeks opportunities to advance his narrative.
I did not say that T-Rump seeks opportunities to advance his agenda, because he has no agenda, there are no long term goals, there is no strategy or planning.
T-Rump’s only desire is to promote an image of himself as a winner, as a billionaire, as a doer. His withdraw from the Paris Accord’s was one of the few things he could do, that he promised to do on the campaign trail, that he was able to do on his own. Because the senate would not ratify the accords, the American people, and the world, were no protected from this kind of insane action.
T-Rump gets his little victory, and America loses another degree of prominence in the world, we cede another sector of the economic future to our global competitors, and a few members of congress, a few people in his cabinet, a few of his allies, make a tiny bit of profit in the short term.
He said he did it to keep a promise. He does not care about keeping promises. He lies about his intentions all the time.
He said he did it to save American jobs. He just robbed future generations of Americans of hundreds of thousands of jobs in the clean energy sector of manufacturing and technology.
He may have temporarily saved a few jobs in the coal sector, the dinosaur sector, the industrial revolution sector of the economy.
He cost us hundreds of billions of dollars in investment, in research and development, for the technologies that will move us toward the sun, and the wind, and the tides to power our future.
Worse than that, he has condemned the world, the entire world to a future in which the seas will rise, and coastal communities around the world will be erased by the waters that surround them.
This might have happened anyway, that is true, and we should not lose sight of it, but the longer we wait to forestall this impending doom, the longer we wait to take corrective measures, the more people and communities that will be displaced, and with their displacement will come famine, and pestilence, and war.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day is my Birthday

Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
04.22.2017

All of our eggs are in one basket.
We live here together and we have no place else to go.
The world is a big place and it can take a lot of damage, but our ecosystems are specialized and fragile, the world will survive many things that we cannot.
We are charged with the care of the world. This is a sacred imperative, presented in our sacred texts. This is a categorical imperative as well, if we do not care for the world, the world may just shrug us off, or shrug enough of us off in a calamity that will change us forever, our cultures, our language, even our DNA.
There are natural disasters built into the structure of the planet, into the mantle and the core. There are massive volcanoes, and there is continental drift. There are calamities heading our way, from sailing through the vacuum of space, on a collision course with earth.
There are asteroids and comments that we will collide with, if we are unable to work cooperatively to gain alter those eventualities.
Those things are baked in. They are existential threats, but they also represent opportunities for the advancement of science, and unification of the human race. Given enough time, it is possible that we could even harness the power of the greatest volcanoes, turn their destructive energies to the benefit of humankind, or move the near Earth from their path.
We face other threats right now, immediate threats, threats of our own making.
We are changing the climate. The planet is warming. The oceans are becoming more acidic. We are changing their salinity. We are filling the atmosphere with toxins. Glaciers are melting. Sea levels are rising We are polluting our freshwater lakes, rivers, and streams. We are losing topsoil, our forests, our reefs.
Our stewardship is failing. We are divided, against each other…greed drives a short sighted political mindset that seeks to turn the people against their long-term interests. Politicians and their wealthy patrons silence, and undermine our scientists, they cast doubt on any field of inquiry which might lead to a curtailment of their industry. Our stewardship is failing.

Earth Day 2017, all of our eggs are in one basket, the basket is fragile. There is no other. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Attached to a Phone Cord

It was an image out of time
A man walking with telephone in hand
The long handset at his right ear
The bulky base hanging from his fingers
At his waist, the curling cord
Like a bandolier across his chest
A long cable trailing along the floor
A slender, flat worm, fixed to the wall
Shifting as he paced around the room
Watch, as from time to time he switches
The parts of the phone form hand to hand
Pausing for a moment to cradle the handset
Between his shoulder and his ear
The phone base swings from left to right
The handset mid-sentence, from right to left
An archaic dance, a vision from childhood
When we were tethered by the cable
To the phone, by the cord
Within which electrons flowed
As now they pass right through us
Ten thousand conversations at a time
Binary signals in the ether, invisible fingers
Drawing pictures, touching nerves

Inside of us