We’ve got all sorts of ideas built into us,
And our speech reflects communist phrases such as,
“Face the facts,” as if they were totally outside
Of ourselves and to be used as our only guide.
We encounter life as aliens, and this has
The effect of programming. This is obvious.
People speak of ‘awakening.’ What does it mean?
It’s a reexamination of common sense
Which has been rigged within us by society.
Learn to know that it ain’t so necessarily
Just because people’s belief is so damned immense.
No way other than what they’re used to can be seen.
The way to perceive life is not as foreigners.
We are not strangers to this world but part of it.
People used to believe that this round earth is flat
Until someone disproved any notion of that.
Questioning our core assumptions, we must admit
That as commonsense creatures we are amateurs.
We are continuous with the vast universe.
Unending is its momentum. The time will come
When we all will see things this way, but until then
Social structures will falter again and again.
Reflection is where our enlightenment comes from.
We evolve with our mindset for better or worse.