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Human Potential

The Flowering Of Racial Wisdom

Human beings are swinging like a pendulum
Between animal nature and divinity.
One moment, we are civil; the next, we are mean.
As long as the wild beast we are clearly is seen,
Our ascension spiritually cannot be.
Extinction by our own hands may be the outcome.

Processes fundamental conceived to dissolve
What is animal in us offer much relief
And a balance most vital to us as a race.
As we rise in the morning, the kingdom we face
Is of lack and survival. The worst of our grief
Penetrates to the soul, and we cannot evolve.

We’re the dog, bird, and snake, and all creatures below
On the rungs of life’s ladder as earth is its home.
After some work and practice, if someone pokes me,
The dog will cease its biting and be completely
In alignment not with the old stressful syndrome
But with peace and compassion – a winning combo.

It must happen in every human being, though.
When the rugged wild creatures that we have become
Do not find dissolution the natural way
We create our own hell that we are doomed to pay.
Animals become restful by beating the drum
Of connection and awesome potential to grow.

The Choice

The Easiest Of Decisions

Life is ripe with variety, and it’s the spice
That makes it so engaging. Digesting is fun,
Yet the mere act of choosing which things will enthrall
And consume my attention is part of it all.
I believe in a process that will get things done
In a world made abundant. Life is paradise.

Ancient teachers like Rama and Buddha were heard
In their time by the fewest. Today anyone
Can speak volumes to everyone across the globe.
The least used body part may be the frontal lobe.
Privilege of technology is the reason
That our acts can be fortunate in thought and word.

So, among all our choices, the words that are used
To convey what the soul speaks are significant.
We become the world’s teachers in ways that we speak.
Influence we may have on those minds who are weak.
Just because we are listened to, we may enchant
The behaviors of others through mindscape perused.

This platform wasn’t possible decades ago.
I’m amazed still that I have extended this reach.
I broadcast with no borders imagined or real.
I’m concerned with the way I cause people to feel.
Being responsible for the tone of my speech,
With a fresh set of choices, it’s on with the show.