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Come Unhinged!

Let Loose!

The Zen master within you puts you, the student,
Into situations where you would normally
In the course of social relations come unhinged.
You allow yourself to get to close and be singed
By the heat of the moment so that you may see
How your actions affect things. This is its intent.

The nonsensical questions the teacher may ask
Are to keep you stirred up. Impossible demands
And absurd remarks make for a fertile classroom.
When someone asks a question are you to presume
That an answer exists? Your consciousness expands
As you ponder. This is not a difficult task.

Hear the sound of one hand clapping, or stop the sound
Of the distant train whistle. Reach for the ceiling
And touch it without moving. These are to be done
In the maize of the mind where all logic is spun
Into meaning. The process is truth revealing,
And the change in the way you think may be profound.

We are caught up in a certain way of discourse.
Social, production, and survival games are good,
But they’re not the only things that are important.
The contrast you put up with need not disenchant
Or prevent you from living the way that you should.
Come Unhinged! It’s something that your soul can endorse.

Be The Change

Make It Happen You Damned Self!

The darkness may be part of an intricate plan
To keep hell alive on earth. The world and its ways
Are atrocious, heartbreaking, and doomed to despair.
Yet, there is a great number of people who care
About life on this planet. Do we give them praise?
Or do we criticize people who say, “I Can!”?

What can you contribute that would do any good?
Don’t listen to the voice that says, “It’s just no use.
I’d be wasting my time, effort, and energy.
Too far out of control this world happens to be.”
Nothing but indolence will this thinking produce.

The still small voice within you can be understood.

All of us have some work to do while we are here.
Everyone has a purpose. Offering something
Of yourself to the problem can make your life whole.
Life can work through and use you. Let it take control.
Be the change that you want. Let the universe bring
You impulses and guidance. Your purpose is clear.

How will you serve the world? What does it need that your
Special talent can offer? The effect that you
Have on others can be the most valuable
Currency that there is. Do be ever grateful
To be the instrument of change. All that you do
Is from love or fear. Which one is of more splendor?

Line Up With The Love

Open Up To Oneness

Much like water and oil politics and love mix.
Separate, these two creatures exist on their own,
Independent of each other’s usual ways
Of providing and guiding. The worst of our days
Of cold blooded civility we won’t postpone.
Human nature is something no human can fix.

A fine dressing for war salad makes of the news
Of the depth of the hatred the loud blatant chant
Of a troubled nostalgia. What I am to do
Is maintain my connection with the Being who
Sees all things in perspective, which we humans can’t.
Are we at best a dull race of differing views?

Politicians are human. Don’t ask them to scrape
Enough dirt for a new earth and send it to space.
Let them help you create your version of a world
Where all knobs of acceptance are rugged and knurled.
Then give all your attention to reaching that place
In your soul where all things are always in great shape.

Because that place exists for each and everyone.
Those who cannot believe this create the contrast
That we all need to grow by. I’ll participate
In my own peace of spirit and stay in that state.
All the love that exists is infinitely vast.
It’s easy to line up with, refreshing, and fun.