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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.

A Long And Fulfilling Life

The Rewards of Spiritual Alignmant

Some would say it’s a given that life is fulfilled
When the spirit is happy on into old age.
Normalcy in this manner helps this race survive,
And the secret to living is always to strive
For the next new adventure in which to engage
The spirit, most willing and able to be thrilled.

It’s simple but not easy to get there from where
One is most disadvantaged in terms of spirit.
Remember what excited you in your childhood.
What did you love to do because it felt so good?
If your past is atrocious learn not to fear it
Because there’s some redemption in visiting there.

What do you love to do after work and when you
Have the time and the energy at your avail?
To love what you do by doing that which you love
Your reward is the earth and blessings from above.
Deliver more that you promise, and you can’t fail.
Find a reason for living that is more than true.

Failure is fertilizer. It doesn’t smell good.
You don’t want to roll in it, but from it can grow
Seeds of absolute greatness and worldly success.
Chase your passion – not pension. Eliminate stress.
Don’t retire. Do inspire with the things that you know.
Your life will be remembered indeed as it should.