The assertion that families can pass down trauma from generation to generation
Just might be so
We must learn how to deal
We must then let it go
The struggle with attachment
The mind clings to negative things
The persistence of tribulation
And all that it brings
The imprint of family tradition
Takes deep root in the youngling’s mind
The stigma that is associated
And all of its kind
The burden that will face you
When all is said and done
Did you build any new happy memories?
Do they push out out the bad ones that are now next to none?
So you haven’t had it so easy
For yourself you had to fend
How do I get over my feelings of abandonment?
As a child I had to pretend
Sometimes it takes a lifetime
For you to work things out
If you never take any action
HD Thoreau’s quiet desperation
May surely come about
The ameliorist must make decisions
An ever changing environment we face
How do we improve our situation?
How do we stop running in place?
The path to reach any piece of mind
The thinkers must make amends with the past
Those who feel deeply must forgive any trauma
And mediate the iconoclast
You can build an intellect
Upon which you shall discern
The merit of a liberal education
Applied to that of which you shall learn
When you place yourself above others
Citing knowledge and facts you claim you know
Setting yourself up as authority
Isn’t it sad that this is what the braggart must show
Social media as an echo chamber
Test the water with politicized debate
But if you never look at critical evidence
You will only achieve a stalemate
What is morally reprehensible
Using ad hominem to attack
Belittling any opposition
Wrongly deposing any rendering of fact
When moral turpitude is not taken into account
Your only attempt is to try and school
You miss the forest for the trees
Does not the braggart remain the fool?
Did I choose wisely?
I can’t really say
If you don’t stand for anything
The choices will define you all along the way
Better to make a decision
Testing out on the world what you believe
So that you can readily falsify
The information you will receive
We are agents
Acting within our sphere
What remains hidden?
What remains clear?
Do we ask the right questions?
Do we take into account?
The cost of our failures?
To what extent and in what amount?
It takes motivation, will, and determination
And to want it really bad
But to manifest a goal in sight
You must develop the behaviors you once thought you had
As dedication and discipline
Comes with a price
Don’t rest on your laurels
Make the sacrifice
It will not come easy
You must persevere
Navigate any resistance
Keep the mind clear
Illuminate the purpose
The heart wants what it wants
You cannot serve two masters
Careful the mind does not daunt
We are drowning in information
While we starve for wisdom
EO Wilson was right
We must synthesize input with our central nervous system
The Buddha once said
I never see what has been done
I only see
What remains to be done
And with this said
I give you my worth
We must act on our reason perpetually after our birth
The damning judgements
That some friends and family members make
Often disrupts a healing
For a soul’s sake
Maybe they are not all wrong
Maybe they only see just one part
However if not being careful
You can persuade a person to depart
Separation from friendship
Separation from the family
Separation from supportive voices
May lead to uncalculated calamity
Do we make haste?
Do we look beyond our own need?
Do we project our own views?
Are we open to concede?
Are you giving advice?
Are you listening to me?
Do you like to hear yourself talk?
Just put it on the Marquee