Through mind and body

Some of my fondest memories

Lie on a Southern California beach

Sand between my toes

The Sun I beseech

The oil on my skin

Turns me dark and brown

After this relaxing day

I’ll turn back to town

Like the Sun

Irradiating my body physique

Ideas from a great book

Stimulates the intellect I seek

Through mind and body

The spiritual realm on display

Easiest to be seen

In the picture of Dorian Gray

If you nourish the body

If you nourish the mind

If you nourish the soul

Than maybe you will find

A noble truth

A better life

Reduce the cause

That leads to strife

DCG

Understanding this equation

W. Somerset Maugham’s Larry Darrell – The Razor’s Edge

Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan

Two characters, two world wars

Changed their lives forever in the face of dyin’

The awakening of human spirit

We are beings of frequency ready to receive

We are also responsible and capable

For what we shall perceive

Be you on a pilgrimage of ignorance

Or on a pilgrimage of awakening

We calibrate our receptivity

We calibrate our enabling

Opportunities are yours

For those capable to see

Understanding this equation

Is a fundamental key

DCG

A Simple Act of Kindness

A simple act of kindness

Can touch a heart and a mind

Sometimes we don’t appreciate

That we are all intertwined

The day we stop caring

The day we disassociate

Another inclement juncture

Another bitter one to negotiate

A warming disposition

A heartfelt devotion

Fills a receptive vessel

The cause for harmonic emotion

The golden rule

Manifest and create

Pay it forward

Don’t hesitate

Inertia with distinction

Can change activity

To pass along one’s good fortune

Increases our mutual conductivity

Think back to a time

When you received a merciful hand

What were the circumstances?

Did you escape the quicksand?

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However you Calculate

What is sloth?

What is feckless?

Not Wei Wu Wei

As only this idea is not reckless

Knowing a behavior is wrong

Yet you still ignore it and do

Does not cancel the idea

That you know is true

Maybe it is the fear

That prevents you from proper action

Maybe it is habit

That spurs on this protraction

However you calculate

However you sum

You’ll probably not change

Until you’ve begun

DCG

In the eyes of the Ignorant

Many truths and many lies

Are likely to be told

In the eyes of the ignorant

They are unlikely to behold

The filters of our attention

One may often dismiss

As a moment will present itself

That one may surely miss

Think not of our ability

When we lie down to sleep

As the body rests

The mind will often reap

The many opportunities

That we have to sus out

In the eyes of the ignorant

How many are cast about?

There will come a time

That one must decide

How will we go forward?

In which direction will we stride?

If they are present

If they can learn

In the eyes of the ignorant

Only then will they discern

DCG

 

The Prudent become the Dissenter

Observe

See the opportunity and provide the need

You are the agent

Do you make it better or do you impede?

A musician creates harmony

The shepherd protects his flock

A good priest is a good steward

The bad priest is unfrocked

The universe does not revolve around us

The self is not at the center

The ego wants to disagree

The prudent become the dissenter

In a situation

Find your composure

Seek equanimity

Provide for closure

DCG

 

The Ameliorist

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

DCG

Ipso Facto

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

Ipso Facto

We must act on our reason perpetually after our birth

DCG

 

The World keeps Turning

Do you change your mind?

Or do you stay the same?

When your arrogance fails

And your vanity remains

Are you quick to point the finger?

When a misunderstanding takes place

Are you prone to have an argument?

As you get up into their face?

Are you thoughtful of an opposing opinion?

Another point of view?

It’s not about proving who’s right

It’s not all about you

We are not the center of the universes

No matter how much we want to be

The world keeps turning

Learn to get along with those whom you disagree

DCG