I wouldn’t be surprised to lose you
I’ve lost one already.
My spirit and soul were once drained from my heavy heart, open chest, tender mind and naive ways.
Upon return they asked how I could let them stray so far?
To that I replied, I could never.
Forgetting that I had, I forgot that I was.
Never have they been so far from me
than when I was unwilling to be, and therefore accept the responsibility for looking after myself and all the valuables that came with it.
So I, never.
I never left anything that was a part of me.
I left me, entirely. Stopped being, stopped running;
When I ceased to be for my parts, I ceased to be.
And such is the way of a me or an I or an I am.
We vanish in the face of being because sometimes it’s just to drastic a venture for our subtleties to grasp
But the I and the me always return.
There’s never a way or a peace or a life without your presence.
Hurdles & Life
Hurdles and life seem to be two things categorically tied together. The nature of one seemingly becomes synonymous with the other. But in its simplest forms it’s just about proving your strength; to the universe, to yourself, to those around you who are in need of you to do better - and, in that order. We require, as growing beings, a certain amount of training in adversity before we ourselves possess the deep-seated recognition that we are truly responsible for our rights and happiness here. And yes, the hurdles become indistinguishable, but only when we refuse to see them as stepping stones, as a tool for growth and development of our natural self, a reflection of the nature of life. Just grow peacefully, set anxieties about the complex things aside and focus on the task of doing your best at being content with the immediate blessings and channeling capacities to do good. This dimension of life is perfectible, most possibly a lifelong pursuit, but the very journey is self-completing upon its beginnings.
"Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another."
I’ve never understood why people equate the existence of greed and inequality as reasons to have a falsely democratic government or system of rule that dominates across the world. Yes humans are innately assholes, SOME days though. Not every day. And that’s the whole point. Living as systematically as we do we are condemned to the effectively violent and oppressive and reductionist assumptions that we cannot deduce from our own autonomy and powers of reason a means by which we can live and work communally, though it has existed before and still in some places does. Which is just ridiculous;
If you as an individual who has lived and heard your life right down to every little intimate need and desire, cannot determine what is truly right for your own life, given the space and understanding, what makes you think someone who lives a completely different life to you, who is in a position of authority which is asserted by the threat of violence and power, that is under the influence of inherent corruption could make better decisions for you? Everything about their existence goes against the grain of how to run a life.
Also, those who retain such power require the docility and impertinent lack of faith that the people prompt every single day in such throw away comments like the one being discussed in order to not only maintain control over people’s lives, but maintain a living standard that they then flaunt above us as the one of which we should all aspire to.
Not only is it hypocritical, but it’s deceiving, undermining, exploitative, oppressive and the list goes on and on and on. However, these are the people you truly believe should have the power to run the worlds and indirectly or directly influence our ways of living. Sure, be lazy with your political views, but don’t try to justify them as having any true content because for sure it is untrue that the governments of today have any better ability to regulate life than we do or could had we lived in smaller communities without them. They exist for their own benefit and have never proved to do so otherwise. The things they seemingly provide you with, are either things you don’t need unless under their rule (binding law & violent authority) or things you have become too lazy and fearful to deal with yourself.
Responsibility for your own life and living is the main thing that is lacking amongst society and not within the societal settings that are promoted but within the universal settings that dictate the powers that be. I hope that if one thing people get to learn in this life it’s that they (govs) really don’t know any better and given the courage and strength to rule your own life, actually, it is possible. If you believe it within the restrictive nature of society (see individualistic values of capitalism) why can’t you imagine the overruling of society in your life, and your family and your community and so on? And hence “freedom”?
"You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny."
The well documented message cannot be escaped.
Nothing frustrates anyone so much as being misunderstood or being placed in a setting of miscomprehension & lack of understanding due to poor communication. But words are your universal means, and always will be, of communicating with others. It’s the single most human element known of. When you find that it’s not enough, find another means of producing the message, but all thought & feelings translate into words - even if they do remain in your mind. It’s how you process and display those words that determines your quality of communication and thus produces the results of your interaction. Be specific, be honest, be brutally and unapologetically meaningful. Candid. Raw. Over-flowing with you. And there can be no rejection. The well documented message cannot be escaped. It remains forever as having been passed from the individual unto the universe which lasts, it gains efficacy just through the principles of universal possibility. You just need to make an effort to make things manifest and you’ll see the simplest thing carries the utmost power.