24 August 2013

Chapter 132 - The Stillness Before Time (Compendium)


CXXXII

One geography is not superior to another
Except in the relativity of assumption.

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So many scampering about,
Thinking only of me, myself and I

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At the depths of the inner you,
Melt into the nothingness of union.
Allow all sense of individuality to dissolve
Into reality’s impersonal, timeless indivisibility.

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Let time publish it.

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Look at all you’ve gone through,
All the things you’ve done and seen,
And now, it all seems a dream
From which only death
Can free you.

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Rigid, confined, limited, ignorant, undiscerning, resistant, shallow.
The forces which impel us toward the steep cliff so quickly nearing.

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Ethnic cleansing is nothing new,
Nor is it confined to the human species.
We wipe out, without hesitation, any life form
Which does not serve us well or at all.

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Shortsightedness is nothing new under the sun.

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How vague it all is.

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Revolution can be a lovely sport.

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Sometimes, if you really don’t want to know,
It’s best not to ask.

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Of what use is the exactness of science
When measurement is no long sought.

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We have briefly altered a unique world.
It will never again be what it was
Before we took over.

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What now?

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The irony for any cancer
Is that the host eventually dies.

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Michael’s testament.

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There are no problems, only opportunities for solutions.
Nothing was ever a problem before you were born.

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You are god’s breath.

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Capitalism gives the masses so many pleasant distractions,
There is neither time nor inclination to do more than complain.

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What is radical today is elevator music tomorrow.

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Mystics come in all shapes, sizes and colors,
All capacities and limitations, all geographies and backgrounds.
Do not be blinded by assumptions or conclusions of any sort.

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In the way there are many alls.
In the all there are many ways.

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The ground sprouts every seed imaginable.

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We burden the future with an unresolvable dilemma.

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A day that’s trying to decide.

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Only after a great deal of deliberation
Should you ever occupy the no man’s land
Between people who hate each other.

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All life suffers in its own particular way.

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Just checking to see if you were paying attention.

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How committed you are to maintaining your identity.

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Words are like water falling
Into the yawning, unstained abyss
Of eternity’s cavernous infinity.

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Sometimes you do important things.
Sometimes you do unimportant things.
What is the difference, really?

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It comes, its goes.
Why oh why, nobody knows.

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Who said or wrote or did it does not really matter.
That it was done is the point and purpose.
Godness leaves no stone unturned.

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Don’t waste time feeling sorry for yourself.
Regrets are only regrets.

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Therapy is for those who can’t figure it out themselves.
And even then how many ever really significantly change?

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Love is not exclusive.
It is eternally inclusive.

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Many of those on top probably laugh
With great disdain at the bottom-feeders
Who pay for their expensive appetites.

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Sooner or later there will come a time
When you must endure a death.
It is the way of all things.

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Let go of it.

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You’ve missed the point entirely.

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Will there come a day when you wish you’d saved
Some of those things you now throw away
With so little thought or concern?

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Who would have dreamed all this would have come to pass?
Who can even begin to predict what is yet to come?

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How interesting language is.
Concept creates us and we them.

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Sometimes you need to just throw it all out and start over.

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There’s always tomorrow in the play of time.

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You will do what you perceive you need to do to survive.

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We all have our own way of looking at things,
But things really being ultimately the same,
There is no need to make a problem of it.

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If you respect and care for yourself first,
You will probably find others
Doing the same more often than not.

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Those who can only see the surface are blind.

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Time may grow still,
But that god-forsaken clock
Keeps on going round and round.

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The antichrists are simply those
Who don’t buy into all the nonsense
Propagated by the theater of ignorance.

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You are the coyote’s promise.

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Were you born yesterday
Or the day before?

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Looking across all time and space,
You see neither colors, sizes nor shapes,
Nor sounds nor ideas nor differences of any sort.
You see only the changing mask of godness.

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If wisdom be true, it will be seen by all who see.
That is the science of inner vision.

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To understand madness, discern your own.

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Humankind is powerless to avoid
The fate which every moment is creating.

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Truth is a conceptual pastry
For philosophers and religions
Who imagine there is such a thing.

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Every cause has its cadre of adherents.

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Truth implies something fixed
And that is just not possible
When chaos is the order.

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Loyalty is learned.

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The greater view is a surrender,
A release, an embrace, a breath.

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There is the immortality of eternity
And the immortality of vanity in time.
Guess which one is forever.

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Youth have probably always questioned
The assumptions of their elders.

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Aren’t the favorite days the ones
Where the calendar begins
Empty of any plans?

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If there are politics, it isn’t science.

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Losing your mind may not be such a bad thing.

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Saying god is only goodness is rather questionable
If it is indeed omni everything, everywhere, all the time.

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Who would ever begin to envy those
Who will be inheriting what’s left this world?

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From one project to the next,
Endlessly, aimlessly, time passes.

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Courage come easiest to those
Who can endure, even laugh at fear.

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Time blurs according to perception.

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Small or large, ugly or beautiful,
Painful or pleasurable...
Relative to what?

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Remarkably, accidents, mistakes and happenstance
Often open interesting and useful permutations.

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So many silly arguments over nothing really important.

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You are a juggler of time.

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If you felt it calling you, you would do it.

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Private or public, what a powerful force, sexuality.

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That damned work ethic again.

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No use worrying about it.

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Intelligence has its time, but must succumb
The the origin as does everything else.

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It makes sense and it doesn’t make sense.
Paradox again.

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Don’t keep remaking a decision.

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All decisions are based on one bias or another.
Objectivity is an ideal to which many aspire,
But none can really achieve without
The indifference of death.

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Introspection can bring great order
Or nearly infinite torturous self-absorption.

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Positive or negative thinking,
Are they a choice or an inclination
Driven by the hand of an unseen fate?

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Keep remembering that you really know nothing
But the assumptions born of your time and space.

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If you can turn it on, you can turn it off.

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Don’t bite the nipple that feeds you.

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Perception is ruled by the maker of light and sound.

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If you cannot be honest with yourself,
Can you be honest with yourself?

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From one seed, the universe awoke.

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Only rarely can death be predicted,
So do whatever needs or wants doing
While there is still the stage of time.

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Who doesn’t play hero or heroine in their head?

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If you didn’t care, why deny it so?

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Time is the great leveler.

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We are all quite insane.
Some are just more focused about it.
What is called normal is just another way of saying
The average level of lunacy.

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Why is it some see so clearly and others are completely blind?
What is it about the frontal lobe which creates such paradox?

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Educators say they want you to learn to think,
But do they really want more than regurgitation?

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Analogies and parable are great.
Just don’t get too attached to them.

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And what about all those keys whose locks are forgotten?

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Jesus was probably a well-intentioned Deadhead
Who naively believed the leaders and followers of the time
Would truly be interested in what he felt called to say.
Only to their own ends was their lesson for him.

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Would that we could just start the show over,
And somehow try and come at it
A bit more rationally.

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Save, save, save.
What can you truly save?
How refreshing to give it all away.

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Who are you fooling?

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Who are you when you are alone?
Who are you when you are with others?

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Concepts form the lie.

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Walk lightly.

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Money and toilet paper both come from trees.

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Poison your food and water
And you poison your future.

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If pride comes before a fall,
What comes before a spring?

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Why defend a position that is impossible to prove,
And has no point even if you could.


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The Stillness Before Time (Compendium)
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