24 August 2013

Chapter 135 - The Stillness Before Time (Compendium)


CXXXV

If you cannot approach something with an open mind,
Your conclusion cannot help but be tainted
By your conditioned persuasion.

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Grok the day.

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Just seeing if you have anything
I desperately don’t need.

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We are each transfixed by that
To which we are most attracted.

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The human species is far more frightening
Than any other life forms in the know universe.
There is nothing we will not destroy
If it suits our purpose.

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Another material ghost wanders by.

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The eternal now
Is the commonality of all existence.

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Do you really need to be know
By any other once you know your Self?

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What doesn’t kill you now
Will have another chance later.

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If not for consciousness,
What would,
What could matter?

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There are no winners and losers,
Only life and death.

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Sometimes it’s best not to tell others
What’s going on in your head.

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So many words,
So many equations,
So many symbols,
So many things,
Time creates,
Time erases.

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Life flies by so slowly, so quickly.

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Sorrow gives time great pause.

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Don’t quake at pennies.

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Journey prior to your origin

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Be a light unto thy Self.

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God is the absentee landlord,
Jesus the absentee savior.

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So I’m supposed to be attached
To what you think of this bag of bones?

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Yeah, right.

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Serve the dream in whatever way your nature bends.

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Nothing will ever be exactly what you expect.
Free yourself of expectation and hope
And life will be one surprise after another.

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God should beg your forgiveness.

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More mumbo jumbo.

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The jolly front.

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Are you god to a microbe?

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What foolish things we do.

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Insurmountable.

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What a tiring piece of work.

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Why fear such a pitiful god?

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What makes you believe
Your Jesus would want anything to do
With you or your world?

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Wake up, sweet demon.

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What greater role than to be an eye of godness?

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Talent’s talent.

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A general sense of harmlessness
Just sort of happens.

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It’s the shit of cotton candy.

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You never know what hoaxes time will play.

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Water has no enemies yet conquers all.

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Thanking you in advance.

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A world recovering from the life it has spawned.

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To go to the meat of the matter
Is to wash away all hesitation.

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Let the infestation have its way.

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Yes, maybe, no.

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Forget it all and it’s free energy.

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What a lonely task.

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The truth is beneath all surfaces.

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Some ventures should be quickly dismantled.

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You are the answer to all questions.

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Sometimes it takes a long time
To discern the pattern underlying all.

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The root of all evil is a busy mind.

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Too small to count for much.
Too huge to mean anything.

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Toss away the security blanket,
And what do you have?

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Create an unlimited question
And you find an unlimited answer.

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The logic that god created man in his own image
Is just too surreal and vain to even consider.
Why would god be restricted to any form?

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Original sin?
Or original vanity?

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Nobody’s hero.

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To hell with world peace.
Peace would be too boring
For most humans to maintain
For more than half a day.

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Another master of the little picture,
A bean counter a la supreme.

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Jesus is jus another drug.

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Amazing what stupidity arises from a little intelligence.

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Hell is an invention of those who fear their imagination,
And in so doing make themselves unworthy of heaven.

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From a garden of weeds come few flowers.

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There’s no limit to what the irrational will rationalize.

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What point to Eden without a witness.

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Those who have more than they need
Must take some care of those who do not,
Or risk losing everything, including their heads.

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Mother Nature is without pity or remorse.

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Oblivion trumps all heavens, all hells.

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Only the beautiful know love.

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It’s a gift.

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Nothing more serene than an unscripted day.

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American spiritual practitioners sit by the river
With a fishing pole in one hand and beer in the other.

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Another a priori zips into place.

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Astonishing, eh what?

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A bridge to sanity.

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Always pushing on, aren’t we?

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Some parents cause more bother
By constantly yelling at their children
Than their children ever will.

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Vision takes you beyond
The smallness of your world
Into the vastness prior to all creation.

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No one can be sure what it means.

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You describe a god a lot like you.

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What peace it brings
To see beyond the pettiness.

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Do you think in one crippled manner or another?

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A born again agnostic.

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One wonders what Christians
Would be wearing around their pious necks
If Jesus had been killed by a noose,
Electric chair, bullet, guillotine,
Rock or a plastic bag.

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The hourglass is running, my fine pretty.

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The things you shall never know.

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You play your role immaculately.

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Time for a nap.
Yay oh yay oh yay.

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The only thing you really have is right now,
And even that slips away so quickly
In the foggy morass of time.

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Too many drugs, too often,
In too great an amount
Is probably not a good thing.

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What happened to you?

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Another nostalgic memory.

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Don’t get sucked into drama.

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You can’t fix anyone
Without their vigorous participation.

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Don’t hesitate to enforce consequences,
But do it in a somewhat detached manner
If you don’t want to exacerbate the situation.

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Through the eyes of infinity.

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Let the process have it.

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Once upon a time you thought like that.

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No time for silence.

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The irony trail.

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Keep your big picture clear
And your details manageable.

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Most people don’t even see their lie.

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Crazy only to them who don’t see.

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Consciousness spans a vast relativity.

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So you think you’re normal?

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Who wanders completely aloof?

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Get a job, Buddha.

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Is life any less brief than a flash of lightening?

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Nice fantasy,
But otherwise useless.

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End the becoming.
Be here now.
What will be will be.

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Peer into the madness of a mystic’s eye
And you will see your Self.

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Who isn’t at least a bit loco?

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Still looking for that niche?

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Does it really matter how silly it all seems?
We still play it out as best we may.

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Courage is as courage does.

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Those who are aware make room for others.
They play win-win whenever possible.

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A worthy challenge.

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Some are leaders, some are followers,
Some play the role the moment intuits.

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What is it you know but an arbitrary collusion?

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Be it bitter or sweet, all things pass
From one moment to the next.

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To stay the same is impossible.
You will change forever.

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How fatiguing to always be justifying one’s worth,
To be measured by one fraction or another
For every inane reason imaginable.
That it will someday be over
Is a pleasant thought.


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