Tag Archive: Inspirational

I think that most of us, with even a passing philosophical fancy and eye for current events, could agree that Humanity, as is currently “organized”, is in Deep, Deep Trouble.

The Signs Of Our Ultimate Undoing are all around us, cast over our Entire Planet from the Top of our Atmosphere to the Bottom of our Oceans, and at the Heart of our Problem is a Willful Moral Oblivion and Blind Technological Hubris that is quickly sowing the seeds of our own, and much of the rest of Life on Earth’s, Destruction.

Up until now, we’ve basically just been “winging it” as far as the Future is concerned, this combined with an Intense Overconfidence in our ability to do just about anything, such as accurately predicting the supposedly benign consequences of our Technological Hubris, has led us down a very Dangerous and Deadly path.

We continue to Wrongly Think that the “Profits” of industry are more important than the Health and Happiness of the population at large. We continue to Wrongly Think that Economic Concerns are more Important than Environmental Concerns.

This is a Grotesque and Deadly way to interpret our Reality and is causing Environmental and Political Havoc on a Global Scale.

We ARE the Stewards of This Planet! We Accept This Responsibility and Work Toward Living more Sustainable Lives or we go the way of the dodo and become nothing but fading memory.


We MUST Open Our Eyes, Our Minds and Our Hearts WIDE! The Instant We Choose NOT to continue worshipping at the altar of big business, Is The Instant Of Our Redemption!



We Simply Have To CHOOSE To Do It.


Never in all of my life have I felt so mentally, physically, and emotionally Exhausted as I do right now. And never in all of my life have I seen so clearly that the cause for much, if not all, of this Suffering, is money, and the unyielding Desire for more that it inevitably seems to create.

It has been said that money is the root of all evil, and never have I felt this so keenly as I do right now.

I know of nothing in the Universe more Corrupting then the pursuit of cash. Even in the most basic monetary exchange you have set up a situation for Suffering and Corruption:

On one side of the transaction, you have someone wanting to keep as much of their money as possible, while on the other side, you have someone who wants to take as much money as possible. This creates an undeniable tension between the monetary participants. Two people, each doing their best, to take advantage of the other.

This is no way to create a healthy, safe, trusting, sustainable community. The only thing money has the ability to create is communal chaos: neighbor vs. neighbor. A planet of individuals each endlessly trying to take advantage of the others.

There exists but one way to survive as modern humans: together. And the only way that we can come together as a world community is if we can cure ourselves of this monetary-Madness.

Over the last few thousand years, money has corrupted us in countless ways and created incalculable amounts of Suffering and mental, physical, and emotional Damage. Its capacity for Corruption and Destruction seemingly endless. So dangerous and wide-spread is money’s Corrupting influence, that the entire Planet is now in danger of losing it’s ability to even create, let alone sustain, Life!

This is Outrageous!!! And perhaps the only thing more Outrageous is the fact that in the face of such Obvious Inequalities, Fear, and Hatred continually created by money, we cannot seem to even comprehend, let alone discuss, any possible alternatives without Great Resistance.

Money is time, nothing in life is free, the man with the most toys wins: these are the Demented  slogans of our day, these are the symptoms of a Diseased mind.

Together we Survive, apart we Suffer. Money will never have the ability to bring us together, it only has the ability to tear us apart.


I’ve been having some difficulties in writing something new that isn’t drenched in Negativity, so rather than spread the Dark Clouds of my current Frustrations, here are some nifty lyrics to a song I wrote a few years back…


We ride about on this Mystery Train, We see the sights going by

We do our best to relinquish the Pain, Of living life as a Lie

Most every stop we remain in our seats, Too petrified for outside

We sit and pine up some marvelous feats, To take the place of our lives


But rather than living with dream and regrets, Why not take a little stroll outside

And put away all of these sensible bets, And let us take another ride


To a place where we all know what’s right, And can see it through our mind

The state of being the Radiant Light, A state above and beyond time

The human organism acting as One, Feeling Peace from all sides

Brothers and sisters embracing as One, No longer national pride


And then we will finally realize the Joy, That lead us in to newer land

We’ll laugh and sing as we see through the ploy, And find we have a better plan


And then we’ll understand there’s more to this life, Then sense of security

No longer needing a placating fight, To live peacefully free

We’ll live peacefully free,

Oh so peacefully free


And all we’ve had is all we’ll have, If we never find another train

And realize that these lives we have, Are more than some economic gain


I’m trying hard not to rationalize, This living life in disguise

I’m trying hard just to trudge through the lies, And look through Universal Eyes

We’ll look through Universal Eyes,

We’ll look through Universal Eyes


Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Am I just a random isolated skin sack of blood, bile, turd, piss, and water, spinning hopelessly around a dumb, expanding happenstance universe? Am I nothing more than accident? Is this universe forever deaf, dumb, and blind to me?

Am I just a corporate lackey, paid to play the role of Consumer, forever and ever, Amen? Am I doomed into purchasing my “happiness” from some so-called “super” store? Am I nothing more than a random assortment of brands disguised as personality?

Am I just the waste I leave behind? A buried trash heap of rotting cardboard, plastic, paper, denim, leather, sinew, stuffing, and bone? Am I nothing more than a briefly animating trail of trash?

Am I just a fool? A careless, misinformed intellectual mongrel, doomed to eat and shit away my brief time as universe ever convinced of my complete separation from it?


Am I the Evolving Expression of a 13.7+ billion year Expanding Energy know as Universe, Become Alive, Become Aware: Of Itself!?

Am I the 2 Become 1, The Ground Of All Being, The Union Of All Dualities? The In And The Out? The Up And The Down? The Good And The Bad? The Life And The Death? The Night And The Day?

Am I, As With You, As With Them, As With All, The One True Experiencer? We Together Playing The World Foundationally As One?

Am I You And You I And We Them And Them We And We All: Connecting To The All That Can Ever Be?

Who Am I? I Think I Might Be Everything, Just Like You!


Push the little red button and turn off the Madness. Quiet the mind and become the Breathe. Follow The Path And Relax Into Being…


Let’s Come Together And Give It A Better Try!!!



Left And Right, Up And Down, In And Out, All Around Us: The Light Of A Trillion+ Suns Shines Every Which Way, Every Instant Of Every Day.

Contained Within This Light Is The Story Of The Long Now, The 13.7+ Billion Year Old And Ever Growing Expansion Of Space-Time We Call Universe.

We Each Ride On The Crest Of This Relentless Expansion Of Space-Time, Our Individual Egos Barely An Instantaneously-Disappearing-Blip On The Radar Map Of The Long Now: Here One Moment, Completely Gone The Next, Yet Always And Forever Connected To The Entire Expanding History Of Cosmos!

A Disciple Of The Buddha Might Refer To This As “Dependent Arising”, All Causes Necessarily Connecting To Their Corresponding Effects, Every Instant Of Time Dependently Arising From The Unfolding Of All Previous Time, And Ever Connected To The Complete Unfolding Of The Entire History Of Time!

The Entire Surrounding Canopy Of Galaxies And Stars Reflecting Inside Our Eyes, Reflecting Inside Our Mind, Containing The History Of All That Has Ever Been, As It Effortlessly Converts Into All That Will Ever Be.

Whether We Like It Or Not, And Whether We Even See It Or Not: We Each Are Connected To The Entire History Of The Cosmos.

Blessed And Cursed With The Fleeting Gift Of Self-Awareness, Grown From A Tiny Blue Speck We Call Earth, Spinning Around A Medium Sized, Mostly Spherical, Thermonuclear Furnace We Call Sun, Spinning Around A Super Massive Black Hole, Feverishly Growing At The Center Of A Galaxy We Call Milky Way, Expanding In A Universe Of Billions Of Dancing Galaxies We Call Cosmos, Amen.

Our Lives Are A Gift Not To Be Wasted! Our Place Is A Gift Not To Be Ignored.


One, Always One.

The Message is patiently sitting right on the tip of our nose and we continually choose not to See It…

We Are All ONE.

As a Wonderful Hindu Metaphor Suggests: We Are Each One Facet, Perfectly Reflecting All Other Facets, Of One Infinitely Faceted Cosmic Jewel.

Contained within every cell in every Earthly-body is a delicately-coiled, informationally-coded, spiraling-strand of amino-acids, known as DNA, that Connects All Living Beings of Planet Earth To This Oneness.

The Air We Breathe, The Water We Drink, The Food We Eat, The Atoms We Become, All Of One Source, All Of One Earth, All Of One Universe.

Contained within almost every single tiny speck of “empty” space is practically the Entire History of the Cosmos, as described Electromagnetically! Photons, neutrinos, and an assortment of other whizzing, waving, bits of Universe, constantly passing in, off, and through us omnidirectionally, and all containing the entire 13.7 plus billion year Expanding Story known as Space/Time, known as Universe, and also Known as Us! (Electromagnetically speaking anyway.)

There can be no deviation from This, it is literally Written Into The very Fabric of Our Cosmic Being…

We Are All ONE!

With This Understanding Comes Great Responsibility!

As one Zen teacher describes It (from Buddhism by Huston Smith and Philip Novak):

Infinite Gratitude to All Things Past, Infinite Service to All Things Present, and Infinite Responsibility to All Things Future.

That sounds pretty Good to me! You might even say, right on the nose!


Obviously alarmism isn’t the best way to start out a conversation about change, but I’ve been feeling very alarmed these days, so it’s how it has to begin.

I see a planet in Great Peril, being mindlessly bought and sold, for the advancement of a select few, at the great cost of the many.

I see islands of floating trash in our Oceans, poisoning and killing animals of all kinds. I see depleting life everywhere as we pave the planet dry and attempt to wipe our Environment “clean” in the name of “progress” and profit.

I see whole mountaintops leveled and washed away in the name of “advancement”. I see water sources and landscapes of all kinds poisoned by corporate Malfeasance and political Shortsightedness.

I see communities poisoned by corporations of all kinds, through the air we breath, the water we drink, and the food we eat. I see sickness and medical dependency everywhere.

I see children and babies glued into the media consumer blitz before they ever had the chance to say no. I see companies targeting younger and younger audiences. I see parents eagerly branding them too, mindlessly passing on consumer “loyalties” from generation to generation.

I see an abstract, distorted world of simulation and simulacra, consumer desires and blind loyalties, dis and misinformed zombies everywhere!

I see people taught to hate, taught to fear, taught to close themselves up.


I see the Chance for us to begin a Transformation!

I see the Opportunity for us to Embrace Change!

I see a Bright Future for all Humankind if only we can stop assuming we already know, and start opening up to something More.

Our happiness CANNOT BE PURCHASED and no amount of future efficiency will ever make capitalism a sustainable way to organize ourselves socially.

We have to recognize ourself in all other creatures of Planet Earth.

We have to recognize ourself Connected to the Entire History of our Cosmos.

We have to find Sacred our Rarefied and Delicate Planet and become Careful Stewards to Her Needs.

We have to learn to Share our natural resources with all of Her Creatures no matter their shape, size, color, or creed.

We must become One Planetary Life-force devoted to the Safety of the many rather than the economics of the few.


We have the chance for Redemption, but only if we can Grow Together rather than stagnate apart.