Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The beauty of fear s demise

To wait.

anticipation growing
that never ending sleep that I find myself clinging to


for all I see

scares me.


What causes fear to sit in our chest?
to capsulate our hearts?
to leave us lying dormant?


anticipating intent
clouding our miniature window of perception

When will we learn to break the glass?
to see the world for what it truly is?
beyond the range and limitations of this world?


That this being- this realm
means nothing-
that shattering the glass ceiling- still leaves you cut and bleeding?

The world- if you enslave yourself to imprison yourself to its mediums and traditions
will limit you
and what you can achieve.

We need to look beyond this fear
and this physical illusion

Learn to truly awaken
stop enslaving ourselves- and one another

and break free form the constraints of fear, and perception.


Lets learn what it truly means to love
to care for others and ourselves
to truly appreciate what is around us.
rather than fight- lets awaken to the notion of beauty within every thorn.

Learn to look at those wrinkles-
and instead of seeing pain
realize that those folds are moment in time
moments that taught you
allowed you to appreciate this moment.

taught you how to appreciate fully
how to truly love
and how to accept truth.

Lets stand up for ourselves
and fight back in methods of love and solitude.

Lets unite
and stand together.

Fear may try to distract us-
but these relationships we make with one another are the way to freedom.

True freedom.

5 comments:

  1. Truly an amazing work, thanks for posting this.

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  2. unity is needed above all else right now, gun owners, ciarette smokers, beer drinkers, pit bull owners, video game players, vehicle drivers, everywhere we turn we are being oppresed, and our liberty constrained, without some measure of unity, we shall all hang sepratley.

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  3. At the core of Buddhist belief is the teaching that desire is what brings pain. To some extent this is true. If we didn't desire anything, we would never fear. Fear comes from the idea that something you desire -- either a situation, a commodity, an intangible, or anything -- is not going to happen the way you want it to. If you didn't desire anything, nothing that happened would upset you. To some degree, however, it is absurd to think that a world without desire is a good thing. Fear and love go hand in hand. You cannot have love without the fear of losing it, or fear on behalf of your loved ones. it is strange that on one hand we despise the greed, yet we find it inspiring when someone of meager means aims for an unatainable goal and reaches it. They stem from the same ideas: passion, desire and ambition to name a few. The difference comes in misplaced ambition. When one completely loses sight of the fact that ambition for selfish reasons leads to pain in spite of joys along the way, where ambition on behalf of others leads to joy in spite of pain along the way. You are right that true love, if that even exists, is the only way to stand and end pain in this world. I loved this. Thank you for writing it and inspiring once again.

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  4. If I remember correctly Koma was a year long slumber imposed as a punishment on the gods for showing pride or disobeying the "collective" will of Olympus. Your notion of never ending sleep is interesting. Perhaps our dormancy comes from our wills being restrained by the weight of an imposing collective; crushing our pride, sitting upon our chest.

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  5. This is EXACTLY right.
    So many in our movement do not hear this message but it is so INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT.

    Our adversary is not without.
    It is within.

    Our enemy is not the state.
    Our enemy is the seed from which not only the state but all forms of coercion springs...
    Our enemy is fear.

    Fear is the root cause of ALL coercion.
    Fear is the one and only adversary of voluntarism.

    What if we could condition our minds to overcome fear?
    What if we could help other human beings to do the same?

    Imagine how all forms of coercion will melt away when the underlying cause of evil has been purposefully engaged.

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