Boone Fork 2016 18 – Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, October 16, 2016
Being true to ourselves
within the context and circumstances of our life
puts us at odds
with what is required, expected and assumed
in each situation as it arises–
and at odds with what we desire or fear
in those situations.
We grow into the mindset of the culture
during our childhood and adolescence,
and live to exploit the situation
to our advantage, gain and profit.
We readily forsake, betray, and/or abandon
any concern for what is true to ourselves
in favor of doing what we need to do
to get what we want–
wanting things that have no affinity
with what would ring true to our heart and soul.
You see the problem.
We are divided within
and incapable of living with our best interest at heart.
We want what we want,
and will have it or die trying to get it.
We will do anything but the one thing necessary
to put ourselves in accord with ourselves
and live as one toward the good of each situation
and the good of the whole.
we will not change our mind about what is important to us.
Our mind can change, of course,
but not by effort of the will–
ours or someone else’s.
That puts us in the place
of being mindfully, compassionately, aware of what’s what,
and seeing how it goes.