Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Human Race & The Human Being

Discussing ecological, economic, and social injustice, I noted “how can we do this to ourselves?” Through a dear friend’s response I was reminded that most in the movement don’t accept that the injustice is something we do to ourselves and instead feel the injustice is something a select, privileged few do to a disenfranchised many. We both thought and spoke for a little, agreeing that it is a little bit of both. To defend my point I shared that if I look at it as my privileged self and select few versus the vast many who suffer from my benefits (like having this computer and website to share information through), then there is a clear disconnection that challenges any sort of care and consideration. To truly care and strive for improvement with regard to my fellow human, however unseen and suffering-for-my-benefit they may be, takes empathy and connection – it takes seeing one another as fellow human beings.
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“Inner Fire” Poem

I like to learn
Something inside of me burns
It  yearns for life and longs for death
Like a freight train, right brain says to left brain “you complain too much, you’ve got to learn to love”
Left says to right, “Right, but we must find balance, for the day turns night.”
And like a flash of light, TRANSIT ION comes into site

I like to learn
Something inside of me churns
The world turns and the Sun races through Space
Who’s the winner?
Must be me as I enjoy a good dinner
Was it the dear as it enjoyed a good life? Or did all that disappear when its day turned night?

I like to learn
Weaving webs of Blue, Green, Red
Tredding lightly as in night I can’t see
I might get smacked by a tree, I might smack a tree
I might have to act a tree and just Be
The Tree of Life

Love,
I&I