The Choice

 

The Choice

To love with all of your heart can be seductive

yet the heart on its own is too easily charmed

inverting affection for commitment and words

for fantasy

 

but the heart tempered by the world is frozen

and love lay paralyzed within its stinging walls

no middle way yet exists, it’s burning flame or

icy misery.

The Choice 

Peace

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We Are Divided Souls

 

We are divided souls.

Even as the search for peace is first consecrated in the midst of our most disastrous battle, the dust on our feet can only be washed away through the tears of our heart.

We are divided souls.

And yet, wholly one.

Peace

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Fear The Night As Would A Child

 

Fear the night as would a child.

For a child fears darkness itself, a grown man his reaction to it.

While youthful imagination can be comforted by even the harshest reality, the ancient one too often finds itself plagued by insatiable memories and unnecessary battles.

Soon enough insanity’s lure – never distant – feels all the more reasonable, all the more inevitable. But this need never be.

Fear the night as would a child.

Peace

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Self-Revelation

 

Self-revelation is neither spontaneous nor revolutionary.

It is a slow gathering through our senses, an unconscious accumulation of precious knowledge over time, deliberately brought to bear against the daily caricatures of our world.

Some may label it wisdom. Others delight simply in observing some eternal inter-connectedness, as if each generation is gambling upon the silent assurances of the one before it.

Howsoever and whenever derived, continuing self-revelation is critical to understanding and appreciating our inner, finite, and disordered self; likely the very one that scares us most of all.

It is a key component of our pervasive desire to be fully and wholly loved and accepted by another.

And, in return, to love them back without condition and without end.

Peace

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The Pursuit

 

Our vulnerability remains written across the horizon.

Though our willingness to engage is often unfixed, the demarcation point separating uncertainty from simplicity is both visible and immutable.

We are called to breach the boundaries set between us, provoking one another through endless questions and unyielding silence.

But the challenge is in the rising up.

We instinctively know that the brief time undertaken in pursuit may never be sufficient to fashion the most critical answers. And along the way, the very tensions manifested from deep within us will likely be exposed for all to see.

Yet the charge itself is clear. The endgame itself revealed. And we have no choice but to act.

Our vulnerability remains written across the horizon.

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Who We Are

 

We are divisible, we are fundamentally one.

Warriors and peacemakers, tinkerers and artists, builders and destroyers. Double minded pursuers with single minded dreams.

Struggling, we attempt without end to fuse the night’s obsessive burdens with the morning’s azure blue.

Look upward, look ahead.

We are divisible, we are fundamentally one.

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Equilibrium

 

Our desire to be left alone is as compelling as our fear of abandonment.

Both are driven by powerful, seemingly contradictory urgings. The one dependent upon some form of mindfulness, seeking to forge an uncommon path in our own time and in our own way. The other requiring worldly action and a constant reassurance that we are still relevant and deserving of love.

We often seem drawn towards equilibrium.

And that’s all the more true once we fully appreciate that our lives comprise equal parts tragedy and farce.

But equilibrium doesn’t mean moderation or lukewarmness.

To the contrary.

We are forever being dragged towards movement and growth and enlightenment. And it is through that fierce struggle, the one between mindfulness and action, that we fully become who we were meant to be. Only then can we achieve true equilibrium.

And that is a gift, not a burden.

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The Darkness Will Wait For You

 

The darkness will wait for you.

You needn’t long for it. Or pursue it.

Let it flow towards you. Naturally, and in its own time. Allow yourself this day. And perhaps another.

Know that your strength, your light, will be enough for today.

And maybe even tomorrow.

The darkness will wait for you.

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Prisoners Of The Street

 

Travel for a time among the city’s ruins.

Look into the faces of the prisoners of the street. Allow your eyes to take in the casualties, the regret. And so acknowledge that only a handful of choices may have kept us from their explicit fate.

But humanity can never be destroyed, it can never be bridled, it can never be repossessed.

It can only be falsely denied.

We ourselves often stand so accused. We ourselves, imprisoned.

Witnesses and accomplices, both, we are forever in communion, one with the other.

As we too are but prisoners of the street.

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To Fear At All Is To Remain Alive

 

To fear at all is to remain alive.

We ridicule, we jeer, we deny everything around us until we question our very own existence. Only then do we seek proof of some reality, one often built upon echo chambers and false narratives that we ourselves have set in motion.

But we cannot long hide from the truth. We can only look away for a time.

And pretend.

We must at last make peace with ourselves and acknowledge that some mysteries can never be solved, some voices never heard, some broken hearts never mended.

To fear at all is to remain alive.

Yet that alone can be enough.

Peace

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