Posts Tagged ‘#philosophy’

Fire Island Day 30

July 30, 2012

1. Sitting on the shore/
Molding sand into castles/
Hope flowing like waves/

2. Nonetheless knowing/
Our human activities/
Are temporary/

3. What counts is action/
Never the final outcome/
Life is made doing/

4. In simple actions/
Existence is completed/
One soul at a time/

5. Create your person/
In behavior &actions/
Thoughtful & thoughtless/

6. Performing actions/
Without concern for reward/
Should keep your soul full/

7. Enjoy your today:/
Create your best performance/
You are only now/

8. We exist right now/
Not in some perfect future/
Enjoy this moment/

9. Enjoy this instant/
It’s the minute particle/
Which composes life/


Fire Island Day 10

July 10, 2012

2. Life’s small surprises:/
Often the most important/
When looking backward/

3. Important events/
The fullness of time recasts/
As meaningless things/

4. “Being Completely”/
Means accepting any changes/
To narrative’s weight*/
#haiku *To story’s meaning

5. The stories we tell/
Contain meanings we cherish/
Others see others/

6. Stories’ meanings tell/
The interpreter’s values/
Rarely any truth/

7. The meanings you see/
Are merely your own values/
Not ultimate truth/

8. “Ultimate Truth” lives/
Beyond where mortals* reside/
“Truth” is not for us/
#haiku *humans

9. If you are “certain”/
Remember that time’s fullness/
Reveals more to us/

10. “More will be revealed”/
Means do your best for right now:/
Be ready to change/

11. Humbly accepting/
That you were totally wrong/
Is how to evolve/

12. The reason I write/
Is to try to develop/
Into something more/

13. Learning my mistakes/
Creates a humbler me/
(Who might be happy)/

14. Humility shows/
Happiness cannot carry/
Too much “Correctness”/

15. Knowledge is Ego/
As much as it is a “fact:”/
We must distinguish/

16. Escaping Ego,/
The social identity,/
Creates a new me/

Fire Island Day Eight

July 8, 2012

27. Good society/
Makes vacation perfection/
Not merely the beach/

28. It’s people sharing/
Physical amenities/
That makes vacation/

29. Others’ enjoyment/
Gives the pleasures we enjoy/
The validation/

30. A desert island/
Staffed with happy servants can’t/
Match community/

31. Human paradise/
Is where we enjoy enough/
& others do too/

32. Sharing vacation/
With other people improves/
Our experience/

33. Vacation alone:/
Fantasy independence/
(Isolated souls)/

34. Humans are social/
We need the community/
Other people bring/

35. I want ev’ryone/
To enjoy what I enjoy/
Because I love life/

36. If there ain’t enough/
I should reduce my demands/
That others get more/

37. G_d will provision/
Enough for ev’rybody/
Is what true faith means/

38. Scarcity is fear/
Created by rich people/
That desire too much/

39. Enjoy and share things/
Believing life will provide/
All of your true needs/

Metaphysical Musings

June 3, 2012

39c. Contemplating life/
I wander past and future/
Sharpening my “now”/

40. Revisiting “pasts”/
I alloy mistakes and grace/
To rebuild myself/

42. G_d’s not a dealer/
Dealing off the deck’s bottom/
For his chosen few/

43. Life’s more like Lotto:/
The winner really loses/
(each moment’s a prize)/