Are the powers
There is no deceit
Saying that all
To its own
Misery of all.
All the same,
All hypocrisy gone,
As a lily,
With no purpose.
Bear … 06.23.2016
. . TRANSFORM ILLUSION WITH TRUTH TRUTH IS HEART HEART IS ALL LONG FOR NOTHING NOTHING IS ALL NOTHING IS BETWEEN NOW AND TOMORROW BETWEEN IS ILLUSION ONLY LOVE IS TRUTH ONLY TRUTH IS REALITY LIVE REAL FOREVER HAS ALREADY BEEN YESTERDAY IS ALWAYS BEFORE YOU THERE IS ALWAYS MORE UNKNOWN FOREVER REAL BEYOND PERCEPTION IMMEASURABLE LOVE . . Agawela … 04.03.2016 ⓒBearspawprint2016
OF MY WORK,
IS A PORTRAIT
OF MY SOUL.
WHO ARE YOU?
IN THE OCEANS?
Bear … 01.30.2016
I have learned
So very much,
That all my
Changing the last,
Is a quest,
All the wisdom
That I have gained
Of more questions…
Bear … 05.12.2015
Peregrinatio — Irfan Astranarsk
GOOD AND EVIL — THE PROPHET — KAHLIL GIBRAN
And one of the elders of the city said, “Speak to us of Good and Evil.”
And he answered:
Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?
Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts, it drinks even of dead waters.
You are good when you are one with yourself.
Yet when you are not one with yourself you are not evil.
For a divided house is not a den of thieves; it is only a divided house.
And a ship without rudder may wander aimlessly among perilous isles yet sink not to the bottom.
You are good when you strive to give of yourself.
Yet you are not evil when you seek gain for yourself.
For when you strive for gain you are but a root that clings to the earth and sucks at her breast.
Surely the fruit cannot say to the root, “Be like me, ripe and full and ever giving of your abundance.”
For to the fruit giving is a need, as receiving is a need to the root.
You are good when you are fully awake in your speech, Yet you are not evil when you sleep while your tongue staggers without purpose.
And even stumbling speech may strengthen a weak tongue.
You are good when you walk to your goal firmly and with bold steps.
Yet you are not evil when you go thither limping.
Even those who limp go not backward.
But you who are strong and swift, see that you do not limp before the lame, deeming it kindness.
You are good in countless ways, and you are not evil when you are not good, You are only loitering and sluggard. Pity that the stags cannot teach swiftness to the turtles.
In your longing for your giant self lies your goodness: and that longing is in all of you.
But in some of you that longing is a torrent rushing with might to the sea, carrying the secrets of the hillsides and the songs of the forest.
And in others it is a flat stream that loses itself in angles and bends and lingers before it reaches the shore. But let not him who longs much say to him who longs little, “Wherefore are you slow and halting?”
For the truly good ask not the naked, “Where is your garment?” nor the houseless, “What has befallen your house?”
IN THE REALM OF PERSONAL OR SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS — THIS IS NOT A LEGAL QUESTION
Are those who act or speak, and are unaware of, and/or indifferent to, the hurt or damage they inflict, INNOCENT IN INTENT?
When the intent is the betterment of self, is there INNOCENCE IN INTENT, when awareness of hurt or damage to another is absent?
Are consequences, or intent, more important?
Are adults morally obligated to rectify, or make amends, for unintended hurt or damage?
Do cultural mores matter?
All things entwined
With all that is not
All the befores
And all the afters
Who once was here
Is always here
And also is not
The hot winds
And the cold
The nano tangles
Into mega chains
This universe a spec
The entire unknowable
Within the known
And still there is
More all rippling
Both inward and out
And every action
Once begun will
Self propelling harmonies
Resonate song entwined
The filaments of potential
Tied forever together
As are we
Our fates dependent
Upon one another
Bear … 01.03.2015