Aphorism 69

Debt, credit, the IOU with interest, are significant tools used by the few to enslave the many.  No such tools exist in all that is non-human — energy expensed equals energy received with no imterest.  Abolish these tools and the few lose a means to their disproportional and unnaturual control, power, and wealth.

Human Value

ImageWhat is the human being worth minus fresh water, clean oceans, healthy soil, abundant wild life, pure air, and the sun?  Zero.  We have over-valued the worth of ourselves.  We have egos larger than our self-created gods in our own image.  Ask our fellow man, woman, and child…those that survived and witnessed the worst from typhoon Haiyan….what they think about my premise…only they have the enlightened disposition at this blink of time to answer true or false.  The rest of us are sedate with full bellies, mind numbing TV, and shelter…oblivious to the power and uncaring nature of the universe and beyond.

Clouds

Life From The Lifeless

Spirits and illusions have died,
The naked mind lives
In the beauty of inanimate things.

Flowers wither, grass fades, trees wilt,
The forest is burnt;
The rock is not burnt.

The deer starve, the winter birds
Die on their twigs and lie
In the blue dawns in the snow.

Men suffer want and become
Curiously ignoble; as prosperity
Made them curiously vile.

But look how noble the world is,
The lonely-flowing waters, the secret-
Keeping stones, the flowing sky.

By Robinson Jeffers

Sea……gulls

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I love the sea and I love seagulls.  I have always been fascinated at how the two seem so much alike in color and spirit.  Although one is inanimate and the other animate…it is clear to me that they are completely connected…as is the Great White…and the Orca…and the dolphin…and us????  What about us?