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Monday, September 27, 2010

Tabula rasa

But really how blank is the "slate" at birth? I would think the slate itself determines what and what cannot be inscribed upon it. What at birth is a most pliable computer, depending heavily upon the more primitive parts of the brain that are not blank (but have written within all that evolutionary "memory" that we call instinct), slowly by the sensed interaction with the outer world goes from generalist to a less pliable specialist. And that specialization is determined by nurture and nature: parent/family/tribe/society and environment. So I would think that a "good-natured" fellow born in America would have been a "good-natured" fellow born in India. And isn't that what causes humans the most grief, when born with a "nature" that doesn't match up with the "nurture"?  

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tree of Life

A tree
in my mind
a tall redwood tree
I imagine 
with eyes closed
limbs 
touching
the blue sky
roots 
grasping the earth
like fingers 
holding 
on for dear life
a loved one 
in grief
in need 
of comfort
yet another blink
the tall redwood
tree 
and the sky
gone 
and replaced 
by another
thought

 
 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Awaking

When  
I
turn from  
Me
then self 
dwells without doubt 
that
We
and soon 
They
are what 
it is
all
about.

Back ahead

Rooster crows
eyes blink
heart beats
clock ticks
sun rises
out of bed
another day
to look back
to see ahead

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Atoms and Eve

The "personal God"
is within
each atom
that plays out
in the constructions
as expression
of that which
creates.

The "personal God"
is mystery that we
seek to understand
with but voice
and desire
and knowledge
that we too
are atoms
yet
alive!