The Other Is You

One may think the other is other. The truth is you are all of us, and together we are you.

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Something evil thinks it’s seizing hold of power. Something evil: ignorance, ego, pure idiocy. Something evil seeps within people, people we know and respect. How do we overcome hate and fear? Presence and education. Listening and togetherness. Hope and change.

Series 1= Fractal Images Captured in a 3D Animation Rendering, Series 2= Videos Rendered as Animations, Series 3= Sequencing of fractal images Captured from a 3d Animated Rendering Series 4= Compounding Sequencial Imagery to form new fractals, and Fractal Artwork.

Consider the fact that we’re a lot like fractals [noun, mathematics]: “a curve or geometric figure, each part of which has the same statistical character as the whole. Fractals are useful in modeling structures (such as eroded coastlines or snowflakes) in which similar patterns recur at progressively smaller scales, and in describing partly random or chaotic phenomena such as crystal growth, fluid turbulence, and galaxy formation.”

Now begins the coming together of humanity. Love all the way.

The Realm of Possibility

August 28, today, in 1963, 53 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to our nation and to the world: “Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children! It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment.”

Dr. King addressed our one United Public in his historic speech, “I Have a Dream“: “We refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.

“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom from drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.”

Dr. King’s dream is alive in all of us. This is the story of humanity!

Now is the time. Now, today, this moment is alive, is with us, because we love.

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Have we forgotten? It’s so EASY TO LOVE. Let go and feel it, because it’s all there is that’s real.

Loving takes less energy than not loving does. And through each of us loving we’re collectively keeping alive our infinite wholeness. This amazing grace.

Easy and infinite, that’s love! It’s up to us to always choose it, always emphatically, always powerfully Now, in this moment, here, within.

As long as we search for Now, we will never find it. We will stumble upon the collective, the infinity, the perfect circle of Now as soon as we let go and give up our egos to the whole.

Humans, I beg of us: What if we could be different? What if we could all get better? (And better, and better, and better, and better . . . ?)

This is a vision for the future in which we’re all truly alive. Let’s envision living in a world where we communicate creatively with each other, and always intentionally. Forever like children in our pure curiosity; our giving and sharing; our laughter; our unconditional love for nature.

It’s possible! It’s the singularity, and we’re almost there.

P.S. We don’t have to be afraid. It’s turtles all the way down!

Change the World

Epiphany after epiphany, last week I learned what the intangible is worth in the real world. It’s astounding, it’ll surprise you, and it ought not to be taken lightly.

As a poet, I find that spiritually refreshing, because for a moment I almost thought we were all ready to agree that it’s okay to do nothing. And that’s offensively un-human.

I’ll have a lot more to say on social media from now on because now I know real life recedes into Idiocracy when you don’t raise your voice intentionally on the internet and on the Earth.

I won’t let that happen. We’re not going to let that happen.

Even if all I have are words and love, it’s enough. That’s enough to educate. I trust that’s all it takes to change the world.

We’re here, looking around, as if we’re waiting for orders. It’s time to look in the mirror.

This is our responsibility. All life is learning. You can leave your fear at the door because you won’t need it where we’re going.

We can do this, humans!