I Am Because I Choose

I stand here
I am because I choose
Yet I am more
A small part of the greatness of all
One of many, dot on the page
But I am the all…

We experience ourselves,
Our thoughts and feelings create us
Forced as something separate from the rest
An optical delusion of consciousness
This delusion becoming all for us,
Restricting us to our personal desires
Limiting affection for a special few
Those nearest to us only
A false path we create…

We must work tirelessly to free ourselves from the prison
We must widen our circle of compassion
Embrace all living creatures
Hold to the whole of nature in its beauty
In this we find the true value of human beings
Determined by having obtained liberation from the self
And therein in growth we substantially change
The new manner of thinking needed if humanity is to survive…

I stand here
I am because I choose
Yet I am more
A small part of the greatness of all
One of many, dot on the page
But I am the all…

Steve ‘Easy’ Whitacre June 4, 2009

Learn today for tomorrow,
Live today as though tomorrow will never come…

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