Stories from the Past

With fear and trepidation I slip in,
The screams of mystery wash ore,
Ghostly stories of times long past,

There is pain here, suffering, yearning,
Tension fills the very air, I need to know,
Carefully listening, I need hear their voice,

In opening myself, visions begin to flow,
Odd bits spread across the floor bring hints,
Dimmest of light glimmers, bringing focus import,
Understanding comes slow, brief glimmers revealed,

So lost, so hidden, yet meaning comes to mind,
And with meaning the hidden brings understanding,
So, relaxed, I sit back, take it all in, and begin to learn,
Only need patience, resisting judgment, and simply allow,

easy…

SilentRoomOfPainPencil

Drifting Memories

Art and Words to settle my mind

Stirring It A Bit

  This is a link to a video that provides one of the best presentations of this subject I’ve seen. It’s a lazy Saturday, so give it a watch, while you’re you’re watching allow yourself to try to put aside our natural tendency to ‘judge’ rather than think and consider, looking at our world with a mind open to the relationships you’ve been able to observe throughout our lives. (but probably pushed to the back of your mind to avoid the conflict those observations create within us, just like we most of us do to avoid taking some kind of responsibility for agony shining from the eyes of that poor street person begging along our daily path,)

  Allow yourself to look openly into the possibility of humanity having been breed and specifically trained like various breeds of dogs created at a master’s whim. Look closely at how the structures of the ‘education’ we were raised with might have directed the focus of our outlooks, attitudes,  and personalities as adults, even the possibility that we were designed to bend us into what the few need us to be in order to further and sustain their own  control agendas. ‘They’ve’  had thousands of years to prefect ‘their’ techniques and skills for this. Things like “My Country is the Greatest Country, My God is the only TRUE God, so if you don’t believe ‘Right’ then you must be taught the ‘Truth’ until you believe ‘Right’ or be eliminated for you heresy, The rest of all life on our world means nothing compare to Man, because only Man was created in ‘God’s’ image, My countries War is a duty I must support quite simply because only we know the ‘truth’ and so you have to be wrong and stopped permanently, or You have resources you aren’t intelligent enough to use properly and I need them so I have a ‘God Given Right’ to invade your country and take them, killing you all if you even dare to resist.” Obviously, unfortunately I could go on and on 😦 

  By now, even the few of you that have bothered to read this much of my ‘rant’ are probably thinking I’m talking about some kind of conspiratorial theory crap or something but I’m not. Allow yourselves to finally wake up, think for yourselves, and dream again of exactly what a ‘heaven’ we could create right here right now, if only we can get together as one, with mutual respect, acceptance, and caring. Embracing with admiration the gifts of small differences we have as the blessings they truly are. We can still be all we could be, as one within the unity of existence.

Darwin’s Great Discoveries and Today

Learning From What Was

I strive to learn, to listen, to feel, to see,
Hear the whispered magic in the winds,
Feel the love enraptured my very core,

To embrace the gentle murmur of the tree filled the forest,
Ever holding in your heart their cool shade they provide,
Behold the colors of rainbow in the beacon of flowers,

Hear the chattering of the butterflies flitting about them in peace.
Contrasted by the boisterous scolding squirrels in their ever running work.
Hear the magical whispers of the earth mother drifting across this world,

The heavenly sigh of the dusty dry ground as the first rain drops fall,
Feel the joy in the clouds as they drift across creation,
Laugh with the noisy cries of baby bird as its mother comes home,

Take pleasure in the chance meeting of a new friend,
Share the pain of the losing the wisest of old ones now gone,
Let this world excite you, stir your soul with new-found awareness,

The startling cascading rumble of windblown stones rattling on the roof,
Heart stopping strike of lighting and thunder in an otherwise clear sky,
The unintentional slip down a muddy bank into the cold clear waters below,

Cuddle in the rapture at the howling of the wolves on the mountaintop,
Cry out in the passion invoked by the sunset’s last gleams,
With your abundance of patience, for all things living or not,

This is the only true secret, and with this I find success cannot fail,
Forever embracing the simple offers of life, embracing each instant of time,
Holding sacred all now surrounding me, while letting not one moment be lost,
For this journey is made only from my single steps combined,

-Steve ‘Easy’ Whitacre September 13th, 2007

Ego Put Aside

For within this our lifelong searching,
We find our answers difficult, a challenge,
The tasks provided us almost the unattainable,
Yet still driven, much carry on, must break through,
We reach out, try, attempt after attempt failing,
But we continue because we must, for truth,
For at long last we can finally know,
This is who we truly are,
And who we must be,
For ourselves,
For you…

-easy-

Namaste…

EgoCastFree

My Most Recent Teachings

 Stretch a bow to the fullest, and you’ll end up wishing you had stopped at the right time, Holding and filling your bowl to overflowing almost guarantees a quick burn and mess, for you’ll never be able to stop in time to avoid them.
Sharpen a knife-edge to a razor’s keenness and you’ll find it grows dull too quickly as to be of any use.
When gold and precious things fill your home, can it ever be well enough guarded to relieve your stress and worry over its theft?
To be proud of money, of title, of things, of false glory’s heaped on you, all will bring you nothing but ruin. Wealth and place/race/breeding/insolence only serve to slowly harm, not only yourself, but all those around you leaving nothing but a smoking useless ruin.
If your work is done, retire and embrace your satisfaction and happiness. Satisfaction at a work well done, and happiness over how great life truly is.
That is Creation’s way. Sadly, it is very much in opposition to the ways of mankind today, and throughout history…

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. The softest substance will radiate through even the hardest. So therein we can know that what is most yielding can eventually overwhelm the hard.

Formless penetrates any crevice, in being substance-less, it can enter where there is no space, all of this could be described as a not-yet-being entering and jostling the non-space. That is how I know the value of action that is in the action-less. Through this I can also know the benefit or advantage of taking no action, allowing things to become as they were meant to be naturally in their own time.

There can be teaching without words simply by one being the example by walking their path true and faithful to their understanding of life and Creation. To teach without words can be the most accomplish manner of teaching, allowing the students seeking their answers to find them within themselves with the aid of the example. Still few can understand such efforts. And there can be solid value in action that results from the action-less, or the advantage of taking no apparent action. Yes, the resulting benefit of taking no action is without comparison. It can be heartbreaking that so few understand it, but it is one of the most inspired paths of being…

What others have taught, I endeavour to teach also, for the wisdom obtained by others along their paths only serves to increase the growth of wisdom within myself, aiding me in the finding my own answers within myself, and in the sharing of such I am able to aid others in their finding of their own paths to growth, wisdom, and contentment…

Creation gave birth to one, that one gave birth successively to two things, three things, and up to everything, all life, and everybody in the whole world we know. Thus are we not of one family?

In knowing Creation the only motion is birth and return…

The person of superior virtue is hardly conscious of their virtue, and so they can and will remain virtuous…

By stripping ourselves of desire, true rest can be achieved, almost brought on by itself, the whole body, country, or world will be at rest of its own accord. And next the world, perhaps by the example of somebody leading by example, could achieve peace of its own accord. Just me dreaming perhaps, but perhaps not…

The best students of knowledge and wisdom succeed by learning a little bit day by day, and by having patience enough to accept the slower pace…

Anyone can know what is happening all over the world without going out of their doors. Inner wisdom brings full understanding

One can see Creation wroth of the entirety oft the wide beyond clearly, right here without looking, without the need of looking out ones windows, you can see all the ways and wonders of that beyond right here and now.

Then, the meaning is the further one travels the less one knows. So the wise can at times arrive without going and know without going about, they can understand deeply without the need of seeing, Or they will achieve enlightenment without any visible action…

Too many words cause exhaustion,
(Whether In the mind or from the mouth)
Better to abide in stillness and simplicity…

-Tao

Emptiness often appears barren yet is infinite in its fullness…

We define poetry now,
Not by rhyme and meter,
But as a patterned intensity of language,
The whole thing is poetry. The whole of life is poetry,
You yourself are poetry in vivid living motion…

Failure is our greatest teacher,
Blame blinds us to her lessons,

Learn it, know it, live it…

Embracing Creation, you become embraced,
Supple, breathing gently, you become reborn,
Clearing your vision, you become clear,
Nurturing your beloved, you become impartial,
Opening your heart, you become accepted,
Accepting the World, you embrace Tao,
Bearing and nurturing,
Creating but not owning,
Giving without demanding,
Controlling without authority,
This is a loving existence…

The wisest of us are the ones who know what they do not know…

“The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.”
Live with calm serenity, hold dear each precious moment, sharing your loving care with all of Creation.

-easy and Tao

“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?”

-Tao

“A person with outward courage dares to die; a person with inner courage dares to live.” Will you live?

-Tao

A reminder;

“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”
Think about it for a while, realize that you only truths are the ones you find within you, place there at the moment of Creation. Relearn to listen to those gifts

-Tao

Coming into life, is a trip through to the entrance to death,
For all that live will die, thus the circle is complete upon our return home…

Those who follow the path of death live only for gain and power,
Those who live a life of anger, excess, and selfishness move faster toward death, Lost souls, blinded by their ego driven existence, uncaring, unloved, always alone, Chasing false dark rainbows, and always needing to have more things, more control over others,
Why? Because these poor souls have lost their connection with the truths and wisdoms placed within them…

The followers of living true are good at cultivating life, Travelling along their paths, they do not encounter enemy or strife, At being forced into an army, they are not harmed by weapons or attacks, Enemies have nowhere to place their bullets, nowhere to lodge their blades, Why? Because those focused on living have no place for death’s calling. Not time for worry or despair, too deeply focused on the most positive gifts found in each and every single moment…

I am an old man, but even in that I can remind all who see me of the happy innocence once enjoyed in our youth.

Grounded in silent contemplation, the wise are delighted at the wonders found there.

By accepting the of whole of Life as the Bliss it is, the wisest of us dissolve fear to nothingness.

Focusing only on truth allows the wise to have nothing but truth everywhere.

By seeing only goodness in everything, then you have only only goodness in your life…

The Sage’s mind is seems as empty as space, People struggle to understand and know her. They look to her and wait for enlightenment. She continues to treat them as her own children, Loving care without an end, protecting, teaching, And the in time, they grow, they know themselves…

The Sage

The Sage’s mind is seems as empty as space,
People struggle to understand and know her.
They look to her and wait for enlightenment.
She continues to treat them as her own children,
Loving care without an end, protecting, teaching,
And the in time, they grow, they know themselves…

When there is nothing to gain, There is nothing to lose.
The secret; “Nothing is Something, Special and Indefinable,”
Embracing in everything,

Hold close all that comes your way,
Find meaning within the smallest of things,
Everything in Creation is precious and sacred,
Cherish mistakes for the learning they bring you,
Waste none of the miraculous wonders within each day,
Give more than you receive, help the fallen in their struggles,
Share loving respect to your family, friends, and strangers you meet,
And most of all, forsake EGO, respect, know, and love even yourself…

Make today ‘The Day.’Take hold of your life, take the steps into creating your existence exactly as you want it. Only you have the power to bring happiness and love into your world right now. The power was put within you right from the start. You need to remember as a friend reminded me “Don’t act like your destiny’s already set” but create only the best of futures for yourself and those around you, building a great future for those yet to come. Be as you were meant to be, happy and free…

Before you speak answer these three questions first;
Is it Kind?
Is it True?
Is it Necessary?

Walk in peace and beauty…-easy

 

Live Fully

Close your mouth, open you mind, and listen closely,
Block off your senses, and let the worlds distractions die,
Blunt your sharpness and embrace your newest friends,
Untie your knots opening yourself up to learning truths,
Soften your glare and embrace others in only peace,
Settle your dust and begin walking the divine path,

-easy