When I Was Five—April 4th

How long must we take sides over belief?

Early morning, April four
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride

In Memory of MLK

Pride, by U2 teaches me how the love of ideology has caused too much death and misery.

How much war, division, and destruction must continue in in the name of love?

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love—Bono

Let freedom ring—equally to all men and women of every kind, in every way…not hand-picked by divisive agendas that judge us for who we are, but for every single soul that desires to be free.

Making Your Way

How walking the path others have written stunts your potential

How do we make sense of the world without a guiding myth like religion?—Alan Watts

—By making our own way, not cut from the cloth of big-box corporate religion or political ideology, where billions get a handful of choices. Evidence of this truth is ever displayed among all Christianity. Everyone chooses what suits them, but in lacking real answers they go, trying to incorporate every single thought into a new god—their real god—themselves. Or, by complete submission (where we find another book) that compels one to enforce many.

We are not born to be decided upon, to be guided upon, to be swayed upon by others interpretations of life’s completeness, especially among the religious who have closed their minds to the endless possibilities of fulfillment. Oft blinded by their narrow view from what might be genuine delight.

Ideology is a poor guide because it’s not your story”—Joseph Campbell

What is the story of life? Where is the deepest meaning and fulfillment? We are alone finding our way among the crowds and impetuous, pushy religiosos that think in their narrow book of parables and horror are the answers for everyone that ever lived. How conceited. How dare they, really.

Mythology is psychology, misread as cosmology, history, and biography.“—Joseph Campbell