Saturday, June 30, 2012

"Every one's got a sob story, sister!"

People aren't entirely bad; they just work hard at it.

I'm not oblivious to the multitude of psychological matters behind
the various means of trying to bring me down. Everyone has a childhood
trauma of some sort lurking about.

Some folks are fearful of anyone who asks questions, goes against the
grain, attempts to expand or change the status quo. For many, change
or difference of any kind is anathema.

Some have no sense of separation between themselves as a person
and their belief system. Any imposition on an ideal, or even simple
disagreement, feels like an attack. They fly into defense mode because
their world is small and their comfort level attached to everything
being 'as it always was.'

Many were themselves repressed and suppressed and blasted for
daring to be all too familiar and sad trend in American
society with our crazy overreaction and puritanism in regards to both
sexuality and artfulness. Self-expression is frowned upon still.

They are sadly on a track of mimicking the policing, parental voices
that squashed their dreams. Some out of angry, misdirected revenge,
some from jealousy of others achieving theirs, and some just genuinely,
robotically acting out their learned habits of being a zombie and doing
what others want.

Maybe if they're a good slave, even at this late stage in the game they
will receive the reward and affection they have been seeking all their life.

At the end of the day, however, those targeting you are simply your
enemy, and they're standing between you and yours. If it's 'them or me,'
it's for damned sure going to be me. I can sympathize all day long...
from the winner's circle.


Friday, June 15, 2012

You Got to Keep it Separated

We all of us exist in a mutually-agreed upon
arrangement (even if tacitly so) with our
fellow humans, our fellow cities, states,
countries, etc.

There are certain foregone conclusions,
wrapped up in laws and precedents
and what is generally referred to
as 'common sense' that we are all
supposed to abide by and revere.

But not everything shiny is golden.

Not all of the predetermined 'okay'
actions are in fact acceptable, and
likewise not all things deemed the
erstwhile 'inappropriate' truly are.

There are subterfuges and deceptions
prevalent across the board, top to
bottom. It's easier to take things
at face value, to not dig any deeper
or question the status quo.

It's easier to play along and keep
in-step with what others are doing...
following the lead and not making
any waves.

But there is benefit, too, in stretching
the mind...discovering what if fake
and what is real.
(And sometimes, what cannot be
discerned at all, since subjectivity
is always with us.)

We're free to follow whatever course we choose,
but shouldn't we at least know the
difference between the things
we're choosing from?

Just a question.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Forge On

No matter the dreariness,
no matter the supposed sacrifice,
no matter the fear...

no matter the work,
no matter the resistance,
no matter the uncertainty.

The only one who stands
by your side
on this journey
is you.

The desires you implement
and the happiness you seek
should also be yours alone.

Don't look for a guide;
become one.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Receive it and Believe It

What signs do you pay attention to?

Do you allow the signs and guideposts that
others have erected to be your influence,
knowing that they do not bear your best
interests in mind?

Or do you block out the negativity and
nay-sayers in order to support
and promote your own needs?

What you allow to infest and rest
and manifest
in your mind is what will influence and
lead your thoughts, choices, and actions.

Think carefully about the words and
ideas you allow in.
Defeatism harms no one but you.

Where others fear to tread,
they will attempt to prevent you from
reaching, through stifling or crippling or
insinuating. If you remain open to their ideas.

'Unconventional' is not an insult.
'Unlikely' is hogwash.
'Impossible' is a state of mind.

Follow your own path,
think for yourself,
and be attuned with what signs
you want to follow.

No matter where anyone else is heading.


Monday, June 11, 2012

"What doesn't kill us..."

(My 'three strands' are Courage,
Faith in Self, and Resolve.)

There is pain....
make no mistake.

Resistance is not refusal,
but determination.

Reticence is not restriction,
but thoughtful consideration.

Fear is not the end--
just a fact of the matter....
another dissident voice to be

Reluctance is not the final word.
It's the jumping on point.

Weakness has to be trained out of you,
but lack of easiness is not a recipe for
failure. Challenge is the training ground
for all greatness.

While others expect you to be burned
alive or destroyed by the flames' marring,
instead become one with the fire and
rise like a phoenix, reborn.

Everything dies in this world; the
death of our old self and our old ideas
does not bring our life to an end.