Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Seeing the Problem

“It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.”
― G.K. Chesterton


It is a prerequisite for almost everything

It must be there
for change
or transformation
forgiveness or reconciliation
to happen

without it arrogance thrives
spiritual and other wise

without it we pontificate but do not listen
we control and coerce, but do not collaboration

without it we judge
and lose all sense of compassion

without it we just continue
to make messes

for lack of a better name
let’s call it insight

that awareness we have
of who we really are, for better
or for worse

that awareness we have of how we
have fallen short of our divine nature
of how we have wandered off the path.

I am not talking about that false insight
Which sees only the shortcomings of the other
And pontificates about it
All over FaceBook

I am talking about the discipline of looking
Honestly into the mirror
Turning our eyes in toward ourselves
so that we see our own fear, and hate,
and creed, lust, and dishonesty.
Our own desire for power
Our own failure to love and accept.

We cannot speak judgement of another
Before we have thoroughly examined ourselves

All too often it is true!
It isn't that we can't see the solution. It is that we can't see the problem
And sometimes the problem

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