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human kind


 
Successful progenitors
survive to sow seed
by force or persuasion
or hiding off screen
or banding together
that more may succeed,
and upgrade conditions,
enhance the breed.
But, for such teams to work well
we must
learn to respect, honor, and trust;
expect to contribute, receive and share,
accept the caring for and care.
In community varied seeds are sown.
Thus is a thriving future grown.
Or, sibling rankling infests, turns
on neighbors as scorn.
Barriers proliferate,
preparations for war.
Who is emboldened by
destruction and blood,
blasting civilizations
back into mud?
Are these principled people
filled with kindness and joy?
Those who can create, build;
the lacking destroy.
Guns, bombs, cruel words,
contempt, angry sneers,
promotion of pain,
preying on fears,
paying us naught but
unneeded tears
and advancement of certain
unsavory careers.
We can reject violent lies,
realize the prize.
Here! before our eyes.
Simple. Easy. Free.
Expect, accept, embrace
the abundance
of Peace.
 
 
Not just sweetness and light
There is a strength; there is conviction --
there is a vibrant dedication to true worth.
If we can but believe again
in all the humane virtues --
Love is sharing,
in kindness, understanding, supportive regard.
Love is forgiving and being forgiven,
when it is clear that malice was not intended
or malice has been exorcised
-- an acceptance of the positive power
of change, of growth in spirit.
Love is the assumption of "we."
We are doing being going having creating
We are able to exchange our labor, knowledge,
possessions, positions
We are able to take in more than I -- to synergize
our fortunes into wealth and integral well being.
Love is not just a song -- a pretty set of symbols
Love is a power and a glory
and an all encompassing truth.
Love is addition and multiplication,
not division or subtraction.
Love enriches and inspires us.
Love is not blind, not foolish.
Love is not denying the self or self interest.
Love is seeing clearly, knowing wisely,
understanding and expanding the self --
expanding outward to take in the universe
of interconnected, interdependent being.
Love sees the ugliness; and loves sees the beauty.
The ugliness saddens; the beauty invigorates.
Love is to peace as music is to harmony.
But how are we to love in a discordant world?
It is within us to pick out the true,
enduring melody
to which our essential selves are tuned --
If we but look to, listen to, open our selves to
Venus, the Goddess of Love,
Peace, Justice, Harmony
as she manifests within us all.
 
 
wondering in this time of serious divisiveness
and fake news who to trust?
My solution devised here and now:
watch -- are their actions those of
a truly kind person?
 
 
 
you can't persuade a person to release
an idea they are in thrall to
you can talk with them about it, ask
questions, relate with kindness and interest,
and share your own beliefs and how
you came to them
over time dialog can make a difference
to a formerly closed mind.
 
 
 
Asked what I would wish if given that option,
I ask is this one wish, or could it be like
a manifesto of wishes? I am trying to decide if
there is a magic bullet that could shake people
into consciousness of their self interest in an
attitude of kindness, openness to understanding,
sharing knowledge and resources for mutual
projects for better living, you know, humanity.
Or could I wish for a magic energy to surround
Earth and heal us?
 
 
 
The personal traits we really need
to find are sane mind and preponderance
of kindness.
 
 
 
 
A commitment to loving kindness
is not about other-serving sacrifice
or any kind of personal diminution.
It is about sanity,
in the sense of individual and
societal health. It is far better for
us all to lean toward health rather
than violence. Which kind of society
do you prefer, is best for you?
 
 
 
we are human kin
in variety we thrive
live well with kindness
 
 
 
Good ought not be judged
on lack of perfection.
At our best, we are so complex.
A good person may be guided
by their tendency toward kindness,
compassion, down to Earth practicality,
positive energy, meditation and reason
 
 
True heart
courageous, playful, kind
In tune with the rhythms of life
as art.
 
 
Why deny healing,
best of us awaking,
embracing touch called kindness,
so much preferable a base on which
to grow a human race.
Isn't it our time to realign,
to be kind?
 
 
All people suck
but not all the time
and some suck more than others.
So, isn’t the most valuable human
the one who sucks least?
Shouldn’t we base our chart on kindness?
 
 
Goddess of brides,
of hope, of visions, of poetry.
We who want a deeper future for ourselves,
more kind, more wise,
a better definition for humanity,
assemble on bended knees to
beg, accept, express your beauty.
 
 
a humanity
which appreciates and practices the win/win/win
of basic kindness, eschews the lose/lose/lose
of hostility
 
 
May your mindfolk be kind.
 
 
compassionate wisdom takes hold,
we become attuned. We become the voice of welcome,
of familiar kind regard.
We become complicitous encouragement.
 
 
Learn the meaning of loving charity.
 
It's not about dying for your sins.
 
It's fulfilling yourself
 
through your own loving kindness.
 
Living a vision of love.
 
 
Kinship
 
 
Why be kind?
Why model humane expectations
of the reasoned mind?
Theories of evolution advance
strategic Golden Rule.
Like birds in migration, fish in school,
move forward,
we increase the common pie.
All well fed, well loved,
well harmonized.
Why would we not assume
that paradigm?
Why favor divisive cries for
war’s revenge, bitter tears fed
by fears but murkily explored?
 
Why persist kindly, faced by
derisive mocking,
dangers not unfounded to we shocked by
sharp wound-bearing stones
flung as punishment while gossips
upbraid our sins?
Can we find and flow together,
embrace ourselves as kin:
we who are kind?
 
 
Being kind can be a moving meditation.
Not about self-depletion, energy deficit,
or even making a special effort.
It can be easy, what is pleasing, placid, cool, nonabrasive.
It can also be courageous, heroic, strength called forth.
 
"Kind" is different from "nice".
Nice is conciliatory, making room
by being smaller or overly overt accommodation.
Kindness is more essential,
more honest, more responsible --
making room by inclusion.
 
Yes, we live in a world of damage and hostility.
Best response? Turn in the direction
of healing and peace.
That turning, deft and delicious
ecstatic dance,
thrilling reel as active self-reward.
 
 
Perhaps mystical ceremony elates
through and beyond separation onto more conscious planes where awe
transports perception beyond hurtful sensation. Euphoric celebration,
mutual support to glide, realize movement as pleasure. Release to find
a kinder awareness.
 
 
Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine.
Jesus cried, and somebody grinned -- don't whine.
Jesus smiled his love on the least,
scattered his manna that the lowly might feast.
All you remember is that slavering Beast;
so remind me why it’s vital to deny
those who promote a peace of mind
based on revering kindness above
Divine.
 
He dared to proclaim a gentle faith, free
from bullies’ shaming, from easy blaming,
from traumatic scars of social war.
He believed in kind justice, respect for
human kin above judgmental sin.
 
 
Perhaps if we could generally come from a place of loving compassion, we could learn to speak softly and sincerely and find that what we all want, ultimately, is a kinder, gentler, better world for us all in which we can learn to hear each other's stories, concerns, truths without rancor and condemnation.
 
 
Kindness can be an intuitive response to the wider survival benefit understanding of enlightened self-interest. It is in our self-interest, for a variety of survival related and life enhancing reasons, to spread a kindness meme.
 
 
why is it realism to believe in evil intents prevailing
why idealistic to seek power of unveiling to find
we were half blind, the half that grows through kindness
left unseen?
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Successful progenitors
survive to sow seed
by force or persuasion
to take what we need
or banding together
that more may succeed,
and develop conditions,
that upgrade the breed.
But, for such plans to work well
we must
learn to respect, honor, and trust;
expect to contribute, receive and share,
accept the caring for and care.
In community varied seeds are sown.
Thus is a thriving future grown.
Or,
sibling rankling infests, turns
on neighbors as scorn.
Barriers proliferate,
preparations for war.
Who is emboldened by
destruction and blood,
blasting civilizations
back into mud?
Are these principled people
filled with kindness and joy?
Those who can create, build;
the lacking destroy.
Guns, bombs, cruel words,
contempt, angry sneers,
promotion of pain,
preying on fears,
paying us naught but
unneeded tears
and advancement of certain
unsavory careers.
We can reject violent lies,
realize the prize.
Here! before our eyes.
Simple. Easy. Free.
Expect, accept, embrace
the abundance
of Peace.



True heart
courageous, playful, kind
In tune with the rhythms of life
as art.


Not just sweetness and light
There is a strength; there is conviction --
there is a vibrant dedication to true worth.
If we can but believe again
in all the humane virtues --
Love is sharing,
in kindness, understanding, supportive regard.
Love is forgiving and being forgiven,
when it is clear that malice was not intended
or malice has been exorcised
-- an acceptance of the positive power
of change, of growth in spirit.
Love is the assumption of "we."
We are doing being going having creating
We are able to exchange our labor, knowledge,
possessions, positions
We are able to take in more than I -- to synergize
our fortunes into wealth and integral well being.
Love is not just a song -- a pretty set of symbols
Love is a power and a glory
and an all encompassing truth.
Love is addition and multiplication,
not division or subtraction.
Love enriches and inspires us.
Love is not blind, not foolish.
Love is not denying the self or self interest.
Love is seeing clearly, knowing wisely,
understanding and expanding the self --
expanding outward to take in the universe
of interconnected, interdependent being.
Love sees the ugliness; and loves sees the beauty.
The ugliness saddens; the beauty invigorates.
But how are we to love in this discordant world?
It is within us to pick out the true,
enduring melody
to which our essential selves are tuned --
If we but look to, listen to, open our selves to
Venus, the Goddess of Love,
Peace, Justice, Harmony
as she manifests within us all.



Goddess of brides,
of hope, of visions, of poetry.
We who want a deeper future for ourselves,
more kind, more wise,
a better definition for humanity,
assemble on bended knees to
beg, accept, express
your beauty.



Asked what I would wish if given that option,
I ask could it be like a manifesto of wishes?
If there is a magic bullet that could shake us
into consciousness of self interest in an
attitude of kindness, openness,
sharing for mutual projects for, you know, humanity.
Or could I wish for a magic energy to surround
Earth and heal us?



A commitment to loving kindness
is not about other-serving sacrifice
or any kind of diminution.
It is about sanity,
in the sense of individual and
social health. Better for
us all to lean toward health rather
than violence. Which kind of social
influence do you prefer, is best for you?



why is it realism to believe in evil intents prevailing?
why idealistic to seek power of unveiling to find
we were half blind,
the half that grows through kindness
left unseen?


wondering in this time of serious divisiveness
and fake outrage who to trust?
watch -- are their actions those of
a truly kind person?


you can't persuade a person to release
an idea they are in thrall to
you can talk with them about it, ask
questions, relate with kindness and interest,
share your own beliefs and how
you came to them
over time dialog can make a difference
to a formerly closed mind.



The personal traits we really need
to find are sane mind and preponderance
of kindness.



Good ought not be judged
on lack of perfection.
At our best, we are so complex.
A good person may be guided
by their tendency toward kindness,
compassion, down to Earth practicality,
positive energy, meditation and reason

Why deny healing,
best of us awaking,
embracing touch called kindness,
so much preferable a base on which
to grow a human race.
Isn't it our time to realign,
to be kind?





All people suck
but not all the time
and some suck more than others.
So, isn’t the most valuable human
the one who sucks least?
Shouldn’t we base our chart on kindness?

a humanity
which appreciates and practices the win/win/win
of basic kindness, eschews the lose/lose/lose
of hostility





compassionate wisdom takes hold,
we become attuned. We become the voice of welcome,
of familiar kind regard.
We become complicitous encouragement.


Learn the meaning of loving charity.

It's not about dying for your sins.

It's fulfilling yourself

through your own loving kindness.

Living a vision of love.


Kinship


Why be kind?
Why model humane expectations
of the reasoned mind?
Theories of evolution advance
strategic Golden Rule.
Like birds in migration, fish in school,
move forward,
we increase the common pie.
All well fed, well loved,
well harmonized.
Why would we not assume
that paradigm?
Why favor divisive cries for
war’s revenge, bitter tears fed
by fears but murkily explored?

Yet, why persist kindly, faced by
derisive mocking,
dangers thrown,
sharp wound-bearing stones
flung as punishment while gossips
upbraid our sins?
Can we find and flow together,
embrace as kin:
dare be we who are kind?



human kin,
we thrive in variety,
live well with kindness


Being kind can be a moving meditation.
Not about depletion, energy deficit,
or even making a special effort.
It can be easy, what is pleasing, placid, nonabrasive.
It can also be courageous, heroic, strength called forth.

"Kind" is different from "nice".
Nice is conciliatory, making room
by being smaller or overly overt accommodation.
Kindness is more essential,
more honest, more responsible --
making room by inclusion.

Kindness can be as intuitive response
of enlightened self-interest,
survival understanding,
life enhancing reasons
to spread a kindness meme.



Mystical ceremony elates
through and beyond separation, onto more conscious planes
where awe transports perception beyond
hurtful sensation.
Euphoric celebration, mutual support to glide,
realize movement as pleasure.
Release to find
a kinder awareness.

Yes, we live in a world of damage and hostility.
Best response? Turn in the direction
of healing and peace.
That turning,
deft and delicious ecstatic dance,
thrilling reel as active self-reward.



Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine.
Jesus cried, and somebody grinned -- don't whine.
Jesus smiled his love on the least,
scattered his manna that the lowly might feast.
All you remember is that slavering Beast;
so remind me why it’s vital to deny
those who promote a peace of mind
based on revering kindness above
Divine.

He dared to proclaim a gentle faith, free
from bullies’ shaming, from easy blaming,
from traumatic scars of social war.
He shared in kind justice, respect for
human kin above judgmental sin.




Perhaps we could more generally come from a place
of loving compassion, we could learn to speak
softly and sincerely and find that what we all
want, ultimately, is a kinder, gentler, better
world for us all in which we can learn to hear
each other's stories, concerns, truths,
without rancor or condemnation.



Kind wind, scent of Spring
travels still extending
Tingle of choice
bound up in change





May your mindfolk be kind.



Last edited by libramoon, Apr/30/2021, 5:44 pm
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