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Friday, July 21, 2017

Statements of Renouncement

Statements of Renouncement
I am not Black:
I renounce that external identity.
I am not Haitian-American:
I renounce nationality.
I am not on the left,
The middle, or right
Of the political spectrum:
I am all of our human frailties.
I am not formally​ diseducated:
I renounce all human constraints.
I am not proud of any label:
I renounce pride.
(From denial and shame to acceptance is glimpse enough of divinity.)
I renounce legacy:
Human life is divine
For it is finite.
I renounce war:
Privilege has no cosmic worth.
I renounce war in the name of peace:
Peace is love, compassion, and empathy for all, including perceived enemies or opponents.

I renounce ancestry:
Ancestor's construct is inevitably most pernicious,
For each tribe claims its ancestors, Which only further divides us; Voices of the past have only perpetuated more violence in the name of settling old wars to look favorably in the eyes - - but more to the point: in the memories of the dead - - of tribal ancestors.

The dead have and should have no memory, thus palpable power over the present and future of the living.

Ancestry is a vile, most hubristic way for human beings to attempt to deny the finality of human life by death.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hubris & Illusion of Separateness

Hubris & Illusion of Separateness
An intellectual as I discern is someone who keeps her ears, eyes, mind, and heart open, or at least stays vigilant in trying to do so. Thus, by my definition, a formal education doesn't make one an intellectual, suffice to say.  I have observed plenty of folks with formal higher education who are anti-intellectual, for they prefer to live unchallenged, thus unburdened in their perception and in their learned and subscribed views of the world and how to snuggly fit within their respective in-group.

Our denial of our own insignificance leads to hubris, which creates the "other" or isolation from our oneness, and in turn that gives birth to human suffering.

An intellectual is not necessarily a scholar, and vice versa.

The "other" is born out our collective learned separateness or isolation from our nonduality.

Those who are willing to die for what they believe in are no different than those who kill for what they believe in, for any human construct taken too seriously is dangerous, if not destructive.

Humility is the concrete acknowledgement and the journey to accepting our individual insignificance in the universe.

Legacy is the hubristic attempt to deny death or the finality of any human life.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Immortal & Insignificant

Immortal & Insignificant
The man who hoards privilege shares the same mentality as the man who covets longingly more of it; one will use the sword to safeguard his, while the other to amass more of his.

Immortal and insignificant is a human being.

All of human's doings are insignificant and ephemeral.

Why can't a true feminist be pro-life?

Why can't a person of color be a republican or conservative, and still be thought of as a moral person?

The pro-choice folks who take their position too seriously are as dangerous to themselves and others as the pro-life folks who perceived themselves as doing God's work.

Why can't a person of color be pro-life and still pass for a liberal or democrat?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Nothingness & Groundlessness

Nothingness & Groundlessness
Here's a delightful, cosmic paradox: nothingness is everything; groundlessness is all.

At the center of any human being's fear is the fallacy that one is somehow more important than the whole; the part is never more important than the whole; a mere single atomic particle of the total elements making up the universe one human being's life is, in the greater cosmic scheme of things.

The hubris of human doing, not being at all, is as humongous and insidious as the cosmos is infinite.

The insignificance of any one human life or any of the subgroup's is worth acknowledging, experiencing in stillness, and accepting as the only truly way to live with the grandest of the universe, as one with all there is.

Any human construct, if taken too seriously as fact or truth, is dangerous, if not destructive.

Love is not a human construct, but a universal element.

Hatred is fear of love and her kins, in a vain attempt to be other or to create the other.

The universe is love, but our fear and denial of our own insignificance to her magnitude leaves us living in opposition of her, against our own best interests as a species.

When it comes to any of the human constructs, scarcity is NOT a myth, but holds true, for external power is relative; it's a zero-sum game.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Legalized Violent Outlet

Legalized Violent Outlet
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When a misandrist meets a misogynist, you have violence being perpetrated on both sides.

As it relates to most states, homophobia is elemental; the state wants, needs his males to be as constrained as inhumanely possible to their breaking point of violence, so when a state seeks to violently topple another, his males will serve him well to that end without question, for their internalized, learned way of living needs a legalized violent outlet such as war.

My rights as a human being are cosmic, natural, internal; therefore, they are not dependent on any externals, state, or society bestowing upon me.

As long as the state nurtures his males to be violent, war will continue to be.

All self-anointed "alpha" males are misogynists.

All self-anointed "alpha" females live with internalized misogyny and misandry to a lesser extent.

Matriarchy is or would be the exact same as patriarchy; only the de facto representatives at the top of the pyramid would be of a different gender.

My privileges as a member of a society are dependent on the whims of those at the very top of the pyramidical power structure, and those with proxies to a lesser extent.

War is legalized state sponsored violence to gain access to more power for mainly those at the very top of the pyramidical power structure.

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Cosmic One

The Cosmic One
We ALL have privileges, but want more; therefore, we use and abuse each other to that end.

Privilege inequality has long supplanted racial inequality in the U.S., and maybe the world.

At times, suffering may be the strongest bond between sentient beings.

Our own suffering teaches us empathy for one another.

Human love inevitably leads to suffering; suffering inevitably leads to empathy; empathy inevitably leads back to suffering.

To love is to know suffering, inevitably; to suffer is to experience empathy, inevitably; to empathize is to suffer with the created other.

To accept suffering unconditionally is to be fully human or alive.

Where love may miss the mark, suffering inevitably hits bull's-eye in connecting us all as the cosmic one.

The road to forgiveness is the spiritual discernment that anyone who has hurt another sentient being is in pain also.

To be able to hurt another is the very definition of suffering projected outwardly.

Pain not nursed and soothed within will inevitably turn without and reflexively so.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Misandry, Misogyny, & Consent

Misandry, Misogyny, & Consent
As a broken, it's no wonder that one gets into an intimate relationship with another who is also broken​, but one of the many blessings​ the Universe bestows upon brokenness is that lessons as light will easily penetrate through her many cracks.

It takes two to compete; some of us compete against our-selves, since we have split ourselves into two irreconcilable entities.

The word "nigger" does not belong to any subgroup of humanity, but to the whole; I watched a "person of color" on Bill Maher's HBO show (June 09, 2017 episode) say, " ... the word belongs to us now; we are not giving it back! " Now that is clearly separate-but-equal mentality, privilege, and entitlement. "Folks of color" who believe in such idea desecrate the graves of human ancestors who were of non-color, and who also marched alongside Rev. Dr. King for Civil Rights in this country.

One's dysfunctional familiar is destiny.

We attempt to escape dysfunctions in our family and within ourselves to finding ourselves enmeshed with their familiarity in the arms of others.

Our construct of money is like children playing with and fighting over widgets; the value of the​ widgets depends on the societal indoctrination and to what extent the individual has aligned her internal life compass with such or aligned her internal evaluation of money to reflect her cosmic responsibility and freedom.

Here's how high privilege and stereotype, stigma, "racism," and all the other isms cancel each other out: a person of color may be stereotyped, until his carte of privilege is verified to be treated otherwise; while a person of non-color may be profiled as privileged, until his carte relegates him to the lower classes of privileged as poor, uneducated, et al.

Listen with eyes of discernment, for your ears may be fooled by magical tongues.

Beware: there are some misandristic "females" who only want external power or privilege in any form from the "males" that they get close enough to, and some "males" who only want "sex" from the "females" they get close enough to - - and consent is a definitely foreign concept to those "alpha," misogynistic males.

The externally powerless and powerful both use the sword as means to amass, manipulate, and maintain privileges.

"Justice" is legalized revenge.

When I remind myself of the inconsequential of an individual human life in the cosmic scheme of things, I can fully accept my life moment by moment as is.

If you have to fight for it, it has no cosmic worth; you never have to fight for love and her kins.

Cosmic value is only found in love and her kins.

Privilege is the antithesis of change.

Our construct of privilege is anti-life, for it is the antithesis of cosmic freedom.

We are all made to be unwittingly slaves to our own construct of privilege.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Non-colored Lives Matter

Non-colored Lives Matter
Folks, mostly morally unanointed politicians disguised as Civil Rights activists, involved in the "Black" Lives Matter movement, otherize themselves, and at the same time otherize another whole subgroup of humanity, which they cast full blame upon for having disenfranchised them and their ancestors, by not specifying clearly , all the while, that the lives of folks of non-color matter also indeed in our inextricable web of humanity.
I understand the want and insidious need to identify with a subgroup of humanity, whether it is the human constructs of race, religion, culture, sex, et al., but all that does is to further isolate folks within their immediate clan or tribe, where their implicit biases and isms will be validated, reinforced, and proliferated exponentially.

At times, we reach outside of ourselves to fix what is troubling us internally.

When folks look and perform in certain ways, we reflexively treat them according to society's preordained order, in other words, we tow the linear line.

One way society controls​ the marginalized is by restricting their natural space, and you don't have to be in jail necessarily, which is one of the reasons​ why the underprivileged feels so oppressed.

Some folks have insidiously and seamlessly merged those two warlike tactics into their only way of living: use others or be used by them.

Alas, your worst fears projected outside of yourself unto the world doesn't make you Satan, but human like the rest of us.

The most insidious form of learned and/or internalized "racism" originates from some disfranchised, marginalized folks who believe that because they have not much of external power, that in turn somehow makes​ them unable to be "racists." Your thoughts alone can qualify you as a "racist." To be implicitly biased is in all of us.

If the experience yields lesson(s), then your time and other resources have been well-allocated and -used.

Watching, listening, and/or reading about politics from the outside is like watching the Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather movie, and duping yourself into believing that you discern, intellectually or otherwise, everything taking place or that has taken place. Just allowing yourself to accept that it is all obfuscation is most wise.

Some folks will feign "helping" another in their vain attempt to feel superior; others, if you help them too closely will avenge their feelings of inferiority. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The P.C. Pendulum Swinging Back

The P.C. Pendulum Swinging Back
If you have not abandoned political correctness, have not renounced "race" and "racism", and have not purged, or at the very be ever watchful, mindful, and aware, your internalized "racism" or implicit bias, please read elsewhere!
Bill Maher is a first-class comedian, and uses words to poke fun at everyone, including himself, thus in the end make us all laugh at ourselves and each other.
Now the exchange in question, which should have never been:
Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska: “You’re welcome. We’d love to have you work in the fields with us." (Senator Sasse had invited Mr. Maher to visit his state.)
Bill Maher: “Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house n***er."
If this is not word-association unrehearsed at its funniest, you are not aware of the extent of your internalized "racism," and not in the least bit!
Now, Ms. Kathy Griffin being hit by the P.C. pendulum swinging back her liberal ways is a totally different story; she was using props offstage, and not words -- the only actual props comedians and comediennes should use; any other real props should be used to fall over while doing slapstick -- to make her biased political points, which focused at attacking our current, sitting president; big mistake; if it were to begin with, and not a totally planned media-stunt to revive her already-dying career as a comedienne.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Preordained Roles

Preordained Roles
It, the root of suffering or oppression, is the rigid structure of gender socialization, which puts assigned males in one box, or as Tony Porter cogently frames it as "the man box," and assigned females in another with the expectation that no one gender may ever be permitted to jump box -- not even for a nanosecond -- or to attempt naturally to bring such bipolar dichotomy into alignment, in cosmic or natural opposition to her/his almost preordained roles by the gods' most watchful and unforgiving eyes!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Isms as Tools

Isms as Tools
Forgiveness and responsibility, whether legal, moral, or cosmic, are not mutually exclusive.

Sex and love shall never meet at any point of our human journey to justify murder, premeditated or not.

A lot of morally unanointed politicians are disguised as Civil Rights activists.

True Civil Rights activists are not politicians, though at times they may use some tactics from the political arsenal, which is why they are always imprisoned unfairly, assassinated, or simply forced to give up such lofty ideals, such as to bring more legal rights or relative privileges into the lives of the marginalized or masses.

Love and sex could never conspire to perform an act.

A lot of so-called religious "leaders" are really morally unanointed politicians, for they serve the state well in its need to indoctrinate the individual with a zero-sum to negative-sum mentality, as it strives to inculcate within him the isms as a way of living ever fearful of and in direct competition for scarce resources with his fellow human beings.

Having lots of money and/or high privileges gives NO one an any true advantage in life, for human suffering is inherent, thus unavoidable with or without high privilege, but our collective ego in spite of has created our fear of scarcity and along with it our imagined superiority or inferiority.

The master suffers more than his slave, for he has been bamboozled to believe that he has more important things in life to lose than his slave; therefore, his imagined, but real fears are greater.

Most of us reach into what's always assigned, preordained by society as a way of living, while very few reach out and up to more nobler grounds.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

My Reflection

My reflection  on an article entitled, " Why Straight Men Kill The Trans Women They Love " by Jen Richards:
It is a most vulnerable piece of writing on the topic of transphobia, which, for me, is inextricably linked to misogyny, and homophobia, especially - - all tools of oppression used to reinforce the status quo of high privilege or external power.

We must not conflate sex with love, though; I would wager that all the men who killed trans women had internalized misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia; they might have had sex with the trans women who performed womanhood in their eyes well enough, but it is fairly safe to believe, that they did not love them.

The men who have killed trans women must be held responsible for their internalized transphobia/misogyny/homophobia, and society at large for its indoctrination of such isms.

Love and sex, like day and night, shall never meet at any point of our human journey to justify murder.

The fear of being called "gay" is internalized homophobia, misogyny, and transphobia, I believe.

Goddess bless!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Opus & Self-oppression

Opus & Self-oppression
If she doesn't love opera, she is not an opus.

The other has no bearing on what my forgiveness' fruits look, shape, and/or taste like, and definitely not when they ripen naturally on the tree.

If she doesn't listen to music at bedtime, she is not a classic.

If your snoring doesn't sound like bel canto of nymphs to him, he is not your Romeo.

Manhood, as it has been constructed over the centuries, is self-oppression, so it's no wonder why men seek to then oppress each other and women, as the other, to mirror their own oppression.

I believe that we, as sentient beings, engage in gossiping for two very different, distinct reasons: a fun way to learn about and most importantly to recognize the darkness in us all as inherently human; the other is to distance ourselves from and deny our own darkness, in a vain attempt to feel superior or in control of it all, but mainly for we have not the necessary tools to navigate such and most darkly human territory at its core.

He has been a dumb one
Who thought he was a Don Juan.

Some perpetrators will apologize to you, but in the same breath retract the apology; I guess unbeknownst to them, for what is the point, then. Well, maybe, most likely manipulations of some kind.

Oh, how the darkness seeks to extinguish the light, when one does not embrace ​both, in order to allow them to coexist in nonduality.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Offense & Sentence

Offense & Sentence
Love assayed needs not justify herself; love assayed is always reciprocated, for she is her own, intrinsic reward; love assayed is cosmic freedom, for she is expansive: the more she gives of herself, the more she multiplies exponentially...

Perpetrators should not get to define and pinpoint when and where offenses have occurred, then how and when forgiveness bears fruits​.

How boonful it would be
To commit an offense,
Be judge and jury
For your sentence?

Folks, with very little to no coping skills and a self-care regimen for the inevitable storms along the journey, will search for in others a need to sacrifice themselves in order to relive familiar, learned, and dysfunctional relationship patterns.

When one lives life responsibly, forgiving another, especially if one believes in the self-poisonous act of consciously or subconsciously withholding forgiveness, in general, is fairly easy; thus, the rub is in actively creating fertile ground for self-forgiveness to take root and flourish within, especially​ when the external world is constantly sending directly or indirectly messages of revenge or justice to reciprocate any level of perceived offense.

I ruminate, therefore I write.

I write, therefore I flourish.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fallibility & Compassion

Fallibility & Compassion
We are hormonal beings, who, with patience, lots of practice, and self-love, are rational or wise at times; therefore, we should be self-compassionate always, especially when our wisest intentions are not reflected in our choices and actions - - short-term or long-term.

Fear of abandonment may utter words of romantic love - - but never love assayed - - but it is only and purely fear or dysfunction, for love, of any kind, and fear will never meet at any point of our human journey.

Knowing better does not always translate into doing better, and that is why self-compassion is so important; we are fallible creatures, at our most human core.

Helen of Brooklyn has taught me inadvertently, that it takes one to initiate a want or need for a conversation, but two to converse, and not to waste my time at attempting to hold a conversation with another who is not of the same mind and goals.

Knowing and applying are not always mutually inclusive.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Mythical Idea

A Mythical Idea
A lot of so-called "self-help" jargon is finger-pointing or blaming the individual for not reaching an outside goal, which tends to pass for spirituality, or worse, mental health advice.
"You-are-standing-in-your-own-way" kind of hyperbole, which reframes a mythical idea to pass for a novel idea of motivation or self-help.

Spurning a man because of his facial hair is like scorning a woman for she has breasts.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Would You? (continued ... )

Would You?
(continued...)
If I were social anxiety
Would you befriend me
Without ignominy of insanity?

If I were Romeo
Would you be my Juliet
Without cuckolding me with Leo?

If I were a therapist
Would you my patient be
Without being a virulent pessimist?

If​ I were a student of human life
Would you be my cosmic compass
Without any minutial strife?

If I were a mental illness
Would you destigmatize me
With or without a witness?

Lies are the quicksand under which any intimate, but dysfunctional, relationship eventually disappears.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Would You?

Would You?
If I were a millionaire
Would you run your fingers
Through my hair?

If I were a mayflower
Would you keep me within
Your bosom every Winter hour?

If I grew facial hair,
Would you hold me longingly
To canoodle me there?

If​ I were a bird with a fractured claw
Would you tend to me
Like an unwritten law?

If I were at bedtime soft music
Would you not furrow your brow
In performing your antic?

If I were a Strauss' aria
Would you sing me
In the shower with euphoria?

The catharsis, in journaling, lies in being completely honest, and vulnerable with yourself, at least upon reflection with your aloneness, not in keeping data for self-analysis.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Black & White Pawns

Black & White Pawns
While the masses fight over racism, homophobia, gentrification, xenophobia, and the rest of the isms, the morally unannointed politicians move pieces on a chessboard-like to quench our thirst for more privileges​, while solidifying in place various tools of oppression, and glibly promising to remove some of those obstacles to amass more privileges.

What is the difference between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party?
Umh, oh, the pawns are both black and white, the knights, bishops, queens, and kings likewise. Wait a minute: there's absolutely no meaningful difference, whatsoever!
Oh, wait; there's one main superficial difference worth noting: the disenfranchised folks of color are bamboozled, hoodwinked to pledge their unreciprocated love to the Dem's politicians, and the marginalized folks of non-color to the Rep's​ politicians.
Thus, the pieces of the chessboard-like are moved mainly to perpetuate dire fear amongst those who have vastly more in common than with those creating, maintaining, and manipulating the roadblocks to amass more privileges.

Once you've embarked on the journey to mourn a failed intimate relationship as a loss, and you are able to jokingly reflect: I wish that I could claim it as a loss on my yearly income taxes' filing, then there's absolutely no turning back.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Tools of Oppression

Tools of Oppression**
The only conditional to forgiveness is self-love, otherwise forgiveness is unconditional, for it's not contingent on any externals.

The morally unannointed politicians are, unfortunately for the rest of us, most astute at using various tools of oppression to widen the gap between the privileged and the disenfranchised or marginalized.

I'm really not interested in the wherefore folks commit suicide, for that is a knowable; what I am interested in is how we can learn from each other to create meaningful​ living through the empirically proven physical and mental self-care in our lives that will prevent us from getting to that point of no return or simply that point of suicide ideation or contemplation of such life-negating deed.

As you begin to educate yourself on how privilege and oppression works hand-in-hand, you realize that some folks are not really blindly homophobic, but insidiously, merely use homophobia as one of the tools of oppression,​ which reinforces linear order of human experiences vis-a-vis levels of privileges.
A homosexual with high privilege or with just enough high privilege-by-proxy will suffer no homophobia at all from one - - a person who will pretend to be, use blindly one of the isms - - who has been well-adjusted to the insidious ways of how oppression works to maintain the status quo of the workings of high privilege.
You will observe how race and racism works as a tool of oppression by realizing that some "Black" folks or others of color have way more privilege than the so-called average, or for that matter any, "White" person that are vilified with having "White" privilege or supremacy.
Case in point: the former U.S. President, Mr. Barack Obama, his immediate family members and his new circle of friends of color have far more privilege than most white-skinned folks, who are demonized as having a certain above-necessary amount of high privilege to be equated with supremacy.
But this is how seductively treacherous and tricky the tools of oppression work together to create a powerful, ever constant undercurrent of division, distrust, and envy at every level of privilege amongst those seeking to amass more privilege or/and those who feel disenfranchised, marginalized by the status quo of external powers.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Parasitic Scarcity Mindset

Parasitic Scarcity Mindset
The peril of too much electronic entertainment for kids nowadays is that they don't stand a chance to develop an imagination of their own, but that is exactly what the status quo of high privilege or linear order wants: folks with no chance of developing an​ empowering and moral imagination, which would have thwarted the various tools of oppression.

Women are inculcated, socialized, bamboozled, and dichotomized - - as paralleled two-selves - - to want to get married, and men to not want to get divorced once coupled, by all means, and at times to perilous, if not disastrous, ends.

By the time you've been saying "sorry" for the hundredth​ times for the same exact infraction, the connotation and denotation of the word becomes clearly that of trickery and irresponsibility for one's behavior and consequences.

Be ever mindful of the parasitic scarcity mindset, for it leaves its host's wants and desires to climb up rapidly and vastly, while fulfillment simultaneously to decrease sharply to non-existent.