Category Archives: heres the thing

Willing to Work?


 

In order for there to be peace in the world, your world;

what would you be willing to give up?

To

offer is to become.

                               morgan lyons photography

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we can also intend to have a society free from slaughter.


 

the choice is to do nothing or to do something about this problem. the Florida students have inspired the most activity and attention to this issue in decades. there is a big problem with gun death in America. it needs to be addressed. the first step is acknowledging that the current situation is not healthy. that doing nothing about it will not help. and for those who say that law changes would not prevent more deaths or past deaths – that is the lamest argument of all. since murders aren’t prevented by law should we strike the law from the books? a law is a statement of intent. the intentions of a society are framed in law. we intend to have a society free from murder. we can also intend to have a society free from slaughter.

Mother Nature by pd Lyons


I am blue skies

trailed with perfect black birds

over an autumnal tree line

 

I am an ocean so blue

it makes everything else seem white,

A forest of shadows so deep any midnight would be envious

 

I have been the heat from which the iron of this planet

ran .

I have been an ice so deep

that for a thousand years the sun stood in retreat.

 

 

And you with self shackled minds,

dreams tinier than any, ever- living thing ?

what you do you think pursuers of poisons?

are there any poisons that are not mine?

what do you think deniers of your own senses?

where do you think the chemicals for those thoughts come from?

 

I have seen stars begin and watched them dwindle.

I have seen every living thing that has ever done so,

and will see every one that ever will be, born and die.

 

Do  you think I who hold on to nothing care about what you do?

 

 

true


when we are aware

of things

we realize

everything

we and everyone else does

is done

with great loneliness

 

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to be conscious of this = compassion

to be in denial of this = suffering

 

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here’s the thing


every action has a reaction
this is karma,
a lot like physics
not too mysterious at all

 

there are no laws

scorpion night 4 pd lyons

scorpion night 4 pd lyons

There’s no place to go, so stay


Its not about going

but staying

 

Its not about looking

but seeing

 

Its not about doing

but stillness

 

Its not about acceptance

but allowing

the thing is, the buddha didn't go - he stayed

the thing is, the buddha didn’t go – he stayed

 

Do you KNOW the grass ? Muffin Man Zen


We Don’t KNOW Anything ‘Cause We Can’t

 

we can label

we can call this        a blade of grass

but can we explain

exactly what it is?

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Do you KNOW the grass ?

 

 

MIGHT BE A BALANCED DAY TODAY


 

 

 

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true


 

First Day of Spring, by pd lyons


First Day of Spring

my daughter asks me
why did people invent war?
don’t they know it’s the devil not god that likes war?
do children have to fight?
do they kill children too?
boys, and girls?
how old are the children?
why don’t the soldiers just quit?

and then the sound of helicopter passing
she thinks it wondrous dashes off to look

and for all those for whom that sound is terror?

because of them
we must love the world
all the more.

unknown photographer

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