Now we are starting over
facing the truth of the mess we make
by being as water teaches
the image of me I'll see it break

with motive and hope I'm rotting
growing toward an indignant state
watching the process slowly
I'm watching as pride I deteriorate

from seeing why people are me
from seeing what most people don't see
being as water teaches
it's in these waters the leaches take

blame is the growth and the seed is praise
the blind they are praising and following
an ambition for power is vain
the becoming of pleasure is pain

from believing my thoughts I got tangled
from forcing my words I stumble and take
from seeking a means outside me
I've been learning to drop the dreams and wait

if we can see the way
through these images blocking
we can be one - to play
the way, to reset you
a way to not let
all we've said
what we bet
what we lead

nothingness is potential
through death we move higher
as students of sorrow we soften
exploring the left as part of right

temptation to move is resisting
hunger is a fire
destruction is the root of freedom
while giving is begot from why we ache

faking is as real as a fire
consuming the wood
as real as the rain that kills it
as real as the tree from rain and sun

not resisting the black I'm relaxing
I'm watching undone
by reading the sea inside me
there's no me to be traced by their guns

destroying my will that's lonely
deserving what's inside me only
I'm bleeding my memories slowly
I'm reading the book that our actions make

freedom is to see the way
through the image that's blocking
divides us from what will play
the way to reset you
a way to not let
all we've said
all we've bet
what we led

possess our potential
through death we move higher
as students of sorrow we soften
distinctions errode, left is the right


Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."

"It doesn't matter if the water is cold or warm if you're going to have to wade through it anyway."

"Do not forget that the value and interest of life is not so much to do conspicuous to do ordinary things with the perception of their enormous value."

"Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation."

"In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened."

"We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other."

"You have told me, O God, to believe in hell. But you have forbidden me to think...of any man as damned"

"Blessed be you, mighty matter, irresistible march of evolution, reality ever newborn; you who, by constantly shattering our mental categories, force us to go ever further and further in our pursuit of the truth."

"We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a physical experience."

"There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe."

"He recognized with absolute certainty the empty fragility of even the noblest theorizings as compared with the definitive plenitude of the smallest fact grasped in its total, concrete reality."

"The world, this palpable world, which we were wont to treat with the boredom and disrespect with which we habitually regard places with no sacred association for us, is in truth a holy place, and we did not know it. Venite, adoremus."

"By means of all created things, without excaption, the divine assails us, penetrates us, and molds us. We imagined it as distant and inaccessible, when in fact we live steeped in its burning layers"

"The most telling and profound way of describing the evolution of the universe would undoubtedly be to trace the evolution of love."

"The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope."