J. Wading Through the Stream – Ep. 04

Ripe with chaos, it seems we’ve arrived, with a real life orange Oompa Loompa to the right, & a pants suit wearing Pinocchio on the left side

of both aisles

Aisles that seem more like trials because in the vastly divided middle, there is but one voice,

one voice

crying far above and venting its frustration.

How can we ever be a land of the free if there are those among us denied

basic rights & respect, my it seems we’ve lost our stride. Da-damn media deceivin’ ya, would you be believin’ uh, this scenario, if I told you about it two years since…

Since we lost focus on keeping the focus on Love & Equality.  Yes Love, Yes Equality, because if we can’t be Free, we might as well have those two values going for us.  Yet we value, not, not,

NOT

a single collective thing

That’s why voices sing

That’s why bullets ring

That’s why we’re lost

That’s why we’ve got nothing on moss

Yes the simplest of life, that grows in the Dark, always striving towards the Light.

So I leave you tonight, with these thoughts as we drift along, through our collective Dark Night

of a Shared Soul, one that we are all linked by an invisible thread

If you follow it to the source, you’ll see the yarn’s been spun, long ago written, and here we are just about to drift off to bed

To read

Now read that in the past as read

Tread lightly children, for what of the world are we leaving for our children?

With a vote to the Right, or a vote to the Left, a Nation divided stands without rest, though Greatness sleeps.

Now there lies the rub, ain’t this shit deep!

Uh!

J. Wading Through the Stream – Ep. 03

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The media, both sides, is so slanted, that it plays on the experience going on between both ears, most time the outcome ends up playing on & enhancing our fears, creating a further divide.
 
Yes, there are some really awful people in the world, for sure, and sadly, either way the election goes, one of those awful people will be President.
 
But just because sensationalism gets the headlines, that doesn’t mean every (insert flavor of the month antichrist here) is (insert generalized statement here).
 
Religions can be misleading and redeeming, so while a number may be lost to a cause, it doesn’t mean all are.
 
Police, Service members, those who protect & serve, are not all out to kill. Yes many have and will again but I know personally a number who used the platform to help their communities and far many more will do the same.
 
It is the media that pulls the small and makes it great. When you compound all the terrorists and corrupt officers, then yeah, it is easy to get swayed into believing all are bad. But nothing is entirely one-sided, despite, what an agenda might want us to think.
 
I shall admit even in Politics, which is very corrupt, there are a small number, who are just. More than likely it is their staff but the point:
 
We have to quit believing the generalizations. The Good Samaritan is the perfect example of someone unlike who we are conditioned to believe can do good, is in fact good, and will do good regardless of social conditioning.
 
Before all of these lines of limitation came to be, we were human. We are still human.
 
Yes we are clearly capable of awful things but we also have so many reasons around us in our lives to not be in fear, and to experience all but the awe & beauty in life.
 
Is it easy to be jaded? Sure, but is it worth never appreciating waking up to another day, seeing the sun rise, or set, or enjoying time with a loved one?
 
Yea, I agree, the system needs to change, the world has issues but no one can tear down the mind but ourselves and before we can truly overcome the experience of this external collective condition, we have to be able to find peace within.

J. Wading Through the Stream – Ep. 02

I hear a cough in the distance and I’m reminded of my own health…

Though I’m in relative good health for my age, there are “potential” warning signs that “could” lead to a condition later.

I’ve had borderline high blood pressure for years.  For a time, my primary cary physician was very worried and said I needed to cut my cholesterol level.  I did that, by over 40 points, might I add.

But my blood pressure, still borderline.  Perplexed.  I exercise between 3-5 times a week and walk an average of over 7k steps per day and strive to be mindful as much as possible in eating.  I’d also like to point out that I feel better today than I have in years, yet I’m still walking along the borderline.

Short of eating like a rabbit, what should I do?

I create:

Words.

Pictures.

Paintings.

Recently Spoken Words.

That’s not helping.  Addressed exercise above.  I guess the only real logical next step is to keep doing all that I’m doing and get back into meditation.

Ah meditation, the silent nemesis of my ego.  The practice that is rewarding yet difficult because of how much is being asked of doing, saying, & thinking so very little….

PAUSE

As started to fall asleep with the keys drifting to a pause, I get a call from my Doctor.

“Keep up the great work.”  Despite the borderline highs my bloodwork is clean, all is well, and I guess oh well, no need to worry other than to focus on keeping on with what I’ve been doing.

Aloha, I say, Aloha, I say.