Unfinished exercise in turning some specific self help principles into a poem…
Even though I sometimes experience anxiety or depression
I fully love and accept myself. And I question
If depression’s a reflection of compassion and empathy
And anxiety of mission Impossible to please everybody. Then you see
Despite the fact that I’m not that rich or famous (yet)I fully love and respect myself. Aim to be shameless, yep,
Shame is fear of being ostracized, kicked out the cave by the tribe, but you’ve got to be yourself to attract peeps on your vibe.
I may not be a megastar but its mission accomplished,
I’ll never know how many I inspired worldwide.
I may not be that famous but I’m respected, seen people cry
at poetry my soul had to write, and didn’t have to try.
Crying at poems that seemed written synchronistically specifically
for that specific moment of inspiring lyrically
A friend told me one of my lyrics changed his life.
“Vulnerability is a strength.” I’m saying this twice.
Vulnerability is a strength and repression or suppression
only leads to depression, so heal it with expression.
Even though I know ego, lust and anger and pride
Tend not to help but only add a bumpy ride,
I still feel and sometimes indulge in negative emotions.
Even though I studied Buddha, Christ and Tao with devotion
I still fully love, appreciate, am grateful for and accept
My negative emotions and maintain self respect. It’s not about over indulging in negativity, just not living in denial or living in shame, let it be.
We can be hard as Pai Mei on ourselves sometimes on our spiritual quests. Remember just like everyone else we’re all trying our best. Remember to stop thinking for a moment, drop your shoulders and rest…
Vulnerability is a strength… If you swim to the deep end better swim the length… I think we need to find positive new jobs for the soldiers. Stop thinking… relax… drop your shoulders.
Vulnerability is a strength… If you swim to the deep end better swim the length…
I’m a Spider-man fan boy, I’ve been reading Spidey comics for 30 years, so it’s no surprise I love it but I do have some a minor issues with it (and some nerdy theories and geeky speculations.)
Overall I loved it but I have my criticisms. It lost a point for some of the deviations from canon, because I prefer a traditional big bully Flash Thompson (but he was a funny millennial update) and I want a red headed bombshell MJ (but we are yet to see if Michelle is a replacement or if that was just a trolling reference), AND he didn’t have the proportional speed of a spider, comic book Spidey could run across that golf course in two leaps easy.
But besides all that the story, the comedy, the action, the acting, all top notch. So besides my fan boy issues of canon that movie was perfect. 🕷️
Other thoughts – The Cap post credits scene could have a double meta meaning. “How many more of these do I have to do?” How many more PSAs does Cap have in the movie OR how many more movies is Chris Evans doing as Cap?
Was I the only one who was kinda on The Vulture’s side by the end of Homecoming? I mean I didn’t want him to kill Spiderman but I felt like he deserved to get away with robbing Tony Stark cos he got screwed over at the start by Stark and Damage Control and all he wanted was to feed his daughter. Just like Ant Man incidentally… I know he was up for murdering a kid so he’s a bad guy for sure, but I felt like Stark suffered no consequences but Pete and the Vulture both had to clean up his mess. It’s always Stark’s mess! 🤦
Most forms of activism are about communication. It’s the business of educating and informing, challenging, sometimes even demanding. Activists identify things that need to change, and, by word and deed, attempt to get others on board with that change. It may be about changing views held in the dominant culture, changing laws, changing behaviour and it can be needful in any aspect of human activity.
I’ve been involved with all kinds of activism for most of my adult life, and I notice there are ways of doing it that work better than others. I know there’s a widespread feeling that too much negativity doesn’t serve any cause, but this is going to be a blog all about the negatives. Much depends on context, and on working out what serves the situation, but some things never have much mileage in them.
Alienating people who could have been persuaded to get onside…
Dr Jeffrey Long conducted the largest study ever
on near death experiences, I love the endeavour,
that’s right, near death experience study,
Sounds like it could be the weirdest thing to investigate buddy,
A study of near death experiences? But we make sense if
we investigate it if many experience this.
If you think he’s a woo woo psuedoscientist?
WRONG. DOCTOR Jeffrey Long’s a radiation oncologist.
He’s a scientist and medical doctor with
Years of experience in medical science. He’s on the list
With Lynn McTaggart and Bruce Lipton,
So of your own ignorance you won’t be a victim
He’s on the board of the international association
for near death studies that spans every nation
and started the non profit organisation – The Near Death Experience Research Foundation.
I repeat – he conducted the largest study ever in
on near death experiences, and I love the endeavour,
Over thirteen hundred people in the first ten years
answered over a hundred questions in his detailed questionnaires.
All people who died, heart stopped, brain stopped, yet recovered. Wonder what they discovered, what the study uncovered?
Well he’s convinced an afterlife exists,
What some call soul, at the least consciousness or awareness persists.
Indeed perception on the other side is heightened. A blind
person had sight they didn’t have in life and was initially frightened.
Near death experiences are generally consistent all over the globe,
Regardless of culture, religion, or dogmatic code.
Out of body sights verified by those present when they died,
They couldn’t see with closed unconscious eyes, proving they ain’t lied.
Some were under general anesthesia, when conscious experience
should be impossible, read the stories they’re intense.
God is light and love beyond description, and doesn’t judge
life but you may judge yourself in a life-review
Experiencing your effects on others from their point of view.
So now you know what you might expect what are you going to do?
You may appreciate this message I received from Dr Long almost as much as I did (I sent the poem above to him) –
Wow! Thanks! That is an excellent and remarkable rap / poem! Please feel free to quote a paragraph from Evidence of the Afterlife. Your rap / poem is great! Go for it and thanks again!
So we blew up their Death Star but the evil Empire still clings on for dear life… No time for the Rebel Alliance to hold back. Gold leader, standing by…
Well it is obvious now that people under 30 generally don’t believe the mainstream media, saw through the bias, and saw through the lies. The only reason Labour has in-fighting is because Tony Blair and his cronies tried to make it right wing for 20 years. Corbyn just has to do pest control to get New Labour Blairites out.
We need to start boycotting newspapers that just repeat Tory agenda. The papers have said for years that Corbyn is a weak leader and nobody likes him, the election results proved that wrong. Now we need young people to dialogue with the old, banks and politicians created the financial crisis – not immigrants or people on benefits.
Rupert Murdoch owns half the tabloids that told you what to think, he wants tax breaks for the rich (The Sun is NOT the voice of the working class.)
The Tories would PERSONALLY and FINANCIALLY benefit from NHS privatisation through the companies they have shares in, that is not even a question. That fact alone should be enough to turn everyone off them.
If the older generation also get it through their heads that politicians and newspapers lie to them, and that’s a rational, financially logical conclusion, not a conspiracy theory, we might actually see some real and positive change.
Austerity is stealing from the working class to give to the rich and it was justified by lies.
But for now, ha ha and ha again. The next generation will be even more aware than this one.
But what next?
What is the actual goal?
To encourage activism? to encourage a coalition? is it an emotional goal or a political goa? Emotional goals have their value too sometimes we just need to express.
Well I’m not up for protesting for the sake of protesting. That only works if you cost them money or bad publicity, and as ‘they’ own the media it’s rarely bad publicity for them. And as ‘they’ have agent provacateurs it’s often bad publicity for activists.
Well my goal is education. I will get involved in campaigns and actions that educate people on some simple facts – the Tories will financially benefit from NHS privatisation through the companies they have shares in and the newspapers have continually lied to us about Corbyn. I will not gather with placards unless we also have leaflets or something to change hearts and minds, because protesting for the sake of protesting doesn’t seem to work in my experience. It’s cathartic and emotionally healing but unless we educate people or unless the protest costs the people we’re protesting against money they are relatively ineffectual, preaching to the converted while giving agent provocateurs an opportunity to make us look bad.
I’m sure alot of us went on the biggest march this country has ever seen against the war in Iraq and they just ignored us and killed lots of people. I’m willing to implement solutions… but I’m personally only interested in coordinated information and education spreading. Tories are basically voted in by people who believe newspapers lies, and I am willing to be part of the solution. But my past and my race make me a target at protests, I’m a known social activist and an ex-front line activist.
For the people who think the New World Order is a theory here’s footage of Bush senior speaking about it in the 80s…
And for the people who think I’m just cottoning on I made this video in 2011 I think and it was old to me then….
But especially for the people who liked my Star Wars reference 😉