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Monday, June 20, 2011

The Childish, the Adolescent, the Liberal & the Awakening

The Childish
The Adolescent
The Liberal
The Awakening
Take refuge below
Take refuge above
Take refuge on all sides
Take refuge not in position but in Being
Excuse their parents
Blame their parents
Parent their parents
Understand their parents
Sit under
Sit on
Sit between
Sit with
Want someone else to be in charge
Want no one else to be in charge
Are not sure who they want to be in charge
Recognize and cooperate with what actually is in charge
Confuse love with romance
Confuse love with freedom
Confuse love with sympathy
Are not confused about love
Erect pedestals
Mount pedestals
Level all pedestals save those of liberalism
Need no pedestals
Look up to
Look down upon
Look horizontally
Look inside their looking
Are busy being nobody
Are busy being somebody
Are busy being everybody
Simply Are
Turn shame into guilt
Turn shame into aggression
Turn shame into Impotence
Turn shame into freedom
Indulge in self-blame
Cultural blame
Do not blame
Crave parenting
Fight parenting
Legislate parenting
Are at the mercy of others’ opinions
Are at the mercy of their own opinions
Make moral real estate out of honoring all opinions
Don’t take opinions (including their own) seriously
Idolize the Sage
Discredit the Sage
Avoid the Sage
Make an opportunity out of the Sage
Act helpless
Are help
Swallow it
Reject it
Trivialize it
Respond to it until it’s no longer an it
Personify false innocence
Personify false maturity
Personify false friendship
Personify Being
Open indiscriminately
Open suspiciously
Open bureaucratically
Open until there is only openness
Fear hardness
Fear softness
Fear solidity
Don’t make a problem out of fear
Indulge in judging themselves
Indulge in judging others
Indulge in judging conditions
Do not judge
Look after they leap
Look before they leap
Look without leaping
Look as they leap
Assume someone else has It
Assume they have It
Assume no one has It
Are It

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