The flashing cursor begs me write. 25 minutes is the writer’s right.
So I will carry on and continue to push. Even if it reads like mush.
It doesn’t much matter how it ends up. Whether readers think me brilliant or a schlup.
The point is that writers write and write they must. Or with the world they lose trust.
There is a gift in each soul to share. And the gift is given regardless of flare.
So write on little writer, put the word to blank screen. Many words may flow out or preferrably lean.
Poem by Jeff Meyer, December 30,2016
When we do not act in the direction of our dreams, we are only “dreaming.” Dreams have a will-o’-the wisp quality. Dreams coupled with the firm intention to manifest them take on a steely reality. Our dreams come true when we are true to them. Reality contains the word “real.” We begin to “reel” in our dreams when we toss out the baited hook of intention. When we shift our inner statement from “I’d love to” to “I’m going to,” we shift out of victim and into adventurer. When we know that we “will,” then we couple the power of our will with the power of future events. In this sense, what we “will do” becomes what “will happen.”To prove this to ourselves, we need to couple the largeness of our dream with the small, concrete, and do-able “next right thing.” As we take the next small step, the bigger steps move a notch closer to us, downsizing as they move. If we keep on taking small enough steps and therefore keep chipping away and miniaturizing what we like to call “huge” risks, by the time the risk actually gets to our door, it, too, is simply the next right thing, small and do-able and significant and nondramatic. Many of us falter, thinking that in order to begin a concrete work we must know precisely how to finish it and, beyond that, to insure its reception in the world. We are, in effect, asking for a guarantee of our success before we have taken the single most important step necessary to insure it. That step is commitment.
Science offers natural explanations of natural events. It has no power or need to assert that only natural events happen.
So if science is not able to adjudicate whether Jesus’ resurrection happened or not, are we completely unable to assess the plausibility of the claim? No. Contrary to increasingly popular opinion, science is not our only means for accessing truth.
I don’t know how anybody who pretends to know anything about history can be so naive as to suppose that after all these centuries of corrupt and imperfect social systems, there is eventually to evolve something perfect and pure out of them–the good out of the evil, the unchanging and stable and eternal out of the variable and the mutable, the just out of the unjust. But perhaps revolution is a contradiction of evolution, and therefore means the replacement of the unjust by the just, of the evil by the good. And yet it is still just as naive to suppose that members of the same human species, without having changed anything but their minds, should suddenly turn around and produce a perfect society, when they have never been able, in the past, to produce anything but imperfection and, at best, the barest shadow of justice.
…teachers have a mysterious and deadly power of letting loose psychological forces in the minds of the young.