Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Battle of Egos: For the Benefit of All

Some poetry from my student, Susan.

Finding unity under the mask of war,

In the killing of an enemy,

For the supposed "benefit of all,"

In the death of a friend,

In the celebration of a marriage,

In the end of a marriage,

In the celebration of a birth,

In the unity of family and friends.

What is unity?

We debate on what is honest, fair, and true.

We say we have unity with all, but actions speak

Louder than words.

The battle of the egos continue.

For the benefit of all or just the benefit of ourselves?

Imposing beliefs on another

The benefit of change can only occur from within.

Awareness brings unity

Unity of one's self and therefore of all beings.

We take responsibility for other nations in the name of God.

Handing off the responsibility to another, because the burden is too

Much to carry on our own.

Many do not understand the burden can only be dealt with at the source.

When will we take responsibility for our actions, our thoughts?

If there was no ego, there would be no war, no suffering.

Yet the ego is a part of the collective whole. It is necessary for survival.

Suffering will never end until the ego is stripped until the

Emptiness of it is understood.

Letting go of control.

Call it passive, submissive, or yielding.

But what has the cycle of war profited for us thus far?

More money, power, respect? All of which are temporary.

For the benefit of all.

They say one death can save a thousand.

When will one life,

one moment of awareness,

Do the same?


Susan started to cultivate a deeper relationship with the Creator four years ago when she was introduced to the works of Eckhart Tolle's, "The Power of Now" by Jim Tolles. Her life has been transformed in countless ways since then.
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