There once was a star in the milky way
Until one day this star grew old
This distant star died & transformed into a supernova
Sending its space dust in the vast darkness of the Universe
Until one day this dust accumulated and condensed under pressure
To form our home, Earth
The star never truly died
It was reborn
Reborn as you, me, and every species that has existed on this planet
We are brothers & sisters
Sharing this beautiful planet together
Divinity is found
Within you and I
But also ego
All humans have this battle within
Dark & light
Devil & angel
Ego & divine
Grow the divine fertile seeds with love & compassion
Acknowledge the ego
Bow to it
Feed it carefully
Feed it with understanding
Care for the darker side
For in caring for the dark we grow the light
Billions of humans
All which are holy
Blinded by anger
Suffocated in fear
I vow to see the holiness in all
I must treat myself
As a holy man
No matter how lost
Or broken I am.
Violence on my TV.
Hatred in the YouTube comments.
Fear of the great unknown.
This is the suffering of humanity.
So how can I help alleviate this suffering?
By inquiring within.
Within my violence & hatred.
Within my fear.
By showing compassion to darkness in my soul.
Peace will only be known if we become it.
The darkness surrounds me.
Fear consuming every thought.
Anger pulsating through every cell.
Hatred burning into my soul.
Greed filling up my mind.
Do I resist the darkness?
Do I suppress these dark emotions?
I will accept the darkness.
I will honor the greed, anger, hatred, and fear inside me as part of who I am.
But I vow to shine light into the darkness of my soul.
The light of love.
The light of kindness.
The light of compassion.
The light of forgiveness.
I will show the darkness another way.
I breathe in.
How wonderful it is to be alive!
Joy pulsates through my body.
A smile lights across my face.
My heart beats with compassion.
My lungs full of gratitude.
Grateful for pain.
Grateful to be alive.
I will smile.
I will laugh.
I will dance.
For life is impermanent.
Thank you life.
Thank you impermanence.
By just being alive I will cause suffering in the world.
But I strive to negate as much as I can.
I vow to look at all living beings with compassion.
I vow to look at the suffering I cause in the world.
I vow to take action to alleviate suffering in all living beings.
Rape, torture, and death.
I see a tear go down a mother cows cheek.
I hear the last squeal of a suffering pig.
How we call ourselves peaceful while supporting such violence?
Blinded by industry lies.
Cold with apathy.
Wake up to compassion.
Wake up to peace.
Wake up to 2018.
A time of abundance.
A time where we don’t need animal products to survive.
There is another way.
A way of peace.
A way of compassion.
A way of love.
Will you join me?