What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral. We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again. That’s how a young person turns toward a teacher. That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively. Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution - Rumi, 13th Century

6.08.2010

Decoct


A kettle on a stove
g
n...
i......
s.......
i..........
steam r............
and just as the whistle is about to blow

there is no
sound
just steam
just
g
n..
i.....
pressure climb.......
the water is hot but it's not
boiling

it's hot enough
to burn the skin
but the pressure within
[within]
cannot escape
stuck in a space
trapped in a place
where heat and steam
fight for release
trapped beneath
the urge to explode

to break free of this curse
but what's worse
the fire doesn't subside
no
it rides
the steam
the pressure
percolating
building
bubbling
seeping through the cracks
sweating
wet

smoke screens
steeped in steam
I scream
then simmer
still
no sound

just hot
water


Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."