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 towards 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


A MANtelpiece

Directly above my fireplace I keep my most prized possessions
On a winter's night I keep warm with the memories of these past conquests 
My menagerie: different sizes and shapes shades and weights 
All Mine. 
A collection of vast proportions
Eventually I yield to desire and wanton pleasure 
This is my legacy
I am a hopeless case
A glutton for ecstasy 
A slave to lust 
I refuse to let this just gather dust and go to waste just for a taste of something semi-permanent

I crave the adventure of unexplored boundaries, secret thrills 
Lies that kill 
on the darkest night 
In my darkest hour 
I find my power deep within 
Who would have thought that skin so paper-thin could encapsulate the sweetest sin?

Directly above my fireplace I keep my most prized possessions
On a winter's night I keep warm with the memories of these past conquests: my menagerie

On cold and lonely nights they keep me warm 

but on hot nights like these?

I only need them to do one thing:

Stand Still.

still not a poet
NadYa Dee

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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."