How many now will seize not just the day (which Carpe Diem signifies) but every moment, second, hour, in every way (beyond how all our drudgeful habits make things seem) — will take our lives out to a place we do not know — will just be crazy for the hell of it and to the wind all caution throw, then watch our earthquake epicentres grow? Microsecond madness is sublime. Trust me. That’s how I’ve vowed to live my briefsome life through every day and all the wholesome time I’ve left on earth, which may be short but always will be sweet.
I’m always ever willing
to be judged a fool
for being vulnerable
for showing courage
seeing life as “school”
imbued with passion
sprouting deep salvific schemes
exuding love from every pore
giving much (then giving more)
and all for free (a natural law)
living alone and watching birds
walking on untrodden earth
(even where there is a dearth
of angels on the way)
WE ARE NOT NEARLY SO IMPORTANT as we think we are (well… not in the prevailing way that most people imagine). We are all completely expendable — imaginarily here for a very brief time. Then the dream ends as suddenly as it began (though the only thing which really “dies” is illusion).
During this brief span that we call “life”, we play our little roles in a vast and glorious process that we are not even aware of. But we do have a choice in how we play those roles: We can either live primarily to fill our bellies and be ruled by our desires OR we can devote ourselves to serving others. The beautiful irony is that when we choose the service of others we fortuitously become fulfilled anyway! 😊 But the person who is living primarily for himself or herself cannot realise that. To such a one it appears as if “dog eat dog” — strike before you’re struck — is the only way to behave if one wants to find fulfilment. This is one of the primary delusions on the planet, for dogs who eat dogs will themselves be eaten — if only by their own inflated self. “Those who live by the sword die by the sword”.
“POWDER & LIES” – THE VIDEO by Alan Morrison. An animated video of the song, “Powder & Lies” (with lyrics), from my most recent album, “The Key”. This is about the “suits” who think they run this world (though one day they will receive a terrible shock). This EXPLOSIVE song has a 7-piece band, including 2 backing singers. CRANK UP THE VOLUME so the whole universe hears it! Credits at end of video. Please share!
Read the lyrics for “Powder & Lies”