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Beyond What Was Taught

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kindness
one coherent star shines
and
upon waking
a pillow goes far beyond dreams
wisely asking:
Am(eye separate)from everyone eye
see?
Am eye them in different forms?

eye had thought that(eye was separate)
but that separation came from
a flawed teaching(that
thought of itself as
greatly separate)
while not perceiving that it was
of a larger whole

Separation can cheat a kind man and
will mock the handicapped
Separation can have achieved good grades
and can have
learned the
crude lessons well

Unless one merely remains with the crudity
lessons are for transcending and joyfully discarding
thus flying love
beyond the isolated cadaverous walls of
self
that enclose
(in dark)
while grounded

Beyond being Grounded … Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2021

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: tom8pie.com (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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  1. wow Tom, this is an incredibly powerful poem – I read it outlaid for the cadence -lovely – and oh so true – separation is an illusion – how is it that we get so stuck? I certainly do…

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  2. Not sure which I like better… the industrious ant or the lovely lichen. Great photo and wise words, Tom.

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  3. You’ve given us some wise words Tom and causing us to pause and reflect again. Your close-up of this ant on a surface that looks like Fool’s Gold or a flower is just spectacular as well!

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      • That was an interesting story that SoyBend posted in that link. It certainly was a colorful background. I even thought it might have been pollen given the coloring but it seemed to sparkle (hence the guess of Fool’s Gold).

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