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Let's Start with Reason

Updated on July 28, 2013
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Let's Start with Reason

By Tony DeLorger © 2013

In the broadness of vision,

in the stark light of truth,

in the rejection of shadows,

and in the naivety of youth,

I found meaning in the words,

of a soothsaying mystic,

whose thoughts did arrest me,

and brought me to logic.

For all that is written,

and all that is espoused,

the truth often closer,

to a heart all aroused,

and belief put aside,

in a key-locked shut draw,

allows flight of reason,

and the expectation of more.

All we have is logic,

to relate to this life,

and the blurring of reality,

esoteric thoughts trite,

in the end our beliefs,

are justified by reality,

not complex beliefs,

self-honed by morality.

No matter what we believe,

no matter what cause,

we can only adjust,

when reason is called,

for that is our method,

our minds limit in process,

to simply think otherwise,

is denying God's codec.

And I, as esoteric as can be,

did learn the lesson young,

that belief needed footing,

not somewhere to run,

and what I belief,

needs light in the sun,

one foot placed in logic,

my heart half way won.

In faith can we express,

those wishes heart felt,

our hopes and our dreams,

in reality we meld,

but blindness is harmful,

without reason on hand,

to live without thinking,

our beliefs on command.

Let's start with reason,

not fancy of thought,

and adjust all our actions,

not judge as resort,

and live a life clinging,

to our hopes and our dreams,

remembering God's gift,

to survive in extremes.

No matter what we believe, all is judged and acted upon by our gift of reason. It is only when we consciously disregard it we are swept away by the illusions of fancy and belief, and create a false reality.

The mystic I spoke of was J.Krishnamurti and his book 'The First and Last Freedom'.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Your too kind my friend. Thanks Wayne.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very good my friend. You are a master! Voting up!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for your point of view Callmeishmael. This subject is not straight forward nor do we have time to explore it definitively. Logic and the process of reason is the process of human thought. Belief and faith are two separate aspects, both of which are the results of this process. Whatever your beliefs, religious or not, they are based on reason. That is the point of my poem. Thanks for dropping by.

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      5 years ago

      Even reason requires faith. Let us say we look at a thing and identify it as a dog. This is the evidence of our eyes, and reason tells us that what we see is a dog. But we must have faith that our eyes are actually seeing what we believe we are seeing. G.K. Chesterton said, "It is idle to talk always of the alternative of reason and faith. Reason is itself a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all." In fact, it is reason itself that tells us we must often believe things we cannot prove with visible evidence. When we cross the street, we believe that the driver who sees us is going to try not to hit us. We have no scientific reason to support this; we simply take it on faith. And there are many more examples of this same thing. We do not see our food made in the kitchen of the restaurant, yet we eat it believing the cook did not poison it. We learn what we believe to be facts in school, yet we do not have empirical evidence to support each one. I have been told that France is a country in Europe, but I have never been there. Yet I believe it is there. Faith is too often disparaged because of a fashionable yet incorrect habit of connecting it solely with religion. Yet there are many, many acts of faith that have nothing to do with religion at all.


    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Good on you Martin...glad you liked it and related.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Remarkable work. I wish you could have seen me in action. reality... Martin!


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