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The Lost Paradigm
The Lost Paradigm
By Tony DeLorger © 2014
I walk the streets of a crusty shell,
the surface of human consciousness,
where minds entrapped by needs and wants,
wander in direction-less confusion.
The streets are paved with illusions,
the rewards of mundane thoughts and conformity,
to the striving of ego and gain,
relentless in its obsessive nature.
The streets are filled with colour,
lustful enticements, temptations of the flesh and mind,
woven into the fabric of culture,
and the mind-numbing distractions of the elite.
Here, lost in the striving of self,
the masses live in a playground of competition
and struggle within this imposed framework of life,
while those at the top, lead by example, deceive and oppress.
There is only one freedom, and that is belief,
and no matter what is taken away, what limitations are imposed,
our thoughts are ours alone,
and reside within our soul, who we are at our very core.
The limitations of physical circumstance,
may hinder our dreams, our aspirations,
but in the end, the limitations are our perspective, our belief,
and whether we buy into the distractions of physical life.
What lives within us, begging release, is our potential,
the potential to love, find compassion in our hearts,
and accept and understand we are one in life,
on a journey together that is far more meaningful that status, wealth or power.
When thoughts are raised up into a higher consciousness,
physical life takes care of itself,
and what becomes nurtured in this crusty shell,
is all that is important in life, the heart the catalyst of hope and change.
Life experience is about perception, and how we choose to see the world, its opportunities and blessings. A higher consciousness offers a reality far removed from the mundane and trivial day to day physicality, giving an open heart a clear direction and purpose in life.