Friday, October 26, 2007

I want to be...

I wrote this last year....


News Year's celebrations are cancelled in Bangkok and Thailand's second largest city, Chiang Mai, after a string of explosions in the capital killed ...... The US military recently announced its 3,000th fatality in the Iraq war .... Friend kills Friend over ... brother kills sister ... sister kills brother ... police kill youth with toy gun ... crime is down ... crime is up ....

The list just goes on and on and on....

Under Bush, the Republicans and the moral? right, we have become a country, not of Peace, not of Democracy and not of Tolerance but rather, we have become (the government, not the people-overall) a country of War, a country of intolerance, a country of hate and a country that distains different views, different opinions...any opinion that varies from our narrow view of life....we have become an ignorant country... a country that wants to imprison the mind...

I am tired of this.
I want to be...

I want to be Martin Luther King...I want to be JFK...I want to be Gandhi...I want to be the Dahlia Lama...I want to be Bob Marley...I want to be that Chinese guy who stood up to the Tanks in Tiananmen Square...

I want to be....

The new year does not bring me joy, it brings a tear from my heart. It saddens me to see, to read, to feel these heart wrenching stories of 2006. Will 2007 be any better? I do not have optimism ... I do not have faith that it will change for the better soon enough. Soon enough for me. Soon enough for our health. Soon enough for mankind...

From the mother who kills her baby... From the father who kills his mother.... From the cities that arrest those who peacefully protest for peace and compassion... from the states that ban foreign flags to the polititians and preachers who preach FEAR ..... I fear for these, I feel sorrow for these, I feel shame for these... This is not life, no, this is a slow death. A slow death of life.

I want to be....
I want to be the sea,

I want to be the sea of love....

I want to feel the wind of change, the wind of love, the wind of life. I want my son, I want everybody's son, I want everybody's daughter, I want everybody to feel the love of life... the love that life has to offer. The rainbow of a happy life. Life is awesome. Feel it. See it. Open your mind and close your eyes. Enjoy it. Be IT.

We are all the same. Allah. God. Buddha. Mohammad. All the same. Christian, Buddhist, Islamist, Conservative, Liberal ... deep inside, all the same. The difference is only in the mind. We are all brothers. We are all sisters. We are all one. We are all THE "GOD"...The spirit is in every one of us. Inside all of us. To deny it is to deny the spirit. The spirit is the soul and the SOUL is LIFE. It is the soul in all of us that becomes the "God". God IS, the soul, spirit and life in us. All of us.

I WANT TO BE...


I want to be me an instrument of change...


5 Comments:

jim said...

I could speak using terms tainted with intentionally false understandings, something the world imposes to imprison the mind and keep the individual from his/her power to be able to have what you seem to want, but using those terms would just cause more friction. You have said it very well JBM, I really enjoyed hearing myself read this Post, it, this hearing gives me hope and that adds something REAL to my faith in our arrival, adds these words, which themselves are activism, are what all needs to do to bring the goal to us.

Consider the plight of the Buddhist Monks in Burma, consider that they just payed and are paying a heavy price. That is because their numbers are small, they need the whole world, many many individuals to put their goal on the front of our minds, instead of tv, movies, and other time fillers and time killers, by this, our union like that, we increase their power and we cause thoughts to change in the minds and hearts of their enemies.

Thanks Jon for a timely and extremely strong and true post, you, I, us, we got to want it, live for it, and demand it, even as we live in our mediocum of live and peace, want more, want it all everday, expect it. Weather the resistence.
Love your son, love your wife, but don't forget anyone. My best to you and your family, love and peace increasing for all. Amen.

jim said...

Also, Jon, I associate your blog and voice with my best memories of Germany, the beauty of the houses and towns and roadways, the smells of the Europeanness of it all, the strong sense of flavor everywhere on a fine brisk cool morning, drifting in the very air, itself a spirit moving thru peace at last. I hope you have a fine day.

martyn said...

Kool blog, the ny celebrations were cancelled here last year due to weather. Was gutted - cos i travelled far and my fav artist was playing.

jon be me said...

Hi Martyn,
how's it going?
Whos your favorite artist? Going back to NY this year?
thanks for checking out my site.

Take care
Jon

jon be me said...

Jim, good "poem" about germany. Yea, it's like that over here in Europe, not just Germany. We have had many "fine brisk mornings" here lately!
Glad you like my stuff, but don't forget, we all have different, but equal, voices and your site adds to the spiritual voice for change and peace.
KEEP IT UP!
Jon

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