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Through Thick and Thin

I think it might be John Rawls
who writes about
thick and thin justice sandwiches.

Thick justice
may be more deeply embedded, richly spread
in regenerative pursuing time,
producing and serving healthy wealth relationships,
often digestively motivated
to achieve nutritional communion goals,

While thinner justice
lies closer to today’s contemporary bread
of legalistic compliance issues,
what minimally defines a reductive
democratic
barely legal sandwich,

Avoiding lusts and greedy aggression of privileged political evangelists
yet lacking robust internal absorption
of richer ethical behavior,
proper interdependent moral discipline
rooted in normative co-operativity
and not impatient competitions for more sectarian power
for, and marketed by,
those who already have too much well-fed apartness authority
to retributively enforce laws
against consumers of too much thin privatized poverty
to serve the already privileged evangelists first and better,

Too thin justice not even intended to be fair
to those who have inferior capital wealth
and are legally treated as if we are also least
among emotional intelligence.

As a gay male child
of the 50s and 60s
in white privileged North America,
I know something about this apartheid
of power and authority to choose
between popular wealthy disciplines
of punishing deviance laws
as thinly contrasted against robust ethical discernment
of multiculturally embedded deep and wide and thick inclusive listening,
polypathic learning through Left deductive legal
and Right inductive moral
co-intelligence

Restoring communication bridges between thinning out procedures,
policies
propriety,
and deeper, thicker, more robust ethical justice
informed by a positively compassionate psychology
encouraging us to follow our nutritional bilateral Light,

A thick polypathic Light
for some thin from-above theistic, producing sacred v secular apartness,
for others a-theistic, polyculturing internal communion,
for a few, Tipping Pointed toward narrow truth-ways
of polyphonic ringing Words
producing EarthJustice Rights,

Some fertile combination of these severed two
thin through thick sandwiches,
spiritual-theological intent
and natural-ecological means,
like organic peanut butter liberally spread
with unsweetened red raspberry conservations,
communing toward resilient
restorative
thickly thought and felt justice intelligence.

Which precludes confusing undisciplined narcissistic injustice
with legal democratic constitutional practices
preserving communal peace-mongering truth processes
economic and political,
ecological and theologically mutual correcting intelligence
reaching back to earliest nutritional seeds
of robust digestive discernment resources
for distinguishing impoverishing thin threats
from robust wellness opportunities
for better
richer
communal sandwiches,

Healthier servings of LeftEmbodied legal disciplines
avoiding seeds and roots of violent apartheid hoarding
and sectarian privileged intelligence intent,

Instead, making love with RightMind deep digested
polypathic intelligence
polynomially deep listening
for legal/moral learning
impatient Yang’s autonomous conservative tendencies
to overpower matriarchal cooperative thick communion
feeding Yin’s more robust nutritional compassion.

These two binomial appositionals,
justice thin and not injustice thick
co-arise discovered bridges
between what is communion healthy sufficient justice
and what are wealthy WinWin Right emotional intelligence
to non-violently do,
to peacefully say,
to justly become,
to cooperatively be,
to restore just climate non-apartheid health resources
internally buttered
and externally breaded.

To follow LeftBody visual dominant Ways
is also to listen for RightMind discerning recessed voices
remembering optimal WinWin nutritional past events,
experiences as deep and wide sandwiched
as polypathic DNA just intelligence,
spreading strings of nurturing
warm wet wombed
non-visually felt SpaceTime,
Here with Now just co-passioned right.

Breathing compassionate nutrition in,
blowing nurturing discernment co-operatively out and up
Regeneratively rich feedback loops as old as wombs
and fertile MotherTrees
with leaves
and nurture-discerning root systemic
just-us trust
left with just right crust,
not too thin or thick
for universal uniting communion.

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ReWeaving Walls Into Webs

We each have this fundamental choice
to know our mistakes as a relentless wall
oozing passions of superior severance
prohibiting successful futures
more like choosing compassions together

Or,
to rediscover past mistakes
as an uncovering web
toward a more cooperative future
less shaken apart,
less stone-walled by Win/Lose competitors,
more inviting,
even enchantedly compassionate,
regathering health toward integrity’s networking wealth.

Resilient discernment
unveils
Resonant, not at all dispassionate, co-discovery

Empty,
yet pregnant,
enthymematic promising integrity
of each internal/external moment’s Zen ZeroZone potential,
co-operatively LeftYang,
co-passionately RightYin,
Tao of bilateral spacetime
becoming ego/eco-resilient health webs
without prohibitive pathological walls.

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Nudging Creative Passions

What are fair and effective nudges
for too much freedom of weaponed wounding speech?

Maybe equal freedom to listen nutritionally
and not poisonously?

What’s a fair response
to competitive over-investment in fear-mongering–
Threats to hold your breath ’til everyone sees red?

What’s fair, right and left,
for government freedom to WinUs
by LosingThem,
by punishing Them
and not Us
for toxic messes made together?

What’s a fair nudge
to our collective enculturing WeSelf
for losing both Us and Them
through unnecessarily aggressive agendas?
Replacing social sanctuaries
with sadistic incarcerations,
Substituting shrinking wellness
with swelling commodification.

Polypaths co-acclimate tracks back through WiseElder
co-passionate forests
following our rich neural well-bred histories
retold through Her ReCreation Stories.

Music
poetry
dance,
all the Beauty and Wisdom,
Mythic and Logos Voices
therapeutically nudge us toward we-healthing cooperativity,
ego-terminal cases of co-passion tracks,
re-telling past journeys slow, then fast.

Rhythmic nudging relationships,
personal
and politically multigenerational,
not growing in passion
are dying through dispassionate lack
of cooperative investment.

A significant difference between retirement,
leisure,
and modern industrial automated competing life,
Business As Aggressively Usual,
is:
When younger I needed an early morning alarm
to nudge me into beginning to meditate.
Now, older,
I need a resonant chime noon nudge
to invite me to end my daily resilient medication,
to continue more active PM education,
to cultivate non-violent internal
and external
communication.

Internal and external governments
best start nudging agreements small
and build out from what we are healthy doing,
where we’re already growing,
when we are most likely to feel at peace,
satisfied with integral me/we
engaged mornings and afternoons,
possibly even temporarily enchanting evenings,
curious building courageous will
to find sufficient investment speed of NowTime
celebrating our already existing Sabbath resilience,
weaving co-operativity,
knitting compassion networks, memory fabric
transubstantiating in/ex-formation
flowing nutritional effluence,
dualdark breathing
breeding in
out harmonious Left
Right consciousness listening
especially for outdoor sacred liturgical voices
best heard through small progressive ears of a healthy child
still hopeful of WinWin resonant bicamerality,
inside and outside
between growing ego-conscious universal paradigms
and uniting eco-home awareness,

Yang nudging Yin
humoring Yang’s strong impatience
to restore EarthJustice
red through green
in ultra-nonviolent revolutions
for/of co-passion’s peace,
internal/external.

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Health Economy

Systems,
cognitive and experiential,
spiritual and natural,
sacred and secular,
are paradigms,
mature revolutions and still partial evolutions,
with WinWin orthodox pretensions
and yet carrying our own WinLose seeds of destruction
dis-integration,
dissonance,
non-golden rules and irrational ratios
within as without,
yin as yang.

Planning systems clarify who or what “x” is
by deeply understanding how we healthy want
and wealthiest need
x to proceed, continue unfolding,
to evolve not-x, continue revolving,
to restore positive x/y therapeutic action.*

Paradigmatic practitioners evaluate outcomes at least annually,
especially during Advent,
before and after Winter Solstice,

Noticing which trends move us cooperatively
toward WinWin universal compassionate resilience

And which devolve too LeftBrain competitively
toward WinLose dissonant narcissism,
often supported by nationalistic
privileged paternalism,

By competitive over cooperative power-models of Evolution,

By faces of a regally distant
never-changing,
yet omnipresent, EarthCreator God,

By positive/negative health paradigms
emerging WholeSystem polypathic nutritional wealth
of GoldenRule compassion.

To trust other systems, living paradigms,
mature natural and spiritual humans,
co-passionately need to be cooperatively treated…

To act with integral allegiance
as we prefer to WinWin act with all y’s…

Cannot be done both violently and resiliently,
invalidly yet effectively,
competitively against each other,
without deeply listening to not-x,
without looking into our potential victim’s eyes,
without pro-actively extending compassion.

If we look together
at Earth’s modern history of global warfare,
We can see the primary outcome of WW1,
sowing the seeds for WW2.

WW2, however,
began sowing seeds of uniting nations
and universally non-sectarian EarthCare,
healing hate-mongered aggressive wounds
of white patriarchal privilege,
human climate of industrial supremacy,
LeftBrain deductive-reductive plutocracy.

Now, approaching 2020 historic revision
with a new WinWin potential integrity
for WWW post-millennial binomial capacity,
we can compassionately re-image WW3,
inviting each democratic heart
loyal to each cooperatively self-managed nation-state x
allied with all secular and/or sacred non-sectarian EarthTribes y
to embrace compassionate WholeSystem health care
for all climates
all paradigms
all histories and stories and creating cultures
of all compassionate light
revolutions
measuring eternal x
in orbits of bright
wounding and therapeutic Time, y.

Passionate peace longing to understand x
and non-violent surrounding y-compassions,
together x/y belonging,
integrity’s health
resilient wealth.

 

*Math Note: Where x is not any non-polynomial, non-rational paradigmatic y.

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Housing Homeless Souls

Warm with camaraderie,
Filled with extending family eyes
kindly accessible as two-way inviting cameras,
Cooperatively good-humored, sometimes gently critical,
never intentionally mean or ugly,

A healthy communion home
can unravel
becoming an emotionally barren
silent
hidden asylum
for codependent inmates afraid of change,
serving one-way camera time
until someone
someplace better comes along,

Then sacred Earth becomes easier to see
filled with side by side homeless souls
too often becoming houseless bodies
feeling wanderlust
for pilgrimages belonging back to earliest weeks
of breast-fed codependent memories.

But, solidarity of deep educational intent
to learn and teach,
to experience and co-mentor
cooperative extended family communions,
warm bicameral communities,
peaceful healthy sanctuaries,
not mere small-ego claustrophobic silent silos,
can lead to growing healthy eco-homes
and eco-schools
and eco-villages
and eco-nations
amid multi-eco-cultures
built by loyal EarthTribe sacred communions
of everyday integrity enchantment,

Two-way, multi-wei, camaraderie,
co-operative well-being
rooted back in breast-fed humane/divine misty memories
matriarchal/patriarchal,
spirit/nature,
ego/eco-passions non-violently invited
and responsibly shared.

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Advent Research

1. Surface,
respect,
and record current health beliefs,
valid and invalid,
useless and useful.

2. Ask “Do these mental models help us make the health we want
right now?”
Are they optimally effective,
integral,
mutually resonant?

3. Stimulate alternative,
diverse,
polypathic views about health experience past,
present,
future projected.

4. Develop a wealthy vision of what communion you want now
by integrating mental health models
supporting optimal future wealth
of cooperativity–
mental and physical,
spiritual and natural,
emotional and rational,
inductive and deductive,
theological and ecological.

5. Conduct, and learn from,
health dependent/wealth independent experiments,
competitive Win/Lose
Cause/Effect research,
and health-primary/wealth-secondary value maps
cooperative Win/Win cause-effect models
surfacing health/wealth intent,
respecting secular/sacred practices–
cooperative
transparent
vulnerable
intimate empowering communication strings
ego/eco-enlightening.

Extra health/wealth credits:
Invest year-end time revisiting validity
and utility
of personal
and familial identity models.

During Christmas Dinner,
Who are you?
Who are we together and apart,
both healthy and not quite so much?

What are the most significant secular and sacred events
of your life, so far?

Which of these ecstatically happened to you
more than you carefully planned to facilitate their unfolding?

And which unveiled themselves
enchantingly vice versa,
planned by self with others
for your mutually wealthy nutritional experience?

And which seem to transcend any competing,
distinguishable Source,
sacred or otherwise?

What future plans do you expect to implement
on behalf of your self
and other’s healthy wealth
of significant cooperative developing futures?
For compassion,
wealth of nutritional wisdom
mutually given and received.

What communion of healthy friendship do you most anticipate
with all EarthTribes,
all ZeroZone Souls past,
and not yet born,
and not yet full health reborn,
not at all unlike your enchanting healthcare optimizing self?

Journeying into love as non-competing
non-violent peace
fulfilling healthy secular/sacred
left/right bicameral holonic integrity.

 

Note: Numbers 1 through 5 inspired by David Peter Stroh, “Systems Thinking for Social Change”

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Christmas Political Correctness

It’s almost Christmas
when the news caster abouter announces
a precipitous new trend in the U.S.

Now, more tired and climate stressed citizens
are against non-violent Political Correctness
than for political and economic government business
as contentiously nationalistic
and ineffectively partisan usual.

I wonder what the first Christmas would have looked like
if God the Loving Father
had been more Politically Correct
and sent His only beloved ChristChild
into the palace of Caesar Augustus

Who might have celebrated with a proclamation:
“All residents must register,
whether natural born citizens or not,
back in your original place of birth
so you can pay more taxes
to support more soldiers
to make more empire-building weapons
to protect my royal monocultural Reign,
soon to be overpoweringly extended
by God’s great patriarchal meritocracy reward,
Jesus Caesar, free of cooperative Politically Correct weaknesses,
Prince of RomanWar.”

Instead,
birthing Jesus in a shepherd’s barn
to parents temporarily homeless and displaced
by greedy war-mongering machinations
of Caesar Augustus…
Was that effective Politically Correct choice
or not?

Are you an evangelistic Christian
for growing rebirth into non-violent peace communication,
healthy relationships with all God’s EarthTribes,
advocating cooperatively owned and managed wealth and happiness
and resiliently nutritional and nurturing prosperity?

Internally effective prosperity,
mutual friendships
reflecting external natural and spiritual climate health care.

Or,
did God your Loving PolyCultural Father
intervene in history with Political Incorrectness
from your more humble Christmas manger view?

Among homeless immigrants,
animals,
straw,
stars,
angels,
nationalistic violent intent
to unbirth a suffering servant of non-violent Peace,
teaching theological and political points
of healthy effective internal
with environmental co-governance,
natural/spiritual Correctness.

Peaceful Christmas to Healthy All
multinational residents,
whether Politically Correct citizens of Rome
or Washington
or Mecca
or Bethlehem
reborn through this our non-violent co-passionate messiah vocation

To follow Christ born in a temporary shelter
and in ambiguous paternity circumstances,
surrounded by stars and angels
and by threat of Politically Violent Incorrectness.

May we all become reborn in climates of non-violent health,
reborn in multiculturing friendship,
reborn in compassionate Politically Correct peaceful wealth,
and sufficient clean water
and air
and soil prosperity
for God the Father’s Kingdom
at healthyLeft with wealthyRight hand,
Yang with Yin,
Nature with Spirit effective sojourner feet and minds
and Peace-commissioned bodies,

Reborn PC non-violent self-with-other
co-governing strong intent and flow-practicing
historic scripture-rooted, seeded
Multiculturing healthy Life,
Compassioning Truth,
Loving integral WuWei.

 

 

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