LifeStyle Synergy

Part of me longs to reside in
a high functioning
win/win cooperative community
of resilient left hemisphere,
resonant right hemisphere,
polypathic/polyphonic communion.

Part of egoself-care wisdom
and longing
feels drawn toward eremetical asylum
more than gregarious shared sanctuary;
to solitude,
natural sounds and sights,
green new/old deals,
communions of egalitarian interdependence,
more internally holistic intersections
noticing sacred global beauty
in local experiential truths
mundanely secular.

Yet the best part of my internal ecosystemic awareness
wants both,
wants Earth’s all,
longs for cutting edge win/win communion,
healthiest wealth,
resilient resonance
restoring ego/eco co-investments,
just truth and beautiful mercies,
graced bounty,
synergetic integrity,
robust democracy of healthy hermits.

Too unneedy greedy,
the sound of two co-arising hands
not clapping,
I unrealistically realize
longing in belonging.


Let’s Become HealthWealthy

In his essay “Let’s Be Reasonable”
Rev. Todd Eklof [The Gadfly Papers]
reduces reasonable to logical;

This is a common left-brain dominant error,
confusion between deductive premises
and coldly reductive conclusions
calculated assuming cause v effect linear formulas
more than feedback loops
of complex neurological relationships,
ecological analogical
experiential math
not reducible to algebraic calculus.

So, this is a big topic
and I can already see right-brain feelers’ eyes glazing,
longing to step into warmer,
more fluid
green organic systems
in which light feeds natural growth
and darkness starves into nutritional dormancy.

Narrowing down to a specific example,
“If an organization has a policy [a left-brain dominant product]
against hiring nonwhites for top management positions,
[T]hen it will not hire a[n Asian heritage candidate]
as its next CEO.” (p. 88)

In linear cause-effect logic,
IF…is the antecedent clause
THEN…is the consequent clause;
If x, and only x,
then y–
a perfect positive correlation
seldom seen in real life’s geometric non-equations,
except where found true
by left-brain definition,
rooted in either true cause
or false effect
dark v light
competitive thinking.

Notice a similar statement
about historical experience,
left- and right-hemisphere resonantly remembered;
not cognitively/affectively dissonant,

IF a culture has a history of not hiring nonwhite leaders,
THEN it is unlikely to hire a nonwhite CEO in the future.

Why would the sun shine on a culture tomorrow
that has never done so in past collective memory?

For left-brain deduction,
either cause
OR effect,
practice could only consistently follow explicit policy
or it would be wrong,
incommensurable with safe precedent,
dangerously unnecessary risk-taking
and unexplainable
within SWM privileged and dominant monocultures.

On the other hand,
perhaps literally
and figuratively,
right-brain’s interdependent web
of complex cause-effect-recause-re-effect
feedback loops and lattices
networks and sometimes chaotically scary lack of stable systems
with accompanying anxiety about what is significant
and safe climate
and what is unpredicted and therefore unknown
and alarming wildness habitat,

Procedural choices,
including designing and development processes,
in a privileged culture
normally follow past historical practice.

predicts calcification;
not positive deviance.

Precedent predicts practice
especially where no explicit prohibitive policy
intending to inhibit past practice
is anywhere within sight
to empower change
in a more therapeutic direction,
to restore justice
non-violent communication
where it has been sadly lost.

Left-brain deductive reason
is reduced to predicting
within the context of linear
either x is an explicit healthy/toxic antecedent
or y is a logically implied
and predictable valid outcome.

Right-brain wisdom from positive and negative experience
is able to extend reasonable connections
beyond what is explicitly logical
within an assumed Win/Lose competitive
corporate capitalist normative system.

IF, and only if, we uncover beliefs about what feels right,
what neurologically AND biologically
and naturally AND spiritually resonates,
within a specific polycultural experience
influenced by far more
than explicit laws and regulations,
by far more than scriptures
explicitly translated and transcribed
down through ages of oral history,
by far more than moral behavioral codes
that do not add to experiential internal conviction,

THEN compassion,
sufficient motivation
to do
and say
and choose what is valid
for healthy interconnected
grace-filled sacred life systems
may be less ignored

In favor of merely logical conclusions
that can feel too aggressive
assertive more than merely rational,
self-assuredly privileged
yet cold
and calculatingly hurtful
when weapons of empowered narcissists
instead of limited tools of non-elite compassionists.

IF StraightWhiteWesternMale incorporated privilege
seems to validly conclude
what also feels organically
and interdependently unreasonable
given contrary historical NonElite experience,

THEN we might release
competitive and privileged assertions
conserving right-brain ignored darkness
where light longs for multicultural
bicameral liberation,
where bright longs for better safe and sufficiently resonant systems
of polypathic thoughts
with long polyphonic systemic feelings
of harmonic secular/sacred
natural/spiritual stability,
[not so much ecological wealth anti-reasoned]
therapeutic integrity

and NeuroPsychological


Stories Are Not Songs

But songs are a musical story.

I know a difference
between telling a story
and voicing these same lyrics
of anxiety and ease,
of bearing and healing injustices,
medicine for well-earned peace.

I feel a difference
between progressive story telling,
between historically accurate autobiography,
and singing cultural passion narratives,
felt experiences,
perennial sensory moments
of nutrition and starvation,
light and dark,
health and pathology,
resilience and fragility,
privilege and responsibility,
resonance and ongoing anxiety,
harmony and yet mystery,
acceptance and hidden avoidance,
integrity, yet irritating dissonant echoes
either empowering verbs
or neither un-nouned knowns
win/lose explicating with shy win/win implications

Why grateful Yes!
suggests, more hesitantly Not Not Yet?

Being, yet still becoming
Left with indigenously
regeneratively curious Right
earned ease.

I know a difference
does not mean I can make sense of it.


The Warm and Caring Muse

is so amusing
as warm caring
entirely uncold nondespairing

Yet, curiosity
compels cooperative courage,
while competitions in courage
devour curiosity.

is curious communication
more right-brain prominent
than courageous left-brain dominant,

But, competitive solo performance
is not amusing,
not cooperative,
not a warm inviting environment
for knowing music’s resonant lessons,
harmonic and dissonant experience,
atomically noted
and wave-circular
and recycling
repurposing effluence;

And theoretical major Yang
and Yintegral minor transition keys
of conflicting transformations
from color to spectrum, and back again
branch to tree, and bilateral root systemic shadow structure
culturally supported future nutrients
remembering historic past health-wealth,
ego-key to eco-scales, circular and fractal-linear
ego-climate to eco-global atmosphere
identity to individuation, still individuating life
within love’s global EarthMother promise,

Music to muse, to multicultural metaphor
creation to creator, double-binding
to recreative process, energy democracy
voice, synergetic
democratic co-operation
energetic co-passion
eco/theo-logical metaphonic networks
of co-relational notations,
rhythm and pitch, color and tone
emerging through silent caring intention,

Both curiously left-voiced
and courageously right-unvoiced integrity
harmonic, karmic

And never truly
absolutely finished,
The Ended.


Multicultural Wisdom

Interdependent awareness,
like environmental health,
values integrity above fragmentation,
cooperation above competition,

Mature ego strength,
multiculturally informed
and wisely matured,
values compassionate harmonic relationship
rooted in nutrition’s EarthMother Womb experience,

Original win/win intent,
precociously peace-filling,
exponentially justifying,
robustly synergetic healthifying,
profoundly co-operative
metamorphosis of One
into two,
born of EcoFeministic Wealth.

What astounds my leftbrain reason
is why I was not reminded of this personal
and political
and social
and psychological
and communication non-zero sum
synergetic-natural left
and integral-spiritual right
bilateral co-arising consensus
when I was in Kid’sGarden of environmental studies.

This astounding compassion
of synergetically deductive left intelligence
with integral inductive right purpose,
ecosystemically healthy,
was never mentioned by Dick or Jane,
except perhaps sung about
and danced around,
during high school commencement,

Rites of passage
remembering from where we have come
to imagine where we could be win/win going
bilaterally co-conscious,
explicitly informed,
bicamerally dialogical
implicitly re-formed
more than side-by-side together
yet ego-centrically disassociated,
leftbrain fragmented
dangerous absence
of synergetic healthy deductive Left
listens positive nutritionally
for wealthy inductive Right
as Yang synergetic dominance
to Yin integral co-arising

Deep learning powers of sacred/secular
eco/ego-therapeutic co-attachment

Is a much more effective deep learning motivator
than unsupported self-discipline
monoculturally alone.


Feeling is Believing

To feel is to believe
without reason.
To realize is to believe
with reason.

To feel is to believe
in a spiritual inside touch,
surprising humor
torrential flood
without conscious reason.

To realize is to believe
in my natural inside reach,
surprising good and bad subconscious humors,
torrential potential soul flood,
with both ecological-left secular
and theological-right sacred reasons
for healthy v pathological seasons
of life,
lush subclimates of harmonic compassion.



Symphonic Swim

When I allow myself
to become an understoried note,
I hear our symphony co-relationally composed of
tunes harmonic,
subconcious sub-objective underlying creation stories
recreationally sung together
better than just loudly marching apart,

This bilateral muse awareness
releases me from fundamentalistic win/lose salvation stories
and allows this ego-moment to live freely,
yet securely interdependent,
co-passionately win/win present.

When I ego live
connected within co-present eco-source,
I hear no impossible disconnect,
no hard-line severance between nature-left
and spirit-right,
no bipolar either/or deductive
reductive conclusion;

There is, instead,
only both/and boundless win/win integral possibility
and endless round
timeless ego/eco-rational
interdependent truths.


Peaceful Revolutions

as we shall see
is inevitably
win/win felt revolutionary resonant
more powerfully experienced
than win/lose evolution
thought theoretically resilient.

Technology of YangNature,
like ecology of sacred YinNurture
begins with regenerative secular tools
for Yang’s original EarthPatriotic intentions

As seen and felt
in seasonal choreography,

Economies of nutrition tales
and transactional double-boundary strings
of double-binding attachment
to win/win multicultural health outcomes

And ecofeminist re-attaching holistic circle cords
whisper epic revolutionary rhetorical events,

Life song evolution stories
of unchoreographed spontaneity,
win/win tools for freedom
to dance with yin-spirit
more graceful integrity
than marching monoculturally
in service of LordMaster
autonomous, so venomous,

Feminist theologians,
like ecologicians,
urge us to refrain from devolutionary lose/lose narratives
apocalyptically dominating our sacred win/win climate view.

We seem,
at our optimistic best,
ambivalently capable
of re-creating our own leftbrain dominant
technocentrically industrious destruction
of Earth’s original organic multicultural operations,

Cooperative muses of sound,
tasting secular health without
sacred wealth within

ReMembering raw spot pathology events
with competitive distrust
and divestment,

SelfRighteously justifying our weapons
for severing nature’s healthy future
from spirit’s robust wealthy past
sweet spot renaissance complexities
musically resonant history
ecologically resilient,

LeftBrain dominant
worshiping RightBrain pre-eminent
original EarthMother creolization,
co-acclimating tool
for transubstantiating
individuation of Yang/Yin identity balance
double-binding co-perseverance,
ego/eco-therapeutic non-weapons
for true wealth success
worshiping beauty of Earth’s historic PeaceMuse

Dissonant music recreates
our own leftbrain dominant destroyer
of multiculturally robust outcomes
now evolving into a radically different left/right harmonic creature
we have no reason to fear
or suspect of becoming any relationship less than a healthy climate
of resilient wealth.

Our popular leftbrain dominant monoculture
evolves a merely technological hubris march
toward co-disempowering astronomical Testosterone,

Win/Lose ZeroSum geometrically predicting
our losing climate pathology future
unable to neuro-musicologically accept
cooperative win/win harmonic responsibility
for natural/spiritual symphonic
ecosystemic healthy wealth

By not over-investing
in leftbrain technologically entertaining
explosive adventure myths
and apocalyptic histories,

Prophecies born of right-wing Rapture anxieties
taking perverse escapist pleasure
nihilistically distracting our embodied ego-centers
with anti-musical fascist portrayals
of our LoseLeft v LoseRight powerlessness,
naked organic humanity v MotherEarth’s climate revenge,

v EarthMothers freely choosing to prey upon their own resiliently nurturing wombs,

of freedom to choose win/win
healthy climate pre-revolutionary lives
with more bilaterally balancing harmonies
favoring resilient health/wealth
perfect third bicameral choice
of rhetorical voice
her with his co-passionate fertile story
revolutionarily un-weaponable.

PolyNomially healthy Muses
co-revolving sweet spot
not not
PolyPhonically resonant,
rich Music.

Mystery of internal music history,
like communal external ecology,
grows inevitably
win/win revolutionary
when more powerfully tooled multiculturally
than weaponed win/lose
dissonantly evolutionary.


Queer Music

They lived across from each other
on and off the center floor dorm hall,
both on the much discussed
controversial LeftWing side.

Yang perused Yin’s CDs,
“I see you like that queer music,
Elton John
and Luther VanDross
and George Michael.
I didn’t notice that before.”

Yin responds quietly

I don’t believe music is gay or straight,
but most everything related in-between
harmonic and dissonant,
diminished and replenished.

Lyrics may be queer or predictable
but usually flow well
either way
telling co-relating creation stories
of nature’s neural positives
and negatives
surfing back and forth
in and out
before and after
here and there
now and then
and yet to climax
polypathic health
as polyphonic wealth.

But, Second,
Feels to me all music,
maybe all muses,
are queer
when I think holistically about it,
verbally thought and non-verbally felt,
internally touched

By a rhetorical moment
we curiously know as music
without noticing how radically unlikely
regenerative processes
compassionate evolutions
could ever reproduce such homo-ingenious sounds,
epic original empathic creations
and co-empathic octaved recreations
within such a LeftBrain heterosexual white privileged
RightWing capitalistic
narcissistically greedy
UnQueer Marching Against
the Great Historic/Futuristic muse and prophets
of harmony,
despite dissonance,
despite fading resilience of Baby Xers,
polyphonic yin-mused light,
despite polynomial not not
climate of touch and feel dualdarkness.

Meanwhile Yang
couldn’t hear too well
since opening the window
facing spring
to a cranked up RocketMan,
while athletically dancing to hot not unqueer music,
and Yin’s ears swayed tenderly after and before
queer musing
straight talk.





Sunday Morning Training

She says she tries to be both tender
and challenging with herself,
to fall less,
to dance more,
to help others fail less
and athletically prance more.

As she drives past the library,
closed for Sunday liturgy,
she sees the Seventh Day Adventists
on the front corner
with their sign
large enough for motorists,
“What is TRUE success?”

Although understanding this question
is rhetorical
with a dogmatic answer
readily at hand
for those with more adventurous
challenging responses
and dialogical interests,
she honks her tender feminist horn
and shouts out to celebrate

White Adventists
turn darker red
and reply
but Heaven,
each day on Earth God’s patriarchal Sabbath,
for those with eyes to see Trust
and ears to hear Truth.”

“Not HELL,” she returns
while pulling over;
“Health is true success.”

“What about spiritual
and politically empowering success?”
the sign-holder challenges
without much obvious tenderness.

“Mental health
is spiritually empowering health,
at least in my experience.
And yours?”

“I may see your pointedness.
But, what of true economic success?”

“Cooperatively invested financial health.”

“Religious and cultural success?”

“Natural/spiritual synergetic health,
or so it seems to nondualistic
tenderly challenged me.”

“If health is success,
then what is wealth?”
in your challenged tender pathology,
heading toward Hell.”

“You are among those
who segregate sacred sabbath health
from secular business as usual wealth,
in an unhealthy bipolar nature v spirit way
I fear,
without intending blame or shame.”

With your same bipolar challenging division
you could also choose to hear
dipolar tender invitations
in-between hell and heaven,
secular wealth and sacred climate health,
natural informing spiritual questions
like, What is TRUE success?

As she pulls away,
tenderly upward
and challenging onward.