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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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EarthBalloon Economics

WinWin Balloon EcoPolitics
for growing community health,
said the EarthBalloon economist,
is most effectively improved
by focusing on the bottom
of Earth’s sacred communal balloon,
accepting shared responsibility
for those stuck in ground floor economies
of chronic survival issues,
perpetually repeating despairing depressed circles,

Rather than ignoring root communal problems
to focus on further elevating
the top tier of this our communal balloon,
with counter-historical faith
in trickle-down eco-power distribution theories
of Win or Lose evolution.

Imagine a balloon stuck to a revolutionary universal floor
with wild crazy glue,
prohibiting change in altitude
and positive evolving attitude.

As we pull from the top, hoping to increase freedom,
the bottom front-line becomes most immediately stressed
to survive this more acute chronic health threat
to the whole balloon system.

In between,
our communal balloon stretches out,
so our middling classes become thinner
and the distance between the top privileged one-percent tier,
within our opulent embrace,
and our stuck, comparatively neglected, bottom bitters
grows as we continue with Win/Lose business as usual
competition with invisible Winner Takes All glue,
holding on to dysfunctional threats
against our communal balloon’s healthy
holistically elastic
dynamic
interdependently co-related
co-passioning systemic structure.

However,
if we Win/Win absorb Win/Lose gaming glue
enough to loosen it’s autonomous defensive grip
we can lift our recovering chronically stressed bottom
of this healthier climate balloon.

As bottom outlyers of our communion life
increasingly harmonize voices,
we bring along all our EarthBalloon’s residents

Slowly growing resilient health outcomes
from the most stressed bottom
of our ecopolitical global communion
until more circular overall balance
between outside and inside climate pressures
optimize health buoyancy of our entire
now lifting,
more light-hearted,
balloon communion.

Systemic communal health care decreases
as we competitively continue to focus on narcissistic hopes
of our too wealth hoarding
too freely Win/Lose privileged elite.

Instead,
elevating improvements change communal elastic health-wealth systems
filling out better balanced,
securely mature,
conserved by liberally lifting love intent
with those chronically struggling
for natural/spiritual climate survival
at the bottom of our ecopolitical
robustly elastic
health-empowering
EarthBalloon.

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GoldenRule Dream Circles

I was one of ten invited
to play an ego-enrichment game,
to experience economies of mutual democratic trust
contrasted with Win/Lose politics
of privileged narcissistic lust.

Why?
I reasonably ask,
when each of these ten invited ego-systems
could be home in front of our wood stoves,
slurping our chicken noodle soup
with lightly buttered whole-wheat toast.

Not that I was hungry.
But, board-less monopoly games
are not my polypathically curious preference
for growing healthing trust
v pathological hate and hoarding over-investment crimes
against compassionate nature.

“Universal trust,”
begins our god-like game facilitator,
“is usually only available in the eyes of an infant,
or a buddha,
or some everyday unlimited lover,”
or an unusually healthy and good-humored co-facilitator.

“This game is designed to facilitate unmitigated trust
with each person here”
and each ego not yet here
within our global
polypathic health-system;
This cooperating game intends to practice
a classic Win/Win Golden Rule.”

Our Game Rules
stipulate each EgoPlayer
“will receive four thousand dollars to begin
and may invest some or all
into a central communion pot,
or pass.”

“After everyone has had an opportunity to co-invest,
I will act as banker,
count your collectively invested cash,
double it from our communal treasury,
here at my open right hand,
and evenly re-distribute the now-subsidized communal pot.”
Then, again,
each ego-player may re-invest all
or some
or none
into our eco-systemic Commons.

Experienced WinEgo/WinEcoSystemic Players,
all ten of us re-invested all four-thousand dollars
back into our mutual eco-pot.

Our divinely generous banker, in turn,
gave each of us eight-thousand dollars,
and so on
until our Heavenly Treasury went bust,
while each Ego had $128,000 in highly liquid assets
and yet felt forced to pass
against all further non-remunerated
repetitious uniform and ritualistic play.

Now,
imagine we ten are active Catholics
and the Banker is of a priestly caste
distributing communion wafers,
one each Sunday
to each co-investing player.

And, each EgoPlayer may choose to reinvest part
or all
or none
of this cooperatively co-invested Grace received
from past weekly iterations.

Experienced unitarian WinWin players,
all ten of us religiously follow Golden Communion Ethics,
reinvest all co-passioned Grace received
so ecosystemic Wealth
will multi-laterally tenfold double.

Until Earth’s natural/spiritual Grace bank implodes,
maxed out of re-seasonal nutrition cycles,
yet organically slow-growing emergent deeper resilient
and wider resonant games
in ecosystemic gardens
among properly co-passionate gardener circles,

Networks of Golden EgoPassioned Players
banking on our longest-term resilient nurturing Grace
as climate pace of just-right resonant
reiterating
mutually nourishing rounds of well-seasoned Time.

In which yangish MotherEarth facilitates Grace disbursements
and each YinEgo cooperative Win/Win acclimated player
co-facilitates our ecopolitical game
to climax co-empowerment,
communion pot-restoring enlightenment
rather than wasting any valued communal Grace
on punishing sub-optimizing weaknesses
of narcissistic free-loaders,
sheep straying from our GoldenRule
WinWin GameCircle of co-investing passions.

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Holiday Happiness Quest

Happiness comes in diverse packages,
high to low,
outside to inside,
light to dark.

From global premium Health
through local everyday
resiliently benign
steady-state Communion,
down toward sado-masochistic fake over/under-powering happiness
nihilistically ecstatic
denialistically empathic
dualistically manic
fundamentally terrorizing missions of anti-cultural delight in hate
zealous and haughty DarkGlee
violently fighting for self-righteous scrooge supremacy
because,
after all,
what else would omnipotent god’s gift
to this bought and sold benighted Earth do
in the face of such glamorously stupid
heart two sizes too large to tolerate toxic co-dependency?

Self-righteous DarkGlee
refueled by punishing yin’s communal integrity
for presuming to wear democratic empowering pants
in this violently sectarian
elitist inhumane family
ruling supremely over all other EarthTribes
and Earth
Her blighted birthing
benighted virginal Self.

In response to universal healthy happiness needs,
Peace emerges dark listening winter solstice born
to unite everyday peace
feeling and thinking
co-arising longing for hope-therapeutic actions
nutritional gift rooted
in interdependent
co-empathic
co-messianic
planetary identity.

Humane eco-divining everyday beings
becoming Earth’s HappinessTribe
by growing cooperatively therapeutic
healthy universal yang needs
co-gravitating unitarian integral yin-flow feelings,

Thoughts Adventuring empathic listening
silently hopeful
diurnal winter through summer happy co-investments
in and of and for cooperative climate gifts.

No unhappy commercial receipts required
for unfortunate non-communal returns.

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GreenPower Dreams

Last night I dreamed.

I dream–
sometimes too athletically,
fertile regeneratively,
viral, positive and negative
and in-between sub-climax performing some wins and some perpetual losses
more ambiguously back and forth, up and down, in and out,
and not nearly sensual enough–
every night,
Full through new moon great transitions
of climates black and brown deaths mattering
and terrifyingly splattering,
grey-scaled and white
and green despite
ultra-violet sepia
sophia health
and transparent integrity
defying opaque mendacity
to show our hypocratic heads,
capital Lose to Lose infestments.

In last night’s dream
my mentor, Tenzin Gyatso
invited me to read his book
Beyond Religion aloud to him,
front to back,
left to right,
in my own English words,
my own healthy and toxic experiences,
green through ultra-violent red,
white nationalist entitlement,
and blue patriarchal patriotic
1950’s cultural flag-waving
commercialized jingo-bellism
about this new super scientific ZeroCentric messianic millennium
co-arising.

This left me with a whole lot of How and Why questions.
My LeftFactual Brain was screaming about deductive obsessions
in alternating dissonant pain
and blind faith defensive denial and boredom.

Mentor Tenzin seemed in no mood
to accept NoThanks! for my RSVP,
nor even Not-Right-This-Minute, please?

As I began to read beyond scientific polycultural religion,
s/he closed his eyes
and continued with his/her smile.

I think s/he likes this book
on sacred multiculturing healthy climate sciences
and neurosensory green peace research.

Strange fruit
for a Tibetan immigrant
homelessly schooled and exiled in India–
Longing for a First WesternWorld urbane ecology
Originally belonging within a 3rd brown MotherEarth culture
born of Buddhist health and pathology eco-homeschooled education.

So I began near his Introduction’s top,
inviting us to
Look back over past homeless
and despised alien decades
against brown-skinned people,
to still find resilient reasons for healthy enchantment.
Through secular science advances,
some problematic social and economic and politically viral toxins
are slowly decomposing.

Tenzim opens his eyes,
still smiling,
as is his/her normal enchanting constitution,
and asks me to back up,
start at his earlier beginning
into the Genesis of Acknowledgments
inviting gratitude
for each past reader’s resilient wisdom.

And so I backed up
to continue forward:
It is my sincerely active hope
what is climate and cognitive researched here
may contribute,
in however small a cooperative-ownership way,
to building a more resiliently regenerate
and more polypathically green peaceful Earth.

Of course we are not secularly or sacredly changing Earth’s health trends overnight.
And we will not WinWin change WinLose global culture
with a short essay
or even a longish and ancient multicultural humane divine scripture.

Climate health comes gradually
regeneratively
through increased cooperative sanctuary ownership,
Responsible whole-system green values
will only become EarthPatriotic belonging
with WinSecular/WinSacred cooperative systems research re-education.

If each naturalLeft and spiritualRight reader
ecological/theological leader
finds any co-relational integrity written and lived here
to be of resilient being and resonant doing health benefit,
then our cooperative enterprise and co-investments
will have been secular and sacred wellness rewarded
with inside as outside regenerate wealth.

A scientific nature
diassociated from religious spirit
is a fundamentally wrong reading of divinely inspired experience,
without immediate or long-term health benefit.
Such readers should not dissonantly feel any Right MindBody awkwardness
about graciously and lovingly setting this secular/sacred essay aside
while waiting for your personal enlightenment Rapture
rooted in climate anxiety
and violent EarthTribe unnatural dismemberment,
and other miscellaneous disassociative denials
of WinWin organic integrity
co-arising resilient external light-preferential systems.

His Holiness
the 14th Dalai Lama
stopped smiling,
opened his/her sensory-focused eyes
and invited me to set Beyond Religion aside,
for now,
to rewrite my own healthier and more inviting green rapture essays,
to WinWin facilitate our own collection of healthy communion stories
for climate resilient wealth enhancement journeys,
primate pilgrimages toward first non-violent democratic choices
cognitively within as socially and ecologically without,
ultra-nonviolet below as green above,
ecstasy YinFlow enchanting YangForm,
sacred religion experiencing secular health-science integral outcomes,
RightBrain understory values
co-arising LeftDominant nutritional history
of multiculturing ethics,
essays,
narratives,
re-creating green communion stories,
ZeroZone cognitive soul-development
advocating for more resilient
organic
WinWin resiliently nurturing non-violent climate systems.

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Efficient Nutrition

Ecological relationships
evolved from effective theological inspirations,
and, eventually,
evolved away from defective theological lack of inspirations,
climate illogical fullness of secular desperation.

Efficient theological recreative relationship,
humane/divine climate balancing experience,
derives from ecological efficiencies
nurturing nutritional communication wealth.

Ecological sciences
evolved from,
and then away from,
theological inspiration
for purposes of effective discovery,
healing,
vocation,
Earth-calling,
questions furthering their integrity.

Theological inspiration
derived from ego/ecological prime relationships,
experiences,
critical light/dark events,
climates enchanting/disenchanting
hope/destitution
natural and spiritual effective communion
and efficient capitalization meanings
for polypathic health recovery
transubstantiating nutritional journeys
pilgrimages
toward and within Earth’s sanctuary movement.

Even secular humanist democracies
take hopeful health comfort
in restoring justice,
healing sacred karma,
Rather than merely bowing
to short-term fixes furthering retributive anti-ecological injustice,
bad lack of long-term theologically peaceful
redemptive grace.

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After Dinner Reflection

What are you grateful for,
I asked my 420 post-millennials,
not expecting to hear much
beyond Thanksgiving Dinner bounty.

For extended family
good relationships
and even those more challenging
with those still here,

For those no longer more than ultra non-violently visible,
For those yet to become mature healthy adults,
For future generations waiting in our eggs and sperm
Together nurturing slow-grown potential.

And for good food
like apple crisp
fruitful everyday deep-dish respect,
mutual nutritional engagement,
health investments
for gratitude giving
and thanks taking,
slow
and resonant
nourishing 2020 pre-communion.

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