Fame Not Required

My great challenge for fruitful wisdom paths
is credentialed expertise.

My obstacle to polypathic health
is self-aggrandizing comfort,
cheap ease.

Obstacles to resilient compassion
have more to do with impatient “kindness”
than diligently interdependent pursuits
of transparently vulnerable
of deep and wide resonance, seeking consilience
of cooperative wisdom.

When my wisdom circles
of dialogue
sacred discernment
turn to topics of public administration,
political science,
persuasion theory,
nonviolent communication systems,
positive psychology,
multicultural mediation,
cooperative economics,
game theory,
systems theory,
group theory,
attachment theory,
polyvagal theory,
experiential math,
permaculture design,
comparative religion,
Restorative Justice,

When these tools
within my belt of personal knowledge
are invited to work cooperatively together
to achieve resilient
and resonant
multicultural wisdom,

Problems begin when I expect
to speak unilaterally
and to be listened to,
settling for sufficiency of my credentialed expertise,
my zero-zone experience,
my health-wealth advocacy,
rather than searching for shared wisdom

Cooperative fame prefers
becoming known
for our active love of one another
exhaling out
to encompass all wisdom circles

More powerful
and famous
rather than infamous
punishingly ideological
monoculturing squares.


From Our Front Porch

attached decks,
intimate places for alfresco,

These make a difference
between a fortressed house
and a transparent home,
between an ego castle
and an eco-habitat.

We also spread rhododendron bushes
and hostas,
flowers and ferns
around our stone
and concrete bound foundations.

We want stable defenses
but prefer to camouflage houses
in organic color,
life giving and taking shapes.

These boundary vistas
speak of heart felt reminders
our habitat is rooted
in Earth’s wilderness

In vulnerability
hidden from transparency
except with those who share our sacred space
and upon,
within our co-passioned present time,

Presence bonding,
re-membering past wildness
anticipating future re-generative
re-bounding win/lose less
for more win/win paradise

Just barely 2020 visible
and silently audible
and fresco fragranced
and tasted,
and so nearly touched
longing into belonging
on our cooperatively-owned front porch.


Spiritual Guides

Spiritual guides,
of all persuasions,
all religions,
all anti-religions,
with robust economic forecasting contracts,
and those without political capital,

Encourage their deep listeners
to avoid attachment
to positive thoughts
and feelings
and dissociation
divestment from negatively felt thoughts.

And yet connection,
organic unity,
resilient relationship,
harmonic tone,
bullish and mountainous volume
lies between too tight and high
and too loose and deep,
between back handing with impugned infinity
and open handed as leisurely timelessness,
between retribution
and restoration,
detente-infested punishing peace
and win/win healing justice.

we can find
and feel
significant differences
between overwhelming addiction to competition
and awesome cooperative commitment,

Between extracting spatial quantities
and inducing temporal qualities,

Significant thought and felt difference
constraining newly found patience
and restrained/trained
yet wondrously old curiosity,

Between unilateral love
and multicultural compassion,

Between narcissistic spending
and co-investment
in Ego
within democratically shared EarthHabitat,

Between reductive left-brain value-neutral beliefs
and inductive right-brain health/wealth,
felt golden green ratio-alizations,

Between corporate AgriBusiness
and PermaCultural Design
for polycultural (multicultural) optimizing health outcomes,

Between geometric uniformity within
all secular humane natures,
and organic interdependence
of all sacredly uniting EarthTribe
creatures alive
and dead
and not yet born,
poplars, and all trees
and bushes,
shrubs and grasses and grains;
but not guns,

Organic unity within enspiriting Earth
Root DNA sacred systems,
seasoned with ribbon nucleic acid,
internal dynamic energy
seeking ergodic structural spatial balance
and ionic wave-linear timely energy,

Between Yang bilateral-
reasonal balance
and Yin co-arising harmonic
bicamerally intelligent powers,

Between rational centering
and not not regenerative,
resonant appositional Harmonics,

Between EgoMuse
and EcoMusic,

Between personal knowledge
and ecopolitical wisdom,

Between retributive
straight white male privileged justice
and restorative
green-gold peace
for spiritual
and natural guidance.


Fundamental Correctness

Healthy robust meditation,
in diverse schools of thought,
through ecological,
and neurological,
begins with correct posture.

But, “correct” does not mean
only one orthodox way.

is more about medians
than evangelical means,
favoring balance,
centering practice.

accommodates diversity,
cultural differences
and universal similarities
of humane bicameral consciousness.

Correct posture,
like correct theology
and correct understanding
of ecological relationship,
is about polyphonic correlation
and not monoculturing stagnation.

Yet, correct posture,
correct health care,
correct political and economic relationships,
are not merely subjective,
not merely “relative”

Any more or less than correct theories of relativity
are merely subjective,

Rather, correct postures,
forms of discernment,
healthy curiosity,
good humor,
transparent networks,
resilient systems,
are correct
as they are in left/right
ego/eco balancing relationship,
noticing tipping points

Toward Yang’s natural revolutions
in mountainous significant space
and Yin’s spiritual evolutions
co-arising spiraling valleys of time

Where polypathic relationship
correctly resonates
polyphonic resilience.


Healing BodyMinds

After Yang’s struggle
seismic seizures

Dawn’s Yin’s peace
without grasping
even life v death

Before Yang’s next struggle
battling ego’s timeless absence

Like Left hemisphere’s
embodied dominance,
shadow subject
of objective dreams

Then Right hemisphere’s energy prominence,
bilateral compassion;

Yang’s ego-natural body
reincarnating Yin’s primordial
eco-spirited mind

Where polynomial 1
seizes 0
to make polypathic 1,
and not not reproducing polyphonic 0,
and every revolving
hypersuasive tipping point

HolyWinded Spirit’s Earthly journeys–
Wealthiest introspection
for healthiest extraspection;
atomic images
becoming shivered waves.



What opposes enlightenment?

You know, like dusk,
end of a day
through end of time
on living Earth.

What opposes empowerment?


What might oppose Earth’s enlightenment
and/or empowerment?

For me
or throughout all multiculturing history?

Possibly both?

I see ego darkness,
inability to cause
and/or perpetuate health,
individual powerlessness.

Do disease
and insecurity
and lack of effective power
feel like ways of experiencing poverty,
absence of healthy robust choice
for you,
as seems to be true of my experience?

but poverty does not feel like a synonym
for dark feelings
or disempowerment.

Poverty, like racism,
feels more political,
more ecosystemic.

What is the opposite of ecosystemic enlightenment
and/or empowerment?

Ego isolation,
unsystemic pathological darkness
and/or disempowerment,
absence of meaning or purpose,
economic depression,
political suppression,
dissociative sublimation,
narcissistic idolatry,
monoculturing rage,
violent zero-sum win/lose capitalism,
religious-cultural apartheid,
ecopolitical suicide,
globally generic genocide,
climate exhaustion,
ego-autonomous annihilation

Do these seem to oppose global
and individual
and local enrichment
for you?
as they do for me.

Perhaps what opposes positive multilateral energy
is always some unilateral form,
of impoverishing experience.


Trump’s Intake Interview

you’ve reached the EcoTherapist Cooperative.
How can we help you
without bringing harm to Others?

That’s a question I’ve never thought about.
I’m calling for the National Republican Party.
We would like to hire an EcoTherapist
for a consultation
during the 2020 Republican Convention.

How did you hear about us?

I’m not sure.
I’m required to tell you
this request does not come from the White House,
where America is already great again.

So, I’m at least equally DarkState
about whether we are an apparent match
for your internal and external health objectives.
We could probably offer a free intake assessment.

How long will that take
and when is your earliest availability?

For the Republican National Leadership,
our intake process might feel like a life sentence
of self-judgment.
I could facilitate a cooperative assessment
and immediately,
whenever your event organizer
is ready.

Oh I’m not sure we have THAT long.
Impatience to get on with
Making America Extract and Exploit Again
seems like our cultural norm around here,
especially in Business Party Convention Time,
which is sort of all the 24/7
eternal enterprising time
of busyness
longing for some healthy ecotherapy.

So let’s start,
get as far as we can,
and then come up with a date and time
and invitation list
for conventional continuance
and/or unconventional discontinuance
of eco-terrorism’s patriarchal
StraightWhiteMale privileged
Western left hemisphere dominant
monocultural miseducation
School of Business As Usual.

I may need to bring someone else into this call
but let’s start
and I’ll take this as far as I can
with my fake security clearance.

That’s fine.
So, what are your ecotherapeutic goals
for the Republican Party?

I wasn’t aware that would be a prerequisite requirement
for the Cooperative’s engagement.

Are you perhaps noticing
that your ecotherapeutic platform
for future action
is currently blank,
as rooted in past lack of investment?

Yes, which is why the Convention Organizer
needs an EcoTherapeutic Developer
to facilitate a platform planning session
during our Convention.

What are your most significant multicultural health concerns
about your internal
and external properties?

Are we talking national
and international real estate interests?
Or personal wealth?

Yes, both internal
and external health/pathology landscapes.
What are your regenerative ecotherapeutic concerns
and your degenerative ego-pathology issues?

Oh, that question is WAY above my pay grade
and security clearance!

No, actually the question is meant to be democratically accessible.
As ubiquitous as the U.S. census,
but I can see where the Republican National Party’s response
to this first cooperative question
might need to be appropriately redirected.
Do you want to bring someone else in right now
or schedule for future intake?

Would you mind holding for a couple minutes?

Our time investment is your health-wealthy time.
We’re here,
with this multicultural health question,
at least until the Rapture
or the degenerative death of all positive energy systems
on and within planet Earth,
depending on your theological
ecological paradigm of choice.

I’m not sure this will work
but let me see if Donald
might not duck this question.

Yes, hello,
this is your President Donald Trump.
I understand you want to thank me for your check.

No, Mr. President,
you have asked the EcoTherapist Cooperative
to plan a platform development session
at your Convention.
I have some questions
to see if this is a good fit for us;
Starting with,
What are your national
and international,
local and global healthy environment goals?
And, how are these informed by your personal
internal therapeutic landscape concerns?

Oh, I see,
Like who am I afraid to shake hands with
and who don’t I want in the same room
to breathe against each other?

I’m concerned that might be a rather long list.
Perhaps it would be an easier use of our time
if you could think of who you would like
to multiculturally shake hands with
and who you would most enjoy
sharing healthy life space with,
breathing compassionately together
rather than degeneratively against.

Could you give me an example?
I’m coming up with nothing.

Maybe you would enjoy greeting
and gratefully conversing with
a Buddhist zen gardener
about the ego-recentering LeftHemisphere
and eco-systemic RightHemisphere
effects of breathing
as economically
and politically healthy conversing
with nearby resilient-wealthy trees.

And how would that make America great again?

that is a question
the EcoTherapist Cooperative
might help your Republican National Leaders
ask of each other
for restoring Earth Justice,
which, yes,
would also make America great again.

OK. Good.
Let’s set it up.
Did you get your check yet?
You know, don’t tell anyone,
but getting my signature on there
was my pre-election marketing idea.
Have you read my book?

The one where you recommend
Have Fun!
regardless of at whoever’s expense?
regardless of how win/lose competitive?
regardless of how anti-ecotherapeutic?
Yes, I find it helpful
for remembering what not to do
to achieve
and conserve healthy wealth well-being,
and social communication significance,
both RightHemisphere resonant
and LeftHemisphere resilient.

Good; you read it.
Did you buy it full price retail
or get it out of the library,
I wonder.
Anyway, are you having fun yet?
with that check I sent you.
Don’t forget to vote
if we ever have an election.
I’m not sure we really need one right 20/20 now,
with the lamestream media
and those radical socialist immigrants
trying to get in
and take all our StraightWhiteMale jobs
and the deep leftist anti-intelligence State

Hopefully, Not To Be Continued


Who Are We?

In the Work That Reconnects,
we have a dialogue exercise
in which Person A asks Person B
“Who are you?”
several times over a few minutes,
as it feels right to reprime this exploratory pump;
then person B does the same for person A.

The person hosting,
enabling this reiterative question’s redundant possibilities
remains an echo-present listener,
noticing diversity within these multiple evolving responses,
without judging good,
or even indifferent,
quietly hearing rhythms of longing for love
between crippling cracks of anger and fear,
compelling and compiling self with other hatred,

The question,
Do all these diverse self-descriptions truly fit
this same love v anger/fear polyculturing elephant?
does not usually arise.

we accept these scrabbling voices
and creolizing hats
and complex feelings
and chaotic ideas
and multiculturing beliefs
co-occurring within one bilateral
positive-health v. negative-pathology mindbody
seeking Alpha/Omega Point zeroistic fullness
holistic richness,
polymorphic communication,
co-empathic investment,
and cooperative-integrative implementation outcomes
at the end of this elephant’s rhetorical event,
if not sooner.

Why is this not always the case
when we ask our friends and families,
our public sector leaders
and financial sector investors,
“Who do you hope we are becoming?”

What loves are we preparing to invest in
and which past angers
and future fears
to divest of?

What indicators can I give
that I already invest in cooperatively regenerate
health agendas,
nutritional wealth platforms,
designs and win/win intentions,
co-mentoring therapeutic diapraxis,
active multicultural listening
of which I preach so positively to others?

I know you support restoring regenerative health
to our soil,
and preserving clean water,
as I do.

So does it bother you
as it does me,
that growing Earth pathology
is bicamerally euphemized
as inevitable climate “change”?

We say we support cooperatively vibrant
healthy local economies
good humors
and empowering political vitality,
so does it bother you,
as it does me,
to so often hear “either-or” deductive
left-brain dominant reductivism
and wonder why not first cooperatively consider
ecofeminist “both-and?”

I appreciate what you just said,
and I wonder if adding X,
and even Y,
and maybe even YY=XY,
might make your idea even better.
Do you agree,
or maybe you see concerns
for yourself and/or others
new to me,
of which we might more curiously learn together?

Could a cooperative election,
a vacation from judging and blaming and shaming,
a social-neurological peace revolution campaign,
begin with compiling interdependent win/win hopes
and wishes
and loves of Who Are You?
and Me?
as We?

Thereby more smoothly avoiding win/lose stuckness-traps
of fear and anger
and dissonant
pathological constipation

Could investing both-and cooperative listening norms
better lead toward co-investing in healthy wealth,
politically co-empowering policies,
procedural and dialogical compassion transparency,
polyculturally healthy design
and development
and wealthy discernment
of poli-eco-logical therapy
v. multi-morphic climate pathology?

Could deep cooperative listening
co-arise local
through global
health outcome networks,
climax ecstasy as mere everyday eco-normativity,
embracing each and every sacred Person A
and B response
to Who are We?


My Avatar Son

I have a son,
in whom I am well pleased,
with more than his share of heart
and mindbody intelligence,
to comprehend vastness of Earth’s evolving history
and future demise,
to comprehend full emptiness of universes within
and without
co-arising nondual lonely/solitude
double-binary universes

Enough intelligence to become One-haunted,
beyond our deep dualist dark insignificance
as a species,
and far less secular value even than his
commodification of isolated EgoCentric Futures,

His own autonomous Ego value so inconsequential
he doubts his worthiness of food he eats,
of water he drinks,
of air he breathes in solitude,
out lonesome, still in-between
much less worthy of competitive employment,
of any maturing sense of healthy vocation,
social purpose,
sacred meaning midst his human comedic/tragic environment
at its best a cooperative musical re-creation network.

This reciprocity he can more or less actually find
but not so much within his own family,
much less school.

Well, maybe a few non-isolating exceptions
to the individual student rule
competing against all other egotestical students,
everyone playing an absurd StraightWhiteMale
LeftBrain dominant game,
with loser death the inevitable ego-identified outcome
for each and all;
no exceptions for eco-therapeutic GayBrownSons.

In the meantime,
Should we continue to fiddle
and twitter
and shake dis-autonomized hands
while Earth prepares to burn in the middle
and flood on the shores?

Why not orchestrate Win/Win gaming cooperatives,
more democratically inspired fun,
more opportunity to improve communication,
co-deductive/inductive nonviolent dipolar analysis?

To live empirical-compassionate method
in an actively healthy
curiously communicative
economic and political mutual Win
kind of bicameral Taoist way.

But Taoism is off-course,
in his expansive view,
hiding in a Pandora labeled X-box
which is about a spirituality cat half yin dead
and unfortunately only, at best,
half nightmarishly lonely yang
half alive,
as if solitude spirit
is any other than eco-dynamic yang-One nature,
as if lonely yin
were in
other than absent reverse nondual 0-sum
engaging yang’s revolving Earth-bilateral clock.

Spirituality implies he walks through a divinely inspired comedy
with few speaking parts
and no solos allowed,
which he feels could not be true
unless win/win divine game inspiration
is no more or less
than human naturally regenerative DNA
fractal programming function,
developing cooperative eco-binary Fullerian form,
informational ergodic prime nonzero-sum
regenerative patterns and natural rhythms,
synergetic invitations toward solitude gratitude
lonely attitude,
integral predestination of phylogenic bilateral
bihemispheric structural flow
revolving through Earth’s interdependent orbits
of health-timed wealthy space.

To what meaningful end
could we possibly become
for one who is humanist comedy/tragedy musical

With polypathic/polyphonic inclined interests
rooted in rich
fertile healthy sharing
this hour
this game,
this day’s night plan,
but without actively articulating cooperative invested hope
for any long-term self support systems,
thrival nutrients for his body;
not just his solitude/lonely mind,
bicameral heart-beat…

Surprising to me
how my lovely son quickly learned to re-see
win/win spirituality
as natural nonduality,
but has yet to recover his embryonic mind
as body co-arising neuro-systemic transparency,
much less divine
as also humane
musical comedic/tragic unity
not aspiring toward monolithic uniformity

Despairing eremetical non-choice
despite polypathic resonant opportunities
to feel so much yang wealthier
ego-centering Left
and yinternally healthier
eco-systemic Right.


I Do When You Do

There is one word that can be the guide for your life–
it is the word
Pearl Buck

There are several synonymous words
co-arising feelings
co-gravitating wants
personal and social integrity
political and economic synergy
neurological and psychological
ecological and theological

That can guide life v death,
health v pathology
cooperative wealth v competitive disinvestment
regeneration v degeneration
love v despair
impression v depression.

These include words of passion–
passion story
impassioned v dispassioned v mispassioned.

E. O. Wilson speaks of biological Consilience
where linguists and political historians
recall co-gravitating Creolization,
peaceful co-enculturation,
rather than patriarchal greedy excesses
of one-power sided colonization.

more positive pro-health
than negative anti-pathologists,
recommend Resilient-Resonance.

Ecologists and theologians
prefer sustainably regenerative ego-centers
and eco-systems.

Bicameral neurologists
commune left with right hemisphere
harmonic wants with feelings
for compassionate therapeutic communication.

Communication therapists
and mediators
speak out and listen up
for Enthymematic communication,
curiously and courageously opaque
and dual dark
reflective absence of cognitive-affective
left-right dissonance.

and Preachers
and Teachers invoke secular/sacred
natural/spiritual communion
cooperative economics
and win/win political theology
preparing us to receive mysterious Transubstantiation
resilient compassion,
polyphonic rhapsody,
polypathic reciprocity,

More like co-investing with Buck
than passing the buck.