the Dao of Atheism :jeffers' petroglyph, pre-dakota, minnesota : the Shaman Atheist 26/81


Gravity is the basis for judging what is light.
Stasis is the basis for judging activity.
So it is that when wise people travel
they don't stray far from the vehicle.
Even though everything about may be breathtaking,
a wise one
and peacefully.

Responsibility requires
focus and calm.

One who takes oneself too lightly
loses touch
with the foundation
and ground of being.
One who becomes too active
loses touch
with reality.

My body is my
religious vehicle.
It carries me
becomes me
teaches me
shields me
scares me
frees me.

I am
this i know.

The first person
adds the subject
to the object of atheism,
adds my own experience
to philosophy
enshrouded in
the third person
distance of objectivity.

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