The Spirit is “like the wind”
But what does this mean?
It means that if you ever find yourself in a corner
And, using all your strength, you can’t get out –
There’ll always be a door available –
If you only put your hand out.
It also means that even if you become as successful as a movie star
The next thing that happens might be some kind of personal disaster.
It means that life frequently is outside one’s control –
So you’ll have to be brave
And, often, you’ll need to be both at the same time!
It means that God sometimes has a somewhat severe sense of humor –
But just not a malicious one.
In fact, you wouldn’t even be alive without wind –
Which is the same as your breath –
Especially since you don’t even need to think about breathing –
Because it’s unconscious – the same as your “true self.”
The moment this “true self” becomes fully conscious, you’ll find yourself enlightened – This is at the core of what Jesus, the Buddha, and Mohammed
Were all trying to teach us!
Western people live in a sea of whiteness
Like they’re on a big ship traveling from one white land to another
Observing colored people only from a distance
Through tiny portholes, and then only
White people can be cruel at times – without thinking about it –
About the pain they cause –
While still relishing all the societal buttons and levers
Designed especially for their personal use.
They can’t see into the past
Because, for a long time, they’ve been living off its fruits –
They also can’t clearly make out the present because, to them, it’s wholly white –
And the future promises to be more of the same –
That is, if they have anything to say about it.
What could change?
White people’s souls could become more humble – more human;
Christianity could begin disconnecting itself from the tight grip of capitalism;
Or the old Gods might get re-shuffled – into surprising new patterns.
One day, however, Nature might commence a long and serious talk with us
Sometime before the human world comes to an end
When, from that vantage point, all our political and racial differences
Might no longer appear to be so great