The Universe Project: part 1

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released December 28, 2012

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Wrdz Dhamma,
Candy Lee,
and Eric Ball,

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I AM (david long) is an Integral Philosopher, Artist, and Musician.

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Track Name: In The Beginning
In the beginning there was the beat,
A massive creative percussive event,
And it was good,

I feel the music,
It's the movement,
The rhythm and the beat,
I AM moving through the molecules growing hands and mouths and feet,
Now it's just the way I talk,
Now it's just the way I think,
Shape me into buildings into concrete glass and street,
If life is music we can use it and bend it to our will,
I'm an instrument playing instruments and harmonizing is my skill,
So I play this ordered chaos but chaos plays me ordered still,


I AM the beat,
The universal melody,
The tick tock of time,
Singing my song through vibrations of life,
Life is music,
I AM the beat
The pulse of the heart the buzz of the bee,
The ebb and flow of the tide,
The revolution of the planets thoughts firing in the mind,

Requiems reborn through war torn crescendos,
Refrains and recapitulations manifest innuendos,
Modulations tremolo trill triplet register refrain,
Change the tempo,
Change your brain,
Change the game,
It'll never be the same,
Serenade,
Parts will build and upgrade,
We can't but sway,
As we move through this musical masquerade,

I AM the beat,
Manifested,
Infinite sounds the expression,
Now the boom bap tap finger snap flutes and drums,
Instruments exercising the tongue,
Letting out vibrations to build a new,
Into ear drums into the heart I blew,
life and love to awaken the mind,
Watch the stars collapse as I intertwine,
While buzzin out the eternal rhythm,
Vocalizing ancient wisdom to hit them,
With the challenging paradox in motion,
Flight on the non-dualistic ocean
Musical sound waves pulsate power,
I spin words like the buddha spins flowers,
In the begging was the beat,
and the beat became fresh so move your feet,

I AM the beat,
The universal melody,
The tick tock of time,
Singing my song through vibrations of life,
Life is music,
I AM the beat
The pulse of the heart the buzz of the bee,
The ebb and flow of the tide,
The revolution of the planets thoughts firing in the mind,

Were so deep in the music everyday ,
It's the flow rhythm and style underneath every thing we say,
Now it's just it's the way we play,
Were groovin and movin to this cadence of this display,
Don't hesitate,
Do we resonate,
Are we dissonant,
Oh this again,
Are you listening,
Well from where your sittin does it sound ok,

I AM the beat maker,
Seat shaker,
Meek player,
Sheet taker,
Expose the hater,
Great faker make her seek,
I got the technique,
While you heard like sheep asleep ,
Dropping bows till you peep,
Shit is deep but cheap,
Thats why I'm so unique,
I can't hold back the flow it breaks dams and leaks,
Its just how I creak every time I speak,
You can send your critiques,
I haven't reached my peek,
I got rhymes for weeks,
And it just wont stop it wont cease,
Till I feel at peace,
And I drop this philosopher king release,
Hold down the lease,
Whether famine or feast,
Whether God or beast,
Outlaw police,
I'm the squeak in this wheel,
Good grief can I get some grease,

I AM the beat,
The universal melody,
The tick tock of time,
Singing my song through vibrations of life,
Life is music,
I AM the beat
The pulse of the heart the buzz of the bee,
The ebb and flow of the tide,
The revolution of the planets thoughts firing in the mind,
Track Name: 3rd Eye Cry
Ooooo Yeah,
Who's got the groove that will move you altitudes,
WE elude to movin multitudes,
And WE can do it,
Yeah, WE can do it,

WE don't exclude so leave your solitude,
To improve on everything you do,
Make it better, Yeah,
Make it better,

It doesn't matter what you say,
WE can tell by what you do,
WE can give it everything and in the end still lose,
Still pull the throttle I AM in this thing I'm not afraid of abuse,
WE can do it WE can win this thing cause WE are overdue,
Won't ya give it to me,

You got a situation,
Whats your motivation,
WE need your navigation to get through,

I ask you for the secrets but you won't tell me,
And I prefer your silence to there lies,
You don't have any merchandise to sell me,
Maybe that's why we see eye to eye,

Does your 3rd eye cry,

Does it cry in the evening baby,
Does it cry when your high,
Do you feel a bit lonely baby.
Does your 3rd eye cry,

Yeah I,
I can feel it so much when I dive so deep inside,
You know I die,
To be born again,

Ever dying into you am I,
Like clouds into endless sky,
Got that 3rd eye birds eye view,
I can see clearly now that I love you,
Always be true,
In what I do,
The impermanent is apparent when the parent is you,
And the bills are due,
But the weight upon your shoulder is what carries you through,
Giving purpose and a meaning to the work you do,

Through infinite rebirths I AM,
Getting involved with the word I AM,
Now I'm gunna take a stand,
It takes a humble man to live with divine pride,
Doing what I can but along for the ride,
Doing what I can to keep my family humanity alive,
Doing what I can to keep my family humanity alive,
Doing what I can to keep my family humanity alive,
Track Name: The Darkest Night
Can we make it through the darkest night,
Will we break though to the other side,
Will we fall short or will we unwind,
Will we make due with whatever we find,

I find my self just barely making in,
Barely making rent,
I wanna change the world but it feels like I barely make a dent,
Lets get it going but where we taking it,
Come on,

Let's not just talk for the sake of it,
Take that post hoc ergo propter hoc and walk,
Or just stand there a gawk,
As I leave your assumptions outlined in chalk,

Right now were living in the crazy days of human integration,
And were all feeling growing pains,
Thats why we better,
Learn the lessons,
Fight the power of oppression,
Come together,
WE can do it,
Make it better,
Learn the lessons,
Fight the power of oppression,
Come together,
WE can do it,
Make it better,

Can we make it through the darkest night,
Will we break though to the other side,
Will we fall short or will we unwind,
Will we make due with whatever we find,

2012 and everybody's talking about:
Revolution,
Evolution,
Mass Liberation,
Mass extinction,
Mass confusion
Every nation in a sacred union,
Singularity or global systems collapse,
That shit is scaring me,
We don't yet know the severity,
But somethings got to change,
That's a fact,

If we want our life back,
Land back,
World back,
We want unity,
If we want our life back,
Land back,
World back,
Realize unity,
You can have your life back,
Come and get your life back,
Realize unity,
Realize unity,
Realize unity,

We gotta go forward,
Can't go back,
We need a new solution,
Imagine that,
We need a world wide move to the middle,
To move the world,
To wake us up,
To fill our cups,
And hopefully save our butts,
In the mean time I hope y'all are saving up,
And whatever your saving is worth the fuss,
When our shadow is consuming us.

Can we make it through the darkest night,
Will we break though to the other side,
Will we fall short or will we unwind,
Will we make due with whatever we find,

(Ken WIlber)
The only possible way of the future,
Is every evolutionary circle gets more inclusive,
And asumes more perspectives,
And I think that is exactly whats going to happen,
It is happening,
If we at least taking into account a more integral approach
It will be much more balanced at the begging,

Can we make it through the darkest night,
Will we break though to the other side,
Will we fall short or will we unwind,
Will we make due with whatever we find,
Track Name: Hide/Show
This self was brought to you today by the letter C for consciousness,
And was formed through Intersubjective linguistically mediated perspective taking,

I AM trapped in this skin,
Trapped in this face,
Trapped in this life that I can't help but make,
Trapped in these roles that I can't help but play,
Everyday, saying these words that I can't help but say,
Am I the witness or the chooser,
Along for the ride and just watching me cry like a loser,
Or am I the creator of all this mess,
Am I responsible for all this stress,
Hell yes,
Both/and,
I'm gunna make those plans,
but I've learned reality don't give a good god damn,
What I'm into or what I might think it's all about,
No doubt, the goddess is teaching me by knocking me out,
I'm building castles in the sky,
Not rooted enough in the earthy day to day to even get by,
I need to build a bridge if I wanna get high,
But things seem to always go to hell when I try,
Why,

I can't help but see through your eyes,
Your gaze shapes the way that I play my disguise,
So through Indra's net I arise,
A fractioned off fractal a paradigm partial reprise,

These fun house mirrors of perspective,
mirrors of perspective,
They hide and they show,

Please forgive me,
Because if you where me,
Which you are,
You would have done what I did,
Which you did,
You would be who I AM,
Which you are,
You would struggle with your Id,
Which you do,

These fun house mirrors of perspective,
mirrors of perspective,
They hide and they show,

What then is truth,
A vast mobile army of metaphors metonyms
and anthropomorphisms in service of sooth,
A performance in pursuit of fruit,
Meaning in the making of loot,
Refuted and rebooted and resuited for youth,
Recited and excited and united at root,
I light it and poof,
It's up and smoke,
Is this a magic trick or a joke,
I'll take a toke,
I get it, relit it, hit it, sit it, and choke,
I get so caught up in the symbols that these symbols invoke,
I'm plugged into this meaning matrix that can't help but connote,
The values that antiquated cultures promote,
I'm slowly learning if I let you play these parts in my reality,
You will change me and my life forever,
What bonds should I be making,
And what bonds should I probably sever,

I can't help but see through your eyes,
Your gaze shapes the way that I play my disguise,
So through Indra's net I arise,
A fractioned off fractal a paradigm partial reprise,

These fun house mirrors of perspective,
mirrors of perspective,
They hide and they show,

Please forgive me,
Because if you where me,
Which you are,
You would have done what I did,
Which you did,
You would be who I AM,
Which you are,
You would struggle withy our id,
Which you do,

These fun house mirrors of perspective,
mirrors of perspective,
They hide and they show,
Track Name: In's and Out's
With the universe in flux,
We do what we must,
And,
We do what we can,
The best laid plans of mice and men,
We do what can through thick and thin,
again and again and again and again,
Even when it's fucked,
The bitterness of loss,
The agony defeat,
I feel the consent fear of failure and the desire to retreat,
It's like this heaviness on my heart and I can feel it when it beats,
It must be symptomatic of something more discreet,
Do we all have these deep seeded feelings of inadequacy,
Fear of both success and failure,
A tension between your inner humanity and your inner savior,
I've experienced divinity, serenity,
But I still can't kill the Id in me,
Are you kidding me,
I only wanted to get rid of me,
For infinity,
And just be I AM,
but I keep on back coming around the hermeneutic circle
Like hey remember me,
I 'm just like well yes,
God damn,
Yeah yeah it's reoccurring theme I get it,
Yeah there no way out of that thing,

What good is a universe with out eyes to see it through
In disembodied consciousness there is no me or you,

With so many people like stop the ride right here man I need to get off,
I need to go to my happy place where things soft,
But in that moment your not free,
Your just running from creation,
And the pain that comes with manifestation,
I can understand that type of pain,
That type of loss,
That type of game,
I can understand that type of shame,
But I'm learning to be patient,
And I'm not gunna quit I'm gunna take control,
Without struggle there's no growth,
with out risk there's no adventure,
I transcend and include and I’m moving from my center,
Every winter you just just catch me freezing up
,
but I’ll cut through the ice with my flaming sword,
and then pour it with my cup,

For eternity,
That's why I'm doing this shit,
I'm playing my part man,
This is my art man,
I'm never through with this shit,
You should play your part man,
It's start man,
I never ever will quit,
Share your heart man,
I'm manifesting heaven in this,
Nirvana and samsara are the same place,
Heaven and Hell these are metaphors for psychological states,
Mental projection onto physical landscapes,
From an enlightened perspective theres no need to escape,
So when are you going to wake up already and take up this great work,
Right NOW,
When are you gunna see your body and the earth is a church,
Right NOW,
When are you going to look in the eyes of your sister and brother,
and realize there is no other,
Right NOW,

Right now we are in a scary place in our time and history,
So gather round all you seekers my brothers and sisters in the mystery,
I will paint you a picture of what we will have to do over the next couple of centuries,
Right NOW,

Were together on a life boat,
And were moving pretty fast,
Towards a drop off point,
Oblivion,
A massive crash,
But can we get the feuding crews to work together on a task,
They gotta paddle twice as fast,
And kick some ass,
Just to make this human race last,
That's right,
It's a race against time,
The war grounds in the market place,
The war grounds in your mind,
And politics is just a TV show to distract you bastards,
Hey look at me,
And make you feel like you were, what,
Heard,
These shepherds are profiting off of our disasters,
Corporate puppets,
All of these people are just actors,
To make it seem like your free,
When your just the pawns and useful idiots of corporate slave masters,
The faster that you wake up,
The sooner the you will realize that our over-consumption time is up,
Yeah welcome to the desert of the real,
Track Name: 1 More
Neighbors on a rock thats floating through space,
Neighbors on a rock and we can't get away,
But don't you just wish you had at least one more of these,
Maybe just one more of these,

From the womb to the tomb,
From now since birth,
Theres no life without this mother earth,
We talk so much about freedom and such,
But we claim our freedoms at the expense
of the systems that support us,
Thats why so many people think she should abort us,
But maybe this is just an awkward phase,
and time will help conform us,

You know that terra should have been firma
When she was raisin that child,
And maybe Gia should of aimed higher,
when she was sleeping around,
And all of these humans made from clay,
The dust of the ground,
Are put to work like beast of burden,
Only lubrication is the sweat from their brow,

Neighbors on a rock thats floating through space,
Neighbors on a rock and we can't get away,
But don't you just wish you had at least one more of these,
Maybe just one more of these,

The heart of the earth,
Brought us rebirth,
Gave us a chance,
We must make it work,
The earth is beating so loud,
It's telling us now it's alive,
It takes integrity to to take responsibility,
The heart of the earth is beating so loud,
It's telling us now,
To take is to shape,
Pleasure and pain are both aspects of the real thing,
Spirituality,
Take me up there with you,

Neighbors on a rock thats floating through space,
Neighbors on a rock and we can't get away,
But don't you just wish you had at least one more of these,
Maybe just one more of these,

I always need just 1 more,
It's insatiable desire that has no cure,
Endless relentless attraction,
It's like I can't get no satisfaction,
And I can't break the bonds made in this chemical reaction,
Without any fraction of affirmative action,
I can gain any traction with these distractions,
These abstractions requires subtraction,
Endless or end this unneeded transaction,
I need an extraction so I can cut it out,
And can bring about the change that I speak about,
A division with precision yo with out a doubt,

Play by the rules dummy,
While you keep actin funny,
I'll be stackin money,
Attracting honeys,
My life is all about the Benjamins 10's and 20's,
These rims and gun's young sunny,
When you gunna comprehend,
Get your own stack of big bens,
Go get those ends and party with your friends,
Get what you can out of life before it ends.

This man shall not live for bread alone,
For shallow pursuits of golden throwns,
Cars mini mansions and homes, other things to own,
I'm livin for eternity and certainly I might just be alone,
But when I'm in community of unity I'm always home,
I'm holding on to nothing so theres nothing to loose,
I'm answering to no one so theres nothing to prove ,
And what the fuck about you,
What you gunna do when the bill is due,
And the cost is just too much for you,

You try to front,
You try to make it about the way,
The way you like to pay,
Hiding in the parts you play,
But you cannot run,
You cannot stay,
The truth will just catch up one day,
The truth will just catch up one day,
Track Name: Tick Tock
Tick tock you don't stop,
Tick tock you don't quit,
Keep on,
Tick tock you don't stop,

A black hood and a golden razor,
Cut it through the bullshit I do,
I move with so much flavor,
Who knows what will happen to you,
Well now come on baby,
Before you can you walk you must crawl,
Your gunna fall,
These miracles that seem so crazy,
You think your a know-it-all,
Right now and I don't mean maybe,
Your about to hit the wall,

We fall,

I consider just living like this,
I can't sit here just living like this,

Wouldn't you like to know,
Maybe,

I told you the gold explodes you from inside,
Corrodes and erodes your egoic pride,
Till it finally died when you finally tried,
let go of your fear and embrace the ride,

Can we make it better,
Can we if we try,

I consider just living like this,
I can't sit here just living like this,

Can we make it better,
Can we if we try,

Tick tock you don't stop,
Tick tock you don't quit,
Keep on,

So your an ascetic pacifist,
What you gunna do when your ass gets kicked,
And whats tragic is,
If you fail to plan then you plan to fail,
then who's left to pay off your bail,
Who's left to set off your sail,
Who's left to unveil your tail,
In pursuit of grails,
We inhale and exhale this trail
Track Name: David of the Baphomets
I gotta prayer that'll make you theres now,
Beneath sepulchers,
Raise your entrails as an offer,

In my sight I was born,
To bring death at the footsteps of your home,
Tonight,
I have sewn,
All the hair and crooked nails,
That you all have worn,
While your wife,
Sits at home,
I plant the venom,
Because she needs it so,

Day of the Baphomets,
I AM,
Drown me in wisdom,
I got that gift so I give them,
freely from this 3rd eye phenomenon,
Seeking reaching teaching to assimilate metatron,
The tetragrammaton,
Transrational baby,
Not like shamans in the amazon,
Your grandfather is dead,
Your link to your ancestors is gone,
Tarred and feathers links are severed,
Off with their heads,
If you see a buddha on the path your supposed to kill him right,
Thats what I did,
I took his book of wisdom and memorized every page,
And now I quote it town to town and people think I'm a sage,
This aint just Californian style this shit is all the rage,
Not just fake it man we make it more then just a phase,
Check it out,
4 quadrant decision making,
Pre -Trans distinctions,
non-dual perspective,
Man what ever gets you thinking,
transcending and including,
all stages, states, lines, and types,
Whatever feels right to help you get reborn tonight,

I AM the reason for your missing child,
They might be home but there's no trace,
Under your pillow I have left a spine,
Oh the things we do when you're away,
I saw the message that you wrote in the sand,
Dismembered hints that carve away,
The anesthetic of your gospel said,
Put a muzzle on the lamb,
Put a muzzle on the lamb,

Give me one page,
Give me one page,
Make it blank,
Mace that I leak will rain,
Give me one page,
Give me one page,
Make it blank,
Race I inflict,
Your way,
Maybe one day you'll stop and realize,
The thought that you serve is dead,
Give me a page,
Give me a page,
Make it blank,
Nothing you own is safe,

WTF
Kundalini rising up the spine,
Now I watch the mind link a stream go by,
How I roll
Kosmocentric realization,
But i'm here with you in the situation,
Playing my role,
Disconnected,
Resurrected,
New perspective,
Self control with a brand new goal,
Writing brand new scrolls,
Based on your strolls down rabbit holes.
If you ain't got no game,
Can't recognize game,
You're immature,
If you're so god damn lame,
Can't recognize game,
Then mother fucker theres the door,
You know I make these hits just for the Integrally informed,
The ones who took the red pill and who never will conform,
Form is emptiness,
And emptiness is bliss,
Through form were fully informed about this,
Nothingness,
How can you resist,
This always already,
You can't,
Not even when your distracted by something petty,
Like this
Track Name: In Silence
I AM the infinity manifested in time,
Check me out,
Revealing my self through rhyme,
Inevitable Artist Method ,
You wish you would have said it,
And in a way you did ,
Cause we are one kid,
These are voices of you,
Not just voices of youth,
Most words pollute,
But these refresh,
Cause these words are fresh,
They're fresh off my head,
Reflecting a consciousness with words that all too often go unsaid,
I've been working on a co creation in an nation totally out of control,
We gotta get focus gotta get organized or our denise will soon unfold.
We got all these maps and plans in our hands,
Helping people understand the light is for,
If we can't come together with a plan then the future will be asking
Man what'd the fuck did you hide this for,
Man why the fucked you buy this for,
What in the world have we left for our kids,
Is there a future where any one lives better,
Brother there better be,
It's made by We,
You and ME,
There is no manifest destiny,

In silence nature takes it violent course,
We try and we can do little to stop the force,

I AM that force of nature ok,
So get on my side or get out of my way,
I'm taken responsibility for the creation of my life everyday,
I'm changing the entire world with every single word I say,
Philosopher king,
And everybody knows this,
I'm bringing you the gnosis,
I got the sickest flows like runny noses,
I understand the buddha diagnosis,
The whole world is suffering from a case of mass hypnosis,
I am the digital antidote analogued for massive doses,
Download for free,
Burn cd's,
And give it to everyone you know this is the bomb,
So please,

In silence nature takes it violent course,
We try and we can do little to stop the force,

I want you to know,
No amount of positive intentions can compete with harmful actions,
Positive thinking is only good if it results in positive action,
If you doubtful about this here is a test,
Get yourself a bottle of poison,
Take a few swigs,
And think happy thoughts,
Shhh the secret,
And let me know how that works out for you,

My point is this,
It's time to be responsible for our actions,
Be the change that we want to see and live by example,
Enough with this vague poetry and the talk,
Let see some real revolutionary action,
Put your time and money where your mouth is,

In silence nature takes it violent course,
We try and we can do little to stop the force,

But if your serious you'll do more then just talk about it
Track Name: Art Revolution
Ooo WE can We can,
Demand,
Out of your audio Ooo,

In the republic Plato wrote,
Let me write the songs of a nation,
And I care not who makes it laws,
Let us give this some though,
Perhaps take a moment pause,

This art is a part of a start of a revolution,
Do you wanna be a part of the problem or the solution,
We gotta be otta be able to see,
That there is no other way on the table to be,
And what there calling freedom isn't actually free,
Go to work,
Watch TV,
And now for your regular scheduled programing.

If you wanna break the trance,
Do more then just dance,
You should take a stand and think about how we treat these,
Other people animals plants and trees,
Sheeple justify their actions after the fact,
But WE are responsible for how we act,
WE plan apply a method and apply it with tact,
We are open to criticism open to facts,
We are open and hopin' the world will grow up and relax,
Lets develop good habits and never relapse,
Theres no time to wait,
It's already begun to collapse,

The weight is to great and our states out of date,
In the pockets of the corporations legislating taste,
Green's the new red,
In the land of free speech,
Arrested for what you just said,
Can you proof that your not guilty,

Well It don't matter none there won't be no trial,
It's says your a terrorist right here on this file,

This cultures a factory,
Don't step out of line,
And post it online,
Big brother is watching,
And listening for certain,
Yeah you better be a good little beast of burden,

My fellow americans,
The american dream,
Dream dream,
Sacrifice (Kick back) and struggle,
That dream,
That american dream,
(Kick back)
My poor fellow people,
Sheeple asleeple, (kick back)
Hypnotized by corporations and the steeples, (kick back)

Tetra arising

And now is the time to rise,
Ride this new tide,
And watch divisive nationcentric ideas die,
Those flags can not longer fly,
WE will change IT ,
YOU and I,

Not with fire and gasoline,
WE cant make peace with war machines,
WE will change things by example,
With the knowledge,
Heres a sample,
Nobodies ever been born integrally informed,
So a natural growth hierarchy has got to be an understood norm,

With collective individualism,
We're developing a synthesis,
Where the system supports the growth and development of the individual,
And the individual supports the growth and development of the system,

Tetra Arising - you know that's right.

Any nation that doesn't have a fair (rational)
Decision making process as it's foundation,
Is basically just a plantation,
And probably built on invasion,
And probably bent on inflation,
They say that its run by masons,
I bet if we just have patients,
We could right a new proclamation,
How about a declaration,
Of interdependency,
With Interconnected intersubjective reliability,
Balancing both the positive and the negative liberty,
Managing and distributing with sustainability,
And we don't need a ruling economic class of elates,
We can make sure that at lest everyone has enough to eat.
WE have the knowledge and the power to do this now,
It's just a matter of bring it up from the underground,
But maybe you scholars,
Getin dollars,
Are thinking of it as bringing it down,
I get that
Track Name: Ripples
I've been thrown into this world with hypocrites and idiots,
Now we get down to the nitty gritty it's,
Insidious big willys with the cheese,
It's not about needs,
It's all about the will to power and greed,
What you really know about the cycle of suffering,
I AM just wondering,
Are you really free,
Be here now with a plan,
Let the world understand,
What it means to be,
An emcee,
Overman,
Underwater,
Baptizing your fathers,
In the womb of your mother,
Eclipsing the sun,
When you get into this synthesis,
In that very instant,
We are not 2 we are one,
Integrally informed,
Metasapien born,
Sworn to penetrate deep,
And make time to morn,
Even with the highly adorned,
Sheep deep asleep snoring,
Sawing trees,
Counting those Z's,
Some might think these,
Are beneath me.
But I would teach anyone willing to learn,
It the ones who think they know who's idols will burn,
If your open,
You will know me as bliss,
But if your closed minded,
Then you'll meet the abyss,
I think you overstand,
Catch my drift,
Get the gist,
With a twist,
In that way we co-exist,
Stay focused,
Keep your eyes on the prize,
Your head in the game,
You change the world,
It will never be the same,
We're skippin stones on the pond of eternity,
And watching the ripples collide,
I abide,
And tried to change the tide,
But I might just be along for the ride,
I hope it's smooth sailing,
What are you gunna do about it
Track Name: The End
Joseph Campbell:
"This is it,
This is it and if you don't get it here you won't get it anywhere,
And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life,

There's a wonderful formula that the Buddhists have for the Bodhisattva.
The Bodhisattva, the one whose being (sattva) is illumination (bodhi), who realizes his identity with eternity and at the same time his participation in time. And the attitude is not to withdraw from the world when you realize how horrible it is, but to realize that this horror is simply the foreground of a wonder and come back and participate in it. 'All life is sorrowful' is the first Buddhist saying, and it is. It wouldn't be life if there were not temporality involved which is sorrow. Loss, loss, loss.

You have to say yes to it, you have to say it's great this way. It's the way God intended it.

History is a nightmare from which I AM trying to awake, and the way to awake from it is not to be afraid, and to recognize that all of this as it is is as it has to be, and it is a manifestation of the eternal presence in the world. The end of things always is painful. Pain is a part of there being a world at all. Realize that this horror is simply the foreground of a wonder and come back and participate in it.

Come back

And participate in it."


In this Excruciating,
Illuminating,
Exhilarating,
Ever-reborn and ever-fading,
Frustrating,
Elated play in which where playing,
At updating and penetrating,
Through demonstrating,
What we're saying,
We're ready and waiting,

When I can't deal with this pain anymore,
I have to let it go,
And I can't deal with this shame anymore,
I hope it doesn't show,

And you can dance at my funeral,
If you don't like it you should move,
Celebrate the pain in the grove,
I do,
All is impermanent,
Maybe you heard of it,
But we're out here living it out,
All without a self,
No doubt,
This life is yours to make it,
So go ahead and create it,
Let it be and let it out,
Let it out,
And let it go,
The best things in life you can't hold,
The simple and the subtle undefinable moments,
Are worth more then gold,

It's the end again,
I shed my skin again,
But I'm still alive and spittin' this hot venom,
It gets written again,
I waited then debated and upgraded
Got my shadow integrated again,
If not for my friends,
The ones who got my back,
I could never be prepared for act,
Action,
Traction,
Begin,

I can't fully plan or freestyle my life,
But I just might,
Find a symbiotic balance between both tonight,
With my growth insight,
I'll redefine whats right,
Calm the urge to take flight,
I'll stick around and fight,
To change the giest of ziet,
Change the mind of time,
Finding shanty in the chaos till the chaos is fine,
These lessons stay on my mind,
And they change me forever,
They hurt my heart,
But they make me better,
I awoke unfettered,
But these insertional shackles are all that I've ever known,
And now I'm not sure where I should go,
I've been blinded by these binary extremes I've been shown,
And when in Rome,
I'm just feelin' sick for my home,
But there's no place to hide,
I'm committed to this moment,
Even though it kinda hurts don't it,
But I still feel so grateful to have been shown it,

Come back,
And participate in it

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