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North American Dreaming: Ego

William Burkholder's poem says that we can escape from ego's self-serving tower into enlightenment.

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Imprisoned as we Are in ego’s self-serving tower, we are still capable of experiencing enlightenment, says William Burkholder’s poem.
The ego lies, telling me that 1 am far greater than I am. The ego is greedy, nudging humility aside.

It stands high atop a self-serving tower looking down, creating a crystal blue world that says,
"Look at me! I am all that, screw humility!"

I step back and away from that dark view,
for I am nothing in the larger terms of life and enlightenment.

My weak words only lightly scratch the surface of the deeper meanings of this life. 1 know nothing in the form of the true sub macro mindset; my acts are that of the micro. Ape like instinct reacting to situations. 1 am no better than the next one in the cage.

We are all, trapped by baggage trapped by memory. My lessons will not be the lesson of my neighbor.

Each to our own experiences and realizations. Self-deception the weapon that blinds us to the truth of things.

We are all good, all soulful, sanctified in each breath drawn,
blessed to see with reassessment’s eyes,
a slight flame, a flicker at the torch of enlightenment.


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