Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Interesting The Classroom

Interesting The Classroom

Interesting the classroom where God says,

“Forget all that you think you know about Me.”

That way some real knowledge might dawn.

            This reminds me of a passage by Walt Whitman, another poetic genius. “This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem…” Whitman and Hafiz are telling us to forget what others have said are the Truths of this world, and create our own. If you can hear your own soul speaking, what truer knowledge is possible to behold?

            This song, though unrelated to what is discussed here, is a love tune and I cannot get enough of it today, so I’m sharing it here.

Grow Old With Me, Tom Odell

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