Welcome to the Peaceful Poet
This experience is designed like a book, it has a beginning and an end and it’s like traveling through another human’s mind. But because the internet gives us infinite possibility for creativity, I’m using many different mediums to create a new experience, modeling life; so, I left a wake in the middle and I’m going to spiral it through time.
The purpose is to share with the world everything I’ve learned about how to create peace of mind but more specifically, it's about transforming fear into creativity.
I have a simple liberal arts degree. In liberal arts in order to prove that you’ve learned something new you have to be able to write what you’ve learned back down in your own way as a means to add more to the conversation. Except, Liberal Arts has a tendency to leave love out of there equation. It’s important because when you understand something so well that you begin to truly love it, your voice will turn into song.
And so, in reverse order, I give you everything that I know, but since I never learned how to play an instrument, this Ballad is set to the rhythm of one long stream of consciousness split into a trinity just for fun. Then in plain language I’ve written an outline for a presentation and finally I’ll introduce the resources that we’re most important for my understanding. The thing is, everyone has to have there own revelation, and with every new revelation comes a unique expression.
The Peaceful Poet is mine.
I’ve never written a poem that beats to the rhythm of my soul before
But that’s the point of life isn’t it?
To leap and expand into something more.
This is a message for all people,
all people who have
anxiety and believe it will never leave
for the depressed whose past has cast a shadow so great that they’ve grown deaf to their souls dance,
This for all people who carry anger, hate, and jealousy, who want to be
This for all people that have left their country and came home to discover the real meaning of social conditioning
and are interested, above all, in reverse engineering it
I’m here to tell you, that we can. With a little new understanding and the will
to resolve our problems
that we can grow conscious, and dissolve them.
So afraid of the culture that I was raised,
I left and embarked on a 2600 mile crusade
into and over the mountain
away away away
hoping that I’d find a new way to be.
So now, let me formally introduce myself
my friends call me Brunch,
and that name came to me
as a reflection of this insecurity
“ready crack of”
Brunch - my cousin said to me
as I was the last hiker to leave my tent
blistered, battered, full of fear
but all I could here was
Brunch - “a man missing opportunity”
And with just a pack, I walked on
day after day after day for 139 days
until the end came and I did not recognize myself
I’d become light, I’d become light, I’d become light
with the presence of the moment
growing slowly, diligently, like the stillness of a tree,
I could now see that peace and worth and equality are located inside of me.
Then when I came back to the bay, I brought my glow, ready to participate in society
again but it wasn’t long before I became dimmed by lights of the smartphones that run a brim.
Quickly I was reminded that I had bills to pay
and soon anxiety came from within, and depression too,
a combination that does not leave much room to move.
And as those walls closed on me from within
one question rang through.
How could a man who walked the length of the country be so afraid of the people and culture he was raised?
And so I present to you all this - a collection of all that I’ve learned.
Because in order to discover where our worth is
we have to discover our depth.
And depth is created with angles.
This is my angle, the way i’ve come to see how to transform insanity
into peace and creativity
But really, it’s just a grand thank you, note
to all the angels that came before me
Thank you, Byron Katie for showing me how to live without my story
Thank you, Bruce Lipton for showing me that evolution is something greater than just chance and competition
Thank you, Eckart Tolle for show me how to recognize my ego
Thank you, Heart Math for showing me that when we live our joy we gain access to our highest capacity for thinking
Thank you, Busting Loose for teaching me how to choose abundance
and I want to thank you my mother, father, friends and other family
for supporting me along the way
to become comfortable getting here and now
to say these words.
The truth of the matter is that peace on planet earth will not come until every individual, chooses it for themselves, first.
And, that the real problem is not that 1% of the population own the majority of the wealth, it’s the fact that the majority of the population think that wealth is found in things, jobs, and notches on our belt.
As long as this influence of money pulls on our strings of fear and we continue to believe that our worth is located outside of here, than we will never have peace on planet earth
because the truth is, peace and worth and equality are found inside of me, you and everyone else.
As a result, the most important conscious choice we all will ever make
will be to learn, to choose, to find our joy - now.
And if this is something that you think is worth learning, sit up and get ready for the elation of revelation because I’m about to break it all down
Let’s begin by imagining that two men begin to race
and in the midst of their physical exertion
they have to face
the limits of what they “think” they are capable of
and in that moment,
like an eclipse the shadow of there mind passes in front, suffering begins, until they
see to the other side, where they run on
seeing themselves, different in the now, capable of achieving more than at any other time before.
Growth, progress, innovation all different kinds of self-transformation - a new self awareness is born.
So my angulation is - is evolution sourced from competition or is it the eclipse that creates new awareness? Because, for me, the common definition that I evolve through chance and competition feels incomplete.
If math is the most detailed language that we have to describe the universe, than geometry is its grammar
and like a hammer our revelations come
when we see the fractalized beauty
that is the structure of our reality
because a fractal is defined as an iteration that repeats, discovering more in itself each time
like one cell turns to two and two to four and four to eight and eight into 16 trillion
individual intelligences, life that exists, capable of its own independence
except it doesn’t live on its own, it connects and creates the pattern that forms you, me, every tree and everything else in co-existence.
Is evolution sourced from competition or is it the eclipse that creates new awareness?
Please, do not digress into black and white thinking, because i'm not saying that competition doesn’t cultivate an environment for new thinking - my best analogy is team sport
where the best teams, are the ones that create the greatest harmony
where everyday, like family, they connect,
choosing to see more within each other,
each time they step on the court.
Are you starting to see what I mean? The fractalized beauty? The pattern that keeps repeating?
Did you know that black holes give off a note? A note, a self repeating prophecy, rings through our universe warming it enough for stars to be born! and form a spiral! and since we know that gravity is the shape of space, and that space is infinitely dense, than maybe the masse we see as our mandelbrot reality is just a floating looking glass, reflecting back what we collectively believe.
Is evolution sourced from competition or is it the eclipse of suffering that creates new awareness?
I’m going to get personal because the only religion that I subscribe is that I am alive and self aware, and because I’m alive and self-aware than everything there is to know about life and god, can discovered there. What I’m really doing is searching for is a pattern to build stable logic on
because when I recognize that the notes that my heartbeat repeats, that float into space and form my being, and other people's perception of me than I also have the opportunity to inspire stardom.
And since I know that my highest capacities for thinking come with the note of joy
I have a new responsibility
to imagine the possibility of what the world would look like, if the dominant ideology, that competition spurs evolution changed, and we used our awareness to listen for the note that we can individually be when our collective purpose is harmony
Aren’t we supposed to be on the same team?
Is evolution sourced from competition or is it the eclipse that creates new awareness?
And so, what do you think? Like a blink, you might now see this whole thing is just the physical pattern that love makes.
And if you let it your love revolve back on yourself, first
in your rawest vulnerability, you’ll discover your worth
and then comparisons
stop becoming important,
and the idea that we have to compete to survive,
well, it just so happens that love resolves that too
by dissolving it.
But I digress, this is about peace of mind and if I we're to be so bold to give the whole world advice I'd say this.
Be creative everyday for the rest of your life.
Because you are either growing or you're dying
You are either conscious or your not
You are either creating or your not
and when you are creating you are growing conscious, so that if you run into the walls of negative emotion created by your ego you’ll eventually, creatively, teach yourself how to dissolve them
but I have to say, if you are like me, and became afraid, conditioned to think that creativity is only intrinsically given to a select few, than I have news,
every human being has a song worth singing.
and your song is unique only to you.
and if you can’t hear yours now then it’s only just through the cloud of negative emotion thats poisoning your thoughts with a rhythm that creates incoherent notions.
We can break ourselves out of that story, because emotions are like storm clouds, if you stay present, choosing not to get swept away,
in time, with gratitude, they will be burned up by your awareness, the light that shines
and that cathartic feeling that is so relieving, is like water washing away the weeds, creating new space for you to consciously choose to make that energy
into a new form, with the expression of Joy.
and see if we apply this process,
one fearful emotion at a time,
we will dissolve the walls of our ego, and free ourselves from our fear based mind
and begin our joyful dance to the rhythm of our soul
and again collectively feel whole.
And so, for my grand finale, let’s light up our minds
one more time
with the simplicity of divinity’s fireworks show
when you start suffering,
place your attention at your heart
have gratitude for your negative emotions
while letting your breath be the wind that blows them,
if you do that over and over again,
you’ll be able to consciously reclaim your natural state of joyful abundance
and discover that that process I describe over and over and again
is like a magician’s dance
that transforms negative emotion into
that find more in themselves
each time consciousness streams a new show
through your mind’s eye
I can’t wait to see what you, me and everyone else will make,
when these ideas become internalized.
Remember, the only way any individual can change the world
is if they change their own life, first
and since everyone has to have there own revelation
art is the best way we can transmit the equation
and so please, make art by
organizing your light into packets, that create inspiration.
if enough of us share that
then joy will become the only virus that made the world laugh ,
and if you’re feeling “in spirit”, now
use social media
and share this loving infection