by | Mar 25, 2021 | Philosophy

Philosophy is to culture
As science is to the world
Each era takes us to the edge
Each era producing pearls

From nothing but love of wisdom
Philosophy came forth
Socrates, Plato, Aristotle
Concretized its worth

The spoken word gave access
Ideas from one mind to another
The written word gave longevity
A proud and happy mother

Philosophy gave structure
Creating context where it could
Shape and form for arguing
Debating, if you would

Now parallel it to science
With intellect in pursuit
Of the thing*(1) and that beyond it
Always expanding each hidden truth

The world provides evidence
Of things we need to know
Like charades, a hint
Hoping the obvious will show

But sometimes our fixations
With minutiae and detail
Causes us to miss the point
And leads us off the trail

We’re stuck now in our worldliness
We are factions well divided
Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims*(2)
Contexts our culture has provided

The ego holding sway
As each the other see as wrong
Instead of seeing the power
Of the written word as strong

In the beginning, there was the word
The word, it was with God*(3)
The Greeks helped give us meaning
Religion’s set us at odds

As more and more participate
In ‘Mindfulness’ as practice
The debris that clouds our development
Will lead us to a new Axis

Unfortunately, for some . . .
The gargoyles at the gate
Who represent status quo
They’ve sealed their stubborn fate*(4)

Those who hold, the end will come
As some believe is so
Their belief will soon materialize
But at last, they’ll never know

Evolution thus of humankind
Will take a sudden turn
Our natures will be realized
But it’s a lesson hard to learn

As you reap, you sow
Hints along the way
That creation is a process
And we’re part and parcel of the play



*(1) “of the thing and that beyond it” The ‘thing’ refers to whatever is
being investigated and it usually leads to the thing after.

*(2) “Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims” Christians are included in this grouping
as having created a cultural mindset.

*(3) “The word, it was with God” The definition Deepak Chopra gave us suits
me, it goes something like: GOD is an acronym for generating, organizing
and delivering, in other word, creative organizing intelligence.

*(4) “They’ve sealed their stubborn fate” this stanza pains me to say; but
if humanity is to survive, with the health of the earth in tact, those who
are standing for its destruction will actually only destroy themselves.

Could it be that all the bad health leading to death is not just caused by
the food industry adulterating our foods, or our poor choices or lack of
education; but has been created [creative intelligence] as a way to take
out offending forces.

Linda Brady

Linda Brady

Grandma Linda is a squigily peg in a square hole. Her poetry is aimed at moving the world to love, unity and perfect margaritas. And after years of perfecting the art, she has the skill to paint a better world and make it so.

When she is not serving customers, gazing at rocks, or visiting her grandchildren Linda is writing poetry. And even during all the above activities she has been known to write still.

– Zackary (self proclaimed “Favorite Grandson”)