Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille: Summer Solstice


At the beginning of the day on the summer solstice, I leave my body sleeping and walk in dreams to a place I will never see in life. I watch the sunrise through rocks mysteriously stacked long ago and wonder if it was possible that I was there in some form.

Do I have a connection to a time and place I could not possibly have known in my current reality, or do I merely wish that I was more important than I am? Did I once have wisdom and abilities forgotten by the passage of centuries and lifetimes, or am I merely a pathetic creature who wishes there was a possibility that I might not be as utterly hopeless and wretched as I appear?

There was a time when I believed in one God and a single savior. Then came the time that I believed in many deities and no specific savior. At this point, I neither believe nor disbelieve in any specific thing, except that I think the god postulated by most organized religious institutions is a construct created to give adherents carte blanche to behave cruelly.

is there someone there
a powerful entity
or are we alone?

~Cie~


Note:
It is not my intent to belittle anyone's faith. The thoughts I express are mine and mine alone. I neither believe nor disbelieve in any particular deity or set of deities, including the Christian god. My final paragraph is a criticism of the sorts of people who use their religion to behave as intolerant bigots and to cause harm to those who do not adhere to their dogma and edicts.

2 comments:

  1. Agreed, On all counts. Except that I never accepted the Christian dogma. I am, as I have been for many a long year an agnostic with leanings towards atheism.

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    1. I was a devout Catholic until I was in my late teens and became appalled by the behavior of many of the so-called "good Christians" I knew. Then I started questioning big time.
      My son was raised with the freedom to explore whatever religion interested him. He's a devout agnostic.
      I have some beliefs (as I said, I've seen some shit) but I am in no way arrogant enough to claim that I know exactly what the score is.

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