29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 66

66. Adulthood Earthseed is adulthood.It’s trying our wings,Leaving our mother,Becoming men and women. We’ve been children,Fighting for the full breasts,The protective embrace,The soft lap.Children do this.But Earthseed is adulthood. Adulthood is both sweet and sad.It terrifies.It empowers.We are men and women now.We are Earthseed.And the Destiny of EarthseedIs to take root among the stars. ∞ = Δ
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 61-65

61. What others say Beware:All too often,We sayWhat we hear others say.We thinkWhat we’re told that we think.We seeWhat we’re permitted to see.Worse!We see what we’re told that we see.Repetition and pride are the keys to this.To hear and to seeEven an obvious lieAgainAnd again and againMay be to say it,Almost by reflexThen to defend itBecause we’ve said itAnd at last to embrace itBecause we’ve defended itAnd because we cannot admitThat we’ve embraced and defendedAn obvious lie. ...
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 56-60

56. When vision fails When vision failsDirection is lost. When direction is lostPurpose may be forgotten. When purpose is forgottenEmotion rules alone. When emotion rules alone,Destruction…destruction. ∞ = Δ 57. Self is Self is.Self is body and bodilyperception. Self is thought, memory,belief. Self creates. Self destroys. Selflearns, discovers, becomes. Selfshapes. Self adapts. Self invents itsown reasons for being. To shapeGod, shape Self. ∞ = Δ 58. Immortal Life Take comfort...
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 51-55

51. Purpose unifies us PurposeUnifies us:It focuses our dreams,Guides our plans,Strengthens our efforts.PurposeDefines us,Shapes us,And offers usGreatness. ∞ = Δ 52. Make Peace To make peace with others,Make peace with yourself:Shape GodWith generosityAnd compassion.Minimize harm.Shield the weak.Treasure the innocent.Be true to the Destiny.Forgive your enemies.Forgive yourself. ∞ = Δ 53. Do the impossible We can,Each of us,Do the impossibleAs long as we can convince ourselvesThat it has...
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 46-50

46. Do not worship God Do not worship God Inexorable GodNeither needs nor wantsYour worship.Instead,Acknowledge and attend God,Learn from God,With forethought and intelligence,Imagination and industry,Shape God.When you must,Yield to God.Adapt and endure.For you are Earthseed,And God is Change. ∞ = Δ 47. Unenlightened Self-Interest Beware:At warOr at peace,More people dieOf unenlightened self-interestThan of any other disease. ∞ = Δ 48. Hidden within Change God is ChangeAnd hidden with...
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 41-45

41. Death DeathIs a great Change—Is life’s greatest Change.We honor our beloved dead.As we mix their essence with the earth,We remember them,And within us,They live. ∞ = Δ 42. We have lived before We have lived before.We will live again.We will be silk,Stone,Mind,Star.We will be scattered,Gathered,Molded,Probed.We will liveAnd we will serve life.We will shape GodAnd God will shape usAgain,Always again,Forevermore. ∞ = Δ 43. To benefit your world To shape GodWith wisdom and foretho...
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 36-40

36. We give our dead We give our deadTo the orchardsAnd the groves.We give our deadTo life. ∞ = Δ 37. Darkness gives shape DarknessGives shape to the lightAs lightShapes the darkness.DeathGives shape to lifeAs lifeShapes death.The universeAnd GodShare this wholeness,EachDefining the other.GodGives shape to the universeAs the universeShapes God. ∞ = Δ 38. Chaos ChaosIs God’s most dangerous face—Amorphous, roiling, hungry.Shape Chaos—Shape God.Act. Alter the speedOr the direction o...
Folksonomies: earthseed
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 31-35

31. Sculptor and Clay As wind,As water,As fire,As life,GodIs both creative and destructive,Demanding and yielding,Sculptor and clay.God is Infinite Potential:God is Change. ∞ = Δ 32. Your teachers Your teachersAre all around you.All that you perceive,All that you experience,All that is given to youor taken from you,All that you love or hate,need or fearWill teach you—If you will learn.God is your firstand your last teacher.God is your harshest teacher:subtle,demanding.Learn or die. ∞ =...
Folksonomies: earthseed
Folksonomies: earthseed
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 21-30

21. What a living world will demand There is no endTo what a living worldWill demand of you. ∞ = Δ 22. Earthlife We are Earthseed. We are flesh—self aware,questing, problem-solving flesh. We are thataspect of Earthlife best able to shape Godknowingly. We are Earthlife maturing, Earthlifepreparing to fall away from the parent world.We are Earthlife preparing to take root innew ground, Earthlife fulfilling its purpose,its promise, its Destiny. ∞ = Δ 23. A Phoenix In order to riseFrom i...
Folksonomies: earthseed
Folksonomies: earthseed
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 11-20

11. The Paradox Why is the universe?To shape God. Why is God?To shape the universe. ∞ = Δ 12. A Tree A treeCannot growIn its parentsʼ shadows. ∞ = Δ 13. The Destiny of Earthseed Destiny of EarthseedIs to take root among the stars. ∞ = Δ 14. Consequences To get along with God,Consider the consequences of your behavior. ∞ = Δ 15. Power Struggles All strugglesAre essentiallypower struggles.Who will rule,Who will lead,Who will define,refine,confine,design,Who will dominate.All strug...
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