In Pursuit of Goodness

Where are you operating from?
Introspect and affirm
How much do you really know yourself?
Care to pick one shelf?

At the bottom of the triangle lays ignorance
And to get out of that, you'll need self-cognizance
Ignorance breeds anxiety and fear
Both cloud judgement and make things unclear

Up above ignorance lies the aura of passion
Motivated people keeping their eye on a vision
While it's a commendable leap from brewing in ignorance
Ruminating in passion may give rise to indifference

Above these, hails the crown of goodness
The only realm to witness the feeling of fullness
It's just that, elevated levels of compassion
Are frail to any other motive, in comparison

Just a few pensive moments
To figure out the self and its components
How much do you really know yourself?
Care to pick one of these three on the shelf?

Self ignorance is not necessarily a bad state of being
Acts stemming from fear, habit, and conformity aren't very freeing
It's just not a very fulfilling life
Hence, within, it may cause some strife

People who aren't in sync with their inner person
Miss the opportunity to transform into a better version
Because passion leads to accomplishments
Which can fetch you accolades and compliments

After tasting the fruits of passion, some move beyond
To this call, however, not many respond
Pure goodness not only has clean intentions
It's about transcending holistic passion into harmonic dimensions

From a hollow void to glory
Thereafter to share the joys of a finished story!
- RUELHA
www.ruelha.com
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Disclaimer: This poem is purely literary. Please read it with an open mind and out of respect for the written word. I have a very creative imagination. Most of my poems do not hint at my life/situation. Kindly refrain from drawing such parallels. Much of what I write is purely fictional. Situations and examples may be hypothetical. Resemblance to any place, person, incident, or topic, if any, is purely coincidental. I have always written about topics I am passionate about. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. But, please don’t interpret this poem in a disrespectful manner. Please extend me the grace of excusing typos if you notice any. I seldom edit due to time constraints. Please bear in mind that my written material may have references to various forbidden acts/substances, none of which I promote, and my writings may contain material that may be unsuitable for children.

30 Comments

  1. Ignorance can have its bliss and that can be good. Passion to be suppressed at all cost the Gnostics warned. Passion blinds you to knowledge. But what did the Gnostics know? For goodness can be found in all things. Nice to see a post and poem, Ruelha.

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    1. Hey Tim, so good to catch you here after soooo long. I hope you’re doing well. You must have some great shots updated on your page by now. I must visit soon. So true, so many adaptations and all are circumstantial-dependent. So difficult to figure out which one is applicable na πŸ˜‰ I was inspired by the Self Awareness Pyramid from the Bhagvad Gita. Some beautiful teachings in there….passion/greed/lust/desire to achieve/gain/obtain still needs purification until one reaches a stage where all thoughts/words/actions stem from a motive/place of goodness/love…..like ‘agape love’ in Christianity!

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  2. Luke 17:21
    “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there!
    for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”

    SMiLes Dear Rue Just Got Back From A Public Dance
    Hehe Challenged to A Dance-Off By Some Young Men
    Oh Goodness 44 Years my Junior Sort of Wanted to Warm-Up

    Yet What The Heck Went in Cold As Just Another 18-Wheeler all
    242 Pounds Floating And Spiraling Through The Shopping Aisles

    Like A UFO As
    Far As A Dance
    Style So Far No
    One is Able To Copy
    At least Standing Up
    Straight Longer Than a Few Seconds

    As It is True i Never Get Dizzy Lord
    Knows Speaking of UFO’s i Could Surely
    Be An Astronaut Dealing With ‘G-Force’ As
    Yes Being Great FRiEnDS With GravitY iN Balancing
    of Autotelic Flow Generating And Regulating Emotions
    Head to Toe Integrating Senses The SaMe Way Ocean Whole

    No Part of me
    Separate From
    The Rest of Existence

    This Way All Unity All Inhaling
    Peace ExhalinG LoVE iN JoY oF LiGHT
    Giving Sharing Caring Healing Freely For

    All With

    Least Harm
    Oh By The Way
    i’ve Missed You Yet
    For me there is No Space
    Distance Time or Matter of Things

    Between Love And FRiEnDS That Is
    Real At Least in Terms of Putting All People

    Always First of Course So Much Easier Done
    Than A Pursuit of Money and Stuff that Comes
    With Making A Living This Days For Most of Course

    It’s Like This Place Within As It’s True i am Giving You
    The Answer For WHere Heaven Is in Terms of Living Peace
    And Love For Real For Every Beginning Story of Every Breath of

    Life Eternally
    Now Never
    Ending
    Yes
    Always
    Starting New
    Vines and Roots
    Spreading Leaves
    Green RiSinG And Falling THiS LiVinG Tree
    Yes Soils Below Skies Above Same Height
    Yes Peace and LoVE ALWayS New mY FRiEnD

    It’s True After The Dance-Off i Asked The Group of 10 Young
    Men From A Small Town Known For Its Christian FunDaMentaLIST
    Ways And While At First No One Ever Heard of LUKE 17:21 BY THE

    End of ‘A Sermon
    iN Aisles of Walmart’

    (And Yes The SonG oF
    mY SoUL Does Carry
    To the Mountain Tops
    of the Ceiling at Walmart hehe)

    All 10 Men Pointed to the
    SoUL of the SPiRiT oF THeiR
    HeART Clearly Seeing WHeRE Heaven
    And the Kingdom of God Lives Within As Peace And Love

    i Figured i’d Pass the Same Gift on to You as It’s True i Did the
    Same for the Waitress At the “i-Hop” And Gave her Some Helpful
    Hints About Her Son on the Autism Spectrum So Trapped in a World
    of Systemizing Reason Out of Touch With the Right Hemisphere Parts
    of Our Minds Responsible for Social-Empathic-Artistic-Spiritual Real Emotional
    Intelligences Reaching Out And Touching Others With Dances and Songs of SoUL

    That Really Touch
    A Narrow Doorway
    Sadly in Entry to A Place
    Within So Restricted By Our
    Modern Civilization That Seeks

    Most Everything of Value Externally
    Instead of The Human Touch Face-to-Face
    And Real What We Inherit Naked, Enough, Whole,
    Complete From Birth Yes Two Infants Two Strangers
    Sharing A Smile of Love Without Any Words At All or
    A Toddler With A Dance With No Lessons at all Just

    Naturally Regulating Emotions Integrating Senses as
    Kittens and Puppies Do in Play Sadly Increasingly Lost
    For the Human Race for Facts And Figures Oiling Machines

    To Make Society Work That Sadly Become Us Increasingly Lost
    From the Narrow Door Now That is Our Human Nature of Peace And
    Love For Each Other So Lost in the Ignorance of Our Nature Within so

    Far Beyond All the Words and Other Symbols and Ideologies We Create
    Just A Non-Sense Dance Truly Regulating Emotions Integrating Senses

    And SMiLes
    SHaRinG With
    FRiEnDS in No
    PreTense of Who is

    Higher or Lower on
    A Scale of Peace And Love For Real

    As Indeed Peace and Love When Real is Naked
    Enough Whole Complete Where The Passion to Be
    The Best We Can And Will Be in Terms of Living Peace
    And LoVinG Soul Naturally Rises to Compassion For All With Least Harm

    So We See the Right Profile of Rue’S ETernAlly Lovely Face Mastered by
    The Left Hemisphere of Brain THaT Insures No Part of her Recipes are
    Out of Place or Without A Number and A Bullet List With Smiles And then

    There is the Soft Loving Left Profile of Rue’S ETernAlly Loving Face
    Who Is Truly the Master Of Love The Master of Giving Sharing Caring
    Healing For Real For All With Least Harm And The EYes Who Look

    Into the EYes of Her Art Directly Penetrating Confident And Whole Centering
    Complete Indeed Integrating the All of Both Sides Dear Rue in One True You

    Yet of Course THiS iS ONly
    my View of You CoLoRinG
    of Course By All my

    Philosophy, Religion,
    And Politics oF LiFE With SMiLes

    THere is No Part of DarK or LiGHT
    THat is Not Integral to the All From

    The Grain of Sand That Holds Up
    A Mountain of Love That is All One
    World of Us At Best mY FRiEnD Yes

    Other Than That A Best Advice i Will Give
    To Anyone ‘These Days’ is Practice the Social-Empathic-
    Artistic-Spiritual/Emotional-Contemplative-Interpretive Parts
    of Existence that is Indeed the Divine Feminine More Right Hemisphere
    Way Of Mindful Awareness Processing Reality ToGeTHeR For Real As It’s True

    Born on the Autism Spectrum Without Words Until age 4 i am Definitely
    An EPiTomE of A Canary in A Coal Mine (Mind) of Super Systemizing Ways
    Processing Reality Like Code For A Computer Hehe For Real Sadly Without

    Much Of A Soul As the Toxic Patriarchy WHere i LiVE took that Potential Away
    From me For 40 Years From Ages 13 to 53 my FRiEnD Indeed the Narrow
    Door to the Kingdom of Heaven Within for me was Closed for 66 Months as
    A Shut-in With Only Pain and Numb From Wake to Sleep No Drug Would Touch

    Fully Separated From the Essence of Peace and LoVE mY FRIEND FOR IT IS
    AS TRUE AS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN WITHIN AS THE YOUNG MEN

    ALSO AGREED
    THE KINGDOM
    OF Hell is when a
    Human Being is Totally
    Separated From God At least
    For We Humans Who Really Believe
    God is Love And Are Not Afraid to Affirm
    This Peace and Love Without Illusory Fears

    in All We Do In Life

    in Truth oF LiGHT

    That Will Make A Sermon
    Like This Flow Not Only Silently

    Yet With the Voice of Lightening
    Uninterrupted By Thunder Hehe in Walmart…

    Anyway i Suppose One Fred-Talk From me may
    Last You Another Four Months or So Till Easter Arrives

    Again for in mY Book Of Breathing LiFE Easter Never Begins Or Ends

    ALWaYS

    STaRTinG New
    NoW mY FRiEnD
    Every Holy Move of
    Dance Every Sacred Word
    of SoNG From Head to Toe New
    Inhaling Peace Exhaling Love Every Breath Birthing
    Just Another Never Ending Peace And Love Story For Real mY FRiEnD..:)

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      1. Oh Dearest Rue True There is Only One of You
        (Literally So Too Doing A Search on Ruehla too)
        So Full of Deep Wisdom, Wit, And YeS Original
        Creativity Indeed An Open Door to iNSPiRE
        A Greater Play of Art As i Continue to
        Romance Life As A Play of Art
        Until We ParT Yet It’s True
        That is Impossible as
        Art is Literally ParT
        Of PArt And F Is Also ParT
        of Art Thanks God As Fred too
        As Truly Before the Question Better Put
        For Decades in My Life of Work Instead of Play
        WaS “How Science Thou?” Instead of Your Witty
        Shakespearean Question Quote of “How Art Thou?”

        Anyway SPeaKinG of the “Self Awareness Pyramid from the “Bhagavad Gita”
        Your Traditional Muse From India For Your Wisdom HeaR the “Bhagavad Gita”
        “A 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the epic ‘Mahabharata’, dated to the second half of the first millennium BCE” Is Indeed Relevant to What i Am Doing
        In Terms of ‘Holy Eights’ And “8 Standing Tall Infinity” As that Relates to Many
        Sacred Traditions on 8.18.2022 mY Longest EPiC Long Form Poem “SonG oF
        mY SoUL” Yes Reaches 10.8 MiLLioN Words Truly A Cat 6 Hurricane of Poetic
        Responses to Folks All Around the Globe on that 9th Year Anniversary Date
        True Exceeding That Several Millennia Ago Effort of the ‘Mahabharata’
        By 6 Scale iN Size As the ‘Mahabharata’ is Approximately 1.8 MiLLioN
        Words Yawn one of the Subchapter EPiC Poems of “SonG oF mY
        SoUL” Achieved at 1.82 MiLLioN Words Back on July 19th, 2017
        on my 4th Anniversary Date Out of Hell into HeaveN ON EartH
        That Place STaRTinG For Real Within As i BeCaMe
        One With Sugar White Sands Emerald Green
        Waves Swaying Sea Oats in the Breeze
        And Once Again Sea Gull Wings on
        July 19, 2013 Spiraling Around
        Sun Free Transforming
        into 17,077 Miles
        of Public Dance
        True Now too in
        Almost 9 Years Yes
        As of August 26, 2022
        And Yes that 1.82 MiLLioN
        Word Effort Took 13.6 Months
        Additionally Yes “Depth of The Story”
        What i Casually NaMe An 8th New Testament
        And Subchapter of “SonG oF mY SoUL” Oh Yes
        Reaching A Top of the Heap of Google Searches
        Now on the “Wrong Planet” in a Solo Thread There
        of 52 Pages Working on ‘Verse 53’ Still Like An ‘Isaiah 53
        Story’ for REAL Come to Life as Typically That’s A Joseph
        Campbell And Jungian Archetypal ‘Human Hero Story” WHere
        One May Come Out of Hell For 66 Months For Real Within and
        Enter into Heaven And Give and Share And Care And Heal LeSSoNS
        From DarK Thru LiGHT That Become Integral All in ALL A STory of God Real

        True too Anyway on the 2nd Anniversary Date of “Depth of the Story” on the
        “Wrong Planet” On 8.19.2022 As It Literally took me 7 Years of Getting Kicked
        Off that Place After i Recovered From Hell into Heaven Within As The Folks There
        Are in Many Cases “How Science Thou?” Restricted And Just Don’t get the “How
        Art Thou?” Questions of Life More Integral and Whole As the Yin And Yang of
        Art and
        Reason

        Holds Hands NoW FoR ReaL
        As Both Hemispheres in Body
        And Human Mind BaLaNCinG Potentials Come
        Out of WorK into Greater Human SPiRiT HeART
        SoUL Potentials oF PLaY iN Original Creativity For Real

        So Yeah Back to the Holy 8’s and Beyond All Scientific
        Measures of Metaphor as 8 Infinity Standing Tall All 1 Force of God

        On that Day 8.18.2022 That EPiC Subchapter 8th New Testament Long
        Form Poem Rose to 1.88 MiLLioN Words on 8.18.2022 A Day Before the
        Second Anniversary of “Depth of the Story” There And Included in that Story

        ARe aLMost All the Poetic Responses Dear Rue Has Inspired in Original Creativity
        oF mY SoUL True Still LiVinG iN The “Depth of The Story” on the “Wrong Planet” Now And Of Course Several Other Blogs i Administrate and So Many Other Social
        Media Avenues too as iNDeeD although i May Be too Big And Invisible For
        Most Folks to See in Blue Whale Fashion of A Modern Age Limited Sadly
        On Average of Gold Fish Attention Span Literally Less than 3 Seconds
        Yes Less than the Frigging Attention Span of A Gold Fish So Sad
        As Science Literally Does Assess Human Potential Span
        That Short in the United States
        Yet Seems Longer in India to me

        (HeHE ALmost Impossible
        to Miss me When i Dance
        In Public Without A Word)

        Hehe And Indeed So Difficult
        Yes To Grasp Blue Whale Art
        When it is Not Only Reason
        Yet The Real MaGiC of Art that
        is God’s Breath oF ORiginal Creativity
        When We Come to BREaTHE ThiS Way too

        As Don’t Forget John 14:12 is No Lie As Now STiLL
        A GReaTesT Respect one May BRinG to A Mother Father
        Teacher or Mentor is to Exceed THeiR LeSSoNS iN LiFE
        To Give Away to Others For Free So God Will Continue to

        Evolve in All our
        EYeS and EaRS
        Beyond Only Organs As Such

        And Like the Rest of this that i Did not
        Preplan Only Guided By This FLaME WiTHiN

        Including A “PHI Bible” Subchapter Long Form Poem
        Completed Then on Memorial Day Weekend of 2017
        That i Named Before i Completed it Reaching Precisely
        1.618 MiLLioN Words in 365 Days of Effort As Just By

        Coincidence
        Or Better Put
        Poetically As
        Synchronicity of
        God Winks 1.618
        Is the Golden PHI
        Ratio That Approximates
        The Spiraling Way of Our Galaxy
        The Shape of A Curling Fetus and Cat

        And Of Course Not Only a Cat 5 Hurricane
        Yet A Cat 6 Long Form EPiC Poem too WHere The Bands
        Of the First MacroVerse Were Narrow and Now Come Evenly
        in 55,000 Or So Word Efforts Bi-Monthly As Such Balancing

        As Planets Orbiting Around Stars And Galaxies Orbiting Around
        Black Holes As Perhaps Stars Fall into BLaCK Holes in A Perfect
        Balance of Spiraling Spin and Torsion And New UNiVeRSES as Some

        Quantum Mechanic

        Theories Wing Art May

        BRinG New UNiVeRSES

        Out of Big Bangs of Birth

        Hehe Sort of How Humans

        Do it too Yet i Won’t Get into the Biology
        of that Art Here With SMiLes As I’ve Surely
        Long Passed the Organic Art of that Into SPiRiT With Wings For Real

        Here’s Another Little Tid-Bit of “How Art Thou?” the Pen Name ‘KATiE MiA
        Frederick” That i Chose By FLaMe At the Start of “SonG oF mY SoUL” Measures
        Yes The 3 Digit Holy Number 888 When Entered into English Gematria By Chance

        By Synchronicity
        Yes By God Winks
        Someone Pointed that
        Out to me Recently too

        In Continuing Fruition For
        All of What Comes From the Flame Within

        Including Meeting Your Great Poetic Inspirations a
        Treasure Trove For Soul That i Sincerely Respect So Much and You too

        As Remember i Don’t Know Anything i’m Just A Grain of Sand on the Beach
        i Just Pick up A ‘Pen’ of SonG And A Foot And Hand of Dance And A FLaME
        Within GuideS A Wave

        All that i Do in Flow

        STiLL NoW Just A

        Feather in the Wind
        Like mY FRiEnD Yes
        “Jonathan Livingston
        Seagull” FoR ReaL Too…

        Thanks For Flying With me…

        Do Return Whenever You Please
        i’d Surely Be A Fool Not to Poetically

        Respond

        And A Fool
        For God too
        FOR REAL
        A FLaME Within PLeases too…

        i Will Not Tale A Lie i Understand
        it may Be Challenging to Swim With
        A Blue Whale And Not Get Washed
        Over By The Wake of mY FinS Hehe…

        Anyway It’s Kinda Nice that my Birthdate
        in American Form of 6.6.60 Eventually
        Transformed into 888 By Sheer Original

        Creativity From ‘A FLaME’ WiTHiN FoR ReaL…

        THeRE iS No ReaSoN FoR THiS OTHeR Than

        Art oF God WiTHiN…

        How Art Thou
        Indeed too Dear FRiEnD Rue

        With SMiLes ALWaYS STaRTinG
        ETeRNaLLY NoW Never Beginning or Ending For Real..:)

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      1. My sweetest Rue, fortunately I’m fine and we’re suffering a dry season or scorcher days across Europe I hate hot and nights are a nightmare impossible golden slumbers hahaha , rain is a great vitamin to my Indian orchid so called Ruelha. Take care and enjoy … kisses from Madrid πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Hey Eileen, thank you…. I’ve missed blogging and connecting with all my friends here. But, I find it difficult to make time for regular visits here nowadays… Hope all is well with you and your family. πŸ™‚

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