Tuesday Poetry……

Self-Knowledge XVII 


And a man said, “Speak to us of Self-Knowledge.”

And he answered, saying:

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.

But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart’s knowledge.

You would know in words that which you have always know in thought.

You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.

And it is well you should.

The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea;

And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.

But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;

And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.

For self is a sea boundless and measureless.

Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather, “I have found a truth.”

Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.” Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path.”

For the soul walks upon all paths.

The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.

The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.

Khalil Gibran 1883-1931

Typical Trump……

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Boastful on the occasion of Memorial Day, President Donald Trump and his Veterans Affairs secretary are claiming full credit for health care improvements that were underway before they took office.

Trump said he passed a private-sector health care program, Veterans Choice, after failed attempts by past presidents for the last “45 years.” That’s not true. The Choice program, which allows veterans to see doctors outside the government-run VA system at taxpayer expense, was first passed in 2014 under President Barack Obama.

After more than 10,000 partial or total lies spoken by DJT since becoming “president”, we all should be fully used to his basic dishonesty. It’s his stock in trade. The majority of Americans know that Trump is an individual that cannot be trusted. He is a pathological liar. A person who believes whatever he has floating around in his cranial cavity is true.

For Trump, whenever he is displeased with the truth, he simply fabricates a story line he believes will make him look good. It has worked well for him all his life and apparently continues to work for him in his political life. Forty plus percent of the voting public continue to support him. Over 90% of republicans think his dishonesty is just peachy.