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I cannot help my thoughts

I mean, I can help them
but not continuously
not all the time

I don’t have some kind of
thought filter
that works all the time

Mine’s kind of this

It lets everything

And it operates
by power
of association

Sure, there are habits
Healthy practices
Grooves I groove
to smoothe

There’s this relationship thing

This relationship thing
I picked up from

“God is like a husband,” some say, or,
“Take God as your lover…”

I prefer to see my husband
as the worldly manifestation
of my personal interface to
God as fleshly lover

But God is so much more than lover
There’s worldly manifestation
of my personal interface
of God as Mother, my moms and other moms
of God as Father, my dads and other dads

There’s a lot to it

God as friend… I like that…
God as friend.

So I’m hoping this relationship
this friendship with God,
is helping me get through my thoughts
without guilt
just letting them slip by
or using the ones that have good use

We can cherry pick
That’s the thing these aphorisms have
tended to forget

We can cherry pick

We can take the best
from everything
and take the worst cautions
as just cautions
a kind of cautionary scaffolding
as we build the honed reality
everyone would like to see

(There’s discernment
and then there’s discernment
based on new revealed lessons

Don’t forget the new stuff

For me much old stuff
is new stuff

Don’t forget the old stuff

Or forget
only what’s useful
to forget

Or juxtapose
only what’s useful to

What has utility
What lets you
the corners

You know what?

The best thing is

The best thing is
creates your actions.

Can your actions
create your thoughts?

I mean, that’s where you’ve worked it all out, yeah?

That’s the best way
to express intent,
well-considered action

Sure, I’d like some kind of capacitor
filter, whatever-thingie
to take irritating spikes
out of my mind

But God, ifn we do have this here friendship thingie
I’m-a-thinkin’ that You can be that capacitor-filter

Take this here Advaita
and do some manipulations
so what cascades
is pretty smoothy groovy

Smoothy groovy loving-kindness

~ Lady

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