Greedy for the Future

I’m greedy for the future
I don’t know how to be
All I’ve ever known
Is my reality

And it can’t travel forward
It only travels back
I’m greedy for the future
I must get off this track

I must get off this train
I must do something rarely done:
Regenerate the brain

But no, not I that does it
I’m as good as dead
I am just an image
Forming in the head

I am just the messenger
I am chicken-scratch
Perhaps if I can read the signs
My egghead will hatch

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Not without some ‘pecking’ from the inside!

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The Work you speak of…

Perhaps you should say more about this work, and why you’re confident that you’re not just doing the same old thing in a sparkling new way.

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Who brought in ‘confidence’?

K said famously, “ a confident man is a dead human being”.

I humbly agree.

If you’re not confident that the “work” you’re doing is the right thing to do, you can’t do it wholeheartedly.

Are yor sure you’re not just buying time by doing this work?

If the seeing is the doing, and you can’t see clearly enough to be done with doing, wouldn’t it make more sense to do nothing and let the mud settle until there’s clarity enough to see this work for what it is?

No, you are anxious and excited about the future. Greed runs our lives daily.

Greed is, I should maximize my pleasure. That doesn’t go with the teachings which says be passively aware of the movement of the self without wishing to change it.




An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth: “Many … attach to competition the stigma of selfish greed” (Henry Fawcett).

[Back-formation from greedy.]

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