Always strings attached.
Always a hidden catch...to "free."
Always "fine print" just too long to read.
Always a price to pay.
Never quite "free of charge."
Never quite satisfied.
Never quite accomplished.
Never quite happy.
Never a statement of true worth.
Too busy to know....
Too driven to show we've made it.
Too exhausted to show we care.
Too burdened by - having to make a living.
Too sick to enjoy, once we get there...?
It's the cost of a transaction based economy.
All that would make 'me' happy perfectly packaged and marketed. The golden box of dream deceit.
Sold on the notion of freedom and happiness.
Twisted notions of liberty and success.
Oh, how clear it is now!
The dominant society's notions of success are never free.
Never ending embellished lies.
So hard to trust in a world of calculated transactions...
So used to -- how it's been....
So consumed by void promises...
So unconsolable to conceive another way...
There's a price to pay for mainstream happiness and success.
Oh, yes bitter wake up.
Our survival depends on an abstract notion. The pursuit of happiness and success is sold!?
Isn't what makes us happy -- free?
Doesn't true happiness come from love?
Isn't love free!?!
Oh, perplexing human existence.
I want to understand....
What is my existence really about?
If it is about Love, then may I love without holding back. If it is about enjoying my existence, may I live without hesitation. If it is about making dreams a reality, then may I do so without hurting anyone. If it is- all this and more, may I have the courage to live the truth of my existence.
So far what I know about the truth of my existence is that it isn't necessary to chase dreams or accumulate stuff to love and be happy.
Chasing dreams keeps the packaged deceit going.
The packaged deceit is an abstract notion. Nothing more than a piece of paper.
A piece of paper we hope for and sweat over.
Servants of a piece of paper?
Burdened by having to 'make a living.'
Price tag of my existence!?!
Yet, I must earn a living?
Earn my living so I can continue to exist.
Exist to compete with the civilized.
Civilized who wear down mother earth. Civilized who hoard resources and maim and exterminate....
Maybe it is just about how we distribute what is freely given....
That abstract notion, cannot end suffering nor purchase happiness.
If we could end suffering with that abstract notion,
wouldn't we have by now?!?
If not, what's your price-tag to care?
You can't pay me to not care!
True freedom cannot be bought.
Truth cannot be bought.
Faith and God cannot be bought.
Love cannot be bought.
Love doesn't have a price tag nor should my existence!