wind, you are resolved today-

and i hear you.

you will no longer hold our secrets for us,

and i understand.

they have weighed on you heavily

kept you from moving as freely

inspired rage in the gusts we feel

and i feel you.

your pain sweeps across my neck

and am again reminded:

you were once in movement with



to practice noble speech¹, one must practice precision.

¹i have some problems with this definition of noble speech, particularly around the idea that one only speaks words that are acceptable to others but it’ll work for now. how precise is that ;) 

the inverse of each statement holds true as competition (i.e. why them?/ why me?; i deserve.../ i don't deserve; etc.)

our thoughts and feelings work together to trigger and reify competition within ourselves. competition is just our overstimulated need for self preservation- it is our ego, our trauma and our internalization of the system.

how can i break down my conditioning towards competition? 

  • note to self: this is comparing/ competitive mind as often as i observe it.
  • repeat to self what i already understand but do not consistently act with: everyone deserves self preservation and happiness.
  • contextualize my reactions: what triggered my reaction of competition? where did i feel it? what trauma/pain/conditioning is attached to it?
  • practice loving-kindness meditation to affirm one’s self and community.
  • weaken perception of scarcity by strengthening generosity: more sharing, more listening, more presence.
  • participate in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow capitalism! ;)