Good Faith

To be what I am and not be what I am not –

a challenging if not impossible effort.

The heart has feelings

and wants to be in relation –

a both–and condition,

it leads with submission.

The mind uses logic

and needs to be with science –

an either-or separation,

it transacts with reason.

To be what I am takes balance…

to not be what I am not lives in harmony.

Some treasure what they own

and measure the harvest –

right or wrong is determined by return…

on investment and sincerity.

Some cherish they can share

and flourish with cultivation –

they embrace with compassion and rest…

assured in mercy and love.

I am what I am here and now…  

I am not what I am not again and again.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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