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The wind
Buffets
Stuff
Things
This is the way to
Happiness
Contentment
Meaning
(But Kohelet knew)
Billboards
Radio ads
Television breaks
Product placement
The empty wind
Sometimes
Is all we can hear
But G!D was not in the wind.

Me me me
Look at me I want to
Shake the world
Be famous
Rules do not apply
To me
The world should
Shift
To accommodate
Me
My story
Is the only real
Story
People should shift 
To serve my
Needs
Wants
Desires
Whims
This is the way
I
Think
To
Happiness
Meaning
Blocking our mortality
That
I will die
But G!D was not in the earthquake

To be right
To burn with indignation
To pour scorn on
The wicked
The complacent
The different
To burn the world
With my 
Holiness
Righteousness
Correctness
And if
The fire of my triumphalism
My absolute certainty
Leads to
Hatred
The crushing of
The unbeliever
The Heretic
The burning of the world
What does it matter?
As long as
One burns with
The passion of truth
The ardor of certainty
But G!D was not in the fire.

Hush
Block out 
The whirlwind of
Advertising materialism
Wants
Steady youself against
The cries of
Ego
Self-absorbtion
Being the 
    Big thing
Turn aside from
Certainty
The need to
Always be right
Win the argument
Look down on the other
To rise up by
Crushing others
Down
Remember
We are created 
To be holy
In the Image of
THE HOLY
Pierce the distraction of
Wants
Ego
Desires
Solipsism
Superiority
Listen for
The voice
Of holiness
Of compassion 
Of the Deeper Truth
Which
In fleeting moments
We can only
Glimpse
Work on listening
Learn to see
THE HOLY 
In each
Human
In the whole world
Be attentive
For
After, the still small voice


Remember
We are created
To be holy
In the Image of
THE HOLY
— Seth Oppenheimer

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