Can One’s Meditations Influence The World?๐Ÿ™๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ

Once again a mini- wondering has pushed me to the keyboard (not the piano this time). Three hours have passed and here is the result:

Can meditations influence the world?
One darenโ€™t respond
And waits for answers there unlearned;
Through insight, seen, the mystical – alone discerned.

A world? Much to insist upon?
Thereโ€™s misery, the suffering, the evil, the corruption,
And we know that all that we can do is cure our selves.
Purify the flawed and imperfect-ed self
Whose weakness and shortcomings are hard to shelve.

Can little we, alone on cushion, chair or sofa
Offer up this blemished being
To a seeing eye up in the sky
We well nigh canโ€™t be sure of?

Breathing tricks, mantric techniques,
Sound and focussing and other tweaks –
Can each ache jerk a world into a working peace?
Endeavours and experimenting reach long-term
Through reaching in and out the brain?

One hopes.
We see a world that barely copes –
Whose future looks bleak, weak, with tweeting leaders,
Cheeky citizens who leak the latest happenings.

Science tries. The churches try. Social-minded allies too.
But here is little you, sitting as Iโ€™m doing now,
Pondering over โ€˜ifโ€™ and โ€˜howโ€™
Wondering if our meditations are a mediation
Of conciliatory worth
And if they reach the big round earth
With leverage from this average me.
Weโ€™ll speculate a bit – and try, and see!
Can Oneโ€™s Meditations Influenceโ€ฆ?6.16.2019 Our Times, Our Culture II; Arlene Nover Corwin

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