by Nick Andrea
It is unpopular to tell the truth to the world about outward forms –
That they are impermanent, insubstantial, and empty;
It is unpopular to tell the truth to the world about ambitions –
That all titles, accolades, and achievements fade;
It is unpopular to tell the truth to the world about salvation –
That all dogmas, fixed paths, and closed-minded traditions are shields to the
neurotic human because she doesn’t actually know a thing;
It is unpopular to cast off all fixed definitions of self –
a painter, a mother, a doctor, a Catholic, a Buddhist, a Humanist.
It is unpopular to reveal the emptiness in the glamor of being someone special –
a CEO, a rockstar, and supermodel.
It is unpopular to disclose the myth about happiness –
That all pursuits, path, and methods to achieve it utterly fail to do so.
It is unpopular to show the people that everything they want is already inside of them.
But hey, someone’s gotta do it.