Get Your Premium Membership

Growing Integrity

Introversion, like strengthening integrity, explores fusing with the Whole which I associate with ego-death whether by colonizing encroachments of Other more powerful, arrogantly unenlightened, predators Or by ego-transmutation creolization rebirth synergetic sacraments of wedding bedding feeding breeding loving win/win compassion And probably some positive and negative, impressive and repressive, flavors and savors of both varieties anxiously anticipating ego-degeneration, Self-emptying under duress and surviving chronic depression, ego critical stress and chronic trauma events. Extroversion, like outflowing exhilaration, celebrates interdependent individuation either against or within Earth's whole open system Which I know as ego-augmentation within a Western straight white male privileged context of anthro-exceptionalism MonoTheistically over against EarthTribe's carnal nature Or PanenTheistically celebrating ego's EarthMothered nurtured holonic spirit And probably some in and out positive and negative Both/And Right hemisphere and Either/Or Left hemisphere introverted ego embracing extroverting ecosystemic interdependence with indigenous wisdom of healthy ego dipolar co-arising wealthy ecosystemic context While EitherMe OrWe introversion without BothMe AndWe integral holon of EarthTribal view veers off toward Lose/Lose despair death depression inevitable ecocide and lack of capacity to thrive, emergent disinterest in surviving While extroversion invites sacred out and inflowing integral Other into panentheistic win/win play to grow our humane/divine interreligious bicamerally interdependent Tao wu-wei.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2022




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this poem. Encourage a poet by being the first to comment.