I understand that selfless service is a key way of working off bad karma. I love doing all kinds of simple work as it helps others and it helps me to remain in the moment and connected with earth and other people. I have always dreamed of working with my body and spirit first, that informed with my mind, can help a small spiritual community. I have been working in the kitchen the past couple of days. One student said he had never seen the pans so clean. I worked for three months in a Greek grocery store between service trips to the Lakota reservation and gained a great appreciation for working with food. There is something very meditative about cleaning dishes, serving and preparing food, and sharing a smile while giving someone something like food. For my whole life, I have been pressured to think, think, think. I want to be, be, be so I can have the mental space to listen, listen, listen, and love, love, love.
Poet: Data, Climate Change, the West, and the Islamic World
Dr. Kaya Erbil
I make money any way I can to finish a book of poetry on climate change, the West, and the Islamic World. Been working on this book for eight years. Features a raw and gritty personal story of mental illness. The book explores themes around religion, and tries to place a framework around the current War on Terror/global Islamic fundamentalist jihad. Relates technology and weapons of war to their basic scientific origin, digging deeper to find their mythological sources. Ending with a 500 year time travel journey to illuminate the public on the Islamic origin of Copernicus’s discovery, Arabic language semantics are explored to ask why the West gained a 500 year dominance. Back to 2018, faced with the existential dilemma of climate changed induced geopolitical apocalypse I will compare Islamic finance to Western capitalism and prove it to be superior as a framework for modern ecological economic. All these poems point back to the fight between Ishmael and Isaac. They both will realize that perhaps Ruth or Mary were the ones we should have written more about…