Everything shares a common thread, and Lonnie Liston Smith
Existence arises out of intelligence.
Everything shares a common thread;
Past, present, and future are one tapestry.
History is emergent patterns
of movement and energy
on the canvas of intelligence;
outlines of images made visible
but indistinguishable without distance.
Life only gives us so much distance.
We cannot escape the margins of shared history.
Every breath contained in the same space.
Ground beneath us, sky above,
and even the source of daylight,
all belong to a single origin.
We have tripped over our own feet,
in our mad dash pursuit:
by the merit of our deeds,
by opinions, beliefs, ideologies,
Or allegiance to God and country.
What if we searched for truth instead?
unbiased, plain, and beyond any doubt.
We exist as a relationship,
not in separation.
We see ourselves reflected
in eyes outside our own.
Observing our impact,
giving and receiving feedback,
and exercising compassion
reminds us what we know:
life is a process
guided by cosmic forces
moved by intelligence.
In Search Of Truth - Lonnie Liston Smith