Have Faith…but Avoid Falling Rocks

Buddha said
that balance comes
from following
the Eightfold Path of peace,
and that all suffering
can be alleviated
by aligning with such truth.

Well, my Grandfather used to tell me
to keep things in the middle of the road,
which is also fairly sound advice.

But I’ll be damned
if it doesn’t still hurt
when I get stung by a bee,
regardless of what species of tree
I happen to be sitting underneath…
not to mention the pain associated
when swerving cars start crushing bones.

Scott Thomas Outlar is a lover of truth and enjoys researching philosophy, psychology, politics, spirituality, and any other facet of consciousness in the pursuit of reaching a higher state of vibration. He also enjoys writing rants, poems, essays, short stories, and prose-fusion screeds covering such subjects. Scott Thomas can be reached at 17numa@gmail.com. You can also watch and/or subscribe to his YouTube Channel Read other articles by Scott Thomas, or visit Scott Thomas's website.