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The Gift of Edges

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I've been reading Rumi.

What can I say?

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He struck a chord.

You an decide if it's rung harmoniously...

The Gift of Edges

a poem, by Rob Kall

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You reach a point,
A place
Where you will go no further
And find your self.

Our edges expose who we are
Who we've been
And Maybe
Where we can, will... go.

Skiing, I reach a point where I must stop.
The top of a slope where, from just before I reach it,
I can't see what's next.

Do I stop to check, to evaluate, to be sure?

Or do I trust and joyfully go over the edge
Loving the Momentum,
Staying in the flow of the moving passage?

And you?
Do you stop or do you go?
When you face these edges, do you flow?
Or pause?
Do you live your life, stopping at each edge,
or do you trust?
That you can face what you don't yet see?

And even if you flow over some precipices,
You will find some, on some days,
At some moments,
Where the stop is inside you.

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And each moment an be another edge,
Another stop
Or the change, the emotional edge you find inside you.

Dying is an edge, a hard, extra bold, double underlined edge in the text formatting of our lives.

Is each stop, each pause, each step, each braced muscle a kind of dying-- a more muted "text formatting" of the edges in our lives?

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.

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