Balance / Counterbalance: Poetry

Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence. Alan Watts

The universe outside is the universe inside / The soles wander one, and the soul the other / Spiritual wondering illuminates both paths / Lively curiosity seeking to dance over water and wind /As the mindstone rolls and tumbles across the firmament

Outward vision / Inward vision / Reveal the unified duality / The third eye counterbalances realities tangible and intangible / Transcendental tracks lead towards insight

Truth is the pillar on which hangs the scales / Judging whether one’s soul remains a pupae or fully transforms / The heart confirms or denies the deeds / To believe is to become / Vital spirit or dormant dullness

Awaken and see the light / As the creative fires grow ever brighter / Peer deeply into the soul-mirror and shine / Bear witness to the glory all around / In cosmic oneness

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Read my books at: Wheeler was a monthly magazine and weekly newspaper editor during the time he lived in China from 2007-2019. In China he worked for: Education Ministry, Tourism Ministry and Propaganda Ministry. In addition to his magazine and newspaper work, Wheeler edited and contributed to: multiple travel guides; numerous textbooks; several research and translation projects; and advertising copy for countless clients. As a university lecturer, Wheeler developed several university courses including Appreciation of Western Poetry and Introduction to Journalism. He taught Writing, Literature, Culture, Film, and other subjects. His success as a foreign teacher and editor led to Wheeler being awarded Teacher of the Year honors several times at two major universities. In addition to writing, Wheeler was an actor in China. He was on a television show; and the voice for Hangzhou Tourism as well as acting on stage. Wheeler's most unusual role was being the spokesman for a wallpaper adhesive company.

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