DES LEBENS GEDICHT

Alles, aber auch nur alles
Alles, was Du Dir nur vorstellen kannst –
Alles, aber wirklich alles
Alles, was Du weißt und denkst und ahnst
Und denkst, daß Du kannst,
Unscheinbares und Monumentales
Alles, was Dir je einfallen könnte,
In tausend Jahren noch einfallen wird,
Auf Deinen Wissensberg sich noch thrönte,
Mit neuen Erkenntnissen Dich krönte,
Alles, was Dir Weisheit beschert
Und Dich Neues immer wieder aufs Neue belehrt,
Alles, was Du Dir gönntest und mehr
Alles, was Du einst hattest und findest aber nimmermehr
Jede Grenze, jeder Gipfel, jeder Endpunkt
Jeder Traum, der schimmert und prunkt
Und näher rückt, ewig näher und näher,
Jede ewige Idee, die noch funkt,
Alles Streben und alles Erreichen
Und alles Ankommen und weiter hoffen –
Entrungenes aller ent-inkarnierten Leichen
Und deren Zeiten, einst; alle Möglichkeiten noch offen,
Alles kann und wird übertroffen.

Der Du heute bist
Wirst Du nimmer wieder werden
Auf dieser reisenden Erden –
Kurz ist die große Frist
Denn es gibt immer Höheres im Lebensgetriebe
Übertroffen wird alles, nur eines nicht
Und das ist die einfache wahre Liebe,
Des Lebens ewiges Gedicht.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.

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DIE GRENZE

An der Grenze wurde ich selten kontrolliert
Doch von den Augen und durch das Verhalten vieler
Werde ich täglich kontrolliert..

An der Grenze wurde ich nie zurück gewiesen
Doch durch die Blicke, die Worte und das Verhalten vieler
Werde ich täglich zurück gewiesen..

Aus dem Land wurde ich nie ausgeschlossen
Doch in dem System werden mir die Grenzen gesetzt.

Die Außengrenzen sind mitunter Schauplatz innenpolitischer Machtkämpfe –
Die wahre Grenze verläuft innerlich und unsichtbar –
Korrigierung: sie verläuft sichtbar.

Viele, die sich längst integriert haben
Oder sogar bereits integriert geboren wurden
Stehen noch an der Grenze und werden nicht hinein gelassen
Denn das Herz ist die einzig wahre Grenze.

Deutsch, das habe ich innerlich erlebt und begriffen, ist eine Art. Je nach freiem Willen artet es sich jedoch unterschiedlich aus. Daraus bilden sich zwei Gruppen: Die eine spürt den Deutschen in mir; die andere wird – so bald sie kann – auf allen Ebenen mich ausgrenzen.

Dennoch bleibe ich deutsch – auch wenn ich Afrikaner, Nigerianer, Igbo, im Ausland geboren bin, und unter anderem engagiert für die Entwicklung, den Frieden und die Verbesserung jenes angeblich so fremden Erdteils arbeite. Denn deutsch sein ist was anderes – ist anders sein. Ist eigen sein. Ist deutsch sein eben. Entweder bist Du es oder Du bist es nicht. Aber deutsch sein ohne Mensch sein – das geht nicht. Das geht nicht mehr. Auch das ist deutsch sein – danach strebten die Gründer unseres Geistes. Für dessen Aufrechterhaltung und Weiterentwicklung tragen wir alle Verantwortung.

Mich kann niemand ausgrenzen; ich bin einer unter uns und ruhe in mir – und werde daran zugrunde gehen, ich weiß. Denn ich schwarz. Und das obwohl ich deutsch. Komisch.

Aber es macht nichts, denn in unzähligen Herzen bin ich für immer Zuhause. Ich, Mensch.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije

THOUGHTS 26.09.09

1. CONCEPTS

BALANCE:
Not too much to one side, not too much to the other side; and always give back. Thus you stay free.

MOVEMENT:
Movement, inwardly and outwardly, keeps you healthy, happy, fresh and permits new thoughts to enter into you.

DEVELOPMENT:
Creation is constantly pushing and changing via development in the activity of the Law. In all your works, also constantly push towards perfection through change, improvement, ever better maintenance and development.

VESSELS:
(OUTER FORMS):
The right form ensures success and acceptance. Cloaking thoughts in the right words too. And every non-grossmaterially-visible thing or concept needs to be encased into the right vessel for maximum effect and protection. Always search for the right outer form or cloak for anything you want to do or give. It ensures harmony.

BEAUTY:
Beauty is an inherent part of perfection. That which does not contain beauty – inner beauty – within it also cannot swing in perfection. Inner beauty is more important than outer beauty – the beauty of an idea, the beauty of a person’s character, of a woman’s inner personality. But true inner beauty also finds a way to express itself outwardly, i.e. must become outward beauty too (but not necessarily according to fashion, culture or society).

MEASUREDNESS:
The right quantity. Don’t over-do or over-give things. You thereby remain light and free, paradoxically, and will be more easily acceptable to and accepted by others without losing their respect.

SIMPLICITY:
(UNASSUMINGNESS) (CHILDLIKENESS) (BEING STRAIGHTFORWARD):
Simplicity is the Key that opens the door to Genius. When you are simple, you are open, you see clearly, thus you remain receptive.

2. INJUNCTIONS

FORGIVENESS:
Make the inner effort to forgive others. This effort to accept and dissolve pain within you makes you free and gentler with others. And more tolerant.

TOLERANCE:
Be accommodating to others’ slow and imperfect striving for what they consider to be perfection.

HELPFULNESS:
Be willing to help those in need as well as those who are struggling bravely to achieve something close to their heart. If their cause or their suffering touches your heart, make the effort to see how you can help, and then try honestly to do it.

BEING HAPPY FOR OTHERS:
(OPPOSITE OF ENVY):
Learn to wish others well and be happy for them when they experience that which brings them joy. It is a form of empathy, but not one-sidedly restricted only towards feeling the pain of others and/or helping those in need, which is also a deep injunction upon us. Wish others well, and rejoice in their successes too. It makes your heart larger, deeper. And you thus have more Happiness too.

3. RECOGNITION

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING MORE:
No matter how high you go, no matter what knowledge or recognition you attain to, no matter how perfect your work is, KNOW THIS: There is always something MORE; more perfect, better, higher, realer. No matter the height you attain to, there is always something higher… and that higher thing s still not the Highest yet. So learn to be humble. You are not the Best. Even around you, someone always has something you do not have.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije

THE HEART OF HUMANITY

With love we should call our children
So that with love they will come –
With love we should welcome our children
So that with love they will glow –
With love we should rear our children
So that with love they will grow –
With love we should release our children
So that with love they will go forth
And repeat the same process
With love –

Love is the only thing that makes us human –
Love is the most fundamental thing
That we should transfer from generation to generation
Through mankind –
Love is the progenitor, propagator and preserver
Of the HUMAN race –
Without love we are nothing.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.

WAKE UP BEFORE THE FIGHT, NOT AFTER

That, for which you need the knowledge you got out of the lesson, is already gone and done, has already happened.

There are some things that need to happen in order for certain lessons to be learned and pieces of knowledge acquired. It would have been better if the recognition had been won, or already rested in one’s possession, before the onset of the event; because actually the knowledge was needed to be able to handle the event properly. Instead, the event has become the bringer and the teacher of the knowledge which can no longer be used to prevent, manage or correct that same event.

What sad, poignant, irony! Now you have the knowledge, but it is useless for the purpose for which it was meant to be used in your life. You grow old just to learn the value of youth. You become a foreigner just to learn the value of being a native. You die just learn the value of life. You ignore advice only to understand its value when it is too late to use it anymore. You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

So when are you going to make use of this new knowledge now? You will get your chance when you come again in another life. But will you remember, somewhere deep down in your soul, what you are painfully learning today? Do you remember, deep down in your soul, what you once painfully learned in another life? Go deep inside. Read it again. Read it again. Your soul is a book. And you the spirit are its author.

Always wake up before the fight – not after!

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.

OPEN FOR RECEPTION

The central characteristic of wisdom is that you don’t have it when you need it the most – and that’s how and why you acquire it.

Wisdom is a tree. In the drought of ignorance it slowly and painfully begins to grow. By the time it matures, whatever it was that triggered its growth is usually already over. Thus, wisdom is usually in the possession of those who don’t need it any longer; but they can’t transfer it to those who need it but who do not know that they need it. They too will acquire it when their time is up.

Wisdom’s face, indeed, is cast in irony. Wise is the one who takes this recognition along into the next life and into the next set of experiences.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.

LEARNING BY GIVING AND TAKING

Whenever a person says, this is what I want, i.e. whenever a person wills something with his volition, i.e. whenever an act of will emerges from a person, i.e. whenever a person WANTS something either for himself or for others – and they usually go together, because wishing something for others is usually the other method of wishing the opposite for oneself – then Creation gives one an opportunity to know how the effects of that thing feels upon those who are at the receiving end of its effects; so that one will learn if one’s volition was good or bad.

For example, if you wish to be a King, the threads of fate might lead you to be a subject under the kind of King you wanted to be, or eventually became, so that you can experience the true value, or lack of it, of your volition in Creation. If you steal from others, you will get stolen from, or lose what is dear to you in a situation akin to theft – that is, one that for you corresponds to or resembles theft. The time it takes for this lesson to manifest – whether in this earth life or in a future earth life – will not change it. Your soul still needs it.

This activity of reciprocity is an Act of Love on the part of Creation in which is anchored Laws full of the Will of God. For the Will of God is Justice. And Justice is Love.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije

UNEINIG

Wer hat die Tür
Geöffnet? Dafür
Muß er hinaus –
Es ist ein müdes Haus.

Der Stuhl kniet
Unter dem Tisch, beriet
Sich unsichtbar
Mit niemandem offenbar
Gefangen ist der Tisch fest
Denn die Stühle knieen zu sechst:
Eigentlich.

Wer sieht denn alles?
Ignoranz des x-ten Males
Würgt. Langsam atmen
Es ist meistens nur raten
Wenig wissen
Das Weltenhaus ist zerrissen
Eigentlich.

Dieses Gedicht
Endet deshalb heute nicht.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.

SUBTLE AND HIDDEN

The real evil is always on a finer level that can often not be directly captured with words. It is what it triggers that confronts us and we can confront, not it itself. The same with the real good. Many times we are trapped in a fruitless struggle against surface-level semantics, unable to enter into a context that can avail us with the possibility of combating the true evil content itself in its origin. Be it a person, a volition, a system or a trend, the character of the material world forces us to fight out the battle on a proxy inaccurate topic-plane, unable to reach the real evil, unable to manifest the real good.
It is the way of the world of matter: to bring good and evil together and yet, ironically, keep them far apart.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.