- we will be made and unmade and made and our shadows will be cast for eternity in a moment. we will be, and be undone under this sun, or this sun in a month, and in the mouth of a moth on the month of a past, vast expression of buildings and foods and attitudes. We will be missed, and replaced, and re-embraced with a bit of a different taste. at least i will be this, and others this to me - you be what you want to be and me that to you too. it’s not offensive to be wished the best by another - his bed is unmade, and mine is just cluttered. Her’s is a waveless expanse, but it is the same in the end - we sleep after we laugh, play, and dance.
Your spiritual beliefs may vary, but I like the idea that we are all extensions and instruments of the universe, and that the universe is an extension and instrument of all of us. So, as the universe, show unconditional love for the individual in all of his various forms. As the individual, show unconditional love for the flow of the universe, in all of its various forms. Line these two things up and your life will be insanely fun.
Now if this doesn’t work, put yourself on a rigorous meditation regimen, smoke weed and think intensely, and go on a 100% raw vegan diet. If you rack up enough tokens in each of these three arenas, you will automatically attain enlightenment and self acceptance.
lately, i’ve been contemplating the ideas of self love and forgiveness alot. It occurs to me that with most people, even seemingly confident individuals, you can find a good amount of self contempt somewhere deep inside their personalities. Some can honestly admit to this. Others tend to cover it up by continually projecting their internal issues outward, thus creating many of the problems that they experience in their lives. In the same way that we project our problems and our unhappiness outward, we make the mistake of projecting the solutions to our problems, our happiness, outward as well. In this culture, a lot of people are on a wild goose chase, looking for the self-security that they lack where they’ll never find it, anywhere but within themselves. They look for it in their successes, in their acquisitions, in other people. All of these things can add to you being happy in many ways and that’s cool, but these things alone won’t stand a chance against the internal issues that will always await you in the end. Why not tend to those issues first? And relieve the stress that comes from the illusion that any of our prospects in the world are that big a deal. Imagine how much freer you would feel if you could have all the fun of pursuing your passions or playing games with your life without having to let any of those things define you. To stop showing yourself love based on the conditions that you are good at this or you will soon have that. unconditional love for the self. Now, I find that understanding this is one thing, but applying it is something else entirely. Strange at times. Difficult. Confusing. But that’s ok. It’s a concept that’s foreign to our culture, with no one way to spell it out for every individual. So I just play with it and practice for now. And everytime I get the urge to retract to my old ways, I remember that we all set up traps for ourselves without being conscious of it. As easy as it feels to give in, the liberation from those traps will always outweigh the ability to suffer comfortably within them.