by Justin Totemical
The trash is anything that is keeping you
from the only thing that matters
- this moment, here and now."
Which forever escapes us even as it forever remains by our side. What is one to do but balk and cringe, staring like a deer in the headlights into this absolute moment that presses in on us like an abyss.
That washes over us like a cosmic ocean of interconnectedness, that pushes us through space on unrelenting currents of time?
As the Zen quote goes,
chop wood, carry water.
chop wood, carry water."
Taking out the trash is parting the waters of the mind and creating a path through the maelstrom of overthinking, anxiety, stress, and worry.
It's peeling away the
layer upon layer of cultural conditioning, political brainwashing,
and dogmatic indoctrination. Leaving the mind raw and vulnerable to
the ultimate truth of the moment, to the absolute Now, to the
infinite breath of radical presence.
But taking out the trash is also a cure for pain.
It digs them up from their festering graves and reconciles them before they can spread their black poison any further.
It makes the
unconscious conscious by bringing it to the surface where it can
be dealt with, absolved, forgiven, and ultimately initiated into the
soul-work of radical presence.
"The cure for the pain,
is in the pain."
We take out the trash for clarity, for healthy-mindedness, and to get a handle on the elusive ladder of a life well-lived.
Before the climb out of
hell, out of unnecessary suffering, out of the shit-heap of a sick
society, we must first reconcile hell, cure unnecessary suffering
with necessary pain, and
mediate a sick society by living healthy
by Rion Beauregard
In order to even see the ladder to clarity, health, and a life well-lived,
Hence the vital need for radical presence...
For it is only when one
is truly present in the moment, deep in the interconnected throes of
the infinite cosmos, that one can see the true nature of things.
Where before all the trash of a cluttered, anxious, over-thinking mind was piled high in a weaving labyrinth of unhealthy chaos, after taking out the trash, no-mind, the mind-field is cleared into mindfulness and open mindedness.
The way toward
eudaimonia and a life well lived is
A drastic move away from
sickness into holistic surrender.