Don't be afraid of the dark! What's money good for? "Darkness is the cradle of the light," said Rumi. Money is good for sex, drugs and alcohol. These times are asking/forcing us to revise our opinions about darkness and money. The times are always good for one thing, and one thing only: Waking us up! Everything is about waking up! Waking up is all there ever is to it! We fight it all the way. This is the story of the Garden of Eden and the Garden of Gethsemane. We live between the Gardens, with a foot in each Garden, refusing to understand there is only one Garden that is both Eden and Gethsemane at once, depending on our perspective. We don't get very far along the way (The Way) to waking up without understanding perspective and its power. The Tao Te Ching can be translated "The Way of/to Power," "The Power of The Way," "The Way of/to Virtue," "The Virtue of the Way. Both Power/Virtue and The Way are nothing more than perspective, seeing things as they are, knowing what's what, and laughing. Laughter is the ground of seeing/knowing. Those who see/know see and know the joke is on us, and it's hilarious. George Carlin got it, lived it out before us, made immense fun of us for not getting it, not seeing it, not knowing it. He thought that was funny, too. Our not-knowing thinking we know it all. It is perspective all the way down! (Or "fucking perspective" as George Carlin would say). Perspective sees/knows/laughs. And lives in light of the joy/wonder of "fucking perspective"! "Darkness is the cradle of the light," and money is for paying the bills. The Right Bills. We think the only bills worth paying are for drugs/sex/alcohol. Jeffrey Epstein is the shining example of perspective locked in on drugs/sex/alcohol and letting the good times roll while passing a good time around the clock forever. All he could think to do with money was more drugs/sex/alcohol. A testament to the times. All the times. The Garden of Eden, refusing to turn the light around, see what's what and grow up by becoming the Garden of Gethsemane and dying to all we thought was it in order to be possessed by it, turning the light around and living in light of the proper place of darkness in our life. Darkness is the cradle of light. The darkness that we try to extinguish with drugs/sex/alcohol is the very thing required to see what's what and do what needs to be done about it, paying the right bills and seeing what is called for in each situation as it arises that utilizes our original nature and our innate virtues/talents/gifts, and doing that forever. What would that be? We have to live in the right way to find out-- doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place. The Tao Te Ching!
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That dock leads straight into the water. That is as it should be.
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