You know what? I will never become that person who is blasé about being high up in the air, looking at the cotton clouds from above and the changing beauty of the miniature landscape below. All while I can have a gin and tonic. It’s a completely magical experience to me every time I ride in a metal bird.
I’ve never been great at making sensible factual arguments that other people understand. If I want something, I just want it. That’s exactly how desire works. Desire does not always make any sense. That is one of the biggest roadblocks for desire. It’s messy. It will fuck up your life the way you know it. It will definitely do that. You sensibly think you want x, y and z. Then you get it and it wasn’t what you wanted at all. It was empty calories, but the really fun stuff looks kind of nutty. So when I ask people “So what do you want?”, they answer “I don’t know.”. We don’t have a muscle built to readily express our desire. There is a practice where we can train that muscle, which is called orgasmic meditation (OM). In an OM I can ask for adjustments or give offers. It’s a start. Finally, I have realized that I can have it. That nutty thing I really want.
I’m experiencing so much amazingness these days. I want to practice to give extraordinary a language and it’s not easy to describe these things. It’s is so important to articulate the fantastic. Giving language to the extraordinary helps me experience more of it.
Just in time for the Burn, the amazing Roy Two Thousand has finished Lake of Dreams, his most recent absolutely mind-blowing film. If this doesn’t get you going, check your pulse.
I’m in awe over places like the Temple at Burning Man and the people (guardians) who hold this space so beautifully. We need this in our default world.
“In 2011, I fell in love. Not with a person, but a structure: The Temple of Transition.”
Read Ian Mackenzie’s great essay here:
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