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The Symbology of the Sacred Frozen Burrito
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In recent popular scientific media there has been a lot of prattle about the nature of reality and our relation to its manifestations. The consensus seemingly being that all reality is a product of our perceptions and attitudes.
How amazingly convenient.
It would seem that quantum physics is telling us that it’s all in our heads. All of it. When you cut your knee on that rock when you where ten… that was because you wanted it to happen. And those frozen burritos that you forced yourself to eat when you had run out of money for real food… you actually wanted that burrito. It was divinely inspired and destined to be so. The symbology of the sacred frozen burrito is a reality!
For that matter… it would seem that everything is holy, divine, and destined by that definition. Pantheistica in the here and now. What a trip.
Oh….. but wait. I don’t want a burrito. Not even a holy one. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I ever necessarily wanted a frozen burrito. So why would my true self ever consent to a burrito? Why would I ever choose something that was lousy? Why can’t my witchy ways overcome my true longing for things that suck?
Well, I must say that some astute folks who have followed the way of Zen have provided me with the answer for my holy burrito and it is this…
Now repeat after me… HgjdRElmn GGYurghkk IUUCTDHhgfesFdsf ^7%^Fn. …and say it fast three times… very good. Now slap a monkey.
Feel better yet? I thought you might. The reason that you are feeling better might be this: It’s not about the record and history of your life.
It’s not about how many rules you followed or broke. It’s not about how many super-double whammy spells you cast. It’s not about how many accolades you have hanging on your wall. No one is really keeping score. The symbologies of your existence mean nothing...
It’s about your experience. It’s about your personal immersion within this reality.
It’s about what you have known. It’s about what you have gained through your journey. It’s because you will have something to take with you at the end of your journey.
You leave this life with just as much material goods as you came to it with. And you will find that you will have just as much “right to life” when they pull the plug on you as you had when you gasped for your first breath from the womb. Living, after all, is a risky business. No one gets out alive.
But what you will have to take with you is your experiences. You will have your choices. Some enjoyable, some not so enjoyable, but all yours. You will have the memory of ringing out that sarong in the sink. You will know what grass tastes like. You will know what the sun felt like on your cheek. You will remember all those hugs… and how you felt when you gave them.
And you’ll remember that freakin’ holy frozen burrito…
But that’s it. That’s what life amounts to. Life is a series of experiences, a series of indeterminate moments from which spring a myriad of memories colored largely by your instant interpretations at the time of the occurrence. Some good, some bad, but all worth while. And all sacred parts of what it has, and will be, to be you.
You’ll find that truly unhappy people are the ones who fail to appreciate their own experiences. These are the folks who worry about bills, and jobs, and crime, and the baby-sitter, and, and, and…..
It’s true that your choices have consequences. If you don’t pay the electric bill criminals think you’re not at home and steal your work clothes thereby causing you to lose your job and making you unable to pay the baby-sitter. Suckage.
It might be a poor choice to allow those things to cause you to worry. You can’t change some things. And all things are not under your control. Life happens and you can revel in it… or not… That IS up to you.
So where is your “revel fire”? Where do you do most of your celebrating? What do you celebrate?
Do you celebrate at festivals? Do you dance around the revel fire? Do you drum and howl at the moon? Do you see into the mists and find your joy with the Gods and Goddesses? Great! But do you celebrate your life as readily?
Do you revel in your dizzying triumphs? Do you revel in your harrowed despairs? Do you celebrate your experiences? If you don’t, you should.
This is your life. These are your experiences. When that mate walked out it was harsh, but it was yours. When that grandparent died it was crushing, but it’s a part of your story. And when you come to the end of your story the highs will mean no more than the lows. They will all simply be yours.
What you do in your daily routine, what you do for a living, what you drive… none of that is as important as your capacity to appreciate and truly experience your daily routine, what you do for a living, and what you drive.
So take time today and enjoy your experiences. Feel the rumble of your car on the way home. Take time out and talk to a neighbor. Check out that weird little something that you haven’t taken time for. Take time out to go to that art class. Breathe in the air that surrounds you and take time to enjoy breathing.
Take some time and enjoy the life that you are living. You’ll never live it again, and every moment lost is gone.
So the next time that you bite into one of those freakin’ frozen burritos (Gods help you), appreciate what you are experiencing. That burrito will never come again and that moment will pass. But what will remain is your experience of that time and place. And I assure you that something as menial as a sacred frozen burrito will have meaning to you someday. So know what that meaning is. Know what it is to be you.
We are here for a purpose and with every incarnation we have opportunity to learn what it is to be alive. We can embrace and celebrate this life or we can complicate and subdue it. So now is the time and this is the purpose. What say you?
A life comes but once, and every breath has meaning, as every moment dwindles down to the last.
Copyright: Annvyn Sol - 2007
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