Friday, December 30, 2005

Divine Resolution

Mark Morford has posted a must read New Year's article here. It, is as usual, a smashing piece of writing and wrapped in all the great prose is a strong message. As the New Year comes, we on the progressive/liberal/relaity-based side of the river need to gird ourselves for another year and possibly three more years of this Godforsaken, soul killing administration. We have watched our beloved county and it's ideals dragged through the streets behind the neocon pickup truck and it is dirt caked and bloody but it is not dead. The fires of compassion, respect and love for our fellow man are still burning and can be rekindled into the fire that once burned as a beacon of hope for many in the world. I know I sometimes find it hard to keep my eye on the future and a positive mental state when I see the destruction, lies and rot that is devouring my country but somehow I keep thinking that tomorrow will be the turning point and we will see the sun rise again on our dreams. I am only going to make one resolution this year and it is to try even harder to keep the voices of reason, compassion and liberty alive.

Here is a teaser of Mark's work;

Because gosh look, just look outside, right now: Do you see it? It's a whole new year, all lined up and facing into the wind and waiting to play with you like an eager puppy, like a supple French hooker, like a shimmering glass of God's own tequila just sitting on the counter of possibility waiting for you to tip your head back and let that white-hot firewater slide down your throat like a snake of temptation straight into your undernourished id. Are you ready? Because get this: You need to be.

So then, as the new year races to engulf us all, perhaps this is what you can choose, this is what you resolve to understand: that the Great Battle continues. The great surge toward enlightenment and evolution must go on, will go on, can't not go on, as those of us who choose to see it understand that we are already reeking gleaming teeming brimful with all the divine juicy godhead we will ever need. It is merely waiting to be, quite literally, turned on.

It is, after all, all about subtle energy, shifts in awareness, the decision to move forward no matter what. It is all about focusing on micro to affect macro. This much you probably already know. In which case, this year you can simply resolve to, well, continue. To keep on, even when it all seems bleak and fraught and impossibly constricted. Because, sometimes, merely refusing to stop cultivating an unquenchable lust for beauty and truth and orgasmic life is the most profound and important thing you can resolve to do.

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