Friday, May 16

the law of Freshness

....and my afternoon delight


"what's new" friends ask. and while i think to recount the instance of finding a decapitated mannequin hanging out on a parked car, that was just a tiny fragment of all that's new right here and right now...

every segment in which you find yourself is new. every bit of every thing is new. i found myself calling it "the law of freshness." we can add it to the list of the laws of our paradise. everything is fresh. there is no past. there is no yesterday. there is no two years ago. there isn't even a one hour ago. all of these are mental abstractions. try and locate these phantoms. nope, there's nothing there.

there is only right now. there is only right here. there is no other time or place. go ahead and try to climb out of this. you can't. this is it. and it's new. everything about it is fresh. it's never not new. only a mind clinging to memory, a selective mental construction, attributes oldness and new-ness to things. but there's nothing old here. you're fresh. the scene is fresh. it's all fresh untainted by the illusory sense of continuity attachment to mental images presents. an imaginary past clouds the clarity of what's right here.

no being walks into the same life-scene, the same instant, twice. every scene is a fresh new step in the ever-flowing stream of this life. countless thoughts have been cycled. countless biochemicals have been released and absorbed by your cells. your entire physical and mental make-up has shifted and is shifting yet still. the earth has rotated a gazillion times already. cells have died and new one's have formed. stars have exploded. rocks have fallen. water has evaporated. hair has fallen out of your scalp. you've breathed in dust from china. particles have flickered in and out of emptiness countless times. a lot has happened in seconds let alone days. everything has changed.

so often times when i'm asked "what's new" my answer is "everything." i can't reduce the the magnificence of change to just a few select events and say "oh yeah, this happened."

so i love to just stop. look. freshen up myself. start afresh right here and right now. your powerful Now contains all the freshness, all the lightness, to show you how much ease there is in the river. paddle with the flow. let go of the imaginary events you're clinging to. be. feel. start yourself up just from here. free up your mind and bathe yourself in the freshness of this delightful moment.

and while you're bathing, sing this song to yourself...

...Started out this morning feeling so polite
I always though a fish could not be caught who wouldn't bite
But you've got some bait a waitin' and I think I might try nibbling
a little afternoon delight.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Please be waiting for me baby when I come around.
We could make a lot of lovin' 'for the sun goes down...

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