Remember when I said I was done arguing over silly stuff on other people's blogs? Well, read this. No, really, go ahead. I will wait.
Some of that is funny. I love it when RO writes that way. It is funny in a sad sort of way. Yes, humans can be pretty darned stupid and selfish. But did you catch what he wrote at the end? I will quote here for your convenience,
"But I still do stupid things. I don't know if it's the meat suit that makes me stupid, or if my soul is somehow retarded or what. I don't give a shit. I just want the stupid to end. Make it stop, God, make it stop. But he won't. Oh no, he just sits there grinning and knowing and loving and shit. I really hope all this crap we wade through between birth and death is just a pre-school, a prep-realm and that when we die, if we pass all the exams and demonstrate understanding and practical application of the lessons of this world that we get to land a job as a Power or something. I really want the "stupid filter" taken off. I want to see the best course of action, and also to want to take that course, to choose it and stay with it, no matter what.
I believe anyone can do anything they set their minds to. I just want the power to set my mind to the right course of action. Is that asking too much, god damn it? I think not"
Now read this snippet from Lon DuQuette's recent interview over at patheos.com. No need to read the whole interview until you finish my post here. What you think I have all day to wait around? My point is he says this:
Looking back on your life, what rewards, if any, have your years of magickal practice and study given you?
This might seem too simple and corny, but my biggest "reward" has been a certain success in achieving a measure of (what I presumptuously will call) "enlightened happiness." Maybe it's all been merely a matter of good luck. But who knows, for sure what luck really is?
I had to get rid of my obsession. Now, I have this enlightened happiness (except when I am at work). RO may need to get rid of whatever he means by stupid or maybe he'll get rid of somethings else. Whatever it is, I can't say it, I can't describe it, I can't tell him what it is. However, when he gets rid of that mysterious "it", he'll experience enlightened happiness. I am here to tell you that it is pretty cool stuff.
I used to say things like I am seeking unity with the divine. I still am but this enlightened happiness is a big part of that. It is so freakin' awesome, cool and relaxing. I pray each of you find it. I know you can. As Lon sang from a song he ripped off from some hippie that lived under the Hollywood sign in the Hollywood Hills, "The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is to love and be loved in return"