Enlightenment and Porn

Seriously.

I had this thought when I saw, there in the ice cream section at the local grocery store.  Sitting beside the Skinny Cow ice cream sammichs, sat Enlightenment ice cream bars.  My next thought was about porn.  In my defense, I just drove 1600 miles in a day and a half and my brain is doing it’s own thing.  This is what came from those two thoughts.

What is spiritual enlightenment?  How do you (used sorta generally here) know?

So, then, what exactly are you looking for?  In all that ashram-shopping, healer hopping, guru gawking, book buying? What are you looking for?  Seeking what?  Exactly.

Is it like porn?  Justice Stewart, in his opinion in 1964’s Jacobellis v Ohio, now infamously said of obscenity (in this case, hard-core porn):

I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description…; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it

So, is ‘enlightenment’ (used loosely here), like porn?  You know it when you see it?  Do you keep looking for it until you find it?  As you get all grow’d up, wiser and shit,  does your definition of it change?   Does it look different, feel different? How do you know if you don’t know what it is?  Or do you keep looking for the same thing, whatever it might be?  Just curious.

Ever thought about not looking for anything?  Again, just curious.

Try that on for size for a bit, eh?  Just give it a go.  Seriously.

Now, since I didn’t get any of that ice cream (Skinny fucking ice cream?  Oh. Hell. No.), I’m gonna find a nap.

#enlightenment #porn #skinnycow

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