Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Physical

The physical level, earth if you like, is without doubt the garden of paradise in which spiritual (so-called) practice truly lives. Everything good in my life has come from descending from the lofty heights of crazy heaven to the delightful physicality of earth. Perhaps in other cultures they need some more heaven, but in my family, with its florid mental illnesses, earth is where it's at.

Tidying laundry, washing dishes, cleaning the toilet, cooking, ferrying children. This is definitely where it's at, no doubt. Even thinking and writing are physical processes. As an OOO-er you start to see this quite clearly.

2 comments:

Schizostroller said...

Before enlightenment, you need to go fetch water
After enlightenment, you still need to go fetch water

Sally said...

Yes!