Published on Jul 26, 2012
From one of my favourite essays ever, an excerpt of Les Visible's: "Tending the Mind Garden in the Kali Yuga..." taken from the Visible Origami website here: http://www.visibleorigami.c...
Thank you my good brother Vis... you are a treasure indeed.
The mind is a garden and it is as ordered or disordered as the consciousness which attends it... how do you avoid that when every physical condition comes out of the invisible, whether it is emotionally or mentally charged, it is precipitation out of unseen space. The conditions we encounter and live in come from the collective state of our hearts and minds and whatever may influence them. This is why, when a culture is degenerative and materialism preempts the pull of the higher aspirations, we wind up surrounded by shit. It can be hard to get and expensive shit or it can be cheap and easily acquired shit but it's still shit. The point of all the shit is to take our minds off of what is important. I've said it before and I will say it again because it needs repeating. When the world has fallen into shit worship; granting obeisance to a fecal god that is the offspring of the mind of Freud and those who are amused and fascinated by scatology, it doesn't take long before two whirlpools begin to spin. One sucks downward and one sucks upward and you are already and always closer to the pull of one more than the other and that is determined by where your treasures lie; most of the time your treasures lie.
This is the point and purpose of your present manifest world. It's got nothing to do with what forces win or lose here and it's only peripherally connected to bankers and Satanists; armies and police forces, politicians and religious demagogues, merchants and advertising, entertainment and media. These are the mechanisms of distraction that exist to show the power they possess over your attention and the degree of your fascination and fear. These are the incidentals that perform and play into the disorder of your mind garden.
Discipline is one of those things that is hard to get into but which contains benefits incalculable. A point comes when you can't break your own discipline because it is rooted like a tree, in your mind garden. It will protect and shelter you and depending on the tree, feed you as well.
Everything in your life depends on the state of your mental garden. You must attend to it or it will attend to you in unpleasant ways. Disease and disharmony come out of an unattended garden. Most deaths are stress related because most secondary maladies come out of it. The rest can be attributed to bad diet and lifestyle and often those come out of stress too because stress will make you not pay attention to a great many important things. I always had the love and friendship of the ineffable........... Tend to your garden, before others tend it for you.