Saturday, 18 January 2014
... is on the counter, in despair at the depths of his own ennui :)
Which is I think what Buddhists refer to as adding pain to your suffering.
Be kind to that, Bananaman.
And be kind to that Bananaman.
Kindness and compassion towards the Bananaman is like watering the garden after a Melbourne heatwave.
I am qualified to talk about this because I know both what happens when you are kind to those spaces within yourself and let them be, and I also know what happens when you are repulsed by those spaces and resent and do not accept them.
* ~ *
It's true that there is a lot to despair about. Really, living in the times that we do, if you are not sometimes despairing, then you are not facing up to reality.
That despair protects something beautiful and innocent. No matter how much it's hidden under layers of toughness and cycnicism, we all underneath contain the same innocence, needing protection, soft and mushy as an overripe banana.