Sunday, August 13, 2017
You Know What Takes Guts?
Guts is throwing off your hand-me-down, 2000 year old religion you inherited from your parents, and they from theirs, ad infinitum, and realizing and accepting that we're all there is and we're all there ever was and there is no Heaven, no Hell, no "God" and that we just have to and ought to do what's right and good and beautiful and fair, just because it's the right thing to do and because this is all there is. Not because if you do anything bad you'll be punished, not at all.
Guts is accepting this is all there is. Nothing to run to. Nothing further, bigger, better to hope or plan or work for.
Guts is realizing and accepting that this, the here and the now, the way it is now is what there is to work for. The people that are around you now, the people that are around all of us now.
That nothing else matters because there is nothing else.
The staring oblivion and the abyss in the eye.
The realizing and accepting and facing this is all there is.
But that's too much for too many people.
Far too many.
Do you have that much guts?
Do you have that much courage?