A rope and a bottle of water ?
Oh I see- you think you might be interested in doing some spiritual mountain climbing huh?
He’s giving me just a rope and a bottle of water?
Yeah- um- mind reader. Trust me that’s all you need.
But- but – how the fuck am I going to get to the top with just this shit?
Oh- you wanna go to the top!? Where all the fancy doodads are? - Bliss. Cosmic Consciousness. Heaven. Supreme Enlightenment. Maybe hang out with your dead Aunt Martha or Elvis ? ... Fuck the top. We’re going - over there.
Over ... where? I don’t see where you’re pointing?
See that small dirty worn door on the side of the mountain?
Oh- yeah- I guess so -sort-of.
That’s where we’re going. Into the mountain- not to the top.
But I wanna go to the-
I know. I know. Trust me. There is NO TOP. It’s all a bullshit scam. You cannot get to the top by climbing up the side, because- YOU are the top. YOU are the mountain.
Huh? I’m confused.
Excellent- good… beginner’s mind.
Okay- so what’s through that door?
Monsters, dragons, goblins. Scary shit.
Great. Now I’m really-
You in or not?
I guess. Can I at least have a flashlight?
No badass. I’m the flashlight. Tie this rope around your waist. Hang on tight. This my friend, is going to be the adventure of your life...