I’d like to dedicate this Schtick to Stoner Bob.
He ends the day brushing his hair
while belting out the Lord’s (stoner) Prayer:
Now I pass out into sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
Grant no other stoner take
My weed and bong before I wake
Every exit of every day,
Stoner Bob stops to say
I was here but now I’m not,
left this room to smoke some pot,
left this note to prove a point,
lifes a bitch without a joint.
And when things tend to not go well
the following mantra Bob will tell
Stoners live and stoners die,
But in the end we all get high.
So if in life you don’t succeed,
Just screw it all and smoke some weed!
Before some of you criticize Stoner Bob (and me) for being among the dregs of the earth…hear me out!
Like Stoner Bob, the stereotypical stoner tends to be going nowhere too fast on the outer journey. However, marijuana does have a way of accelerating the inner journey.
And the inner journey is something we tend to miss in our ambitious and increasingly high tech pursuit for efficiency, speed, and convenience.
As Confucious said, “What the undeveloped man seeks is outside, what the advanced man seeks is within himself.”
The Deepest Spot on Earth
You may have heard James Cameron is about to embark on a different type of inner journey to reach the Mariana Trench, nearly 7 miles beneath the ocean’s surface, the world’s deepest point.
The Mariana Trench is a mile deeper than Mt. Everest is high.
Cameron built a special submarine, The Deepsea Challenger (see pic), and plans on spending 6 hours in this deep trench to film what he hopes are the newest wonders of the world.
On a similar note, scientists have just completed a mission to drill a hole into Lake Vostok, a frigid body of water two miles beneath the thick ice of Antarctica.
Scientists plan to search for microbes because if they can find these tiny germs in Lake Vostok (which has been untouched by light or wind for 20 million years) chances are there will be life elsewhere in the solar system.
The journey to the depths, whether those depths exist in the oceans or your soul, has the potential to reveal treasures that have laid buried for lifetimes.
Such a journey requires courage.
Elizabeth Gilbert describes those about to go into deep meditation at an ashram in India, “They’re all afraid. They’re going into complete silence for 10 days, deep into their own minds and souls.
“Even for an experienced meditator, nothing is more unknown than this territory. Anything can happen here.
“They’ll be guided during this retreat by a wonderful woman…but they’re still afraid because…she cannot go with them. Nobody can.”
Will You Take the Plunge With Me?
Now I’m not saying you need to start smoking marijuana or even meditate in order to begin your inner journey. But somehow, someway, we all could benefit from a deeper existence than the one that takes place on our computers and cell phones.
I’m looking for people who share my passion to take this “expedition” to a deeper place. I’m calling such those of you who join me…Momenteers…a new kind of pioneer for the modern day.
To be a Momenteer requires NOTHING but your commitment or recommitment to The Present Moment.
If you are ready to start a little revolution and push back against the buzzing gadgets and constant distractions of life, email me and write “Momenteer” in the subject.
As Emerson said, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”