This Colonoscopy is a metaphor for surrender and liberation. Free at last, means you are free at last from the pain of the world rubbing you the wrong way, that the world, this situation, should be different than it is. When you rub. What IS with What Should Be together, you get the fire of stress and suffering.
Hospitals are a great place to practice surrender, but you have to listen to the talk to see what I mean.
I kept joking about Theseus and the Minotaur, (which is the polyp in the colon), and I even told one of the nurses there the myth and gave her my card with my website www.tokillaminotaur.com and said I was an expert on labyrinths and how to get out of them. So , in my metaphorical mind, I make a metaphor out of a colonoscopy.
What is the Minotaur in the Labyrinth? It is our Pain-body, which is the store house where we store our grievances with the world that has rubbed us the wrong way. It’s very simple. When the world rubs you the wrong way, you have a grievance, and since you don’t exorcise that grievance like a priest gets rid of a demon, you store it away, and it becomes a Minotaur, to which you have to make sacrifices….You have to sacrifice your free psychic energy to feed this minotaur when it rises to be fed. When you are irritated with the hospital for not being the way it should be….ah….there is your minotaur.
Many people when they listen to the talk or what I write think I’m talking about a colonoscopy: I am and I am not. That is the irony of the metaphor. A Metaphor is irony, and irony points in two directions at once. When you see only one direction, you don’t laugh. When you see both opposite directions at once you laugh. This is the source of comedy. The literal fundamentalist mind can’t see irony. That’s why they don’t laugh.
Laughter is liberation. The world creates the irony and the liberated mind laughs. The liberate mind laughs at the world because…it is ironic. When we see that the world is absurd, we create a new world through laugher. Laughter is the natural anesthesia.
Finally, I’m getting down to the olive in my martini…I get to break fast.