bodily existence

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do u think if I took these images of 1950s matinee idol Guy Madison to a plastic surgeon he could totally deconstruct my bodily existence and rearrange my cells to look like this right down to the chiseled butt chin

just to expand on what i was saying earlier some of these slogans explicitly talking about uteruses and vaginas may be less than ideal or even offensive but most arent and plus so much of this is in support of vital healthcare organizations like planned parenthood that provide sexual and primary healthcare that is crucial for cis women but also provides some of the only hormone therapy in some states for trans women as well as std testing and treatment for the broader lgbt community…. most of these signs and slogans are perfectly justified in addressing bodily existence  that is in fact necessary to adress misogyny of all sorts and even if somebody wants to shout a shaky slogan i dont really care if its giving attention and monetary support to an institution that is dedicated to helping my community and i dont think its a good reason not to support the marches… i might be wrong idk but the protection of womens healthcare is vital right now and the same places that provide it are often providing so much care to so many vulnerable sections of our communities.. thats just my messy onion.  im not that invested in using these flaws as reason not to participate or support when we have overlapping goals … im still thinkin about it but thats just how its resonating for me now… dont reblog please

Let’s clarify something: 

The pregnant person matters more than the fetus.

The fetus is not sentient, cognizant, aware of the world, or bodily viable. It simply exists and, after an abortion, ceases to exist. 

The pregnant person, on the other hand, will suffer if denied the right to their own body.

You cannot give a fetus more rights than the body it lives in.

Some beings will walk with you for the duration of this bodily existence, up to the very end. Some will come with bright promises, bright lights, but they fade quickly. Others come, they don’t look like they will go very far, but they are marathon runners; they’re there with you all the time. You cannot determine this… Somehow in the flow of your own unique river, you will see that everything is as it should be.
—  Mooji

This is the abode of those who dwell in the state of emptiness, signlessness, and wishlessness; this is the abode of those who dwell in non-conceptualization of all things, those who dwell in the state of the unity of the cosmos, those who dwell in the state of the ungraspability of the realm of beings, those who dwell in the state of nonattachment to all worlds, those who dwell in the state of nonreliance on what all worldlings rely on, those who dwell in the state of independence from all supports, those who dwell in the state of independence from all bodily existence, those who dwell in the state of annihilation of all afflictive notions, those who dwell in the state of the essence of all things, those who dwell in the state of freedom from false imaginings, those who dwell in the state of detachment from all thought, those who dwell in the state of neither entering or leaving all perceptions, those who dwell in the state of entry into profound transcendent wisdom, those who dwell in the state of capacity to penetrate the realm of reality in all its aspects, those who dwell in the state of ability to extinguish all afflictions, those who dwell in the higher state of wisdom free from all views, cravings, and conceits, those who dwell in the state of freedom arising from higher knowledge of all meditations, liberations, concentrations, and spiritual attainments, those who dwell in the state of development of all spheres of concentration of bodhisattvas, those who dwell in the state of presence with all buddhas.

Avatamsaka Sutra - 1454, 1455

Note on the image: Trikaya in Thailand.

Hedonism is really a form of nihilism, revelling in the very pointlessness of bodily existence. It is when that sensuous life is no longer grasped as purposive that it can be objectified as a fetish to be worshipped, or a commodity to be consumed.
—  For all its excited pursuit of novelty, hedonism is a covert kind of cynicism. Power as an end in itself, and sensation as an end in itself, belong together</p>

<p>Holy Terror (Eagleton, Terry.)<br />

The most universal aspects of human existence (sexuality, bodily functions, body parts, feelings) are the things we try the hardest to hide from people.