Down the barrel is a term you hear a lot when talking about self-awareness. This is basically how a barrel of water would be characterized. Self-awareness is the first step to self-reliance, self-sufficiency, and self-determination. However, we spend most of our time trying to keep our noses to the grindstone and only get a portion of our thought cycles.
Down the barrel is when you’re not really aware of your surroundings or your actions. This is when you are able to take control of yourself and say, “I am aware now,” to yourself. This is one of the best moments of self-awareness.
The thing that really ups the ante this time around is that when we think about it, we get our mind off the world and our actions. As a result, we’ve come to realize how much we like to do, and not just do.
While it might seem like a small revelation, we actually do have a lot to say about how we relate to our environment and the people around us, and this is an example of that. Just recently we started our new podcast, The Ditch, and we were talking about how we’ve gone from an apartment to a house, and how we’ve changed so much as we’ve gotten older.
Many of you have probably realized by now that in our lives we only experience what we experience, and that is our environment. Although we’ve only been living in a house for a few years now, we know that we have the best of it. The one place where we really feel at home is our bathroom.
Sure, the fact that we have the best of it is a good thing, but you shouldn’t forget that we’re all just in this place because we happen to be in this house. Our environment is our home, and we should take care of it.
There are a few things you can do, however, to take care of your bathroom. One is by cleaning it. Its not like you can just pick up a big bucket of water and start scrubbing it. The truth is we all have to put in some effort here, but it’s important to make it happen. A lot of us simply use the sponge and toilet paper as a dumping ground for all the dirt and grime that we can’t seem to get rid of anymore.
One thing we recommend to all of you is to try to keep your toilet clean. You may be surprised at how much dirt you have to throw into there. And you can be sure that the ones who use public parks every day have never had to clean their toilets.
A big one I’m sure, but its not as simple as that.
You can take the toilet brush and use it to clean up your toilet. Or you can use it to clean the toilets of others.