'To self compost' is an action verb naming things you do and ways you do them.
Self Composting does not happen by itself. It requires specific conditions. This makes Self Composting one aspect of A Life Of Practice.
For example, Self Composting cannot be done alone. Self Composting processes take place an online-or-offline Teams in which Self Composting is the primary purpose.
Self Composting is a way of life which is not the opposite of but rather 'at right angles' to the lifestyle promoted in modern culture. In other words, Self Composting leads you out into different directions for different purposes.
Whereas in modern culture the objective might be to 'get yourself together', or to 'get your act together', Self Composting is a procedure for finding and experiencing what else you might be beyond that popularized ego-identified 'self' put together for the sake of appearances.
This makes Self Composting difficult for Millennials to do because it contradicts their central occupation of creating the appearance of things, as in looking busy, or posing for photos to upload on Instagram.
At this point in your Path, if Self Composting is for you, the "I think, therefore I am," construct no longer suffices as a philosophical vehicle for getting out of the bed in the morning. Something wilder beckons from beyond the mists.
WHAT SELF COMPOSTING IS NOT
Self Composting is NOT harming yourself, abandoning yourself, cutting yourself, degrading yourself, rejecting yourself, 'letting yourself go', or not caring about yourself. Such physical actions break the first of the two rules of Possibility Management, which is: Don't hurt yourself.
Self Composting is NOT self-criticism, self-judgement, reprimanding yourself with Voices in your head, self-bashing, self-hatred, self-destruction, self-disgust, self-blame, self-analysis, shredding yourself in public, or being a failure. These actions emerge from the so-called 'Parent Ego State', which is a pre-initiation condition typical of childhood and adolescence.
COMPOSING YOURSELF VS. DECOMPOSING YOURSELF
To 'be composed' means 'to be calm and in control of your emotions'.
To 'compose yourself' means 'to make yourself look as if you are calm and relaxed', in other words, 'to put your mask back on, to clean up your make-up'.
In comparison, 'to decompose yourself' means 'to take your mask off, to unveil your authentic Being, to get Present, to unleash the Dragon, to get real'.
Self Composting is a way of decomposing yourself.
It is possible that life itself would provide the forces of decomposition, however, waiting around for life to decompose you at its whim is a victim
In the same way that one could say that a 'composition' is 'a completeness, a wholeness, a finished product' (such as a musical composition, or a written composition), one could say that Self Composting is intentionally making yourself incomplete, unwhole, unfinished, and unknowable. This is equivalent to taking the stand that you are:
an unfinishable work of art
an infinitely evolving consciousness
the 5 Body manifestation of unfathomable potentials
a space through which Bright Principles and your Archetypal Lineage can do their work in the world.
TRYING OTHER THINGS FIRST
Those people curious about what else is possible for a human being beyond the choices offered on the modern culture menu eventually discover that modern culture has an edge beyond which those indoctrinated in Standard Human Intelligence Thoughtware dare not venture. Nonetheless, something else is definitely out there.
If your terror of the edge does not fling you back towards the middle of the mainstream dedicated towards building your retirement fund, then you might try making sense of things in a new way. You might try western culture's Freudian-Jungian psychotherapies for a few years. If you do not achieve 'happiness and success' through analysis, then perhaps you explore breath work, yoga, meditation, martial arts, chi gung... Strike a few more years off your calendar.
As your despair empowers your courage, you might next try ayahuasca in Chile or Costa Rica, or vagabonding around the world through the South Pacific islands and South East Asia. Maybe you end up in Kathmandu in a Buddhist Monastery for a few months sitting.