"Life ain't nothing but Bytches and Money" Ice Cube 1989
Om Kriya Babaji Namah Aum!
In Eastern Philosophy you hear alot about Attachment and about letting go. "Let Go!"
Let's say you're angry at your best friend. He stole your Woman and she's taken all your money. But your girlfriend had a choice right? She chose him! She emptied the joint account.
Let it gooooooo!
And you say........"Bull Shit"!!!!! Right??????
You're angry! Things like that will change the way you view relationships. So now, you don't trust the homeboys like you used to. You may say "Eff all them Bytches!"
Now you jump from bed to bed, breaking hearts, cause you angry right! No more Mista Nice Guy!
Interesting enough, You got movies, videos and music which supports your worldview. You angry! You money is gone, your homie has betrayed you and your Woman is gone. You should be angry but you can't stay there!
See, mistrust, anger, hurt, ie Suffering, is part of Life. But Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration are options we can choose to help us stop suffering.
BE real, you knew better than to leave your Homeboy with a Woman you wanted to keep. Why? Cause you knew how HE was and what HE Do. Right View!
But HE betrayed my trust Mista Jaycee!
Yeah, he did, but again, you knew who HE was. (Right View) You should have taken care of your Woman, including not placing your trust in your Homeboy to resist his Nature. (Right Mindfulness)
Thinking on it you were not the best Boyfriend. You forgot Birthdays, You stayed out with Homie's and there was that incident with "That Girl!" (Right Action) and You called her the B word. (Right Speech, Right Livelihood, Right Intention)
So her leaving you ain't the real issue is it? It's the Money! It's the "Idea" that someone would Leave You for something YOU Did or Didn't DO. (Right Mindfulness)
But you blinded by Anger and you ignore and refused to see the Truth. Instead your Ego led you away from (Right Intention) (Right View)
I think about the singer Mary J. Blige. Her music reflects her life. When she was sad, angry and her relationships were jacked up her music reflected that. She found a huge audience who related to her lyrics. They tuned in for every album for a refresher on their lives soundtrack.
But then, Mary got delivered! Mary got Happy! And Mary sang of that! Her audience though said Hey Wait! They hadn't moved on, got saved, got delivered, got over it, got on! They were "still" where Mary "use ta" BE!
They wanted Mary to sing that! But Mary had moved on. Some moved on with her. Some found new singers that sang Mary's old story. The audience moved on to another singer that sang where they were "still at".
They "Stayed" There! Again, Yoga like life is about growth. It's evolution and change or rather it should be. If you on the Right Path that God (IAM) desires for us then you can't just "stay" you must change.
Yoga in this instance like the Eight Fold Path, The Bible, and Meditation are just tools designed to help you overcome suffering, solve the problems, and deal with it!
You can BE Angry, Sad, Discouraged, and royally pissed but you Can't stay there. You poison yourself and those around you.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
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