Friday, December 3, 2010
I've been praying and meditating alot lately. The job, the family, and all of life's pressures can get to you.
"Yeah, we know Mista Jaycee!"
One of the wonderful gifts of yoga and the eight fold path is the emphasis on your personal spiritual faith. The other gift is the HERE and NOW! These two things challenge us to stare into the HORROR of our own personal shit!
Yoga is more than just the asanas, chanting some strange mantra and talking about inner peace. We are all multi-layered, multi-faceted, fragmented people and we often have to peel back layers of bs just to get near the heart of us.
The HERE and NOW is the tool that we use to help us get over OLD SHIT! The HERE AND NOW is the tool we use to stop being ruled solely by ego, angry, a sense of entitlement or any delusion of grandeur and get with the REAL.
So, your angry with some people on the job? Or maybe, instead of credit and a raise you got down-sized. Perhaps, you've seen one of your tormentors from high school and find that you are still angry, hurt and want to strike out at them! It's been years! Years! And now they smile at you and want to see pictures of your family and they've moved on and forgotten that they were the biggest, nastiest butt ever to you!
Hey guess what? They moved on and they don't remember. Guess what else? They don't care cause they didn't stay in the same place. Shit happened to them since y'all left high school too and they may not look back on high school either for what happened to THEM! Just cause they were hell on you doesn't mean that someone else wasn't hell on THEM!
Are you feeling me? Do you get what I'm saying? We have got to have the courage to take the tools of Yoga, Prayer, Meditation, and turn them into forgiveness and ultimately freedom.
Stare into the HORROR of your personal shit!
Om Shanti Baby!
BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!