Ah yes, the age old question of how to lay down them ridiculous rhymes while remaining unbridled from ego.
I’ve thrown down in many a rap battle (none) and speak from a plethora of experience (zero). So I’m happy to give my expert opinion on this matter :P
Ego is our tendency to cling to things and identify with things. Rap is all about flow and spontaneity. Therefore the less ego you have, the more flow you have space for.
Ego is our sense of self, it creates the feeling of being uncomfortably self-conscious at times. Your attention fixates to a certain perception of yourself instead of just being yourself.
Therefore if you can forget your judgements and just focus on this moment here and now, on the weaving rhythm of the lyrics, then you will become like a hollow flute through which the divine plays.
That sounds like a great way to loosen up if you ask me. It’s also the beginning of bhakti (spiritual devotion) in some people.
Allow your art to be an act of mindfulness, an opportunity to become completely hollow so as to allow something entry from beyond this world.
Alton, Illinois. Joshua Goor. Gato Negro.
This is an icosahedron pointillism tattoo done by Joshua Goor. The geometrical shape represents the element water. Which is my element as a cancer. I couldnt be happier with this piece.
One phrase I heard from a monk in India really stuck with me: "There is no ‘I’ in surrender."
Stop trying to surrender yourself. The ‘you’ that you are trying to surrender doesn’t exist. Just surrender. Let go of preference and let things be the way they are. Withhold any effort to enforce your boundaries.
You are not locked anywhere. You are not in the body. The body is in You. You are the Eternity that surrounds your body and permeates it with Awareness. The spacious silence and stillness of daily meditation makes that clear over time. This body is closer to a hallucination than a prison.
There is nothing to overcome about yourself, nothing to get rid of. Plunge deeply within and you will discover that you are not what you thought you were.
universe .. BY VASILIY RYUNIKOV
"Learning to master your vibration is critical to having a life of joy versus a life of heartache. There will always be events and circumstances in your life over which you have no control. Stuff happens. You can’t prevent negative things from happening to you. But how you react to them determines the quality of your life. You can choose your emotions. You can raise your vibration. You can decide if you’re going with the current or struggling to paddle upstream.
Practice raising your vibration. For 10 minutes a day, be ridiculously positive, happy, and exuberant. Then go back to what you were feeling before. After you’ve mastered 10 minutes, try 20, and so on. Before long, you’ll be more comfortable being in the higher vibrational states and it will be a lot easier to get there. The more time you spend in those states, the more amazing and wonderful your life is going to be.”
art by Gloria Gypsy - Frequency