So overall yesterday was nice and vibey. Struggled a bit with the last hour of work but things went swimmingly after that. Lets see, I had my tapping session, specifically on procrastination. It didn’t go fully away, but after 30 minutes of tapping stuff comes up you didn’t know you had. Future tapping targets if you will. If you would also like to tap on it, or tap on it at a later stage (see what I did there 😛 ), here is a helpful vid.
The following is based on an immersion program created by David and Kristin Morelli. From what I can tell it is based on an experiment performed by NASA to test the stress effects of zero gravity on their astronauts. I can’t for the life of me remember where I first read about this experiment, probably Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, but right now I am using trying to find the source for reference purposes as a form of procrastination. If you would like more information about the experiment, ask and I’ll probably detail it in a follow up post. Getting back on point… I’m sure that the temptation of Christ had something to do with the naming of the program, just to give it that Jungian unconsciousness mythic support. If your interested, you can check there first program here or sign-up for the new one here.
My ego has a pimp slap. For those of you unfamiliar with what a pimp slap is, the Urban Dictionary defines it as “The act of backhanding the cheek, delivering the blow from across the body”. For example, a pimp will slap his business associate solidly and exclaim, “Bitch, where’s my money?” thus asserting dominance.
So how is it that my ego has a pimp slap you may wonder? Well it comes out of nowhere, as unexpected assaults generally do, a memory flashes across my mind devouring all other thoughts like a hungry cannibal, then departs leaving behind the taint of acute embarrassment and feelings of inadequacy. The offending memory varies from an insignificant misplaced word to a personal action that others may have found amusing at my cost and the results of these mental assaults are just as varied, ranging from a cringe to a violent convulsion. Why, just this morning whilst taking a bath I was forced to relive standing in front of the class in high-school, singing some or other song. I nearly drowned in guilt, shame and bathwater.
It must be the soul in Bruno’s voice. That’s probably what caught me about this song the first time I heard it on the radio. And then I saw the music video which just sealed the deal for me, LUV IT! I love how while the chorus of the song is about the fulfilment of self, all the actions that take place in the video have charity and giving at its centre.
[This was going to be a post about the World Cup. Its not anymore. I’ve been working on this entry for 3 days now. Please hang on for a slightly disjointed ride]
So I’m sitting in some hipster café/restaurant on Lower Long Street called Dolces (not to be confused Dulces) all orange and modern design. It’s actually kind of nice as I get to just chill and do one of my favorite activities, People Watching. Well, it’s a family favorite really. I must say though that People Watching in the Cape Town CBD while a first class world event being hosted here… well lets just say that there is a wider variety than is traditionally found behind The Boerewors Curtain.
Second time chilling in the CBD in less then a week. This is wildly unprecedented and I like it, a lot. It’s a confirmation for me that my life is changing and all for the better. Changing the narrative pattern in subtle subversive ways. What I mean by that is that if I wasn’t in such an open and centered place, I wouldn’t even notice the changes, wouldn’t pause to be thankful for them and thus they would have slipped out of my grasp. Oh happy day that that is not the case.
So I’m really enjoying the Jack Parow album. Like a lot, a lot. On one of (what is for me) the stand-out tracks, “Die Vraagstuk (remix)” he takes the time to declare to the world, “This is what I want, this is the life I want to lead. These are the simple pleasures I want to enjoy.” It is a refreshing change of pace from what usually goes on in the “rap game”.
[Breaking News from inside Jay-Z’s camp – His new album will focus on themes of Wealth and Self-Confidence]
See, it gets a bit same-y. Anyway, here’s an extract from the track in question (side note: I prefer the album version, the original done with Die Heuwels Fantasties does absolutely nothing for me)