Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This Too Shall Pass -- OK Go

Enjoy ---

This clip came via a 9 yr old. Personal favorite line [well there's many - this is one]:
"'Cuz when your mind don't move then your knees don't bend"

Flexibility of body AND mind = aging gracefully.



This Too Shall Pass -- by the band OK Go

You know you can't keep letting it get you down -
And you can't keep dragging that dead weight around
Is it really all that much to lug around -
Better run like hell when you hit the ground
When the morning comes, When the morning comes
Can't stop those kids from dancing -
but why would you want to?
Especially when you are already getting yours
'Cuz when your mind don't move then your knees don't bend -
But don't go blaming the kids again
When the morning comes, When the morning comes
When the morning comes, When the morning comes
When the morning comes, When the morning comes
Let it go, This too shall pass
Let it go, This too shall pass
You know you can't keep letting it get you down,
no you can't keep letting it get you down
Oh Is it really all that much to lug around,
and you can't keep letting it get you down
When the morning comes....
(oh you can't keep letting it get you down,
no you can't keep letting it get you down).

3 comments:

tarzan said...

I LOVE THIS! My life in 3:53....!!!!! :)

el poquito said...

Yep. All of ours here on Planet Temporal. I really like this light-hearted look at a profound and challenging truth.

Things I've been considering:

First Noble Truth of the Buddha: Life is suffering.
Hmmm...

then...

Heard yesterday on the TV oracle: Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Hmmmm... I find myself asking what are the options, please? Tell me.

Reflections: What is pain? What is suffering? How does one choose an option and what are they?

Explorations: I go to the Google Oracle and ask it the direct question: "What is suffering?"

And as it does it reveals 30 rivers that each flow to 30 streams each.

I read: The Buddha didn't speak English.The word isn't 'suffering'; it's 'dukkha'. "Dukkha" is Pali, a variation of Sanskrit, and it means a lot of things. For example, anything temporary is dukkha, including happiness.

Hmmmm...

Then I read the wikipedia answer which lays out more rivers on the subject than I've ever known! And I'm speaking as someone who has made a life-long study/work at extinguishing pain and suffering in others. But apparently I know very little on the subject.

You might find it an interesting read on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffering

Disclaimer: This exploration of mine isn't an indicator of my well-being or lack of, at the moment. In fact, I think there's a certain luxury when there's the freedom to be able to reflect on such things when one isn't pushed up against the wall, hanging by the fingernails, hoping, hoping that "This too shall pass."

Yes, it will. All of it. The happy moments too. All of it is a continuum of passing. Makes me want to say: "Savor it," but then, heck if I know. Perhaps... or... ?

"Let it go; this too shall pass."

[so serious el poquito is this morning!] And that's where absurd, meaningless, fun art comes in -- to balance. This is art a 9 yr old boy would love: the best creative use of shooting paint guns to music with a message. And don't we all have a 9 yr old boy/girl rattling around in there?

Hope so.

xo
el po

tarzan said...

"pain is inevitable"

You WILL have pain but you are more than you your pain.....Your big toe may have pain but you have an option of what to do with it.

"suffering is optional".

Once you have located and acknowledged the pain in your toe, you will learn that you still have a pain free arm. You can choose to spend 24/7 in pain from your toe, or you can choose to use your arm to the best of your ability while your toe heals. You may always have pain in your toe but what you do with that, ignore it, fix it, treat it, or live with it is your choice. the key word is "live" regardless of your toe pain to the best of your ability.