“We can B better”

The chalk writing on the street says – we can be better. Agree.

By the way,

We can DO better too.

And I know that’s not very yogic maybe as in many yoga classes, yoga instructor will say stuff like “Just BE” “Just Breathe” ” Just be present” to negate our constant pressure to do to feel validated or to be accepted or … we have been taught from an early age – so to negate that constant obsession to seek self-worth by being busy, yoga instructor may focus on the BE. BE You; Just Be … Be One … Just be & meditate on that …

Ahhhhhhhhhh PLEEEEEASE I have been guilty too.

“Just BE” … just be the true source, not striving or doing – not busy but just BE … sometimes all that BEING is done on the MAT, we still have to get off that mat of self-care, self-soothing, self-focus, self-love, self-realization, self-affirmation to … Do. Roll off that may guys – and – off into the world and do practice peace and do show up.

I DO me. You do you. We can be that. Sure. Still.

We can not only be better but … we have to actually take action.

We can DO better.

DO DO DO DO DO DO DO DO

vs.

BBBBBBB ?

Well Said by local kids …

“Silence is Violence” “We can rise above Hate” “we can do better”… messages of … hope

I was surprised and thrilled to see these post-it messages pasted on a telephone pole … in a very white neighborhood. On the street there was a BIG chalk writing that said “WE CAN BE BETTER”. This is a neighborhood where even Asians were prohibited from living couple of decades ago and I rarely shades of browns and blacks … I suspect adults have thoughts of factors that lowers the property values shading their thoughts of righteousness … it’s ingrained; it’s systematic … SHAME Shame shame

Still it’s amazing that it’s out in the open and in thoughts of all rather than sweeping things under the rug and pretending all is well. Because. It’s not.

There’s hope.

These post-its carry that … hope.

Haruki Murakami’s Stay Home Playlist

 “Look for the Silver Lining” by the Modern Folk Quartet,

followed by 18 other songs:

“Waiting on a Sunny Day” by Bruce Springsteen;

“Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” by Isley Meets Bacharach;

“Here Comes the Sun” by Nina Simone;

“You’ve Got A Friend” by Carole King;

“Over the Rainbow” by Ella Fitzgerald;

“Sun Is Shining” by Bob Marley & The Wailers:

“What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong;

“Happy Birthday Sweet Darling” by Kate Taylor;

“Smile” by Eric Clapton;

“My Favorite Things Featuring Kathleen Battle” by Al Jarreau;

“She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” by Lisa Ono;

“Happy Talk” by Nancy Wilson;

“They Can’t Take That Away from Me” by Brian Wilson;

“Put on a Happy Face” by Tony Bennett;

“Over the Rainbow” by Fred Lowery;

“We’ll Meet Again” by Peggy Lee with Benny Goodman;

“Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” by Sigrid Onégin;

“What the World Needs Now Is Love” by Wei Wei Wuu.