"I wish I noticed this a year or two ago when it was hurting people i loved... because now, its too late - " full video is on YouTube (ill try to link it, if not search "Alcoholism - Broot". This video is extremely personal to myself and my family. Nearly half of my music catalog explains most of this so it wont be too new to alot of you, but it needed to be made. Im making this so people dont give up. Everyones dealing with issues... These are some of mine.
To my friends who watch this, dont comment some stupid shit.
#Broot #addiction #disease #alcoholic #alcoholism #issues #awareness #behindtheaddiction
Valleys of Neptune part 4
I recently saw a shirt of my Dharma elder Kyodo Williams, Sensei that says “My lineage is Love.” As soon as I saw it, I burst out laughing and yelled ‘Yeeeeessssss!’ ⠀
So many times people ask what’s your lineage Rinzai? Soto? Obaku? Why do you hang out with the Tibetan’s so much? You spend an awful amount of time with “Them…" don’t you feel like you’re betraying your Japanese lineage? Oy vey! It’s different sides of the same coin… but when we major in minor things, that can be difficult to see and notice. ⠀
Where are you from? What’s color are you? Who was white in your family? How’d you get those piercing blue eyes? How do Black and White people get along with you? You don’t talk Black, you’re obviously smart.. What’s it like to almost always be the only P.O.C... (Person of Color… shockingly many mid-westerners and east coasters don’t know what POC means) in the Zendo? There to... Oy vey! It’s different sides of the same coin… but when we major in minor things, that can be difficult to see and notice. ⠀
To go beyond appearances… to go beyond the verge of sight… to hear beyond the range of sound… Requires the finesse of Kindness and Love. Kindness and Love are so powerful that they even pierce the iron wall of death, that would try to cut us off and separate us from those that we care about deeply. Kindness and Love are very definitely an ingredient in the secret sauce of awakening. Be Kindness Itself. Be Love Itself. You can’t just bulldoze your way into awakening. The sooner we come to *THIS!* truth, the sooner we are happier in our heart and head… because there are no artificial… genetically modified gaps that are pushing us apart. ⠀
#Zen #Buddhism #Yoga #Meditation #Mindfulness #Compassion #Kindness #FeelDealIntegrateHeal #KeepingItReal #Relationships #Addiction #Recovery #Alcoholism #Sobriety