Monday, February 14, 2011

a fire reflected in a lake cannot burn the water. neither can emotions disturb the mind when you don't allow yourself to become involved in them. don't identify an emotion as your self. the fear or anger is not you, only an impersonal phenomenon. mentally pull back from the emotion and turn your awareness around to observe it. when in the grip of negative emotion we tend to believe it will never end. but emotions are no more permanent than thoughts. with continued practice you'll find that you only have to wait and any emotion, whether pleasant or unpleasant, is bound to change.

"i had wrote a letter saying how much I loved his music to his fan club. at the end i made a joke saying that if he ever read this letter to please take me to my prom since my boyfriend had just broken up with me. About a month later there was a knock at my door and it was him! he was by himself. No reporters, no homies just 2pac Shakur at my doorstep. He came in and talked to me and my mom and my brother for about fifteen minutes and asked me if I had gotten a dress yet. I said no and he said he would take care of it and gave me $1500 in all hundred dollar bills and told me to get something pretty. Prom day came and he called and said to be ready. A limo showed up with 2pac in it and went straight to my prom. Everyone was going crazy taking pictures but we hung out there for about thirty minutes. We danced to about five songs then he said he had business to take care of and kissed me on the cheek and left.  I think the world lost a great person when 2pac was killed and i will always remember his kindness."

you're giving me butterflies, butterflies again