The simple truth is that you just feel however you feel in any given moment, independently of external circumstances, or 'reasons' because feelings spring forth from within.
Don’t blame it on the ‘out there’.
Don’t blame it on your ‘ego’.
Don’t blame it on the people.
Blame it on the ‘Boogie’.
Don’t blame thoughts on the situation.
Don’t blame feelings on the body.
Don’t blame perceptions on the bank balance.
Blame it on the ‘Boogie’..
“What is the Boogie?” I hear you ask?
The Boogie (for the purposes of this post at least) is my silly Nick name for the spiritual energy of Thought.
Thought, AKA the ‘Boogie’, is the dance of life that bubbles up within you and fuels your thoughts feelings and perceptions. Good bad and indifferent. All of them, all of the time.
But, ‘I just can’t...I just can’t...I just control the thoughts’
Well - it’s not your job to control thoughts. Or the feelings. And they aren't yours anyway. The ‘Boogie’ makes them.
That’s how it has always worked.
Blame it on the ‘Boogie’.
I'm about to start a Kickstarter campaign to gain momentum ahead of the book launch - so watch out for more news coming soon!
I'm going to need your help for the launch of my new book, 'Just Play: The Simple Truth Behind Musical Excellence'. The launch is happening in May and I will be announcing the launch date shortly. Book sales will be used as vehicle to raise funds for Help Musicians UK's mental health campaign , Music Minds Matter.
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