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Above Ground Podcast

be well, be safe, be ABOVE

May 18, 2022

We often set ourselves up for a let down. Expectations often get in the way of reality. The more we desire to do something or be somewhere, we find ourselves clinging to outcomes, ideologies and our expectations. Setting us up for things I can never have.

Jay Shetty says, "attachment gives and accepts love conditionally, whereas, detachment gives and accepts love unconditionally." Detaching from our expectations and letting go allows what is going to be, to be. Not always comfortable and takes practice. It is worth the cultivation. 

The idea that if you do all the right things, you will get what you deserve. What we truly deserve is only what we reap and sow. Like Mick Jagger sings, "can't always get what you want, but you get what you need." 

Veruca Salt, that snot nose, entitled bad egg from Willy Wonka, not the band, proved in realtime expectations set too high and trying to force the world to bend to our will can tip the scales in the negative. Ice cream melts and the cone gets soaked. Even if we don't like it. 

Don't forget to join us this Sunday, May 22 at Empire Live in Albany, NY for the 2nd Upstate Punk Rock Flea Market. Come find vendors selling all kinds of cool art, swag and creations in the truest sense of punk rock. 12-6pm. Then Saturday July 23, at the Music Haven in Central Park Schenectady, NY stop by our table at Nipperfest. The all day family friendly event is rain or shine, dog friendly and will have some of the 518s top artists. 

As always, thank you for listening. Please keep the conversation surrounding mental health going beyond the month of May. Don't forget this July the new 9-8-8 phone number to access support and help will go live. Contact your local representatives and stress the importance of funding this mental health emergency line. 

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Until next week get well, be safe, stay ABOVE...