musicology #196

teachings of billionaire YenTzu #6

(Marvin Gaye – ‘T’ Plays It Cool)

Riding The Tiger, (chanelling your energy)

the tiger cub howled as it limped home. ‘I am never going to spring and jump again,’ he complained to his father.

‘But that is what you are naturally good at,’ his father consoled, then playfully bowling over the young cub with his immensely powerful paw, added, ‘Do you not enjoy it?’

‘Not any more! cried the cub. ‘I put everything into that last jump and all I get is hurt for my trouble.’

‘My son, you are a guardian of all the special strength and power that is contained within you. As guardian you must learn how to channel it, for such energy, when misdirected, will otherwise hurt you. Your energy has no limitations, other than the ones you allow it to have. Just because you have hurt yourself once or twice, in trying, does not mean that you will always do so. You must persevere.

‘When you next spring and jump, first contain your energy, becoming aware of just how much you will need and why you are about to use it. As you do, you will feel the energy build up inside you until, when the moment feels just right, you let it go. At that moment you will experience your body, mind and energy flowing as one unit. Then you will no longer be jumping, you will be flying through the air. And the air itself will be with you, riding the tiger.’


4 thoughts on “musicology #196

  1. the simple truths that we were taught at our mothers knee (or dads paw) are universal and timeless…’if at first you dont succeed, try, try again’….I thought the image of this lesson was
    wonderful and the music wasn’t a piece bad either!!


  2. great instrumental; not heard it before.
    Gaye was a drummer early days , I wonder if he was playing them on this.


  3. not only did he play the drums on this, (and all the other cuts on the album), the cat also played Keyboards and Piano as well as writing, composing, producing and arranging too !!


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