That’s good street talk, but it makes practical spiritual sense too. It derives from the biblical counsel to hate the sin, not the sinner. In so many words, that’s what Jesus said: “Don’t hate the player; hate the game.” They persecuted him for talking righteousness and speaking the truth, so he just said, “Yo, y’all playin’ the game wrong. You’re out here living wicked and doing this and doing that, and you’re gonna hate me just ’cause I’m telling you about it? Don’t hate me, nigga. Hate the situation you’re in.” In a way, he even says the same thing to God—which just shows how powerful Jesus’s spirit was. He’s getting crucified, and in his last moments on earth, he looks down at his killers, sees they’re all pawns in the larger scheme, and tells God to forgive them—because they don’t know what they’re doing. This is a man who told God himself, “Don’t hate the player, hate the game.”
🎶 Kanye West - Good morning (at The James Hotel)
“Love is the first two steps, Knowledge and Wisdom, coming together. It’s 1 and 2—put them together you get 12, and the twelfth letter in the alphabet is L, which stands for Love. If wisdom is like water, so is love. It dissolves you then rebuilds you stronger. It’s like when you have your first child—you’ve never felt weaker in your life. Your love for that child makes you vulnerable. But it also makes you stronger, because you’ll do anything to protect that child. So love, like wisdom, dissolves you and then resolves you. It breaks down your ego and puts you back together again properly.”
Excerpt From: RZA, The. “The Tao of Wu.”
A toast to life. Shoutout to my boss. :~) #thankyou (at The James Hotel)
You’re on my mind, heavy. I shouldn’t be this confident. Lord knows I’m not as strong as I claim to be. Yet, I carry you like its my duty. Im sitting on my porch right now. I feel like I’m nine years old. I can picture everyone here with me. Your presence is so loud. Is me writing about you enough for you to feel me? Is it possible that the universe can do that? I hope so. I hope you’re wherever you are sending me love the way I send it to you. I need it. I know you know I need it. I need you.
and shit boy if you want me to be honest, you need me too.