Friday, May 13, 2011
Five Precepts Blues; 4.6 - Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
This has never been my favorite Billie Holiday song, but I have noticed it playing in my head on several occasions, after a last day at work, or at the end of a relationship...
Not to disrespect Bonnie Raitt or anything, but I think the best aspiration would be not to give them anything to talk about in the first place. The only thing that can truly be controlled is how much we talk negatively of others.
That's something I've been very bad at in my life but have worked at over the last few years, even before I knew anything about the five precepts. I knew my big mouth wasn't making my friends happy, and that was enough.