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Friday, June 17, 2016

Free Draymond from what?

Gajendra Moksha   (Public Domain)
Draymond Green is suffering from what all humans experience:  a fierce attachment to emotions and outcomes.

He may be playing this out on a grander scale than Joe down the street, but it hurts just the same.  However, Joe’s every move is not being videotaped and analyzed to the extent that Draymond’s are.  Green’s glitches therefore appear more offensive (and defensive) than Joe’s.

Meanwhile, Draymond’s just-as-attached fans are screaming on the sidelines:  Free Draymond!  They seem ready to exchange some first-born children for a chance to get Green back on the court.

Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism all have a cure for such angst.  Their concept of moksha (from the Sanskrit root muc) essentially means “to be set free.”

The question is:  Free from what?  Free from outer forces, or free from inner turmoil?  Pointing fingers at others will keep a person trapped.  Seeing the log in one’s own eye will help set a person free.  Along with such liberation comes a great deal of responsibility.

Green has already taken some firm steps in a moksha direction.  Whatever the Finals outcome, this is his chance to shine from within.


Copyright June 17, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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