Okay, but then what?

Okay, but then what? Is that really all you got?
Okay, but then what? I don’t like to say this much
Okay, but then what? ‘Cause all that talk is cheap
Okay, you got plans, that just sound like talk to me
.

Illy “Then What?’

This funky song, ‘Okay, but then what?’, by Aussie hip hopper Illy is quite an ear worm and I’m finding it helpful to use to challenge my ego so my soul voice can be heard more easily. The ego can be a bit of a negative ninny and tries to preserve you from harm by alerting you to fear and activating hard-shell mode. This can be helpful in the short term if there is clear and present danger but often it gets stuck in a fear loop when there is change and change and growth are a necessary and healthy part of life.

And it’s just my luck that I’m still here stuck
When we’re way past done, could we move this on? Like
Hold up, man, why we doing this again?

 The ego is the worn-out script that plays out in our head to convince us of our unworthiness. Let your ego have a voice or else it continues to kick up but recognise it is not your soul speaking.

 I’m Shania to it all, that shit don’t impress me much.                                                                But I’ma let you finish and when you finish we’re done.

 The voice of the ego is not you, you are the one simply listening to it. Speed it up and slow it down until it is unrecognisable and sounds like…yada yada, blah blah blah. Continue to ask it, ‘okay, but then what?’, and see what ridiculousness it comes up with. Cause all that talk is cheap.

Can we turn the sound down? Boom-chicka-wow-wow.

Detach from the voice of the ego and it will become quieter. Meditation, exercise and time in nature can all help to quieten it down so you can hear/ feel/sense your soul speaking.

So, acknowledge your ego and let it have a say but then detach from it and seek silence so you can figure out what should get brushed so you can turn the volume up on your soul and focus on the real world problems and your real good friends.

 Love and light and okay, but then what? Xxx Yvette

 

 Illy ‘Then What?” Music video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbySwO_gspw

 

Illy ‘Then What?” Lyrics

Big man, big man, walk it off
Everybody talk it up
Off the record, off the cuff
Yada yada, blah blah blah
Now look, I’m not here to hear you talk
You keep going, you get brushed
I’m Shania to it all, that shit don’t impress me much
With your loud mouth, running all around town
Can we turn the sound down? Boom-chicka-wow-wow
Uh, wish you could bite your tongue ’til it’s numb
But I’ma let you finish and when you finish we’re done

Okay, but then what? Is that really all you got?
Okay, but then what? I don’t like to say this much
Okay, but then what? ‘Cause all that talk is cheap
Okay, you got plans, that just sound like talk to me
Okay, but then what? Is that really all you got?
Okay, but then what? I don’t like to say this much
Okay, but then what? ‘Cause all that talk is cheap
Okay, you got plans, that just sound like talk to me, okay

Oh my god, I need a minute, can we pick the speed up with it?
You don’t need to be specific, fingers pressing the ignition, vroom
Race you to your point, last to get there get ignored
Hate to disappoint, yeah, but hate being here more
So uh, tell me more, nah, I’m kidding
I’m struggling to listen and keep the indifference hidden, oh man
I knew this a bad idea from the start
So I’ma let you finish or, actually, maybe nah

Okay, but then what? Is that really all you got?
Okay, but then what? I don’t like to say this much
Okay, but then what? ‘Cause all that talk is cheap
Okay, you got plans, that just sound like talk to me
Okay, but then what? Is that really all you got?
Okay, but then what? I don’t like to say this much
Okay, but then what? ‘Cause all that talk is cheap
Okay, you got plans, that just sound like talk to me, okay

Hold up, man, why we doing this again?
Should’a learnt my lesson, should’a turned and ran
And it’s just my luck that I’m still here stuck
When we’re way past done, could we move this on? Like
Hold up, man, why we doing this again?
Got real world problems, got real good friends
And we all say nah (say nah), we don’t care that much (that much)
But you still won’t stop (nah, nah), we like oh my god, damn

Okay, but then what? Is that really all you got?
Okay, but then what? I don’t like to say this much
Okay, but then what? ‘Cause all that talk is cheap
Okay, you got plans, that just sound like talk to me
Okay, but then what? Is that really all you got?
Okay, but then what? I don’t like to say this much
Okay, but then what? ‘Cause all that talk is cheap
Okay, you got plans, that just sound like talk to me

Okay, but then what? Ay, ay, ay
Okay, but then what? Ay, ay, ay
Okay, but then what? Ay, ay, ay
Okay, you got plans, that just sound like talk to me, man

 

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4 thoughts on “Okay, but then what?

  1. Perhaps the only purpose of the ego is not to see something but to be something.

    Its good to question things. I think your ideas on that are useful tools in life. Thanks Y.

    M xx

    Ps
    I like your cap 🤓
    X

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  2. Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence…
    Great post. And so important about getting good back into nature for some perspective and a bit of a break from other humanoids.
    More words of wisdom! ! Thanks xx

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