Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ropes. (2011)

My elephant cycle

I read about a man who was in Africa. I'm not sure if it was leisure or work, but it isn't relevant.

What is relevant were the elephants he saw. Huge elephants being transported in a group from one place to another by a trainer.

The elephants were bound by a small rope tied around their leg. These huge elephants, large & majestic creatures, could have easily broken free from these flimsy constraints. But they did not.

The man was confused by this, so he asked the trainer, "why do these beautiful animals just stand there when they could so easily break away?"

The trainer said, "well, when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them, and at that age, it's enough to hold them.  As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never  try to break free." The man was amazed. These animals could break free at any moment from their bonds, but because they believed they couldn't, they were stuck right where they were. The powerful and gigantic creature has limited its present abilities by the limitations of its past.

Like the elephant, how many of us go through life holding onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before? How many of us refuse to attempt something new and challenging  because of our so called mindset?

Your attempt may fail, but never fail to make an attempt. Choose not to accept the false boundaries and limitations created by the past.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Love, Love, Love (2011)

This is my favorite song in the whole world. It has helped me and healed me so much. I just wanted to share it.

Andrew Peterson - "Love is a Good Thing"
Here is the video if you'd like to listen :)

It knocked me down, 
it dragged me out, 
it left me there for dead. 

It took all the freedom I wanted and gave me something else instead. 

It blew my mind, 
it bled me dry, 
it hit me like a long goodbye, 

and nobody here knows better than I that it’s a good thing.

Love is a good thing. 

It’ll fall like rain on your parade,
laugh at the plans that you tried to make, 

it’ll wear you down till your heart just breaks and it’s a good thing. 

Love is a good thing.

It’ll wake you up in the middle of the night, 
it’ll take just a little too much. 
It’ll burn you like a cinder till you’re tender to the touch. 

It’ll chase you down, 
swallow you whole, 
it’ll make your blood run hot and cold. 

Like a thief in the night, it’ll steal your soul, and that’s a good thing. 

Love is a good thing. 

It’ll follow you down to the ruin of your great divide, 
and open the wounds that you tried to hide. 

And there in the rubble of the heart that died you’ll find a good thing. 

Love is a good thing. 

Take cover, the end is near. 
Take cover, but do not fear. 

It’ll break your will, 
it’ll change your mind, 

it’ll loose all the chains of the ties that bind. 

If you’re lucky you’ll never make it out alive, and that’s a good thing. 

Love is a good thing. 

It can hurt like a blast from a hand grenade, 
When all that used to matter is blown away. 

There in the middle of the mess it made - you’ll find a good thing.

Yes, it’s worth every penny of the price you paid - It’s a good thing. 

Love is a good thing, - do not fear.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wedding Bells (2011)

Weddings, a ceremony where two individuals who love each other commit to spending the rest of their lives together. A father meets his future son, he doesn't like him at first because no one is worthy of his precious daughter. A mother is worried whether or not she is ready, but teaches the daughter how to survive without losing her own identity when she joins herself with another. The importance of the bond lies in the balance of trust and survival, communication and interaction, emotional and sexual interaction. The man is in charge of being a leader in maintaining the balance between these things. They are all pieces in the Jenga game called marriage.

Life is your opponent. Life will try to take you down. Life will take away pieces necessary in holding the rest of your pieces together. You have choices to make constantly, and the balance that you and your partner share directly impacts decisions. Your past, life, impacts your decisions as well. Do you choose to rise against, or succumb?

Moisture (2011)

It's raining out, it's pouring in
My emotions are trapped within.

I need to talk, let's take a walk.
I cleared my desk, my head's a mess.

The coffee's there, scent wafts the air.
But there's no cup, no fill-me-up. 

There's no family, only silence.
There's no cooking, only booking,

Place to place, meeting to meeting.
Push away everything, it's only fleeting.

But I won't ask, I won't plead.
I smile and wish I didn't need.  

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dream. (2011)

If I had heaven's embroidered clothes,
Woven tight with gold and silver light;
Both blue, black and dark shewn bright.
The dark, the light and the half night.
I'd spread these garments under your feet.

Lowly am I that I cannot afford such a treat.
I, now poor, have only my dreams.
But I'll spread my dreams beneath your feet.
So tread softly, my dear, for you'll tread on my dreams.