Words from the Mind of a Gifted Artist
"I used to live in a room full of mirrors;
all I could see was me.
I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors,
now the whole world is here for me to see."
"I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die,
so let me live my life, the way I want to."
"I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes."
"In order to change the world,
you have to get your head together first."
"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."
"Music is my religion."
"When the power of love
overcomes the love of power
the world will know peace."
(still working on it!)
by Pink Floyd
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Use headphones, press them to your ears, and close your eyes!
After listening to this
awesome song, and reading
the very thought-prevoking
words below, please click the
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The receptive triumphs over the inflexible;
The yielding triumphs over the rigid.
A man living is yielding and receptive.
Dying, he is rigid and inflexible.
All things, the grass and trees:
Living, they are yielding and fragile;
Dying, they are dry and withered.
Those who are firm and inflexible
Are in harmony with dying.
Those who are yielding and receptive
Are in harmony with living.
The Tao Te Ching illustrates: The more laws you make, the more thieves there will be.
Discover who you are.
Learn to sense the world around you directly,
and contemplate your impressions deeply.
Do not rely on ideologies, because to do so
will rob your life of meaning and make you unfit to lead.
Cultivate and trust your intuition---
a leader without intuition cannot predict change.
Cultivate your personal power (Te) through your awareness and knowledge of the physical laws as they operate both in the universe and in the minds of others (Tao)
use that power to direct events, without resorting to force.
Here is how you can accomplish these lofty goals:
Use attitude instead of action,
and lead others by guiding rather than ruling.
Manage people by letting them act upon you,
and not the other way around.
In this way, your subjects will develop a sense of
self-government, and you, as their guide,
will be rewarded with their loyalty and cooperation.
Learn to achieve your ends without means,
by cultivating a strong vision of the way things must naturally resolve themselves.
Continue to grow.
Lao-Tzu, from "Tao-te-ching"...
I will get back to this.
I love this song, but the direction I started to go with it....
I just wanted to do something different.
So I'll wait for my
Now....... 23 year later....
I see this song differently.
I read, "You have to fight for your right" as.....
You have to...................
....continually, FIGHT to BE who YOU are.
....To NOT conform.
To THINK from the HEART.
To LIVE the LIFE that YOU have FORSEEN.
We ALL have to TOIL in this world.
But, if we can, TRY to toil at something we LOVE.
Continue to CREATE!
Continue to SEE!
Continue to LOVE!
Continue to BE!
Life is STAGGERINGLY brief.
LIVE and LOVE
with RECKLESS ABANDON!
(THANK YOU!... to my niece, Chris, for reminding me of this!)
I believe we all know this song.
The Beastie Boys slammed this into our faces in 1986.
Back then, it was just what it sounded like.
A demand that we were entitled to "party"!
So we did.
Well.... 23 years have passed...........
So now, my 20 year old awesome daughter, "Stumbles" me a link to
Cold Play doing "Fight for Your Right"...
And now, being an aged 45 year old survivor and perpetuator of the profoundly fresh and uplifting...
...Listen to this, and see if you get a "new" message from this song, sung by a "new" artist.
(read my interpretations after watching.)
Your ears and mind
are listening to
"The Day Begins"
The Moody Blues