After all has been said and done, what is left? One spends a lifetime accumulating “things”, position, wealth (monetary/spiritual/knowledge/skills), praise, rewards. To what avail? When you leave this planet, it will be the same way you came in- with nothing materially. You really can’t take it with you. Accolades really mean nothing. You can be the fastest, smartest, trendiest, sharpest, most striking- doesn’t ultimately matter, does it?
How time can change one’s perspective! My obsession with music led me to try starting bands when I was young- never worked out. Committed to the unique, I found ways to ultimately do it myself. Personal freedom to both succeed and fail is the real prize. My goal is to produce music that is interesting to me. If others like it, great! If not,as long as I like it, that’s what counts.
Time will ultimately take it’s toll. The physical body breaks down. Mortality stares you in the face. What will be left? Your works; your legacy of love or hate. It’s hard to make proper choices, but we must try. As long as you can face yourself, that’s all that matters.
You see, I had stage-four tongue cancer twelve years ago. Even though still here, by the grace of God, I can no longer play guitar due to nerve adhesion caused by the radiation; developing years later. However, there exists excellent software that will play my notation or keyboard triggering with great-sounding guitars. Work-a rounds are available to those who look. That’s the key. (The song I’m finishing-up has14 guitars scattered about!)
Just to have given the chance to experience life for another twelve years is amazing! I’m throwing myself into my work while I’m still here… To quote Phil Ochs:
And I won’t feel the flowing of the time when I’m gone All the pleasures of love will not be mine when I’m gone My pen won’t pour a lyric line when I’m gone So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here– “When I’m Gone”- Phil Ochs
What’s Really Important?
What’s really important, anyway? Looking back, the things that once seemed so important are nothing today.
“All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall” 1 Peter 1:24
You can be at the top of your field, but it’s only temporary. The same for being on the “lowest rung”. Life is change, but you decide just what that change should be. Any outward advantage is not permanent. Pick your priorities and stick with them. Trust God.
Do What You Love
Do what you love. We are each truly blessed with a uniqueness that cannot be replicated. I had the crazy idea Fifty years ago to record original music, knowing the odds of my commercial “success” were impossible. (I don’t tour.) Fifty years later, I’m still doing just that- taking a blank canvas, “painting” songs, writing lyrics (and blog), editing music videos on my website, and distributing songs world-wide. Although “commercial” success isn’t there, my “artistic” success thrives. Self -satisfaction cannot be bought.
God has a plan for each one of us. If you do what you love, you are truly blessed!
Raise the vibration, thank God for life. End the frustration, stop the needless strife. We all want freedom, we all seek love. Forgive those who wrong you; you’ll be forgiven Above.
Time and again, we stop to imagine peace on all the earth… I believe faith will move this mountain; I believe in spiritual rebirth.
Infinite blessing, abundance thrives. Jesus lives in darkest night and deepest of dives. Struggles are over, shadows have passed. Live in the sunshine. High tides and green grass.
Quick commutation, God’s in control. Realization has strayed from the fold. Unlimited access. Mission of love. Forgive all transgressions; you’ll be forgiven Above.
Ok, you want to fire a man who has lied repeatedly so a “plandemic” could shut down our country, ruin our economy, destroy small businesses, make us subservient to the elites who “rule” by mandating masks (which are useless in preventing viral transmission- see link below). We were kept physically apart, preventing open dialogue with family, friends, business associates, etc. All this to bum-rush (soon-to-be) third-world America into a Communist one-world cabal-ruled government.
Many people died or had their livelihoods destroyed because of this man- the highest paid in government. Still think he should be fired, or perhaps perp-walked for crimes against humanity, treason, sedition…..etc.? Let’s see what happens…
Election Audits; Propaganda
So, what about election audits and propaganda? If there is nothing to hide, why worry? Well, they are worried, as indicated in this bit of propaganda:
The list goes on… It’s long past time for big tech, media, and (especially) corrupt politicians to be held accountable for the endless lies and crimes they are committing to provide “aid and comfort” to America’s real enemies. These self-proclaimed “rulers” can say or do whatever they want, just not certain types of people. Isn’t that racism?
All we want is equal justice under non-politicized law- pure and simple.