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.
I’m sick and tired of hearing things From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocritics All I want is the truth Just gimme some truth Ive had enough of reading things By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians All I want is the truth Just gimme some truth…
I’m sick to death of seeing things From tight-lipped, condescending, mamas little chauvinists All I want is the truth Just gimme some truth now I’ve had enough of watching scenes Of schizophrenic, ego-centric, paranoiac, prima-donnas All I want is the truth now Just gimme some truth…
The song was to the point. And, sadly, things have only deteriorated since its 1971 release. Lennon paid the ultimate price for speaking his mind. At least he was heard… Today, you’re simply cancelled as if you never existed. Tow the line, or else.
So, Let’s See…
So, let’s see… Where does one find truth today? You’re on your own… The major mockingbird media reports a totally biased side of reality. They’re given their marching orders, and that’s it. They’re complete puppets, spewing out one lie after another in rapid fire keeping their (dwindling) viewers mesmerized and/or too tired to protest. They will wear you down with an endless parade of politicians and so-called celebrities carrying the water alongside.
Let’s see if these quotes from Adolf Hitler apply today:
“Tell a lie loud enough and long enough and people will believe it.
If you wish the sympathy of the broad masses, you must tell them the crudest and most stupid things.
By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell – and hell heaven. The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed.
The greater the crime perpetrated by the leadership, the less likely it is that the people will ever believe their leaders to be capable of perpetrating such an event.
It is a quite special secret pleasure how the people around us fail to realize what is really happening to them.”
Sound familiar? Humanity has lived in a world of lies perpetrated for the most sinister of motives- profit at others’ misery.
We don’t trust people who have lied over and over again. We are starting to wake up and doing our own research- on elections, vaccines, politics, the Dept. of Justice, FBI, CIA, Supreme Court, High Tech, Big Pharma, Mass Media (of all sorts), true insurrection, banking, stocks, crimes against humanity, etc., etc…
Now, too many “facts” from our ministers of propaganda are being proven to be lies. Made up.
I’m certainly not here to tell you what to think. Research while we still have free access to the information on the internet. Look at every side; keep an open mind. Huge revelations will soon be here…