The wind spoke to me and said I should go
I followed, I walked, until I ran into snow
The rain would tell me to continue my journey
Then the thunder clapped, but lightning had warned me
This a place where you will need some protection
A little light in the night, and darkness for reflection
Run, run and never look back
Life is too grand to fall in a trap
The rain was pouring but I knew that could change
Still, I keep on running, with success on my brain
All of the weather had just finally started to clear
When the sun starts to shine, then happiness is near
Deep down inside, there’s still something for you;
Something that’s nice, somethings that’s true
I can feel its presence, pressing against my soul;
Scratching its way from deep, way down in a hole
If it reaches the peak, then there will be nothing to hide;
I’ll have no choice, but to show the love deep inside
It is no secret that we’ve all dealt with some shame in our lives. It’s also no secret that sometimes we let that shame get the best of us. Whether you are aware of it or not, there are ways to grow through that shame – using it as motivation and fuel to accomplish more. Shame is only temporary, and so is pain, but the happy things can last forever. I have personally been through some rough times but I’m getting better at accepting failure. When you can look failure in the eye and tell it that it will not get the best of you, then you’ll start to see life in a different light. Failed relationships, heartache, stress and plenty of other factors can contribute to feeling down about thing. Still, don’t let those things control you. Whatever you lost or missed out on, you can always get it back if you try hard enough. The more time you spend worrying about what is gone, the less time you’ll have to make things better. While you should always take time to reflect and completely grasp what’s happening around you – don’t hold on too long. Find a way to accept things and then let go.
People stay stuck on things like mice to a trap. Things happen and we somehow allows ourselves to never put it behind us. Everyday, we think about something we regret. We cannot bury these thoughts. Being stuck on the past will hold you back. There’s nowhere to move but forward. Put some things behind you and leave them there. Stop crying your heart out. You will not get that ex-girlfriend back, she is gone. That old life is over, you have responsibilities now, you have kids, you have more important things to worry about. Accept your life for what it is and reach higher than ever. Those things in the past can only live in your mind if you let them. Moving on is harder for some than it is for others. Don’t be scared to move on. Take a deep breath and live. Do not look back in search of answers. The answers are in front of you. The sky’s the limit when you can free your mind of all pity, blame, and negativity. Take a step forward, away from the darkness, into the light.
Death is one of humanities largest fears without a doubt. Early in my life, I had to face death. My father was stricken with lung cancer when I was in the 7th grade. It was that moment in my life when I realized that death isn’t to be feared but it’s to be expected. Life itself presents a much larger fear factor than death ever could.
I watched my father cringe in pain for so long, I knew it his time was coming … I understood that. I also knew that death was the easiest thing he had to deal with. When I looked into his eyes, I could see happiness. I was in the room when he passed and it was as if I instantly became aware of so many things I overlooked in the past.
Death was not the enemy. Life was my antagonist. Losing my father, I knew the odds were stacked against me. I knew my time would eventually come, but it was nothing to fear. Death … to me … is an accomplishment. You have to fear life in order to appreciate it. Fearing death, and living life will only distort your vision, fearing life and expecting death, gives you a perspective that few can truly understand.
Once I grasped that thought, that life is just scary, I eventually knew I had to face my fears. If I was afraid to live, how could I ever succeed. Fear and struggle is a common factor to success for many people. I knew I had to be 100% positive, 100% of the time in order to balance things out in my life because fear and negativity will be a constant. I knew … I had learned one of life’s greatest lessons … through death.
I’ve been at the bottom for so long. My thoughts accompany me in the pits. Together we stay here, clinging on to each other for dear life. If we are ever gonna climb out this hole than we were going to do it together. Being at the bottom is never comfortable. This isn’t a place for anyone with hopes and dreams. This is a place for whiners, a place for people who give it. I don’t belong here.
It was so secret to anyone how I got myself in this situations. I was stuck, looking up as everyone looks down us. I few times in my life I do recall giving up, I remember belonging here. When I had so much time to focus on the bad, I eventually realize I could be focusing on what’s good. What was good was that there is always a way out, that there’s light on the other end of this hole.
When began to truly understand what it is that had me hidden so deep, I had taken those reasons and used them as stepping stones to the top. With each step I took a deep breath, looking down at the darkness I was being freed of. My thoughts reminded me of the things I had to leave behind. The light at the top was closer than ever. The people who were looking down were now reaching their hands out to help. I denied their aid. The last step of freedom was the best. With my mind now free from the dark I knew that the bottom is a place I will never find myself hidden.