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Inspiring song lyrics

Great philosophy is sometimes to be found in popular song lyrics when you read between the lines...

Reach for the Light - Steve Winwood

    Deep in the night
    the winds blow cold
    and in a heartbeat
    the fear takes hold...

    Deep in the storm
    there's a place that's soft and still
    where the road waits to be taken
    if you only will

    The voices inside you
    can lead your soul astray
    Believe in what you dream
    Don't turn away
    don't you turn away

Now we are free (theme from Gladiator a subjective translation) Lisa Gerrard

Ever had a feeling that came from beyond the mind?
Whatever language we speak in, the invitation is always to transcend their meaning and feel them in the heart. Here is such a powerful expression of the heart called "Now we are Free" which we frequently play during the Openhand Course Work...

    Anol shalom
    Anol sheh lay konnud de ne um
    Nom de leesh
    Ham de nam um das...

Angel - Sarah Mclachlan

    Spend all your time waiting
    For that second chance
    For a break that would make it okay
    There's always one reason
    To feel not good enough
    And it's hard at the end of the day
    I need some distraction
    Oh beautiful release
    Memory seeps from my veins
    Let me be empty
    And weightless and maybe
    I'll find some peace tonight...

Imagine - John Lennon

    "Imagine there's no heaven
    It's easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today...

    Imagine there's no countries
    It isn't hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace...

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    And the world will be as one

Brand New Start

    "I'm gonna clear out my head
    I'm gonna get myself straight
    I know it's never too late
    To make a brand new start...

True Colours

    "You with the sad eyes
    don't be discouraged
    oh I realise...

Running to stand still

    "And so she woke up
    from where she was lying still
    Said we got to do something about where were going...


Isn't it something to be nothing? Here's a great song called 'Nothingman' by Pearl Jam that perfectly captures that sentiment...

"One last breath"

I've been through darkness many times. This one always seemed to appear when I needed it most...

    "Please come now I think I'm falling
    I'm holding to all I think is safe
    It seems I found the road to nowhere
    And I'm trying to escape...

Turn off the TV

Here's a great one by Jack Johnson - maybe its time we turned off the TV?...

    "You win it's your show now
    So what's it going to be?
    Because people will tune in
    How many train wrecks do we need to see?...