Thursday, 27 November 2014

Don't stop. . .

Fleetwood Mac has produced some of the most memorable music for me.  I've only just noticed lately that the songs I've been posting about recently are all pretty much centred around the time I was born (must be the music I was hearing while in the womb?? lol).

If you wake up and don't want to smile
If it takes just a little while
Open your eyes and look at the day
You'll see things in a different way

Don't stop shows us that perception is a tricky thing.  It can be something that you are taught to develop.  It can be something that you can be brainwashed to have.  Your perception informs your perspective.  But it's also just as easy to borrow someone else's perspective, agree with someone else's perspective and possibly even be lost and not have perspective at al - because you don't want to smile, you choose to be sullen, sad, cold and detached from your world.  Having an attitude of gratitude is pivotal in seeing things a different.  Gaining some perspective in your life is important to keep things moving forward and on track.

Why not think about times to come
And not about the things that you've done
If your life was bad to you
Just think what tomorrow will do

Everyone makes mistakes in life.  Nobody is perfect. You can often find yourself in situations that you could have easily avoided.  If you are being vilified and have become the victim of schadenfreude, you don't have to play that role.  Let he who hath no sin cast the first stone.  Keep your head up high, take responsibility for your life and make it the best one that can bring joy to others - even when they are trying to create misery in yours.  Hope is one of the biggest themes that I discuss in my blog posts - and it's no wonder that I do.  The world can often be cold, cruel and judgemental.  The only thing that we can often cling to is hope.

All I want is to see you smile
If it takes just a little while
I know you don't believe that it's true
I never meant any harm to you

It may take a while to be coaxed to bring forward that smile on your face again.  Sometimes telling someone the truth about what they've said or done can be a difficult task.  Such disclosure could be misinterpreted as criticism that cuts rather than being constructive - and this is because you choose to fixate on the emotion of the situation rather than addressing what it is that needs to come next to bounce back better than before, to be more resilient.

Don't stop thinking about tomorrow
Don't stop it'll soon be here
It will be here better than before
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone

Ooh don't you look back

Ooh don't you look back
Ooh don't you look back
Ooh don't you look back. . . 

I hope that you look ahead to your future.  Enjoy what makes you happy in your life right now and think about how you can sustain that happiness, that joy and big dreams for tomorrow.  Choosing to dwell in your past - especially a past that has hurt you, continuing to associate with people who have hurt you is unhealthy and unnecessary.  Acknowledge, accept then advance - but don't you look back. . .