Thursday, 26 May 2016

Sacrifice. . .

It's a human sign
When things go wrong
When the scent of her lingers
And temptation's strong

How are you with temptation?  Everyone has their own triggers about how to deal with temptation when it shows up in their lives.  It normally happens when you think issues have been resolved and you think you've made some good, solid decisions about how things are going to be, but I guess you never really believe things to be that way inclined (cue doubt, stage left), so your thoughts are only half-hearted and then you end up attracting more opportunities for what you are trying to avoid - to happen, again, but only if you let it (just this once).

Into the boundary
Of each married man
Sweet deceit comes calling
And negativity lands

Even though the song talks about what married men can do, but you can't discount what married women can do too.  Is the deceit sweet enough to make you think twice about the things that you stand to lose if you entertain thoughts that you keep suppressed?  Are you willing to live with the consequences of your actions when you have spent so much time "trying to be good" and not really thinking critically about your hand in all of this drama - how you can shape or influence your own future based on what you do right now.  Where does the negativity land?  It has to land somewhere if you are contributing to negative outcomes, so I always find it amusing how often people act surprised when shit hits the fan - because they contributed to the shit (heck, they even started it) and expect no repercussions. Do you think you have the power to deflect and prevent this negativity from landing?  Sometimes we need to accept everything and expect nothing as far as negativity is concerned - because they show us lessons that we need to learn.

Cold cold heart
Hard done by you
Some things look better baby
Just passing through

Will you let it pass through then?  You spend a lot of time feeling things that are either no longer there, or never really was, because you never entertained them in the first instance.  How do we know that we are hard done by people?  I guess it comes down to how you would like to be treated.  If how someone treats you makes you feel good about yourself, but the guilt kicks in and you instantly regret  it- then you have to question whether how they make you feel good is really genuine.  Otherwise it isn't real after all. It isn't authentic.  So can you lead a satisfying life that you worked hard to achieve success on your own merits without the fastest way with no moral code about how to hold yourself to the highest calls possible.  Doesn't it make sense to then pass through?  The only reason you would choose to hold on to things and people from your past, is because you are in denial about where you need to be and where you need to go.  This will involve you being able to make some hard decisions about your life that may not necessarily include them.  Someone once told me that I don't cut people off in my life unless I have really had to.  As much as I'm becoming more and more in tune with who I am and focusing on the positive things in life, one thing I have no qualms about doing is cutting negative people who serve purpose to a contribution that I want to be involved with in this world.

And it's no sacrifice
Just a simple word
It's two hearts living
In two separate worlds
But it's no sacrifice
No sacrifice
It's no sacrifice at all

What are you prepared to sacrifice in your life to make it better?  A sacrifice implies that you surrender something, give something up that will help make you a better person too but more importantly, make someone else's life better.  Think of the greater good if you will.  Are you the type of person that relies on others to make decisions for you, or you wait for some good advice so that if things turn pear shaped you can blame listening to someone else for you not getting the outcome you wanted.  That's no accountability on your part then.  Can you become a heart living in a separate world from the other heart that you think belongs with you?  I guess it depends on what you are willing to sacrifice right?

Mutual misunderstanding
After the fact
Sensitivity builds a prison
In the final act

Often when we make poor decisions we try to rationalise our part in it, or at least try to minimise the impact that it has on us as individuals, and then on others that we are hurting (albeit unintentionally).  What kind of sensitivity have you built up?  Have you locked yourself in your own private prison, to suffer alone because of poor decisions that are made beyond your control?  What will the final act be?  The final act denotes completion of a story, the climax of the story tells us if our hero or heroine has been able to conquer their fears, slay the dragon or be rescued by her prince, become the champion or superhero that they always wanted to be.  Will there be a twist in the plot?  Will we reach a natural conclusion?

We lose direction 
No stone unturned
No tears to damn you
When jealousy burns

I hope that when we lose direction in life, that we become more agile in our thinking and listen to ourselves and our instincts, our intuition to guide us to the right destination.  Will you be persistent and leave no stone unturned in your quest for happiness?  I think as we get older, we learn to disassociate ourselves with people who spark jealousy for no reason, who attract drama for no reason, who make us move from our fundamental beliefs and try to shift our perspectives for no reason other than - to change us because they like to control people.

I hope you develop the discernment to know who these people are when you come across them in your daily life.  You should be able to spot them in strangers like you see them walking towards you in public on the street, or when you hear them speak in a conversation.  Know the kind of people that you want to surround yourself in your life so that you don't have to compromise who you are, so that there's no need to make no sacrifice at all. . .