Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Persuasion. . .

How easily tempted are you?  Are you open to persuasion? . . . 

You and I
Tempted by the promise of a different life
Time has fled
There's a constant battle running through my head

Do you ever think about living a parallel life?
There might be times when you kick ideas in your head, where you might be tormented by really tough decisions that you need to make, because there are so many people that could be affected by your actions.  Every action has a reaction.  So what battle constantly rages within you?  Who is tempting you with this promise of a different life?  How much of it is real or imagined?

I don't know what to do
'Cause I still believe
After all the foolish things that we've been through
And I will always be a man who's open to 
Persuasion

It may be natural not to know what to do, and this is totally ok.
We are never really meant to know what we are meant to do.  Faith is a strength.  Do you have it?  We may say we believe enough of something in order to help us get through what we need to get through.  How many more times do we need to do foolish things to know not to do them anymore?  What lessons must we learn that force us, compel us to keep doing foolish things?  What do you believe in?  

Blind romance
There'll be no half measures given half the chance
But we never learn 
Trusting in the fire while the cruel flame burns
And we need to rebuild
What was never there
What got left behind

Do you think about living life in half measures?  How you will live life with the chances that you have?  The only reason why we never learn from our mistakes is because we're either not willing to acknowledge the lesson that is to be learned because we think we can fool ourselves into believing that we don't need to learn anything or we aren't ready to let go of what we love the most in order to get to where we need to be.  We are scared to believe that maybe things were never there and we are scared that our feelings will get left behind.


After all the foolish things that we've been through
I can always make a start on something new
And I will always be a man who's open to 
Persuasion

What is the 'something new' that you are going to make a start on?
Starting something new means that you are ready to move on and do things out of your comfort zone, that you are ready to confront and be confronted by things and people that force you to challenge your beliefs and clarify why you need to do, what you need to do.  If you can be persuaded to do something, think about whether it's in the best interests of all involved, whether it will advance a situation or hinder it.  Will bad decisions lead to more foolish things happening instead?

And it's written in my heart
So that everybody could see it hey
And it's written in my soul
After all I still believe it hey
I still believe it come on come in
I still believe it yeah
I still believe

Are people able to see what's in your heart?  What's written in your soul?  We might not need to let anybody know what's in our heart and soul, unless we are willing to share it with them, that they are able to handle how delicate your heart is when it is broken, how fragile your soul is when it is open to people messing with your spirit.  We must protect ourselves at all costs and not open ourselves to situations and occasions that put our hearts and souls into jeopardy.  What are you prepared to do to protect yourself?  We may find that the best people to protect us, is ourselves.  But what do you do when you can't be trusted with yourself?

I don't know what to do
'Cause I still believe
After all the foolish things that you've put me through
I can always make a start on something new
And I will always be a man who's open to 
Persuasion

I hope that you are able to maintain your faith in yourself.
When you are surrounded by people that will try to compromise you, have the sense to know what the bigger picture is for your life and know that it is time to leave foolish things behind, it is time to stop playing foolish games.  Make a start on something new.  No more thinking about the past and start planning for the future that you have always wanted.  But of course, you can't do that without taking the steps now to rebuild, to invest the time and energy now to make your dream life a reality.  Yes, it is easier said than done, but life was never meant to be easy.  It was meant to be lived.  So, do you think you see where I'm coming from now?  Do you still believe?  Are you open to a little persuasion. . .