Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Better be home soon. . .

When you know that you better be home soon. . . 

Somewhere deep inside
Something's got a hold on you
And it's pushing me aside
See it stretch on forever

What has got a hold of you?  When we find ourselves being pushed away by individuals who would have normally placed all of themselves in you, invested their time and energy into you, there will be questions that loom large in your mind.  Did you do anything to push them away?  What has shifted?  When the person pushing you away doesn't realise that they are doing so, it might backfire in your direction if you choose to point this out.  So what do you do?  

And I know I'm right 
For the first time in my life
That's why I tell you
You better be home soon

We might spend a large part of our adult lives anticipating the moments when we will be right.
We learn from an early age, that being right and being the only person who is right in a room full of people who are wrong, may contribute to making us feel more important about ourselves, and reassure us about how people perceive us.  When we find ourselves in situations where we quickly learn that being right isn't the thing to strive to be, in fact, it's the ultimate faux pas, then we must be prepared for when it is time to return home to lick our wounds.

Stripping back the coats
Of lies and deception
Back to nothingness
Like a week in the desert

How many coats of lies and deception do you wear?  We might wear these coats during the seasons of the year where they will bring us down, make us regret why we put on these layers because we think they protect us, when really, by wearing them it just makes us work that much harder to ensure that we keep track of our lies and who we have deceived and why.  That feeling of emptiness that you are feeling is a void that doesn't necessarily need to filled in a hurry.  In fact, you should think quite carefully and consider what it is that you want to do with your life.  Whether returning home is the thing to do or not.

So don't say no
Don't say nothing's wrong
Cause when you get back home
Maybe I'll be gone

We might tell people that nothing is wrong with our lives, because they might ask us how we are only out of polite conversation, to make small talk.  Because goodness we could do with some big talk about the small things that keep going wrong in our lives.  Why do we pretend that things are fine when they aren't?  Do we find ourselves surrounded by people who threaten our peace of mind and are toxic for us?  Whatever your situation is, remember to take some time out for yourself.  If you can't do that physically then set aside some space in your mind where people can't get to you.  That much you do owe yourself.

It would cause me pain
If we were to end it
But I could start again
You can depend on it

What promises have you been faced with lately?  Have they been consistently broken?  Are you expected to keep promises that feel false to you?  What kind of pain are you trying to avoid?  We can all too often think too much about what we are going through, but rarely become still and really take on board what we are feeling and how this sense of stillness can contribute to a more peaceful way of life that nurtures your heart, mind, body and spirit.  If things were to start again, like some magical reset button, how much could you depend on it?

I know I'm right
For the first time in my life
That's why I tell you
You better be home soon
That's why I tell you
You better be home soon. . . 

I hope that you follow your heart.
Sometimes we associate home with a physical place that we go to lay our heads at night.  But we forget that the home that we must nurture, is the one within ourselves.  When we focus on looking after ourselves, the calmness that lives within us that can permeate the chaos that threatens to overwhelm us, it is only then that you can be home.  That's why I tell you, you better be home soon. . .