Lyrical Yin-Yang

 

I love this song for so many reasons. But that one line in the chorus “Everything that kills me makes me feel alive…”, that knocked something over in me internally and got my attention. It hooked me hard, the rest of the lyrics just kept pulling me in deeper.

When you think of the Chinese philosophy, this video captures the two principles distinctly. Yin – negative, dark, and feminine and Yang – positive, bright, and masculine whose interaction influences the destinies of creatures and things.

Throughout the music video, you can see the contrast playing out. Hope, despair. Doing life your way, being led. Determination, defeat. Good, evil. Fighting the establishment, following it. Every bit of being engaged in either spectrum will lead you to the results you experience in your life. Fact.

That one line though is the point – we all need to get to our darkest depths to escape and break through to the other side where there’s light. Crumbling from defeat is where life begins again. We have to experience it all to have it be a whole life, to feel complete throughout the entirety of it.

Every time I listen to this, I imagine the tastiness of living fully engaged.

It feels good and bad.

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Life is not always a canorous version of what you want reality to be. It’s excruciatingly hard at times. Shit happens. And sometimes, when it inevitably does, it’s brutal.

Getting up and moving on to accept your next challenge and even pleasantness means effort. Existence and really living means hard work.

Taking gut punches from life and not vomiting or dying says you’ve got courage.

I applaud you! And I commend you for the endurance you show in the face of it.

May your decisions more often than not lead you to your happy place.

My mission is to be in the audience of lives who choose determination. I’m your cheerleader!

What an honor to be in the front row as a witness to your joy, passion, and rewards.

Carry on, friends.

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I’m simultaneously surrounded by the good I enjoy and all that I despise.

Life is a constant shifting of emotions to achieve balance between distaste and harmony.

Looking for homeostasis. I hope I manage it.

It gets difficult some days.

At times, Yin Yang forces me beyond my capabilities of juggling.

I’m struggling with strength to keep both sides from crashing into me today.

Help!

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Don’t Waste Your Time

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It’s a struggle to define the concept of life, but imagine it’s another word for time.

Contentment is not just accepting.
Acceptance is settling for things you didn’t achieve.
Achieving creates happiness.
Happiness is living your life in your way.

If fully engaged in living life, that’s action. You are not simply watching time go by but you must decide if you are going to connect to who you genuinely are. And especially, what you want out of life.

Life exists with you in it or not; every minute continuing to go by.

Your time is precious. Really.

In other words, YOU are precious; your LIFE is precious. Really.

**Originally published PhiloSusi 7/9/16  Re-posted here with minor revisions.

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It’s all in the details.

Dive deeper into them.

Experience emotions as they emerge in the minutiae.

Everything is everything.

Transitioning from the unknown to a depth of understanding.

It holds our attention exquisitely, satisfactorily.

The layers of our life enrich our manifestation.

Then a million facets of experience, intensity, enjoyment just over
in a moment…

of sadness.
of heartbreak.
of loneliness.
of devastation.
of hardship.
of cruelty.

We think it’s over.

Till we begin again.
If we begin again.

Life – It’s all in the details.