The church was shocked again, there was more bad news.
concede when you’re wrong
face the truth, it’s before you
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.
Having faith is like being a yes-man.
It’s a display of fierce loyalty, questioning nothing, being obedient,
and experiencing a false sense of being favored.
Relationships are like believing in a god.
It’s an idea, a fantasy you are pursuing.
To you, a connection worth knowing and understanding.
It becomes real when you figure out what it gives you.
You lose faith when it doesn’t.
But you remain, choosing to delude yourself, holding on tighter.
Believing stops when you’ve been let down, time and time again.
Then you walk away.