Remeber this quote….
The part that stands out most to me is ‘life is a song.’
Everyone of us has a melody. A tune that represents our life, and no matter which instrument we pick up to play, the only tune that we can play is our own.
Some of us bop to the genre of Hip Hop, Rhythm and Blues, Country, Jazz, Funk, it doesn’t matter the genre, because our melody is flexible to encompass all of these musical forms without sacrificing our own originality.
This is a bit of how my inner world function.
Throughout the years, I’ve noticed that my musical interests has changed—and yet stayed the same.
I’ve always been drawn to classical, and music from around the world. I’m amazed at how a simple piece can make me come alive and feel free. Like my Musically Monday choice from yesterday.
There were times (when I was much younger and not so sure of myself) I allowed my musical interest to be influenced by those around me. This is how I’ve come to like R&B, Rap, some Heavy Metal, and Country.
However, no matter how many times I can open my ears to something new, I find that I always come back to my same interest.
As if there is an invisible string that pulls me along to a genre and a melody that my heart loves—the only melody that my body wants to hear because it is the most freeing to me.
I’ve fought this before—actually many times. I fought with the inner world, and my external world. I fought so much with it until the person who I was trying to become looked and sounded nothing like me.
That is when I knew I just had to accept it.
My ah-ha moment sort to say.
Now, I share my love. Be it music, books, philosophy, or faith. Before, fear of being considered “weird” stopped me, but it’s the weird ones that leaves a lasting impression on our lives and memories.
I’ve also learned that I cannot take a single element of myself and try to say it’s complete. All I am doing is forcing myself to love an incomplete person. These things I didn’t learn in my 20s. I was still discovering who I was.
Now that I’m in my 30s, I have a better idea that:
* We are not meant to be defined and stick with that single definition of ourselves.
* We change, we grow, we are not the same person today as we were yesterday.
* We’ve learned from past mistakes and errors that they allowed us to become a better person today.
*Problems in life are just another hill to climb and after this one, there will always be another one-so we must try to make the best out of every situation.
So to everyone out there, life is a song. Sing it loud,dance to it, and be proud of it.
What would you say is the melody of your life? What are you drawn to, that you cannot (and don’t want to) step away?