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I love the internet. Now I know a lot of people have a lot of bad things to say about it -- I even do at times --but I love it. anyway Just like I love the people in my life -- they are not perfect, but I love them anyway. Just like I love my dog who has urinary issues now that he's older, but I love him anyway.
So yes, the internet is far from perfect. I don't agree with or support a lot of things on there, but I love it anyway. Why? Mostly because it allows people all over the world to connect. Because it allows us to discover things and people and inspiration that we wouldn't discover otherwise.
And I just discovered a song and a band that I was not aware of, though maybe you are. The song is entitled "Back's Against The Wall". And while the song was written years ago for the "nana" or grandmother of the song's author, the lyrics are very appropriate for the times we are going through these days.
So I share it with you to help inspire you and give your steps some "spring" to them as we progress along on the path of life. The song feels like an anthem for the times we are going through
Here are some of the lyrics of the song:
Just stand strong, hold on to hope
Just grab on, don't ever let it go
When your back's against the wall you're not alone.
We are all in the experience of Planet Earth. We must remember that we are all in it together. If the planet were to perish, so would we all... brown, black, white, or whatever; Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, or whatever; male, female, human, animal, or whatever. We are all in it together. Together we rise, or together we fall.
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And when our back is against the wall, as it is now, that is the time to remember this and to come together with a shared goal of healing, of harmony, of creating a better future for all.
Here's some other lyrics from the song:
You know I have been set free
Fear has got no grip on me
You know I can see the light
A dead man coming back to life
This is the time for us to " see the light" and "come back to life" by making choices, by taking actions, be making a difference every day. We can set ourselves free from the fear, from the anger, from the hatred.
I am reminded of Marianne Williamson who wrote, in her book Return to Love:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
So let's rise up and shine. Be the most and the best we can be. Take charge of our lives and make a difference.
You can do it! We can do it! Remember, "When your back's against the wall you're not alone".
I feel strongly that these are two things we need to remember and focus on now:.
1) Fear has got no grip on me
2) When your back's against the wall you're not alone
Video/Song: Judah & The Lion - 'Back's Against The Wall'
About The Author
Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.
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