When Your Back Is Against The Wall

When Your Back Is Against The Wall
Image by StockSnap 

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.


 Get The Latest From InnerSelf


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.

Creative Commons 3.0: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License. Attribute the author: Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com. Link back to the article: This article originally appeared on InnerSelf.com

 

Also From The Editors

What Works For Me: "I Can Do It!"

Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
The reason I share "what works for me" is that it may work for you as well. If not exactly the way I do it, since we are all unique, some variance of the attitude or method may very well be something that will work for you. Continue

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 20, 2020

InnerSelf Staff
The theme of the newsletter this week can be summed up as "you can do it" or more specifically "we can do it!". This is another way of saying "you/we have the power to make a change". The image of the arrows hitting the center mark reminds us that we too can aim for a goal and attain it, however "impossible" or grandiose it may… Continue

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 6, 2020

InnerSelf Staff
We see life through the lenses of our perception. Stephen R. Covey wrote: “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.” So this week, we take a look at some different ways of seeing life and events in our life. Continue

When The Truth Is So Terrible It Hurts, Take Action

Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com
Amidst all the horrors taking place these days, I am inspired by the rays of hope that shine through. Ordinary people standing up for what is right (and against what is wrong). Baseball players, white and black, both teams, walking off the field in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. And today, I came across the… Continue

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 30, 2020

InnerSelf Staff
The roads we are travelling these days are as old as the times, yet are new for us. The experiences we are having are as old as the times, yet they also are new for us. The same goes for the challenges we face. So this week we share various ways to traverse these times and come out on the... Continue

InnerSelf Newsletter: August 23, 2020

InnerSelf Staff
Everyone probably can agree that we are living in strange times... new experiences, new attitudes, new challenges. But we can be encouraged in remembering that everything is always in flux, everything changes. Continue

Women Arise: Be Seen, Be Heard, and Take Action

Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
I called this article "Women Arise: Be Seen, Be Heard, and Take Action", and while I am referring to the women highlighted in the videos below, I am also speaking of each of us. And not just of those of us in female bodies, but to all the "rising feminine" in all of us, male or female. Continue

The Day Of Reckoning Has Come For The GOP

Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
The Republican party is no longer a pro-America political party. It is an illegitimate pseudo-political party full of radicals and reactionaries whose stated goal is to disrupt, destabilize, and cause to self-destruct the legitimate elected government of the United States. Continue

Blue-Eyes vs Brown Eyes: How Racism is Taught

Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
In this 1992 Oprah Show episode, award-winning anti-racism activist and educator Jane Elliott taught the audience a tough lesson about racism by demonstrating just how easy it is to learn prejudice. Continue

A Change Is Gonna Come...

Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
(May 30, 2020) As I watch the news on the events in Philadephia and other cities in the country, my heart aches for what is transpiring. I know that this is part of the greater change that is taking place... Continue

A Song Can Uplift the Heart and Soul

Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
I have several ways that I use to clear the darkness from my mind when I find it has crept in. One is gardening, or spending time in nature. The other is silence. Another way is reading. And one that lets my spirit soar is music and dancing. Continue

Why Donald Trump Could Be History's Biggest Loser

Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
Updated July 2, 20020 - This whole coronavirus pandemic is costing a fortune, maybe 2 or 3 or 4 fortunes, all of unknown size. Oh yeah, and, hundreds of thousands, maybe a million, of people will die prematurely as a direct or indirect result. How much is that worth? It didn't have to be this way. Continue

Mascot for the Pandemic and Theme Song for Social Distancing and Isolation

Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
I came across a song recently and as I listened to the lyrics, I thought it would be a perfect song as a "theme song" for these times of social isolation. (Lyrics below the video.) Continue
enafarzh-CNzh-TWnltlfifrdehiiditjakomsnofaptruessvtrvi

follow InnerSelf on

facebook-icontwitter-iconrss-icon

 Get The Latest By Email

{emailcloak=off}

FROM THE EDITORS

InnerSelf Newsletter: September 20, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
The theme of the newsletter this week can be summed up as "you can do it" or more specifically "we can do it!". This is another way of saying "you/we have the power to make a change". The image of…
What Works For Me: "I Can Do It!"
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
The reason I share "what works for me" is that it may work for you as well. If not exactly the way I do it, since we are all unique, some variance of the attitude or method may very well be something…
InnerSelf Newsletter: September 6, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
We see life through the lenses of our perception. Stephen R. Covey wrote: “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.” So this week, we take a look at some…
InnerSelf Newsletter: August 30, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
The roads we are travelling these days are as old as the times, yet are new for us. The experiences we are having are as old as the times, yet they also are new for us. The same goes for the…
When The Truth Is So Terrible It Hurts, Take Action
by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com
Amidst all the horrors taking place these days, I am inspired by the rays of hope that shine through. Ordinary people standing up for what is right (and against what is wrong). Baseball players,…