10 November 2011

Free Your Mind...

...and the rest will follow.  Not from the alarm clock, but inspired by a friend's FB posting of an old Native American Hopi Indian proverb, or other wise collection of words......and not at all related, but the song started looping just the same, and somewhat, very, very loosely, it ties in.....

This is the quote:

"There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. 
They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate.

At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally. Least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!

Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.

All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we've been waiting for."

--The Elders Oraibi Arizona Hopi Nation

This is the song:

The Lyrics: 

Free your mind and the rest will follow
Be color blind, don't be so shallow.
Free your mind and the rest will follow
Be color blind, don't be so shallow...

So, while En Vogue may have disappeared (or have they? Another thing to Google),  this is still one sexy kind of video that speaks to the shallow stupidity of hanging on to the river bank and being torn apart by one's preconceptions. 

Not sure how it applies to me today, but it makes sense. Not in the prejudicial sort of way, but in the Hopi quote, speaking about hanging on to the bank, not being able to let go, that DOES apply. If you try to hang on to what is no longer there, it tears you to shreds. You have to let go and let the universe take over so that new and better things can happen. 

I'm slowly, but surely, letting go of all the heartache of the past, looking forward, and trying to focus on being the best me I can be. What is your focus? 

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