Sunday, June 24, 2012

Song of the Day: Messiah "Redemption Song"

"Caring is sharing"
So, I thought I'd come share this with you. With all the ails of the world (food shortages, water purification, education deprivation, and spiritual well being) it is rare that you hear an artist in today's music industry shed light on these issues. Enter: Messiah (Poet/MC/youth activist)

"Men became puppets now our women are barbies"

The line that resonated most with me upon first hearing this song. It suggests we question what's real? And consider the more fulfilling question, what makes us happy and free? What is keeping us from being whole/complete people?

I read a quote on one of my favorite hair blogs Curly Nikki that goes:
‘Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.’

Sound familiar? Man's quest for wealth is so passionate but does not always leave him fulfilled. We instead become "muppets and barbies" completely out of tune with ourselves living a mundane and unfulfilled life. Women can put so much time and energy into their outer appearance that they become spiritually bankrupt. Men base so much of their worth on the things they have acquired around them that, without "things", they have no idea who they are and what they contribute.

The idea is not to judge or demean but to rather look inward and assess the things that bring us true joy and peacefulness and strive to live everyday from that place, a place of fulfillment and truth. In that way, we can redeem ourselves. We have the power, intuitively, to correct our wrongs and walk in a new more fulfilling space and enjoy the freedom that it brings. Check out the video below and be encouraged :) Until the next post, I wish you all peace and light.


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