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Meaning | Life rushes by us, at eighty we look back and we ask ourselves "Why?" | HartHaiku.com

Meaning | Of your life

You came here to make music, to sing your song, that song that only you can create, the one that is uniquely You. Have you really let loose and had the courage to sing your song yet?

Unless we are naturally musical, most of us are shy to sing out boldly. We worry that we won’t do it well, we’ll sing off key, we’ll look stupid, people will judge us. Your song, is of course, a metaphor for your sense of purpose, the joy in fulfilling what is uniquely you, expressing that special spark within you.

We must, must, must have the courage to “look stupid”! Stupid is subjective; it’s just someone else’s opinion, or, the consensual opinion of society. And the people who would judge and deride us for not doing it “right” are the ones who don’t have the courage to sing their own song. Their point of power is to keep everyone around them the same, so they can feel okay about that.

I’m currently reading a wonderful book called Tuesdays with Morrie. It’s a memoir of the special relationship between a professor and one of his favorite students, Mitch Albom (the author). Morrie is dying, in his 70’s, from ALS. They meet every Tuesday for 14 weeks, before Morrie dies, to talk about what (from Morrie’s point of view, looking in the rear view mirror), makes life fulfilling and meaningful. If you like to read inspirational books, I highly recommend it!

Think about your song, that music that is running around inside of you, crying to come out. Can you feel it? Are you ready to sing it? You owe it to yourself to do so. Because whether you know it or not, your song is the world’s light. And, having the courage to sing it is a huge part of your soul’s growth.

I guarantee, from the point of view of 80 (or whatever age) with death impending, it will make you very sad if you realize that you didn’t sing your song during your allocated time here.

And you will ask yourself, “Why?”

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