“This Is The Life”  

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” ~Victor Hugo

There are some songs tell part of our own personal stories. “This is the Life” is by a band called Dream Theatre. This song draws you in first with the edgy but soft melody, then the lyrics. The song sets the scene. “In the heart of your most solemn barren night; When your soul’s turned inside out, Have you questioned all the madness you invite? What your life is all about?” This verse is asking you, the listener, when you’re up in the middle of the night, upset and pacing the floor, do you question your life? More directly, are you the cause of your own chaos?

There is a time of night from about 2am until 4am when all is very quiet. Aside from the night creatures making a little noise, all is very quiet, still, and calm. It’s a time when we can hear our Higher Power and our Ancestors more clearly without all of life’s noises. It’s also time when we can hear our own thoughts and feel guilt, shame, regret, anger and resentment. Sometimes we come up with the most brilliant ideas or we realize what we’re most grateful of.

As you listen to the song, the singer says, “Some of us choose to live gracefully, Some can get caught in the maze, and lose their way home.” Our life is a precious gift. You’re probably wondering how living a hard life is a gift. The reason is because our Higher Power has given us life. We are still alive no matter how screwed up our life is. Like many others before you, you can use those lessons you learned to teach others.

In life have the freedom to choose how we want to live. If we have not lived life in a very spiritual way, Our Higher Power can help to free us from our prison and guide us to start over. We don’t have to live like we’re caught up in a maze. We don’t have to live in a world of insanity while drama and chaos steals our energy.  We have the option to live gracefully or not.

Wishing you were someone else does nothing more than waste your time. You may think that person’s life is perfect or at least better than yours but in reality that person is probably dealing with their own demons. That person probably has better ways of coping with life or they just don’t show other people the pain they’re in. In other words, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

Overall this song reminds us that our life and the choices we make are our own. We can invite insanity, drama and chaos in our lives or we can go with the flow of life. In the end, “Memories will fade, Time races on, What will they say, After you’re gone?

Thought for the day: “Life is kind of like the game Chutes and Ladders. Sometimes we’re up, sometimes we’re down. Every choice you make have consequences so choose wisely.” ~ Unknown

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This Is The Life”  by Dream Theatre

In the heart of your most solemn barren night
When your soul’s turned inside out
Have you questioned all the madness you invite
What your life is all about

Some of us choose to live gracefully
Some can get caught in the maze
And lose their way home
This is the life we belong to
Our gift divine

Have you ever wished that you were someone else
Traded places in your mind
It’s only a waste of your time

Some of us choose to live gracefully
Some can get caught in the maze
And lose their way home
This is the life we belong to
Our gift divine

Feed the illusion you dream about
Cast out the monsters inside

Life begins with an empty slate
Fragile left in the hands of fate
Driven by love and crushed by hate
Until the day
The gift is gone
And shadows remain

Some of us choose to live gracefully
Some can get caught in the maze
And lose their way home
Memories will fade
Time races on
What will they say
After you’re gone
This is the life we belong to
Our gift divine
Our gift divine

***Please be sure to read more of my posts

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About Bella’s Thoughts. This is a project that I began in my mind a number of years ago when I began reading some daily meditations. I had my own thoughts on many occasions and attempted to journal many times without success. It began to take shape when I took on another project for a Spiritual Advisor and dear friend who past away. To learn more about me read my very first blog post. For more daily reflections go to... https://www.facebook.com/Stephanies-Sweetgrass-and-Dancin-1414954615472943/

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