Its a new dawn, its a new day, its a new life, and I’m feeling good..
Nina Simone- IM FEELING GOOD. <<<Video
I borrow a great line from a timeless artist, Nina Simone.(1965)
I’m quite sure these words had a completely different meaning for Nina, and I can certainly try to understand her joyous out pouring. I will never experience her trials quite as she did, yet I can most certainly appreciate her openness and celebrate her happiness found in the freedom she expresses in the lines of this song.
What I appreciate about this song most is what it means to me in my life, at this moment. Its vibrations lift me and unequivocally soar alongside my soul, celebrating freedom. Freedom of a different kind. One only I can experience as it grows in the confines of my own soul and mind.
And you, what freedoms do you seek?
Where are you held captive?
Is it perspective?
What a revelation! What an energy!
New perspective is illuminating, freeing as the old clothes and old person peels away as every new truth is revealed and embraced.
What truth do you seek?
What change do you want?
How are you going to get it?
What are you doing right now to change your perspective?
Do you want change?
Do you want Growth?
Love yourself as you were created.
Different and unique.
In the middle,
between here and there.
I see a flash of glitter,
I catch a glimpse of your flare.
I press forward,
my shoes worn away.
I can see my reward,
no more delay.
will this heat burning down never end,
will the wounds on my head ever mend?
Each step is an eternity, not quite real,
and the resolve is a bandage,
that cannot heal.
I tire, I take a break,
I sit down, I shake and shake.
I tip some wine and drink some ale.
I pause, drunken and growing pale.
My vision is blurred,
but from my stupor i look again,
The glitter is afar,
father than it has ever been.
I start again,
more tired than ever.
But this time i will not stop,
until I reach that glitter.
oh the joy it brings
it’s a sliver,
of that which the angels sing.
oh the hope,
it does bestow.
It brings life
a fountain of joy.
This season has taken every last drop. Yet it’s seems that an unseen river flows and gives me life to move on. Depression has no rules. It regulates itself. It attacks with a fury. The grey lifts but for moments. But oh those short intricate times! They are sweet and warm. They ease the mind and comfort the soul from the cold barrage of the mundane war.
Each second of most days is a battle for positivity. And I fight. I fight because it will not win. I chose. I chose to live. I chose to fight for those moments of sunshine.The cold ground where I will sleep shall come soon enough.
For now I live. My body is warm. And my heart beats. Love depends on me to show up another day. So I will.
Each morning offers new air pushed by a new breeze, and so I go to explore it’s currents.
Give me life.
I resist the bonds.
Let me find the joy in each moment. Love depends on it.