Baby You’re a Firework

Okay, a wanker topic, so to speak. I just have to comment on Katy Perry’s song about firework’s or whatever it is called. I thought it was a great song the first time I heard it, catchy beat etc. Then, once I actually listened to the first few lines…

“Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind wanting to start again…”

Hands up anybody who has ever felt like a plastic bag drifting through the wind. Am I alone in believing I no-one has ever felt like one. But, hey, anything is possible. There is always the future!

And let’s talk of the future. This is my last post for 2011. Without sounding too foreboding, what does the future hold for us all? All I can say is that it is all good because I expect it to be. Our goodness will manifest itself. Maybe we won’t be the richer, thinnest, prettier person on earth but as the French say…. “être bien dans sa peaux.” Which mean feel good in her own skin. No- one but YOU can make this happen! But we can all certainly encourage you and that is why I am here.

Stretch yourself and be proud of your courage.

Despite hardships, I personally have learnt how to appreciate myself more, be kinder to myself and slow down. I think if we slow down and smell the roses sometimes we start to get a feel for who we really are. We also slow down our minds enough to start to understand what we like, what we don’t like and what we have accepted, even when we don’t like it. Sometimes we don’t like who we have become and it is OK. Once we identify something about ourselves that makes us uncomfortable let it go, have compassion for yourself and act the way you want to act. If you are not sure of what direction to take, take any direction and then analyze how you feel. How you feel and I mean feel in your bones, in your heart, in your skin.

Even if you are only now learning what fulfills you now, finding you voice, you are on the right path.

We can use the end of this year as an example of death. Death of our calendar year. Death is always hidden, not spoken of, feared by most. But with death is the space for new beginnings, new opportunities. Death really is about letting go and our fear of death often manifests itself in us holding on too long, to a friendship, a relationship, a job or even a career. Practice letting go of the past.

Goodbye 2011!

Hello future!

And remember, the only place the past exists is in our minds. The only reason to remember the past is so we can learn the lessons and not repeat them.

Bonne Annee!

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