Be free-floating, allowing the situation to surround you, and be in it. Take in the full surroundings, including the temperature of the water.
This may bring incredible clarity, presence and focus. This is what is means to be a jellyfish.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Music Monday! Good Life

I try to be the optimist. Stay positive. I guess I try to be the Yin more than the Yang. The one with the bright outlook. But sometimes it is difficult to stay positive. Especially in these difficult times we are going through lately, I am sure you know what I mean.
  • You work so hard, only to get lackluster results. (i.e. lots of promotion, few sales). 
  • You interview for jobs, and they hire someone else.
  • You GET a part time job, and they only schedule you for one day a week for the second week in a row.

Times are tough, and sometimes it is very tough to remain positive. But then along comes a song, and you like the music, you listen to the lyrics, and suddenly you feel better. You find that Yin as the Yang fades in the background. You feel good inside.

This song does that for me. Even though I have lived more than half (I assume) of it, this song makes me believe, yes, this is gonna be a good life. You are never too old to say:

Oh, this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life
A good, good life

And I just heard that they got rid of all the art and music classes at my kids old school in NY! Can you belive that? It is hard to stay positive knowing that - that songs like this are because music and art, and creativity in general, was taught, even fought for (Save the Music) once. Let's hope those schools get their sense back, and continue to encourage these avenues that we all need, at one time or another, or even all the time.

I do. I need it. We all need good music, and good creativity. 

Without it, it is hard to believe this could really be a good life. So let's do like the lyrics say and keep the positive going:

When your happy like a fool, let it take you over.
When everything is out, you gotta take it in.

'Cause hopelessly
The hope is we have so much to feel good about.

One Republic


  1. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this song! Have it on my iPod and listen to it a lot. It's a nice reminder to look for the good things all around us.

  2. I think a lot of us can relate. But my faith in God is great as He has shown Himself over and and over that He is there as the times get worse. SO I can totally agree with this song! Hang in there!

  3. the arts are paramount to me and values I want to instill in my children; having them eliminated from their school curriculum would enrage me. SPorts always seems to come first which enrages me more. I want my boys to grow up well-rounded and cultured, so at least you're in the city, a cultural haven. I wish I could get them in more, out of the suburbs which is all about who owns what electronic device, and who does or does not play soccer.
    Yes, it is tough times. Reading the news makes me myperventiliate, as my mther was a product of the Great Depression, and I wonder soemtimes that she may not be far off from her belief that we're heading into another one.

  4. Great music pick, and message! It's just so tough sometimes, you wonder if you can keep hanging on...but, it is a good life, you just need reminding once in a while.


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