Do you ever have those moments when it feels like the universe is talking to you? Maybe even shouting, trying to get you to listen? I had one of those moments yesterday while out walking the dogs.
If you’re a follower of this blog, then you’ll know that music is a huge part of my day. I listen to it at work, on the commute, working out and especially while writing. So, yesterday on my walk was no exception.
I was listening to a song that I’ve heard hundreds of times and a line in it just struck me. “If I die before I learn to speak, can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep.”
The answer was immediate. It was a resounding NO, money cannot pay for all the time I’m wasting, floating, while I wait to live the life I want to.
Then today I was listening to a podcast and the speaker was talking about a problem they had previously experienced and the statement someone made to them when they were seeking advice. “A loaded train doesn’t jump the track.” He further explained what that meant. “When a train is loaded down with freight, it will not jump the track. Only when the boxcars are empty is the train liable to leave the tracks.”
Heavy words. For me this was exactly what I needed to hear. We are always changing and growing. The things we wanted in the past aren’t always the things we want or need as we advance. I’ve let the things of the past become shackles that hold me back and pull me down. The message I heard from this speaker was that in order to change course, I have to unburden myself.
I don’t think what I heard was what he was intending to convey, but that is what I love about reading/listening to other peoples words. The messages you get aren’t always the same for everyone, or even what the author meant but they are often just what you need to hear and always meant just for you.
I’m not going to try tie this into anything, or make it more than it is. It’s just me writing down my thoughts before they get away. And leaving myself a place to go back to and remember what I was feeling today. Because surely I’ll need reminding again in the future.