Saturday, December 29, 2012
Roots Before Branches...
This post is inspired by the song "Roots Before Branches" by Room for Two. Many people try to take on so many things in their life before they are stable themselves. You may have heard the phrase, 'before you can love someone else you need to love yourself'. Well that has many meanings and applies to all the things that you do and the people you let in your life.
You need to take time to get to know the most important person in your life....YOU! What do you want out of life, what do you need, what aspirations and dreams do you have? Who are you? Not the material things like your house, car, job, partner. But instead who are you, who is the soul inside your physical body and what do they want out of life. Take others opinions and outside expectations out of it and ask yourself "What do I want?"
"There is always a seed before there's a rose. The more it rains the more I will grow"
Know that by finding out what you want out of life and what your purpose is that you will come across people who do not fit in your plan or who will try to make you take a detour from your plan. However if you are conscious of what you want and have establish strong "roots" of who you are, they cannot change you. There will be plenty of rainy days in your life, but just know that those are there to water the rose that is you to help you grow. The seed is you at your core. It needs trials and tribulations, experiences and care to grow.
"The wind can come and do its best. Blow me north and south, east and west. But I'll still be standing"
Stabilize your life by being clear about what you want. Firmly stand up about what you believe and who you are. That way no wind will blow you down. It may bend and cause some surface damage but in the end you are still you and still standing.
"I gotta have roots before branches. Before I know who I am, before I know who I wanna be. Faith to take chances and live like I see a place in this world for me."
Never be afraid to take a chance and do what you feel is right. The worse you can do is look back and learn a lesson from it, but be all the wiser for doing it. Have the faith to do what you want and take that chance to live YOUR life!