Here’s my first offical Lyrically Inspired post! So have a listen. Even if you don’t like Jason Mraz (okay, if this is the case, well…I just don’t even know what to say!), go ahead and click that play button. And listen to the words. Really listen. The man is a brilliant writer; one of the best, in my opinion.
Now that you’ve hopefully spent three minutes and 48 seconds of your life listening to that, here’s one of my favorite lines:
“Oh, my my how beautiful, oh my irrefutable father,
He told me, ‘Son, sometimes it may seem dark,
but the absence of the light is a necessary part.
Just know, you’re never alone, you can always come back home.’ “
The past 11 months have seemed very dark for me. As I’ve mentioned, I have had the second worst year of my life. But through it all, I have known that, in my heart of hearts, It’s the perfect path for me to be on. Suck and all. I truly believe that I’ve had to go through everything to be where I am today. And it still hurts to think about much of what I’ve been through. But I’m finding more peace each and every day.
To clarify, I don’t mean that the specific events had to happen. They’re just crappy things that have happened. Whatever. They are what they are and you could switch them out with any other crappy event.
What I mean is that the spiritual and emotional breakdown I’ve had as a result of said events was necessary. In other words, the events merely triggered the breakdown, which was, in turn, a catalyst for the breakthrough that I’m only now beginning to experience.
Even though I’m still scared about my life and what’s to come, I am genuinely living from my heart in a way I never knew was possible. You know how the Grinch’s heart grew three sizes that day? Well, I think mine has only grown about one size so far. That means there’s much more expansion yet to come! I can’t imagine what life will look like in another six to 12 months! But I’m sure excited to find out!!!
Back to the song…It is epic! Every time I listen to it, which is often, I feel so at home within myself. There’s just something about it that brings me right back into my heart. Instantly. It seriously makes me happy to the point of bringing tears to my eyes. Every. Single. Time. I cannot listen to this song without feeling a sense of profound peace and contentment about the perfection that is this wild and crazy ride we call Life.
It’s really difficult for me to pick just one line to call my favorite, to be honest. The entire song is just so profound. So here’s another one, in closing:
“93 million miles from the sun,
People get ready, get ready,
Cause here it comes
It’s a light, a beauty-full light,
Over the horizon, into our eyes”
I’m gettin’ ready! Cause that beautiful light is breaking the horizon, into my eyes. And it’s glorious. And I love it.