lyrically inspired – jason mraz, 93 million miles

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.

 

19 thoughts on “lyrically inspired – jason mraz, 93 million miles

  1. Hi Christin,
    I’m glad to find someone else on the vast internet who also cherishes the lyrics of this song, too šŸ™‚ It’s so deeply spiritual and profound; just an amazing song that brings me near tears on a somewhat regular basis, hehe. There’s a lot of beauty in this song.

    I’ve just bought Yes on Google (on sale at the moment) and look forward to more good lyrics, hopefully.

    May you walk in beautiful places and see wonder all around!

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    • I adore Jason Mraz. I was lucky enough to see the Yes! concert in Hollywood last fall. It’s a fabulous album, equally spiritual, and I’m sure you’re going to love it.

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  3. Hi Christin, I’ve been away for a few days, tiki touring around part of my country. I’ve just got home – like an hour ago and somehow I ended up on this particular post. I have never before heard of Jason Mraz. This song is stunning. And so apt for this moment in time. I’ve shared this post on to my Facebook profile – I hope you’re okay with that?

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    • I’m so glad you like Jason Mraz now! He’s such an inspiring musician. And that’s perfectly okay with me that you shared my post. I appreciate it. šŸ™‚

      So now that you have an introduction to his music, you MUST check out the whole album. It is equally brilliant. It is called LOVE is a Four Letter Word. I think I could (and may) do a Lyrically Inspired for every song on the album!

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  4. Thank you so much for introducing me to the song. I’ll certainly be humming it for the rest of the day now.
    Not only a great tune, but wonderful lyrics as well. I really do love the way you write to explain what has gone on in your life. I can tell it has come from the heart and it is very heartwarming to read. Thank you for sharing it with us. Take care and continue to enjoy that light.

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    • YAY! I’m glad you liked the song. It puts a smile on my face that you listened. šŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the kind words about my writing, too. I was going to say I strive to be authentic in what I write, but I honestly don’t think I could do it any other way, so I don’t really “strive” to do so. I just do it. When I don’t write from the heart, I actually hate what I’ve written. It just doesn’t feel right to me. That’s why I deleted a couple other posts last week and have struggled with the Zero to Hero assignments. They just felt fake. I’m tackling my About page soon for that same reason. I need to get back over to your blog very soon to see what you’ve been up to!! I apologize for my negligence. I’m still trying to balance computer/internet time with real life (which has been out of balance for me), responding to comments and making them. It’s such a juggling act!

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      • I agree with you Christin, it is indeed a juggling act reading all the new blogs signed up to since starting blogging 101 and responding to comments, but it has also given me the utmost pleasure to read these blogs and to get to know the writer at the other end a little better as well. I to write from the heart even if some of my posts are a little silly, but I like to think they bring some light into the lives of those readers that may need a little cheering up. I think we have all inspired each other to carry on with the one thing we all do have in common, which of course is writing.

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  5. Hey, saw your comment on Blogging 101. I also had this idea on my blog. I call it Life Soundtrack but it’s still empty until now. Hehe. I love Jason Mraz and it’s nice to discover new music through blogs. I hope you won’t mind if we’ll have the same feature. Can’t wait to see your future posts! šŸ™‚

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    • Oh, thank you so much for stopping by for a visit! And goodness, No! I don’t mind at all if we have the same feature. I certainly don’t have a corner on the market šŸ˜‰ So did you get your first one posted yet? I’d love to check it out and see what you did. I LOVE your name for it. Life Soundtrack. That’s really awesome! Can’t wait to see it. šŸ˜€

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      • I haven’t posted it yet but it’s already one of the menus. Hehe. Glad to have stumbled upon your blog, too! Have to see your other posts… šŸ™‚

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  6. This is an AWESOME post. So glad to read about how you are breaking through and realizing that good will come from the hurting times in life. Keep it up. Great song, by the way!

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  7. “There is no such thing as darkness, only the absence of light.” – Albert Einstein.
    As a photographer I’m not surprised you chose that passage to quote from Jack Johnson!
    Loving where this journey is taking you!!

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    • Wow, so I had replied to you but it seems to have disappeared somehow, Lauri. You don’t know what it means for me to see your mug on my posts when you visit! I love it! It feels like home. Thanks for the support. Really. šŸ˜€ HUGS!!

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