Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Lyrics of the Heart


Yes, this is a part of the music mix of my life.

I have modified some parts....

See the Sun-Dido

I'm comin' 'round to open the blinds
You can't hide here any longer
You need to rinse those puffy eyes
You can't last here any longer

And yes they'll ask you where you've been
And you'll have to tell them again and again

And you probably don't want to hear tomorrow's another day
Well I promise you you'll see the sun again
And you're asking me why pain's the only way to happiness
And I promise you you'll see the sun again

Come on take my hand
We're going for a walk, I know you can
You can wear anything as long as it's not black
Please don't mourn forever
He's not coming back

And yes they'll ask you where you've been
And you'll have to tell them again and again

And you probably don't want to hear tomorrow's another day
Well I promise you you'll see the sun again
And you're asking me why pain's the only way to happiness
And I promise you you'll see the sun again
And I promise you you'll see the sun again

Do you remember telling me you found the sweetest thing of all
You said one day this was worth dying for
So be thankful you knew him at all
But it's no more

And you probably don't want to hear tomorrow's another day
Well I promise you you'll see the sun again
And you're asking me why pain's the only way to happiness
And I promise you you'll see the sun again

Here are some more things I have been thinking about on this crazy journey of life:

Facing the Future with Hope

by Lowell M. Snow

"When we left our premortal home to come to earth, I suspect that our greatest fear was falling. Although we were glorious beings in heavenly surroundings, our Father desired more for us. He wanted us to gain a physical body, the experiences that go with it, and the opportunity to progress toward eternal perfection. When the great plan of the eternal God (see Alma 34:9) presented us with an opportunity to obtain a body and test our spirits under new and extreme conditions, we no doubt looked forward to our possibilities on earth (see Job 38:7). But I suspect we may have had some uncertainty about the consequences of the required fall.

But our loving Father has reassured us that His “great plan of happiness” (Alma 42:8) was founded on faith, not on fear of failure. It is a plan of mercy, a plan of redemption, a plan of restoration, a plan of salvation, and a plan of deliverance (see Alma 41:2; 42:5, 13–15)."

Look Forward to the Future with Optimism

by Jack H Goaslind

"Even in our darkest abyss, we can find hope in the inner light from the Lord. In a world with an increasing number of trials and challenges, things can look dark and stormy from a certain perspective, dampening our mood and outlook."

Brightness of Hope
by Neal A. Maxwell

"Significantly, those who look forward to a next and better world are usually “anxiously engaged” in improving this one, for they “always abound in good works” (D&C 58:27; Alma 7:24). Thus, real hope is much more than wishful musing. It stiffens, not slackens, the spiritual spine. It is composed, not giddy, eager without being naive, and pleasantly steady without being smug. Hope is realistic anticipation taking the form of determination—a determination not merely to survive but to “endure … well” to the end (D&C 121:8).

Hope helps us to walk by faith, not by sight. This can actually be safer. When unaided spiritually, natural sight often shrinks from the odds (see 2 Cor. 5:7). It is immobilized by improbabilities. Mauled by his moods and intimidated by his fears, the natural man overreacts to, while hope overrides, the disappointments of the day."

3 comments:

The Dustin' Man-goose Family! said...

So, you're not coming right out and saying it, and since I haven't exactly spoken to you in ages, I'm using context clues here: You're going through a break up. Or worse, but I'm hoping it's the break-up and not the worse, because I've been through both, and I'd take the break-up anyday. Anyway... from someone who can actually say I know how you feel right now about marriage, children, the works; the sun does in fact shine again. You are a glimmer of light to so many people, and that will come back - and faster than you might think it should. The Lord has a funny way of knowing what we need better than we do, and everything does actually work out for the best. Some of us for some reason just need a little more time alone, and now that I'm not, I can look back and say, "wow, I'm so happy I had that time. I am a better wife/mom/person because of it." I'm proud of you for letting your heart be broken, I don't think you ever truly let go if you won't mourn. Sorry about the comment-novel. Love you!
Cori

Unstoppable Lindsey said...

I can sit here and preach about hope...when does it really start to hit?

The Dustin' Man-goose Family! said...

You preach because you've experienced it, and just because you don't feel particularly hopeful now, doesn't mean you can't preach about it. I think you're hopeful now, you just feel empty too. Let yourself heal on your own time, and don't feel guilty about hurting right now. Ache as much as you need to, and then let yourself walk away.