Saturday, May 3, 2014

All About Soul

~ All About Soul (remix) | Billy Joel ~

"We live in a world that needs more soul, more meaning. We, as conscious beings, have, as our primary responsibility, at this time in human history, the task of bringing soul into the world, or releasing soul into the world. We do this, first of all, in ourselves and in our own personal world; then we do it in our groups - including family; then we do it in our society through our work, relationships and presence there."
 Andrew Schneider

"Joy that comes out of sorrow" . . . a line from Billy Joel's song All About Soul struck me as very odd and I'm trying to figure it out.

When I found the above quote, it made me think of that song.

As I read the quote again and again as I listen to the song, I realized that I'm a million miles away from everything.  I've momentarily lost my soul.

I'm just getting over some kind of vicious virus that did not want to go away and my tooth decided to give me a hard time again, so now I'm dealing with a swollen face and sinus problems.  Guess that all plays into the mix.  I'm tired of not feeling good for a long stretch of time.

It is irritating me that at a time when I should be continuing to search for the new meaning I've been looking for in my life, I have to deal with some kind of physical pain.  I'm usually stronger than this.  I want my "soul" back!  It feels dark and cold and out of control.

Joy that comes out of sorrow . . . maybe that is the lesson.

God has put me in this place and time . . . my hope and faith needs to carry me through the conclusion of this lesson as I continue my journey to attain the harmony  that comes from peace,love and happiness.

Aren't we all on that journey in one way or another?


My Meddling Mind said...

Hi Gina, I truly hope you feel better soon. This is such a touching post, I have just experienced another lost in my life, this one in the sense of my marriage coming to an end, so basically my life has been turned upside down because mush has changed from that change such as my living arrangements, and more.
Ok....where was I going with this, lol. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm waiting for the joy that comes from sorrow. Sometimes I feel like I have been waiting most of my life. Again, feel better!


Gina Alfani said...

Madison, I am so sorry to hear about your marriage! That out of control feeling will try so hard to get the best of you, but take one moment at a time. Sometimes that is what it takes.

I have felt that joy that comes from sorrow . . . it is possible and it is awesome because of the sorrow. You are on that new beginning that leads to joy whether you realize it or not. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. Now it is time for YOU.

Big hugs to you Madison. Write as you wait for the joy, as you know it does help you and others as well. Remember to take one tiny moment at a time sweetie, too much at one time will overwhelm you.


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