As Oliver Sacks rightly said: “Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears – it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more – it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is not a luxury, but a necessity.” And thus, I wake every morning these days, also following Wayne Dyer’s lead. I plug into my music and thank life. In this peaceful way I sit in the garden and try to remember these words by C.G. Jung:
“Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie.”
This has become my healthy routine and sort of mantra. Using what’s there for me, and heeding the advice of great men to start my day with hope and sense of purpose and gratitude.
We will all at some time need some crutches, some help to inspire us to live and go through tough moments. I am successfully using all the tools to make my “Shift,” as swift and happily as possible. Change is hard, but it can be made easier if we will ourselves to be inspired to move on gracefully.
We will cry and feel sad, but we can move and look ahead in comfort, the comfort of knowing that we are all in different boats but sharing the same seas, and therefore not alone.
May you find your own “way” and inspiration to heal and be inspired to live and overcome any obstacle.