In the middle of it all, it’s nobody’s fault,

October 22, 2011 at 6:22 PM 2 comments

Life is full of ups, downs, and everything in between. If you took all the values of life and combined them into a painting you would get a rich and beautiful piece of art.

You cannot have light without dark,” is very a common saying in the art world, especially when instructing people about values.

I think that carries through to real life. If every value was the same, life would be flat. If all we had were good times, they wouldn’t feel as good. Everyone is constantly learning, growing, searching, and feeling. Life is beautiful with all of the rich contrasts, deep shadows, riveting highlights, and kaleidoscope colors.

Recently I was listening to Sara Bareilles’ new CD, Kaleidoscope Heart and I love it. The song that stands out to me the most in my life right now is Uncharted.

I won’t go as a passenger, no
Waiting for the road to be laid
Though I may be going down,
I’m taking flame over burning out

Compare where you are to where you want to be, and you’ll get nowhere

I’m going down,
Follow if you want, I won’t just hang around,
Like you’ll show me where to go,
I’m already out of foolproof ideas, so don’t ask me how
To get started, it’s all uncharted.

I love this song. I am at a crucial time in my life, as I always have been and always will be. The crucial time of right now. I can choose to love or I can choose to fear. Sometimes I choose fear, but I do my best to consciously choose love. Love myself, love others, love life.

I find that the path of love is often uncharted. It is not the common choice, and often we conform to the world of fear. Fearing ourselves, fearing others, and fearing life.

I’m here to say, don’t be afraid! Find your own path of love, beauty, and value. It will not be on any maps, and the road will be narrow and easily fallen off, but you will always be able to find your way to it.

Happy Adventures,

P.S. I love you

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. girlseekskiss  |  October 22, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Choose love. It conquers all; especially when it’s love for yourself.

    • 2. Heather  |  October 22, 2011 at 7:46 PM

      Yes. It does. 🙂 Thank you for the comment.


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