Aloha, and Happy Thursday!! I’m coming to you from the beautiful island of Maui, where I’m soaking up serious quantities of Vitamin D. I’m also absorbing some serious wisdom as I read a bunch of the books in my Kindle Fire library. I’m thrilled to share all my newfound
knowledge with you, but all in good time, of course.
For now, here’s your Buzz for the week! It’s about feeling incomplete and why that’s okay.
I love listening to music. While I’m definitely a proponent of silence, I’d say 90% of my day is spent listening to tunes. Headphones are like a permanent accessory for me. I have playlists for everything, since I use music to stir up certain feelings and alter my mood.
Here’s a sampling:
And the list goes on! Jeez, I feel like I just revealed a whole lot about myself, like how much time I have on my hands. Ha! Seriously, everyone has their thing(s) and music is one of mine, so curating it’s a pleasure for me.
My music collection is pretty eclectic, but one of my favorite artists is Alanis Morissette. The vulnerability, truth, and wisdom Alanis expresses in her lyrics touch me (and countless others!) in a profound way.
Her 2008 album, “Flavors of Entanglement”, was especially healing for me. The song “Incomplete” really moved me. It described a concept that I knew of, but had yet to incorporate into my life. After hearing it, I felt like I could finally exhale.
That song popped into my head recently, and I wanted to share it with anyone who hasn’t heard it—or refresh your memory if you have. Maybe, like me, if this message hasn’t clicked for you, it will this time.
There’ll be a link below to let you hear the song in its entirety, but here are the lyrics from the refrain that really hit me:
I have been running so sweaty my whole life
This song came to mind because so many people I talk to seem to be in such a hurry to get somewhere. They’re sweaty, not to mention out of breath! They’re so caught up in getting to the finish line that they miss the here and now.
They want to get to the end. But then what? Being alive means accepting that we’re going to continue to have challenges and situations and “stuff” to deal with. If that stops, then the journey’s over and we’re dead!
If we’re not expanding, then why are we even here? Doing, learning, growing, changing, that’s what it means to be a participant in this thing called life. Right?
If you’re running fast and furious to get someplace where you think things won’t change, and that it’ll be calm and steady and perfect, I prescribe this song as a way to help change your expectations.
Let’s realize that we’re truly living when we’re experiencing the good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between!
Forever incomplete. Never done.
Listen to “Incomplete”. Accept. Exhale. You’re alive. It’s all good. Enjoy yourself!!
If you liked this, chances are someone you know might too! Please spread The Buzz with the links below. I’d “bee” ever so grateful!
Now I’d love to hear from you! Tell us some of the songs that move you and why in the comments below. You could win (I told you I’d be back with another giveaway!) an iTunes gift card just for
Aloha & Mahalo!
Amy, The Queen Bee NYC
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