I was lucky enough to go and see Linkin Park, a pop/rock/rap band the other night.
I’d like to share with you some of the lyrics from one of their songs, called Heavy.
“….I don’t like my mind right now
stacking up problems that are so unnecessary.
Wish that I could slow things down
I wanna let go but there’s comfort in the panic
and I drive myself crazy thinking everything’s about me.
I’m holding on.
Why is everything so heavy?
I’m holding on
to so much much more than I can carry.
I keep dragging around what’s bringing me down.
If I just let go, I’d be set free…..”
So, how do we set ourselves free?
Notice the thoughts of the past or the future and let them go by giving yourself permission each day, even if it’s only for a few moments,
to wake up to the present moment of what’s actually happening right now.
Really listen to sounds…
Really taste food…
Drop your awareness into the body and feel the different sensations and the body breathing….
Really feel the body moving as you walk, run or simply open a door….
If we can let go of the thoughts that often drag us down, even if it’s just for a moment – we can in that moment be set free.
May Chester rest in peace. A very sad loss and talented musician.