Are you one of the many people who has experienced this? You buy a new car and suddenly it seems like EVERYONE has that same car! Regardless of what car you may have bought, you start to see it over and over again…everywhere. You see it when you’re driving on the highway. You see it at the grocery store parking lot and at the Doctor’s office. You see it on television shows or in movies…..EVERYWHERE!
So what happened? Did someone find out that you got a new car and told everyone to buy the same car? No, of course not. All those people already had their car, it’s just that we don’t notice those cars until they became relevant to us when we owned the same model. Once the thought of that car was in our minds, we saw it more often. Makes sense, right? Well, that’s how I’m feeling about the MKMMA program and how it’s changed my thinking.
I’ve always been a big fan of music and, like most people, have my favorite artists and favorite songs. Interesting, I probably know the lyrics to very few of my favorite songs and always thought that I was more attracted to them because of the music and rhythm, the sound of the piano, guitars and drums and less attracted because of the words. Well, I’m starting to see a change in that.
Would you agree that you’ve heard your favorite songs many times and maybe even played them over and over again? I sure have and it shocked me to find that the lyrics have recently begun to “jump out” at me more than they ever have before. Here are a few pieces of two examples, but there have been many more for me.
“Easy” by the Commodores
Why in the world would anybody put chains on me?
I’ve paid my dues to make it
Everybody wants me to be what they want me to be
I’m not happy when I try to fake it, no ooh
I wanna be free to know the things I do are right
I wanna be free just me oh baby
Very simply, these words acknowledge the realization of being confined by others and their ways of thinking. They also show the desire to become independent and self-confident.
“Take Hold of the Flame” by Queensryche
We see the light of those who find
A world has passed them by
Too late to save a dream that’s growing cold
We realize that fate must hide its face
From those who try
To see the distant signs of unforetold
Oh… oh, take hold
From a haze came a rage of thunder
Distant signs of darkness on the way
Fading cries scream of pain and hunger
But in the night the light will guide your way
So take hold of the flame
Don’t you see life’s a game
So take hold of the flame
You’ve got nothing to lose, but everything to gain
Queensryche is talking about a life unfulfilled. The pain and hunger of not having reached your dreams…..but the light (of the MKMMA) guiding your way.
It’s truly amazing to me that it’s only since the MKMMA program that I’ve begun to hear these lyrics in and understand their relevance to me. Like the person who buys a new car and only then sees it everywhere. I have a new way of thinking and have begun to see it everywhere….even in songs that I’ve listened to for year, but never really “heard”
Remember everyone, “Take hold of the flame. You’ve got nothing to lose, but everything to gain.”