Muse Music: Like A Star

Posted by: La-Tessa

This week, I revisited my contemporary romance, Worth Fighting For, as I prep to enter it into a contest. So this week’s muse music post is inspired by my hero and heroine.

I love this song, and it sooo Brian and Paris, fav lines are:

    “You’ve got this look I can’t describe,
     You make me feel like I’m alive,
     When everything else is au fait,
     Without a doubt you’re on my side,”

And let’s not forget:
    “Still I wonder why it is,
     I don’t argue like this,
     With anyone but you,
     We do it all the time,
     Blowing out my mind,”

And if you read any of Worth Fighting For, you know this Brian and Paris all the way-lol.

Muse Music: Otis

Posted by: La-Tessa

Oh snap, look what I stumbled across today… :-) I am settling for my writing time and this is the perfect track to get me going for the day.

Emptiness

Posted by: La-Tessa

Sometimes when you don’t know what to say, it may be best to not say anything at all
But then, sometimes you think you have nothing to say, yet you’re a sea of unrest

Upon closer inspection, you have a jumble of thoughts hiding in the void of your mental space
Almost hidden from you under the perfect camouflage of your pain, anger, happiness, hope… apathy

These times, I’m learning, are perfect to examine  the void for what it holds, to shift through the masquerading emptiness
That is, if you’re brave enough to do so
Some people run from their personal  truths faster, harder and longer than they’ll run from their greatest fear

Why is that?

I think it’s because of all the people we lie to and/or mislead (whether subconsciously or not)
We lie to ourselves the best and most decisively
We can convince ourselves that we’re failures– at either life or a single task– or that we’ll never amount to anything, or that our shit doesn’t stink and we’re God’s gift to the world…

And I find that we can do with this to ourselves with an alarming amount of focus and ferocity
I believe humbleness & having a true sense of self are rare traits to see cultivated in others these days
Though, this doesn’t excuse us the responsibility of trying to attain & teach them both

I’ve accepted all parts of me, for they make me who I am
I’m learning to  maintain a proper sense of self for there’s nothing more unattractive than the person that fails to realize their self-worth
OR that person with an over inflated self-value and an over abundance of ego and arrogance
It is the light, dark, and empty parts combined that make me the unique character I am, that makes us all who we are

The sooner we accept ourselves for what we truly are, the sooner we can rise above our own weaknesses and constraints

I’ll end with a quote from Alan Alda:  

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you’ll discover will be wonderful.  What you’ll discover is yourself.”

Will you visit your wilderness? Or are you afraid of what you’ll find there?

 

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