Monday, August 3, 2009

Blog Hop - Encouragement


This week's theme is ENCOURAGEMENT - I chose the lyrics to a song by Rush from the Test for Echo album

Resist

I can learn to resist
Anything but temptation
I can learn to coexist
With anything but pain

I can learn to compromise
Anything but my desires
I can learn to get along
With all the things I can't explain

I can learn to resist
Anything but frustration
I can learn to persist
With anything but aiming low

I can learn to close my eyes
To anything but injustice
I can learn to get along
With all the things I don't know

You can surrender
Without a prayer
But never really pray
Pray without surrender

You can fight
Fight without ever winning
But never ever win
Win without a fight

I can learn to resist
Anything but temptation
I can learn to coexist
With anything but pain

I can learn to compromise
Anything but my desires
I can learn to get along
With all the things I can't explain

Words by Neil Peart, music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson


I find this song encouraging (and inspiring) because it reminds me that I can learn to survive anything but can never compromise those things that are central to my being - I can never sacrifice what makes me... me. I am always moved when I listen to this song, I listen to it when I am feeling down and frustrated and it never fails to lift my mood. The bridge - you can surrender without prayer but never pray without surrender... this encourages me to keep trying and to keep doing my best. Something in this song has always spoken to me on a deeper level.



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4 comments:

  1. This is great encouragement. Hopping on through!!

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  2. This is amazing encouragement! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to listen to that song now!

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  3. Thanks for the encouragement....enjoyed your blog.

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