"Wake Up Your Life"
Your Success Thought for the Week of September 12, 2007
By guest author Dr. Brad A. Ward
Music can be a huge motivational tool in our lives. We use it to push our workouts further or to set the mood for a party. It also sets the tone for the intense parts of movies.
More than the music, the lyrics can be extremely motivational as we identify with what we think the artist/writer is trying to say. The artist Seal, for example, rarely if ever reveals what his lyrics signify to him, wanting the listener to have his own personal interpretation.
I have always loved the song by Evanescence called "Bring Me to Life," with the alternate title of "Wake Me Up Inside." The opening lyrics are a key to the message the singer and writer of the song, Amy Lee, is trying to convey:
How can you see into my life like open
Amy Lee's story makes the song interesting. She was in an unhealthy, abusive relationship and in a huge rut in her life. One day, she was alone at a diner waiting for some friends, when a man she didn't know sat by her, looked into her eyes, and asked if she was happy in her life.
Amy says her heart suddenly felt a spark she hadn't felt in years, and was amazed that this stranger could "see into her core." She has said that this spark reminded her of what her life had been like before, and could be again.
The man, nearly clairvoyant, sensed where she was in her life and talked to her about changing it. Their short conversation resulted in a transformation in her life, getting out of the relationship, and the song she wrote about these raw emotions became a huge hit.
So what is the message here? I think we all need a "wake up call" in our lives from time to time. Maybe it won't be someone seeing "into our core" (although sessions with Ann can do this) but it might be something else for us to get that spark we all need to get us out of the doldrums.
We all get caught up in the humdrum of our routine lives, but from time to time we need to wake up, become invigorated, and get out of the down cycles that our lives fall into. Some ways to do this:
We all have ups and downs in our lives. We need to have tools to get us back on track. I encourage you to find what motivates you, get out of your comfort zone, and from time to time "wake up your life." For the entire lyrics for "Bring Me to Life", go to Bring Me To Life.
Brad A. Ward
Thank you, Dr. Ward for this important article..and to the rest of my readers...have a great week and enjoy your discoveries!
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