Someone falls to pieces
Sleeping all alone
Someone kills the pain
Spinning in the silence
To finally drift away
Someone gets excited
In a chapel yard
Catches a bouquet
Another lays a dozen
White roses on a grave
To be yourself is all that you can do
To be yourself is all that you can do*
Flowers are so often assigned meaning by the person giving them and also the person receiving them. The meaning may not be the same….
Catching a bouquet at a wedding can be joyful for one person, and sad for another person, yet it's the same bouquet of flowers. The flowers don't change, but the meaning attached to them does. White flowers at a wedding, white roses at a funeral. What do they mean to you?
It's that way with our lives. You're the person who assigns meaning to occurrences in your life. It’s your story. You may be thrilled when it rains, and unhappy when the sun is shining, or vice versa… Neither reaction is right, or wrong. Just noticing what your reaction is, and how that reaction feels to you, increases your awareness of what's happening.
Consider the meaning you assign to occurrences and situations in your life. When you become aware that you're the person who writes the story, will you decide to write something different?
To be yourself is all that you can do. Only you can choose who you want to be in every moment. What's your choice?
©Catherine Borowski 2021
*Sung by Chris Cornell of Audioslave on Out of Exile, released May 23, 2005.
Songwriters: CORNELL, CHRIS/COMMERFORD, TIMOTHY/MORELLO, TOM/WILK, BRAD
Published by Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Catherine Borowski, life coach, knows that life can be messy. And it's through the mess that beauty emerges in the most unexpectedly brilliant ways.