Upside Down

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“I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found
I’ll share this love I find with everyone
We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs
I don’t want this feeling to go away” – Jack Johnson

I love this Jack Johnson song. In case you haven’t heard it, it was written for the children’s film, Curious George. If you want to check it out on YouTube, here’s the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqUdI4AIDF0

Isn’t that what a lot of us on the path want to do – “turn the whole thing upside down?” I think that’s what we all do when we can see ourselves a little more clearly, say what we truly think and do what we really want. It’s amazing how much just plain, raw courage it takes to live authentically in this crazy world of ours. Every time I think about that it just seems bizarre.

How did I get from an 8 year old kid who pretty much thought the whole world was magical and didn’t care in the slightest what anyone else might think of me – to an adult who has to cultivate courage just to be who I am? Joseph Campbell taught us about The Hero’s Journey. Campbell was right on. Life is the hero/heroine’s journey for sure. And the journey is the journey “home.”  Back to where we began. After we have slayed our share of dragons – or bosses – or parents – or partners – dragons have lots of physical forms. Not all breathe fire – but, most do – I sure had a few bosses along the way that did – got the scars to prove it!

So, for this beautiful Spring weekend I hope you’ll join me:

“I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found
I’ll share this love I find with everyone
We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs
I don’t want this feeling to go away”

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4 Responses to Upside Down

  1. I am really impressed along with your writing talents
    as neatly as with the structure in your weblog. Is that this a
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    • mountainpat says:

      Thanks so much for your encouragement. I’m new to blogging. I love to write and also love to help others along their path. I paid Word Press $100 for a year’s fee. The blog’s theme is one of their templates that is included in the price. I feel like I’m really getting my $100’s worth. The site is so easy to use. I was able to learn how to accomplish what I wanted fairly quickly. Thanks again for your comment.

  2. Lisa says:

    Thanks Pat, the journey is magical, up, down and all around. Such a gift to us all on earth. Love what you are doing:)

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