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Song of the day: Be As You Are by Mike Posner

 

Virginia Woolf and poetry
No one seemed to notice me
Being young was getting so old
Cheap beer and cigarettes
Life was like a movie set
And I seemed to be given no role

But in times of trouble
I can turn to my mother
And I know that she gon’ understand
So at age 18
I cried to my mother
And she told me, “young man”

“There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now
You don’t always have to speak so loud, no
Just be as you are
Life is not always a comfortable ride
Everybody’s got scars that they hide
And everybody plays the fool sometimes, yeah
Just be as you are”

They played me on the radio
And everything was changing, so
I thought I was all the way grown
But I can still remember in that cold November
When I realized I’m all alone

But in times of trouble
I can turn to my mother
And I know that she gon’ understand
So at age 22
I cried to my mother
And she told me, “young man”

“There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now
You don’t always have to speak so loud, no
Just be as you are
It doesn’t matter if you become some star
Life is better when you open your heart
You don’t always have to act so hard, no
Just be as you are”

If I’m speaking truthfully
I’m not who I used to be
And I know some people might laugh
‘Cause my music doesn’t sound the same
And my head’s no longer shaved
I’m worried if I’m on the right path

But in times of trouble
I can turn to my mother
And I know that she gon’ understand
So at age 26
I spoke to my mother
And she told me, “young man”

“There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now
You don’t always have to speak so loud, no
Just be as you are
It doesn’t matter if you become some star
Life is better when you open your heart
You don’t always have to act so hard, no
Just be as you are”

Be as you are

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Song of the Day: Hasta la Raíz by Natalia LaFourcade

 

Sigo cruzando ríos, andando selvas, amando el Sol,
cada día sigo sacando espinas de lo profundo del corazón,
en la noche sigo encendiendo sueños
para limpiar con el humo sagrado cada recuerdo.

Cuando escriba tu nombre en la arena blanca con fondo azul,
cuando mire al cielo en la forma cruel de una nube gris aparezcas tú,
una tarde suba una alta loma,
mire el pasado sabrás que no te he olvidado.

Yo te llevo dentro; hasta la raíz,
y por más que crezca vas a estar aquí,
aunque yo me oculte tras la montaña
y encuentre un campo lleno de caña,
no habrá manera mi rayo de Luna que tú te vayas.

Pienso que cada instante sobrevivido al caminar
y cada segundo de incertidumbre,
cada momento de no saber, son la clave exacta
de ese tejido que ando cargando bajo la piel,
así te protejo; aquí sigues dentro.

Yo te llevo dentro; hasta la raíz,
y por más que crezca vas a estar aquí,
aunque yo me oculte tras la montaña
y encuentre un campo lleno de caña,
no habrá manera mi rayo de Luna que tú te vayas,
que tú te vayas.

Yo te llevo dentro; hasta la raíz,
y por más que crezca vas a estar aquí,
aunque yo me oculte tras la montaña
y encuentre un campo lleno de caña,
no habrá manera mi rayo de Luna que tú te vayas,
que tú te vayas.

Yo te llevo dentro; hasta la raíz,
y por más que crezca vas a estar aquí,
aunque yo me oculte tras la montaña
y encuentre un campo lleno de caña,
no habrá manera mi rayo de Luna que tú te vayas.

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Song of the Day: Raging by Kygo feat. Kodaline

Standing in the cold in the frozen wind
I’m leaving you behind but it’s not the end
No, no, no
Walking on a plane as I hold my breath
It’s gonna be weeks ’til I breathe again
No, no, no

I know that you hate it
And I hate it just as much as you
But if you can brave it, I can brave it
Brave it all for you

Call me anytime you can see the lightning
Don’t you be alone, you can always find me
We’ve got our wild love raging, raging
Lost among a million changing faces
Every day our eyes keep trading places
We’ve got our wild love raging, raging

Raging, raging
Raging, raging
Raging, raging

Checking into hotel loneliness
It’s not what I’ve been used to, I confess
So wake up three times a night
Talking to a stranger is nothing new
She knows how to smile, but not like you
So I wait for you all night

I know that you hate it
And I hate it just as much as you
But if you can brave it, I can brave it
Brave it all for you

Call me anytime you can see the lightning
Don’t you be alone, you can always find me
We’ve got our wild love raging, raging
Lost among a million changing faces
Every day our eyes keep trading places
We’ve got our wild love raging, raging

Raging, raging

Call me anytime you can see the lightning
Don’t you be alone, you can always find me
We’ve got our wild love raging, raging
Holding on the wind with you forever
Holding onto us for worse or better
We’ve got our wild love raging, raging

Raging, raging
Raging, raging

Call me anytime that you see the lightning
Never feel alone, you can always find me
We’ve got our wild love raging, raging

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Song of the day: Para estar by Cultura Profética

Para estar… Para estar…

Puede que para este ciego, tu prisma sea el remedio,
Basta conocer las notas que componen tus arpegios,
Puede ser que andarte cerca me mate de calor,
Si es que soy un pajarito, simple pajarito, que se está
acercando al sol.

Puede que tus besos me hagan delirar,
Y suelen ser tus labios el mejor lugar para estar, para estar.
Para estar, para estar.

Prometo besar cada lunar que hace lugar en tu cuerpo,
Perder la cuenta y comenzar de nuevo.
Gozar y desearte, reflexionar este juego,
Tirar los dados e intentar algo nuevo.

Puedo jurar nunca olvidar que fuimos viento,
Que fuimos monte, fuimos mar, fuimos cielo.
Llegar a ese lugar donde asentar mis fundamentos,
Hacernos vida y ya dejarnos de cuentos.

Puede que tus besos me hagan delirar,
Y suelen ser tus labios el mejor lugar para estar, para estar.
Para estar, para estar.

Como una manta, una almohada en tus besos,
Descanso de estos días intensos,
El mejor lugar para redimirme, no existe duda de que…

Puede que tus besos me hagan delirar,
Y suelen ser tus labios el mejor lugar para estar, para estar.
Para estar, para estar.

Puede que tus besos me hagan delirar,
Y suelen ser tus labios el mejor lugar para estar, para estar.
Para estar, para estar.

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Song of the day: Please Don’t Go by Mike Posner

Let’s run away from these lies
Back to yesterday, save tonight
I feel the sun creeping up like tick tock
I’m trying to keep you in my head but if not
We’ll just keep running from tomorrow with our lips locked
Yeah, you got me begging, begging

Baby, please don’t go
If I wake up tomorrow will you still be here?
I don’t know if you feel the way I do
If you leave I’m gon’ find you
Baby please don’t go, go, go, go
Baby please don’t go, go, go, go
Baby please don’t go, go, go, go
Baby please don’t, baby please don’t

Baby please don’t run away
From my bed and start another day, stay instead
I feel the sun creeping up like tick tock
I’m trying to keep you in my head but if not
We’ll just keep running from tomorrow with our lips locked
Yeah, you got me begging, begging

Baby, please don’t go
If I wake up tomorrow will you still be here?
I don’t know if you feel the way I do
If you leave I’m gon’ find you
Baby please don’t go, go, go, go
Baby please don’t go, go, go, go
Baby please don’t go, go, go, go
Baby please don’t, baby please don’t
Baby please don’t

I stay running from tomorrow
I stay running from tomorrow
Well, I stay running from tomorrow
Said, I stay running from tomorrow

Baby, please don’t go
If I wake up tomorrow will you still be here?
I don’t know if you feel the way I do
If you leave I’m gon’ find you
Baby please don’t go, go, go, go
Baby please don’t go, go, go, go
Baby please don’t go, go, go, go
Baby please don’t, baby please don’t
Baby please don’t run away

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How to know if you are in a toxic relationship

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Heartaches… No, not again. Our heart can fool us and cause us to forget to use our brains. When you are not part of a relationship, it becomes extremely clear and concise for you as an outsider to diagnose that such relationship is blatantly unhealthy. Nevertheless, for the two people that are actually fighting and struggling to be together, this unhealthy environment becomes the norm. Hence, they become completely oblivious to all the fights, arguments, jealousy, manipulation and abuse. All of the aforementioned becomes swept under a rug and excuses emerge; such as: “He/she will change, this is just a phase, it was my fault, or worse yet, you hold onto old memories when you were experimenting an euphoric dose of pure love.  As they say: “love is blind.” But, we must take off our self-imposed blindfold along with our personal biases and be brutally honest and selfish for once.

Ask yourself these honest 6 questions and start to acknowledge that sometimes what our heart so desperately desires is not what is best for us in order to be emotionally, mentally, psychologically and physically sane.  If you nod persistently to the following, you know what to do. Just remember to put yourself first.

  1. When you see your partner do you feel drained and lack energy? Or do you feel invigorated and motivated?
  2. When you are with your partner, do they lift your spirits or bring you down?
  3. Does your partner make you feel insecure or confident?
  4. Is there a balance? Do YOU give too much and receive nothing in return?
  5. Is there harmony and peace when you are both together or is it only fights and salty tears?
  6. Does your partner accept you as you are? Or is she/he constantly trying to change you?

Love thyself and know that it is better to be in peace in solitude than to be in bad company and feeling completely miserable and hopeless.

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The power of today as told by Dalai Lama

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“There are two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live”.

Dalai Lama could have not said it better. At times, it seems as if time controlled us. We all often get caught up in our daily lives and mundane routine, and forget our daily purpose. Perhaps it could be that prep test that you are preparing for, that job search that never seems to start, remodeling your home, cleaning out your closet, finishing the last chapters of your book, researching graduate schools, etc. Whatever it may be, we always lie to ourselves and tell us that tomorrow we will do it. The day comes, the sun rises and sets. You groan and mumble and feel upset, but look hopeful for tomorrow.

This all leads me to share with you that I too am tired of finding excuses. Hence, let us all seize today and accomplish as much as possible. You may not finish your endeavored task. Nevertheless, it is a start. Procrastination is the sole mass murderer of countless dreams. Let us not allow an excuse as “the lack of time”, to control and dictate our lives. The most ironic notion is that some of the busiest people I know, have the most free time.

Following are the three things that you can start doing TODAY, yes T-O-D-A-Y.

  1. Write down what it is that you want to accomplish for the day and write a goal. For instance; finish reading three chapters of a book.
  2. Track your progress, if your goal is to get prepare for that 20k. You will need to be strict and realistic in order to get ready for such an amazing event. *Kudos to my runners.*
  3. Give yourself a prize once you complete your goal. We tend to be quite selfish with ourselves and neglect to pamper ourselves. Hence, take yourself out to the spa, get that massage, go somewhere new, or do whatever makes you happy.