Something’s Gotta Give

Key of Today for the Weekend of April 29/30, 2017
I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything
You held me down, but I got up
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, your hear that sound?
Like thunder, gonna shake your ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
’Cause I am the champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
’Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar!
— Roar by Katy Perry

This is a moment of transformation and transmutation. The transducer? The fatigue and weariness that comes with being sick and tired of being sick and tired. That aghast and bewildered feeling when you are just fed up is the catalyst that makes all this possible. Exhausted of being less than we know we are capable of being, the exasperation with the way things are is facilitating this transformation.

We put up the white flag because we have nothing left to give to what has become to us nothing more than bullshit. We surrender to something greater than ourselves because something’s gotta give.

Are you ready for a change? We often stumble through our days thinking that there is a “someday” out there that we are working toward. Mostly we’re just weary. We are finally stopping and taking a good long look in the mirror, asking ourselves, if I don’t do something different today, where will I be 5, or 10, years from now?

There is a shift taking place this weekend that will challenge us to do the things we have always wanted to do or be. Are we having fun yet? If it isn’t fun or fulfilling, why are we doing it? And perhaps even more importantly, the nudge will come, asking: Am I living up to my full potential? Do I have hidden talents, a story to tell, a secret longing that I’m ready to explore and/or expose to the world?

Over the course of the next year and a half, this will be a storyline that will emerge constantly in the background. We know too much now to go back and pretend. If we don’t step up and be bigger and louder and more fully activated than we were, then we might be swallowed up. The time to shine is at hand. The world needs you to shine.

It’s time to roar.

Today’s triad: Get ready. Get set. Roar.

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