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When you question the many facets of your make-up, the process should always be treated with the care of a diamond excavation.  Being fragile is not a weakness it is the essential simplicity of treating yourself like the precious gem that you are. But be strong in your convictions and unwavering in your quest. It’s okay to stumble but try not to fall.

Life is vulnerable. You should never take anything for granted and you should refrain from being self absorbed. Learn to appreciate, be respectful and try to stay humble.  Be true to yourself and don’t ever want anything so bad that you let it take advantage of your innate nature.  You need to participate in the practice of your so called life. Learn the art of being specific if you really want to raise yourself to a higher vibrational level.

Doing something over and over, expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity. With awareness being half the battle how do you actually win?  Who holds up the threshold so you can finally cross the finish line? How do you get out of the maze of attracting that which you have no tolerance for anymore?

Last night during one of the greatest shows I’ve seen in a very long time I was reminded again just how obviously disconcerting my choices can be.  It’s enough to put a halt on the search, stop asking the questions, and stay on the solo course of, you only ever have to answer to yourself so don’t make yourself nuts in the process kind of disconcerting.

There has to come a time when you just throw your hands up to the air, stop trying so hard, if at all and hope that life surprises you.  The never ending roller coaster of been there done that has become humorous in it’s efforts. The part I play is obvious in it’s endeavors and when will being accountable be enough?

I don’t feel bitter or jaded which is a blessing unto itself but I do find myself caring a little less about the outcome. It was inevitable that there come a time that I would have to put myself first.

Thank you Michael Jackson for your talents, your lyrics, and the inspiration that your life was. I would have never guessed that the clarity of the message I needed to hear would come in this way…  Wherever you are I hope you can see the show that has been depicted in your honor.

 

“Man In The Mirror”

I’m Gonna Make A Change,

For Once In My Life

It’s Gonna Feel Real Good,

Gonna Make A Difference

Gonna Make It Right . . .

As I, Turn Up The Collar On My

Favourite Winter Coat

This Wind Is Blowin’ My Mind

I See The Kids In The Street,

With Not Enough To Eat

Who Am I, To Be Blind?

Pretending Not To See

Their Needs

A Summer’s Disregard,

A Broken Bottle Top

And A One Man’s Soul

They Follow Each Other On

The Wind Ya’ Know

‘Cause They Got Nowhere

To Go

That’s Why I Want You To

Know

 I’m Starting With The Man In

The Mirror

I’m Asking Him To Change

His Ways

And No Message Could Have

Been Any Clearer

If You Wanna Make The World

A Better Place

(If You Wanna Make The

World A Better Place)

Take A Look At Yourself, And

Then Make A Change

(Take A Look At Yourself, And

Then Make A Change)

(Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,

Na Nah)

I’ve Been A Victim Of A Selfish

Kind Of Love

It’s Time That I Realize

That There Are Some With No

Home, Not A Nickel To Loan

Could It Be Really Me,

Pretending That They’re Not

Alone?

A Willow Deeply Scarred,

Somebody’s Broken Heart

And A Washed-Out Dream

(Washed-Out Dream)

They Follow The Pattern Of

The Wind, Ya’ See

Cause They Got No Place

To Be

That’s Why I’m Starting With

Me

(Starting With Me!)

I’m Starting With The Man In

The Mirror

(Ooh!)

I’m Asking Him To Change

His Ways

(Ooh!)

And No Message Could Have

Been Any Clearer

If You Wanna Make The World

A Better Place

(If You Wanna Make The

World A Better Place)

Take A Look At Yourself And

Then Make A Change

(Take A Look At Yourself And

Then Make A Change)

I’m Starting With The Man In

The Mirror

(Ooh!)

I’m Asking Him To Change His

Ways

(Change His Ways-Ooh!)

And No Message Could’ve

Been Any Clearer

If You Wanna Make The World

A Better Place

(If You Wanna Make The

World A Better Place)

Take A Look At Yourself And

Then Make That . . .

(Take A Look At Yourself And

Then Make That . . .)

Change!

I’m Starting With The Man In

The Mirror,

(Man In The Mirror-Oh

Yeah!)

I’m Asking Him To Change

His Ways

(Better Change!)

No Message Could Have

Been Any Clearer

(If You Wanna Make The

World A Better Place)

(Take A Look At Yourself And

Then Make The Change)

(You Gotta Get It Right, While

You Got The Time)

(‘Cause When You Close Your

Heart)

You Can’t Close Your . . .Your

Mind!

(Then You Close Your . . .

Mind!)

That Man, That Man, That

Man, That Man

With That Man In The Mirror

(Man In The Mirror, Oh Yeah!)

That Man, That Man, That Man

I’m Asking Him To Change

His Ways

(Better Change!)

You Know . . .That Man

No Message Could Have

Been Any Clearer

If You Wanna Make The World

A Better Place

(If You Wanna Make The

World A Better Place)

Take A Look At Yourself And

Then Make A Change

(Take A Look At Yourself And

Then Make A Change)

Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!

Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,

Na Nah

(Oh Yeah!)

Gonna Feel Real Good Now!

Yeah Yeah! Yeah Yeah!

Yeah Yeah!

Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,

Na Nah

(Ooooh . . .)

Oh No, No No . . .

I’m Gonna Make A Change

It’s Gonna Feel Real Good!

Come On!

(Change . . .)

Just Lift Yourself

You Know

You’ve Got To Stop It.

Yourself!

(Yeah!-Make That Change!)

I’ve Got To Make That Change,

Today!

Hoo!

(Man In The Mirror)

You Got To

You Got To Not Let Yourself . . .

Brother . . .

Hoo!

(Yeah!-Make That Change!)

You Know-I’ve Got To Get

That Man, That Man . . .

(Man In The Mirror)

You’ve Got To

You’ve Got To Move! Come

On! Come On!

You Got To . . .

Stand Up! Stand Up!

Stand Up!

(Yeah-Make That Change)

Stand Up And Lift

Yourself, Now!

(Man In The Mirror)

Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!

Aaow!

(Yeah-Make That Change)

Gonna Make That Change . . .

Come On!

(Man In The Mirror)

You Know It!

You Know It!

You Know It!

You Know . . .

(Change . . .)

Make That Change.