There is a verse stuck in my head, “Freedom is just another word for nothin’ left to lose…”, from the song, ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, by Janis Joplin.

That song is a nice theme for this coming New Year 2019.

We can always hope for prosperity, pray for more money, aim for more proof of our worthiness, have fewer wrinkles and more energy… but this year I for one am going to put ALL such aspirations aside.

Heck, the reality is that when I try to do this or that, with a well laid out plan… when I aspire to do things that I think will be good for me and those around me…

it OFTEN goes to shit!

So this year coming, no New Year Resolutions!

Instead, I’m going to practice what I preach and chill… because I’m already in a good place and there ain’t nothing wrong with that!

The Daily Grind

I often lay in my bed just before the alarm goes off and just lay there… waking up and thinking…

I wonder about life. Like here I am – again – waking up at the crack of dawn – to go to a job that I enjoy… but if my time was my own I’d surely be doing something different.

So what would that be?

I want to be free… and doing what I am passionate about, which is what I am doing right now – WRITING from the heart…

So if Freedom is just another word for nothin’ left to lose, then I found my truth, because no matter what happens… I always feel good when I write and writing always helps me to see my way through.

Accepting today…

Maybe you can relate too…. do you sometimes feel trapped? Where life seems to roll out like a pattern you can’t escape from.

You know cerebrally your life could be different if you’re bold and decide to take your life in a different direction. You can do that!

But! I’ve noticed that as time passes, and as I get more honest with what is really important in life, I simply want to rest, enjoy and just be.

One day, you could lose all sense of yourself. One day you might be dead before you are ready to go. One day you may forget… everything you ever did. One day you may wish you had done more to enjoy the simple things in life.

One day all these things and so many other things could come true and the time between then and now appears to grow shorter with each passing night and each day.

And as I grow slower, time seems to move faster and faster.

So, I’m gonna accept all of that and ride this wave wherever it goes.

Each Passing Year

I’m not quite sure when it happens. When you realize time has somehow changed and you are no longer invincible like when you were in your twenties or 30’s.

When you hit 60 everything changes!

I’m not there yet, but I sure feel it coming, like a slow one way train to destiny… it’s coming.

And I hear Janis Joplin singing in her raspy voice;

“Freedom’s just another name for nothing left to lose, Nothin don’t mean nothin’ if it ain’t free, and feelin’ good is an easy laugh, you know feelin’ good was good enough… good enough for me…”

Janis Joplin

Yeah… feelin’ good is certainly good enough for me … feelin’ good is all I really need.

Have You Arrived?

Isn’t it a pity that it takes decades upon decades of living, going up and down, judging yourself as good or bad and all that other bullshit before you realize you are actually already free!?

That you always were- and your destiny is always right there in your hands … and it always was.

Yeah, I’ve arrived, and it’s good enough for me lol! Is it good enough for you?

Blessed are Those Who Know

Isn’t it a blessing that we have the knowledge and wisdom in our later years to know with unquaking truth that this is it… and this is as good as it gets – oh yeah!

So Happy New Year to you all, my dear readers!

When you accept yourself, you got nothin’ to lose…

So just let yourself be and set yourself free.

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