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“And I have been missing the rapture
this whole time
of being forever incomplete”

One of my fave lines from a fave song: Incomplete

I’ve quoted Alanis Morissette here before…. and I will many times again, simply, because she “gets it”. She gets that life is a bumbling personal journey: every part of it. YOUR journey… my journey… her journey.  Though parts of human existence, behaviours, values, strengths are comparable- and societal guidelines absolutely aid in navigating each other: one’s life is never intended to be anything but unique…. and joyful.  As Alanis deftly (satirically) points out in this song Incomplete (below): conforming to disempowering, soul-sucking, fear-based societal concepts that life should look a certain way and that your “success” should be definable, recognizable, and “valid” to someone other than you (i.e. identical checklists) is not only complete nonsense, but totally NEGATES the true beauty – the “rapture”, of said one-and-only journey.
In other words…
STOP COMPARING and
WAKE THE F*** UP: NOW!!!
Observe and learn from others certainly (“social norms” is great marketing info!) but wake up to all that YOU desire, that intrigues YOU, inspires YOU, stimulates YOU. Gravitate towards who and what re-generates self-energy and self-love… and that makes a little song in your heart as you explore and GIVE BACK to this world.
Alanis provides a little background to her song at the beginning of the youtube vid below.

I also like the lyrics for “Excuses”, about safety, familiarity, setting the bar low… which ties in nicely to exploring why you might in fact be struggling to WTFU, which is just a dramatic way of phrasing “stay present to YOUR life”! (“Perfect” from Jagged Little Pill explains a lot too!!) Both albums listed below are awesome if you are in a state of seeking… if you’re already feeling pretty authentic and simply exploring self, check out album: Havoc And Bright Lights (2012), particularly the song Empathy (lyrics) !
Also, check out “Conversations with Alanis” podcast on itunes or soundcloud: BRILLIANT!!

Good grief, how is this woman so incredibly wise?! Enjoy!

♥     ♥     ♥

“Incomplete” (Flavors Of Entanglement 2008)

One day I’ll find relief
I’ll be arrived
And I’ll be friend to my friends who know how to be friends
One day I’ll be at peace
I’ll be enlightened and I’ll be married with children and maybe adopt
One day I will be healed
I will gather my wounds forge the end of tragic comedy

I have been running so sweaty my whole life
Urgent for a finish line
And I have been missing the rapture this whole time of being forever incomplete

One day my mind will retreat
And I’ll know God
And I’ll be constantly one with her night dusk and day
One day I’ll be secure
Like the women I see on their thirtieth anniversaries

I have been running so sweaty my whole life
Urgent for a finish line
And I have been missing the rapture this whole time of being forever incomplete

Ever unfolding
Ever expanding
Ever adventurous
And torturous
And never done

One day I will speak freely
I’ll be less afraid
And measured outside of my poems and lyrics and art
One day I will be faith-filled
I’ll be trusting and spacious authentic and grounded and home

I have been running so sweaty my whole life
Urgent for a finish line
And I have been missing the rapture this whole time of being forever incomplete

(I also like this version of Incomplete’s vocals! https://youtu.be/AMshi2aS3-o?list=RDAMshi2aS3-o)

“Excuses” (So Called Chaos 2004) 

Why no one will help me
I am too dumb I am too smart
They’ll not understand me
I am lonely
They’ll hate me
And there is not enough time
It’s too hard to help me
And god wants me to work
No resting no lazy

These excuses how they served me so well
They’ve kept me safe
They’ve kept me stuck
They’ve kept me locked in my own cell

I’m too far from home
It takes far too much energy
And I cannot afford to
No one will ever see me

These excuses how they served me so well
They’ve kept me safe
They’ve kept me stuck
They’ve kept me locked in my own cell

These excuses how they’re so familiar
They’ve kept me blocked
They’ve kept me small
They’ve kept me safe in my own shell

Bringing this into the light
Shakes their foundation
And it clears my side
Now my imagination
Is the only thing that limits
The bar that is raised to the heights

No one can have it all see
I have to they want me to
And I can’t let them down
I’ll never be happy

These excuses how they served me so well
They’ve kept me safe
They’ve kept me stuck
They’ve kept me locked in my own cell

These excuses how they’re so familiar
They’ve kept me blocked
They’ve kept me small
They’ve kept me locked in my own cell

lousy video… but great vocals for Excuses:
https://youtu.be/I0CnuuHR0_A

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