From the Wrecking Ball Album, Emmylou Harris sings to us “Where will I be, when that trumpet sounds”. Wisdom shared throughout the song is beautiful and thought provoking.
“Don't waste your breath”
“Don't waste your heart”
“Don't blister your heels”
“Running in the dark”
We are reminded that we have a choice, a choice to act, or not act, every minute of everyday. We can choose to live deliberately, choose what our effort is spent doing, and choose what our attention is focused on.
Choosing to be with the ones we love or care for, choosing to spend our effort on our priorities, and choosing to keep our attention on positive perspectives and outcomes. When we stumble, we can choose again, choose our attention, time and effort.
I know this sounds simple, these things can change a day, and a lifetime. This steady and gentle discipline gives me the focus and courage to act towards my dreams.
Where will I be….makes me think of a place, but really, for me, it will be how I came to be there, and how I feel at the time. I walk a deliberate path, I am on purpose, I see wonder and magic, when that trumpet sounds, I will have made my choices, that made my life. Where will you be when that trumpet sounds?
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About the Curator: Erin Murray
Erin, a Mother of 1 little man and wife to 1 big man has learnt much about herself in the past few years. After moving from the city to the bush (near the Ocean), there weren’t as many distractions as she had become accustomed to, in a smaller community she lost her anonymity and slowly began to become aware of herself, her feelings, the life she had created for herself and her relationships with others. Seeking change from the feelings and behaviours which had become her normal, she sought out methods to do just that. Slowly at first, then a bit more and a bit more she is becoming aware of what she actually wants for herself and has begun removing the things that aren’t that, inside and out. Learning about faith (not religion:-)), fun and how to be gentle with herself and others along the way.