This week’s song is about a subject I lately have started to feel very strongly about. It is about living in a moment and being present. We too often spend our life working towards something, instead of living it. I remember when my father passed away, my mother gave me a poem that he had written. It was obviously an issue he struggled with all of his life. Unfortunately I can’t remember the exact wording (it was in Finish anyway) but the general idea was this:
When I was Primary school, I looked up towards secondary school. I would always imagine how it would be better when I get there. But as soon as I was in the secondary school, I would wonder how much better things would be in high school.
The theme continued in all walks of life. It seemed like he lived his life trying to catch up with something all the time. I took this lesson very seriously. I still get side traced from time to time, but I remind my self stop. I work on a lot of short-term goals. Sure I have big goals, but I cannot let them become the key to my happiness. I need to enjoy every step along the way. For example, this blog post. If I did not enjoy writing this, what would be the point in doing it? There are no financial pressures here, I don’t get paid for writing this. I do it because I love it and I love sharing content with you guys, whether it is songs, blog posts, photographs or vlogs.
This has an effect on everything in our lives. Do you enjoy the moment when you sit down to eat? Or is it just a refuelling pit stop? Do you enjoy conversation with your friends? Are you present? Are the holidays going to be time you spend with your family, or are rushing off to somewhere in the future?
We all need to take small breaks in our day. Stop even for a one minute and take a deep breath. Make an effort to feel the air filling your lungs. Notice how it feels for the air to go in and come back out. Just for that one minute concentrate only on that one thing. Be present.
Today’s song is sort, it does not have a chorus. And all of this is in the hopes that you can take the 2.38mins of your life and just listen and be present. It might just help you to do it in other areas of your life.
You can also grab a download copy of the song from my Bandcamp page HERE. There is no pressure to pay for it, just set the price to $0.00 and you are good to go 🙂 And if you feel as strongly about the need for all of us to be more present, please share this song with the world. And thank you once again for taking the time to listen nd read. It really means a world to me 🙂
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE