Sometimes the lyrics of a song just ‘Make Sense’. We can use them as our own, that is the beauty of Music, we can play it till it gets stuck in our minds, lodged so deeply we sing it and own it. This is SENSATIONAL from Chester. He might not be here no more, but we can keep ANYONE alive by sharing what they stood for.
Linkin Park – the messenger – Chester Bennington Live unplugged – Lyrics Via:dirtyhak on You Tube
Another Linkin Park song and this one has lyrics that we will all define in a different way. For me these lyrics are saying “I use Music to battle” whatever that battle is. We ALL have a battle going on, we all find coping mechanisms to help us fight our battles. For me it’s always Music. My family and close friends are a given in terms of ‘They are my first thought” but outside that Music is the saviour of my soul and mind. I find getting lost in a song, the lyrics, the beat; we can own it and play it till it gets stuck in our minds for days and days, even forever. I had one of my sons visit me during the week and his Wife, an amazing woman joked about my son “He plays the same song for days on end” 😀 But this is something my own partner says about me. It is a running joke, just fun that some of us use Music to heal ourselves. Just find the right lyrics or right words and it can make us turn to something else. As I always say, when we lost #Anger #Hate and #Fear, we become something else. But it ain’t easy, to try and lose these 3 emotions is a battle. Being #Anger is easy, being #Hate is easy, being #Fear is Human. Being the opposite of these 3 emotions takes hard work as the basic human instinct is to hate, to be angry and to be fearful. I have been anger, I have been hate and I am often fearful still. But all I can do, same as you, is try. All anyone can do it try, maybe not for ourselves, but we must find reason, even when there is no reason. Again, just my own thoughts.Thought I can have and own from time to time. Written by someone who loves me and helps me every day of her life FOR FREE. I did not promise her this life, but I do what I can.
I worry more for others than myself. We live in a World where GREED has poisoned the souls of the people in charge, and those of you who can read this MIGHT think your life is awful, trust me it could be worse! You could be in Syria, Iraq or worse Yemen where Genocide happens daily with the use of bombs and bullets paid for with money that COULD build hospitals, hire Dr’s, help the poor and in need. I know many people don’t help themselves but FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, some people just get thrown a life and it’s hard. Yet the people I voted for don’t have full control. I am helped and I am thankful, but I look to other Countries and my 1st thought when I am allowed to own a thought is “OH HOW LUCKY WE ARE HERE”, wherever Democracy allegedly exists. Yeah, like Spain? Yeah Democracy right?, right?
My own father tells me always “I cry for humanity” and now I am an adult with kids and a life I did not offer to those around me, I see it too. If only our Politicians were not so scared easy to DO BETTER. Money has ruined us all. A clean slate is needed. In the meantime, find God, find whatever gets you through your hell, even if you don’t think you are in or going to hell. The World will judge YOU anyway and our Future will look at our leaders today and say “WHY DID THEY KILL THIS WORLD” Damn us all for allowing our World to have to BATTLE to breath!! In the very sense of the Word. Our Future will spit in our graves and I don’t blame them 😦
Battle Symphony (Official Lyric Video) – Linkin Park Via:Linkin Parkon YouTube
The blog I just did below this was about HOW I LIVE WITH SUICIDAL THOUGHTS. And here is my GOOD FRIEND Patrick laying his story and his soul in a poem. A poem has the same power as a song for me, and others. Like any song, we all take different meanings, but usually the same feelings. From my blog below this, to this by Patrick Fisher here, clearly I am not alone, and neither is Patrick. But we are still (LIKE MILLIONS+) here, we made it this far, how far can we make it? For me it’s #BabySteps, I can’t think an hour ahead, never mind days or weeks. It’s IMPOSSIBLE. PATRICK, you are an amazing friend and man, you inspired me to open up HERE, I reached out and people like you reached back. I loved the words and they hit me exactly where you intended them to in yourself, also knowing you are helping many others. Great post mate. Easy Reblog!
If only I could make you see,
The darkness deep inside of me,
If I could make you understand,
I wander round a barren land,
If I could show you how the light,
Never sees the endless night,
If I could show the blackened tide,
Crushing me from every side,
If I could make you feel the pain,
That’s slowly driving me insane,
If I could make you see the void,
Where my soul sits now destroyed,
If only I could make you see,
How much my life yearns to be free.
Great blog from Paul Mcginley’s Mental Health. I suffered Panic Attacks for years, you REALLY do think you are dying. On the > right of my blog, look for http://www.foundationforpositivementalhealth.com/ A team of Dr’s who helped me stay alive. Great blog my friend. Keep tying, keep sharing. Suffering MUST have a voice. You show strength, not weakness. Always good to meet new people. We ain’t alone, you got that right, 10/10. Long read, but the right people will read. #KeepOnKeepingOn
Panic attacks are horrible things. It is so sad how so many people suffer from them too. I’ve had my fair share of them in my life and it tore me to pieces. The problem with them is that they come on so rapidly and so randomly. In this blog I will talk about my experiences with panic attacks and how far I’ve came in the last 18 months.
A blog by an amazing friend. Being strong when life makes you want to be weak is easy. Patrick, you make it look easy, keep on keeping on buddy. You are one of the best friends I have in the Blog area of the World and also on Facebook because you are real. For others who read this, Patrick’s story is one you may well be in, or have been in, or will be in one day. Learning from each other when we are low and high as in living good, is key. I learnt a LOT from Patrick, I ask people give this a read. You are a very decent man Patrick.
Shaun and Family
It is slightly over 10 years now that I have been a carer and it honestly feels longer. Each day that passes seems to chip away at my resolve. Each day that passes my energy level sinks lower and I wonder what keeps me going from day to day. Some days I could sleep for England and others I run around as if I am on acid. There is no constant anymore. I often battle to summon up the interest to do something whether at work or at home. Caring has taken its toll on me over the years.
So why do I continue to do it? Well, the simple answer is love. Not love of doing it but love for the person I do it for. Because I know that a care home would not give the same level of care I do and that would destroy the person…
It’s only a subset of 108 Scots from a survey of 1200 UK voters but like the overall sample it is considered representative of the electorate so it’s still pretty interesting. Remember the 1200 represent 0.0026% of the roughly 46 million-strong electorate and the Scottish subset of 108 represents 0.0027% of the roughly 4 million-strong electorate. Let’s not quibble over the 0.0001% difference.
This is the second subset showing stronger support than Scotland-only polls for independence/SNP. See:
Subsets of polls are generally ignored but I’m beginning to wonder. This Kantar TNS Omnibus poll interviewed a representative sample of 1 200 adults in Great Britain between the 18th May and 22nd May 2017. So, this was post the disastrous Tory manifesto release and the u-turn on social care for the elderly – the ‘dementia tax.’
Great post. Laughter is a total must. Otherwise, life will just take people to hell…. #GreatRead right here…. I always question “Do we make ourselves ill”…Because I live in pain, like many we ask why. So the only logical question many who do suffer or are told they will die is “Are we doing this to ourselves” or “Am I subconsciously killing myself here” or “Have I told my mind without knowing to make me ill or to die”…Without being morbid here…This is a superb story and great read. People should read this, especially people in pain or worse..
There is nothing better in the world than a nice, big laugh…a good belly-laugh. Laughing and smiling is an awesome remedy for the soul. It can brighten your day. It can turn a dark time into an enjoyable light. It’s funny how an individuals view of life can sometimes drastically change when they “take the frown and turn it upside-down.”
I recently came across the following story which demonstrates to us the wonderful power of the gift of laughter. It is my hope that this story might help someone who may be suffering some kind of hardship.
Many years ago, Norman Cousins was diagnosed as “terminally ill”. He was given six months to live. His chance for recovery was 1 in 500.
He could see the worry, depression and anger in his life contributed to, and perhaps helped cause, his disease. He…
UN Calls For Emergency Meeting After US-led Forces Strike Syrian Troops
This is from Sky News, Russia have said it, Trump said it, OBAMA SAID IT! Some European Counties have said it, bloggers and vloggers have said it and I myself have said it for a few years now. I am in no doubt now the USA fund ISIS, they funded Al Qaeda in 1979 when Russia attacked Afghanistan, Al Qaeda vanished, renamed, rebranded and I believe ISIS protect Israel in the area. Some old blogs below and a few images. Main Stream Media are reporting this today
British Foreign Secretary at the time, he died soon after
Russia has accused the US-led coalition in Syria of being on the “boundary between criminal negligence and direct connivance with Islamic State terrorists”. The stinging attack comes after the US admitted leading a coalition airstrike which reportedly killed up to 80 Syrian soldiers in the east of the war-torn country.
Russia’s foreign ministry said the strike jeopardised a fragile American-Russian brokered ceasefire in Syria.
It added that the strike was a result of Washington’s “stubborn refusal” to co-operate with Moscow in fighting Islamic State and other terror groups. The Syrian military called the strike a “serious and blatant attack on Syria and its military” and “firm proof of the US support of Daesh and other terrorist groups”, using the Arabic acronym for IS.
The airstrike hit a base in the eastern city of Deir el Zour, which is surrounded by Islamic State militants. Russia’s defence ministry said more than 60 Syrian soldiers were killed and around 100 wounded in four strikes by two F-16s and two A-10s. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group with contacts across Syria, cited a military source at Deir el Zour airport as saying at least 80 Syrian soldiers died.
A senior White House official said the US has relayed “regret” through the Russian government for the unintentional loss of life to Syrian forces. US Central Command said the strike was immediately halted “when coalition officials were informed by Russian officials that it was possible the personnel and vehicles targeted were part of the Syrian military”.
A US military official told Reuters news agency the strike was carried out using US intelligence, and added that the possible targets had been followed for days. Australia has said its aircraft participated in the airstrike and offered its condolences to the families of Syrian soldiers killed or wounded.
The Syrian military said the damage caused by the strike has allowed the IS extremists to advance their position on to a hill overlooking the base.
Three tanks, three infantry fighting vehicles, four mortars and an anti-aircraft gun were destroyed, a Syrian military spokesman said according to Russia’s TASS news agency reported.
Following the strike, the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting overnight at the request of the Kremlin.
The US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, rebuked Russia for the move.
“Russia really needs to stop the cheap point scoring and the grandstanding and the stunts and focus on what matters, which is implementation of something we negotiated in good faith with them,” Ms Power said.
She said the US was investigating the airstrike and “if we determine that we did indeed strike Syrian military personnel, that was not our intention and we of course regret the loss of life”.
When asked if the incident spelled the end of the Syria deal between Moscow and Washington, Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said: “This is a very big question mark.
“I would be very interested to see how Washington is going to react. If what Ambassador Power has done today is any indication of their possible reaction then we are in serious trouble.”
He said he had never seen “such an extraordinary display of American heavy-handedness” as displayed by Ms Power at the acrimonious meeting.
The fragile ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia has largely held for five days, despite dozens of alleged violations on both sides. It began on Monday, but aid convoys have been unable to enter rebel-held parts of the city of Aleppo – a key part of the deal. Russian President Vladimir Putin has already questioned US commitment to the ceasefire, claiming Washington was not prepared to break with “terrorist elements” battling Bashar al Assad’s forces.