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Back In The High Life Again.

In commitment, Decisions, encouragement, inspiration on January 26, 2011 at 11:08 am

It’s been a little over three years since my last post on December 3, 2007 when I uploaded “Everything Has A Purpose. Everything.” This was before I joined a very dynamic telecoms company as their new manager for Human Resources. I thought that I would have the time then to share articles regarding HR but after numerous saved drafts that never saw the light of day I decided to place blogging in the back burner for the meantime.

But I’m glad to be back and I hope to continue writing at least  once every month.  My blog would still be faithful to its mission of “setting us free” by writing articles regarding relationships, the workplace, our country or anything that would leave lessons to educate our minds. Articles that would cause us to ask and pursue what our purpose is in this circle of life.

I’ll end by leaving you with this video that I found from You Tube of Steve Winwood singing his 1986 hit “Back In The High Life.”  I included below the song’s lyrics because you might want to sing along with it. This is an inspiring song that sings of renewing relationships, of successes earned and lessons learned.

Until next time, let’s educate our minds.

Back In The High Life Again lyrics
Songwriters: Winwood, Steve; Jennings, Will;

It used to seem to me
That my life ran on too fast
And I had to take it slowly
Just to make the good parts last

But when you’re born to run
It’s so hard to just slow down
So don’t be surprised to see me
Back in the bright part of town

I’ll be back in the high life again
All the doors I closed one time
Will open up again
I’ll be back in the high life again
All the eyes that watched me once
Will smile and take me in

And I’ll drink and dance with one hand free
Let the world back into me
And oh I’ll be a sight to see
Back in the high life again

Girl you used to be the best
To make life be life to me
And I hope that you’re still out there
And you’re like you used to be

We’ll have ourselves a time
And we’ll dance till the morning sun
And we’ll let the good times come in
And we won’t stop till we’re done

We’ll be back in the high life again
All the doors I closed one time
Will open up again
We’ll be back in the high life again
All the eyes that watched us once
Will smile and take us in

And we’ll drink and dance with one hand free
And have the world so easily
And oh we’ll be a sight to see
Back in the high life again

High life
High life
In the high life again

We’ll be back in the high life again
All the doors I closed one time
Will open up again
We’ll be back in the high life again
All the eyes that watched us once
Will smile and take us in

And we’ll drink and dance with one hand free
And have the world so easily
And oh we’ll be a sight to see
Back in the high life again

Until next time, let’s educate our minds.

Like Coals.

In encouragement, Good company, inspiration on October 9, 2007 at 6:21 am

We sometimes find ourselves in a slump after doing something that seems to be getting nowhere. In my case, I got into a slump trying to come out with a decent blog. Until I found out that I had a friend who had the knack for making blogs and had the same vision of “liberating” the workforce.

And so I’m reminded of coals. Those sedimentary rocks that we use to produce heat. We’re like coals too. A coal can’t produce enough heat by itself and dies out easily if left alone. We need to surround ourselves with people who have that same passion or interest to keep our spirits burning. Being with the right company encourages you to develop your ideas and gives you the opportunity to turn it into a reality.

If you’re currently in a slump, I suggest that you draw yourself close to those who could provide a fresh air of inspiration, breathe new hope and encouragement. This may be a respectable senior staff at your office,a peer who approaches every work with excellence or somebody outside of your circle who knows your kind of work. Stay away from street philosophers who get their wisdom from the gutter. They squeeze the juicy details out of your misery and in the end you’ll find yourself more lost than when you first started and left still empty-handed.

One last thing about coals, they need wind to burn more brightly. Coming up with this blog from the title to the design needed a new perspective. This fellow liberator kept on fanning new ideas which made me even more enthusiastic about continuing.

I’m encouraging you to gather coals and get yourself out of that slump.

Until next time, let’s educate our minds.