The Great Divide is about the thin red line between pain and love that many of us become deathly afraid of. It’s the same line of love scrimmage that can only be crossed by someone we allow full access to. It’s also that very same moment when one part of your mind shuts it’s own eyes, takes a deep breath and says: ‘I can’t believe I’m doing this, but fuck it—bring, it, on!‘.
The part of your mind that does this is also super aware of the fact that you are subsequently allowing this particular individual the access and potential to additionally, and quite possibly, provide great amounts of pain. But that’s just it, you see. At that particular moment, you’ve decided to take a chance on this person, because as one theory so popularly states: “with great love, comes great pain“, and, the imagery and visions that you can see each and every time this person touches you, well, those images are well worth any pain you can think of, at that very moment.
I know who you’ve beenBut I’ll take a chance on you”
Have you ever been touched by someone, in a complete random moment of spontaneity, and been instantly whisked away to places you have never seen in your life, with that person right infront of you, or by your side, and in that same visionary instant, have felt the extreme happiness from those images? I have. It is at such an intense moment as that, when you decide that this person is someone you want in your life, for the rest of your life.
Pull me in tonight and stay forever
I wanna know the secrets of your heartLet’s begin tonightIt’s now or neverLove won’t happen til you try to cross the Great Divide.”
I find that the 10,000 hour rule is realer and more logical than any other thought or idea in the world right now. As I am focusing on mastering every inch of my own self, I’ve began to see it and live it daily. In that same form, and behind the same principles, love is something that can be mastered, if you want to master it that is, and why wouldn’t anyone want to master it? Why not have the extreme amounts of love that you output all the time be reciprocated? Why not be blissfully happy, in the subject of love, and never look back?
We get so caught up in the fear of losing things that we end up creating those very same fears by doing so. We somehow forgot, between the age of 4 and now, that mastering anything simply consists of taking the time to learn how to do so. Focus on the very first video game you ever played, learned about, and eventually beat/mastered. It actually could be anything you took this approach with. An instrument, a Rubik’s Cube, a card game, whatever. Back to the video game for this one though, and think about how you learned to beat or master that video game. You learned by trial and error. That simple. You learned by playing daily and recalling the mistakes you made. You wouldn’t walk you character through certain doors because you learned if you did that it would die and you would have to start over from the very beginning of the level. You learned at which moments to duck and avoid being killed; you learned the moments it was necessary to jump in order to move ahead. In that same form the only way to ever master love, is to get over the fear of the pain that you think comes with it. Don’t look at any lost love as a mistake in your life. Live with zero regrets and understand that a lost love is not a failed one.
Ben Gates: You know, Thomas Edison tried and failed nearly 2,000 times to develop the carbonized cotton-thread filament for the incandescent light bulb.Riley Poole: Edison?Ben Gates: And when asked about it, he said “I didn’t fail; I found out 2,000 ways how not to make a light bulb,” but he only needed one way to make it work. — National Treasure (film)
Listen to this Seven Lions masterpiece when you are ready to be presented with one of the most dramatically dub step infused pieces of work made all year. From beginning-to-finish it sucks you in, attentively, and then takes you on a ride that dips with the wobbles and sub bass line, hits the upper peaks with its elegant synths, and reaches out to every single emotion with its words and seductive vocals.
Walls around your heartI wanna get inI wanna know youYou’re scared to lose it allI know who you’ve beenBut I’ll take a chance on you.”