Dreams are reality, reality is all make-believe.”
She was at work today, feeling as if she was lost in a maze of ideas and desires that had no end goal. Working the days away full of agendas and tasks that were not her own, yet somehow feeling that all of this should have fulfilled her because this is, after all, what she wanted, isn’t it?
Years of schooling, thousands upon thousands of dollars and loans in the mix, and a pride on her parents faces of the likes she had never seen, this dream job of hers had to be her own, right?
How many of her friends could say that they had their own apartment? How many even make anywhere near the six figure salary she has? How many of them even know what they want to do with the rest of their lives? In those moments of reflection and deep thought, her boss rang and reminded her of the deadline that was coming up in less than an hour. “Silly, foolish little schoolgirl thoughts“, her mind would say, and off like a toy that simply needed rewinding she went.
Had she learned that what everything she is, and that every single thought she has were not her own, she wouldn’t go into these moments of unsurety. She wouldn’t give into that profound feeling in her gut that keeps leading her to question the path she is on because she would know her own gut better than anything else in life, and have followed it somewhere far away, long ago.
life is no coincidence
it’s what you make it.”
From birth, and sometimes even before that, our paths are shaped. Our tastes are taught to us, hate, and love, are taught to us. There is no coincidence in where we end up, and only in that philosophy/truth is where Ayn Rand and I agree.
“Under“, is a minimalist masterpiece of pure humanism masked within lyrical content beautifully executed by Marisa Hylton, and tucked gingerly within Manny Folonruso‘s equally hypnotizing guitar and subtle keyboard, reminiscent of the piano version to Stevie Nicks’s Kind Of Woman; a melancholic tone that makes you feel as if the world is over, but that if you want for it: hope still exists. It’s everything that humanity needs to be taught about being able to uplift itself from the rubble regardless of the bullshit that this indifferent life can surround us with. The same bullshit about makers and takers that it is irrelevant when your (Ayn Rand) philosophy essentially concludes that we can all give and take equally and fairly on our own…
when we go under
we dont stay down
we come up
it’s a crazy world
you better keep your spirits up.”
“Under” is the very simple message that whenever you feel that the Day After Tomorrow has arrived, and that life all around you is about to end, simply stop what you are doing, eradicate all thoughts of the future (stress) and past (sadness) out of your mind, and simply — meditate.
When you awaken, you will find all the answers and strengths needed, within the realm of your very own gut and thoughts.
so just breathe and exhale
just breathe and exhale
breathe and exhale
just breathe and exhale.”