Hear me out with this one. If we look back on a lot of songs and some may feel the texts are preaching at us. Some are and some aren’t. Some are trying tell us to learn from others who have walked the road we are just traveling.
Forget the noise all around you. Just focus on what the words are really saying. Many of them are answering questions. Giving answers to what we seek today. The answers have already been given. But the problems is many don’t like the answer nor the source of it.
I know everyone knows the song but I don’t think many have actually listen to it. They likes the beautiful music and the soloist singing it. Sometime to get a meaning you have to lsiten with your heart not your ears. Listening is a lot like reading. If you read solely with your eyes then you miss a lot of the author’s message.
Today we talk a lot about self worth and asserting yourself. You wouldn’t expect to find it in a Christmas song but there it is.
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth;
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
‘Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world1 rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn;
Fall on your knees, Oh hear the angel voices!
O night divine! O night when Christ was born.
O night, O holy night, O night divine.
What the song is saying is that you will have to find peace with yourself before you can know your worth. I know the song is talking about Jesus of Nazareth and finding peace that a sinful world has finally been given a redeemer but what differences does it makes who it’s talking about if it can help you find peace and has a beautiful message? If peace can be found in a gopher hole then siege it. Don’t let your prejudice or negative feelings toward a certain person, belief, or thing prevent you from finding it.
I can’t say things have gotten worse. Things have always been a mess. There has always been jerks who went around doing and saying bad things to others. There has never been a perfect world. I do think the ire is spreading and affecting everyone nowadays. If you look back on things you will see this has always been the case therefore each person need to find their own soul’s worth. Find it and know that you have found it.
Thousands of years ago, Buddha talked about the same thing. So, it nothing new.
Finding your worth and knowing you found it means peace. Peace doesn’t mean what many perceive it to mean. It doesn’t mean nothing will affect you anymore. Things will affect you as long as you live. You won’t walk about with a blank look on your as if the world is oblivious to you. I know that’s commonly taught but it a lie. It’s means you have to the inner strength to deal with the turmoils that comes your way. You won’t falter or waver when the storms of life that toss you on the stormy sea.
I sincerely think the younger generation rely too much on the opinion of others to validate their self worth. But I know it’s something they will have to learn on their own. Although, it’s no fault of their owns. It’s the society they were born into. Everywhere we look we see something like: You must buy this or wear that to be accepted. You must know who So and So is be hip or cool. You must sound a certain way. You must live in such and such zip code to be happy. The list goes on and on.
When online we constantly see things like ‘how many likes’ a person has so they must know something or know must what they are talking about…(no, not necessarily.)Most often, they are just the most aggressive marketer. How many members there are on their accounts. But I can’t help but wonder being born and raised in this kind of constant comparison to others, defeating atmosphere…the impact it must have on someone’s self-esteem must be devastating? How often they measure themselves against someone’s opinion or online account for validation of who they are? To determine their self worth?
I’m not saying these are bad things for we all does them but I just wonder how they affect people’s determining their self-worth. From I have read. The impact is astronomical! Even search engines won’t pick up a blog or post if it doesn’t have a sufficient amount of traffic. Does that mean the person didn’t have anything significant to say? I think not. Some of the best blogs and posts I have found browsing there wasn’t a lot of attention paid to it.
The young woman whose post I was responding to it didn’t have any comments and just a few likes. I couldn’t help but wonder how she felt about that? I think we as a society are going to have to work harder to save our young people from this totally ridiculous method of assessing their worth. Allow their spirit to find it’s own worth. To know that all humans are priceless.
The spirit must find it’s worth. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity for one to be whole. Some find it in religious experiences. Some find it by coming to terms with situations and realizing you can only deal with yourself and find your own solace. However it’s found. It’s a must to be happy.