Pippin – Lessons for a Conscious Life Pt 2 – Corner of the Sky…

The opening number from Pippin

Corner of the Sky by
[PIPPIN]
Everything has its season
Everything has its time
Show me a reason and I’ll soon show you a rhyme
Cats fit on the windowsill
Children fit in the snow
Why do I feel I don’t fit in anywhere I go?

Rivers belong where they can ramble
Eagles belong where they can fly
I’ve got to be where my spirit can run free
Got to find my corner of the sky

Every man has his daydreams
Every man has his goal
People like the way dreams have
Of sticking to the soul
Thunderclouds have their lightning
Nightingales have their song
And don’t you see I want my life to be
Something more than long….

Rivers belong where they can ramble
Eagles belong where they can fly
I’ve got to be where my spirit can run free
Got to find my corner of the sky

So many men seem destined
To settle for something small
But I won’t rest until I know I’ll have it all
So don’t ask where I’m going
Just listen when I’m gone
And far away you’ll hear me singing
Softly to the dawn:

Rivers belong where they can ramble
Eagles belong where they can fly
I’ve got to be where my spirit can run free
Got to find my corner of the sky

For a long time this was my favorite song from all of Pippin….I related to young Pippin…observing the world and longingly wanting to find a place in the world, not feeling free, feeling as though I was waiting to find that one thing that would set me free, make me happy, and bring contentment….if only I like Pippin had known that seeking for these things outside of my self and my connection to God would send me on a never ending journey looking for things that I would never find on the outside….

…Perhaps it is still one of my favorite songs from the whole show only once it served as a reminder to me to keep looking and searching for my “corner of the sky” now it serves as a welcome reminder to look within and no that I am my corner of the sky….

Go within and be where your spirit can run free….

Namaste

M.

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Pippin – Lessons for a conscious life – Pt 1 Magic to Do

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Join us…….. Leave your fields to flower
Join us…….. Leave your cheese to sour
Join us…….. Come and waste an hour or two
Doo-dle-ee-do

Journey……. Journey to a spot exciting, mystic and exotic
Journey…….. Through our anecdotic revue

We’ve got magic to do…….. Just for you
We’ve got miracle plays to play
We’ve got parts to perform…. Hearts to warm
Kings and things to take by storm
As we go along our way…..

The exciting and intriguing first song of Pippin “Magic to do” mirrors the tempting lure that our thoughts often present if unchecked to fall into a tempting and glorious perfect world created by our own thought…

As humans we often create a fantasy world where life is perfect, people act perfectly, we flawlessly live in perfect homes, have perfect bodies, perfect significant others, take the perfect amount of vacations…you get the idea….the challenge comes in the stark comparison between this flawless fantasy world of our thoughts and the very imperfect present world which in turn causes us a false pain that we numb through often self destructive behaviors such as tv watching, self medicating, etc…and in this time that we are in fantasy or in numbing life passes us by… our fields flower, our milk sours, and we enter another cycle of regret…

Will you let your thoughts lure you in or will you remind yourself that life is better when it is lived in the now….?

Every moment we have a choice between love and fear, choose love….

Go confidently in the directions of your dreams and live the life you have imagined…deedle-ee-do!

M.

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