Shine On

Life gives you the run around,
you say,
you wanna know, how much dues must you pay,
well, you can’t have what you want too.
well, theres a will, there’s always a way,
keepin your eyes on that mountain top,
one step at a time.
dont ever, ever stop.

keep on when your mind says quit,
dream on til you find your living it,
i’ll be right by your side.
ya baby keep on,
dont stop til you win your prize
lean on all the love that’s in my eyes
your a diamond to me,
yes you are,
shine on..
mmhmm.
shine on.
mmhmm.

well i know what you’ve been through,
i see,
it’s time to leave it behind and let it be.
yaaaa.
heart and wisdom’s something you can’t buy.
it’s the wings of experience that make you fly high,
dont look down and dont look back
dont turn around your on the right track

keep on when your mind says quit,
dream on til you find your living it,
i’ll be right by your side.
ya babay keep on,
dont stop til you win your prize
lean on all the love thats in my eyes
your a diamond to me,
yes you are,
shine on..
mmhmm
shine on..
shine on..

dont stop now,
shine on.

keep on when your mind says quit,
dream on til you fine your living it
i’ll be right by your side.
ya babay
dont stop til you win your prize
lean on all the love that’s in my eyes
your a diamond to me,
yes you are.
shine on..
shine on..
baby you got to shine on.
that’s what you wanna do.
me and you.

you got to shine on.
sparkle baby.
shine on ,
shine on ,
shine on ,
baby you got to shine on.

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I am Light

by India Arie
I am light, I am light [x4]

I am not the things my family did
I am not the voices in my head
I am not the pieces of the brokenness inside

I am light, I am light [x4]

I’m not the mistakes that I have made or any of the things that caused me pain
I am not the pieces of the dream I left behind

I am light, I am light [x4]

I am not the color of my eyes
I am not the skin on the outside
I am not my age, I am not my race, my soul inside is all light

All light, all light [x2]
I am light, I am light [x2]

I am divinity defined
I am the God on the inside
I am a star, a piece of it all
I am light

 

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Turn Your Face to the Sun

by Maithri Goonetilleke
Found at http://www.inspirationpeak.com/cgi-bin/poetry.cgi?record=163

Beloved, There are days when nothing seems right.
When every shell you pick up on the winding shore is broken.
When the silken treasure slips through your fingers too quickly.
When comforts are empty. And the world is noise.

On those jagged edged days,
when the wind is screaming for a reason only she understands
and you find yourself all alone…
Turn your face to the sun.

There is goodness in the world,
that even the river of tears cannot erase.
There is love in the world,
that the numbed armies of fear can not destroy.

Sometimes that goodness is everywhere apparent.
It pours from the heart of every moment.
From the light of every smile.

On those soft days, love hides in the eaves
to drop like sweet honey on your forehead
and sings her lilting lullabies in the arms of the winds.

But on some days, Beloved. On days like today….
We need to look, to see.
So turn your face to the sun.
Even when she is nowhere to be seen.

Go inside yourself.
Find a speck, a splinter of beauty to be grateful for.
Yes’, the day has worn you.
And ‘Yes’ our mistakes have been so many.
But say ‘Thank you’ anyway.

Take account of all that is in your possession.
A mind. A heart. A body.
A life that breathes, even if for just one more day.

Now count the eyes that have smiled
at you on your wild journey,
the hands that have held you tenderly,
the ears that have listened,
the prayers that have been made on your behalf.
And whisper your ‘Thank you’ again.

Count the sky that has watched you grow with His painted eyes,
The heaving waves that find their echo in the tides of your breathing,
The little birds that have sung you their songs,
The stars which have been a lamp to your path,
and are your rightful inheritance.

Count unexpected laughter,
Count undeserved grace,
Count Passion and Love making
and Dreams yet to be born,
And bow your head and say ‘thank you’,

Now count the lives who still need your light,
The hungry, the sick, the helpless,
Count the children who will die today
and imagine if with the breath of your body
you could help just one.

Turn your face to the sun,
And know yourself as a child of the light.
You are the Goodness that cannot be extinguished,
The love that burns through the darkest night.

And perhaps, In turning
You will see what i have seen.
That this day where everything seemed wrong was not your curse,
It was your gift.

Your chance to find inside yourself a forgotten ‘thank you’,
To smile in the face of the grim suppressors,
To stand in the heart of the glowering darkness
and turn your face to the sun.

#95

There is more love somewhere
There is more love somewhere
I’m gonna keep on ’til I find it
There is more love somewhere

There is more hope somewhere
There is more hope somewhere
I’m gonna keep on ’til I find it
There more hope somewhere

There is more peace somewhere
There is more peace somewhere
I’m gonna keep on ’til I find it
There is more peace somewhere

There is more joy somewhere
There is more joy somewhere
I’m gonna keep on ’til I find it
There is more joy somewhere

Words and music: African American spiritual

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http://farfringe.com/stlt95-there-is-more-love-somewhere/

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The Sun Is Gonna Rise

(Bill Miller)

There’s no reason
For fighting this way
There’s no rhyme in the
Words that we say

The sun is gonna rise
The sun is gonna rise again
The sun is gonna rise
The sun is gonna rise again

There’s no beauty
In thoughts that betray
There’s no peace
When your life’s gone astray

Good and evil
Fighting for your soul
We are children
Standing in the coldest night

Rainbow People

Song: Rainbow People
Artist: Inanna, Sisters In Rhythm
Album: Skin And Bone

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

When I look into the eyes
Of all the people I see
It reveals a kind of knowing
A shared identity

Beneath the outer shell
Of skin and bone
Ancestor voices
We don’t walk alone

We’re sharing our stories
And our memories
We lay the bare
The essence of life’s mystery

Threads come together
To form a tapestry
Of beauty, deep feeling
And rich conplexitity

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

Sombala ba rumba
U mauil chi jiem
Chippu kakilambu
U musti jump in

Sisters in rhythm
Brothers in time
Three against four
Isn’t fine

From the 53 countries
Of the african beat
Senegal, Mali, Gambia
Just to name three

Connections of all people
As we share a common ring
North, south, east west
Sharing as we sing

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

Healing vibrations
Are soothing my soul
The power of music
Connecting us all

Sounds of the drums
Bass on tone slap
Weave through your body
You can’t hold it back

History of slavery
And wars over race
On this one planet
We share the same space

Just stand up for justice
Let your voice be strong
Drum call for freedom
Take part in the song

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

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Follow the Sun

(Xavier Rudd)
Follow, follow the sun
And which way the wind blows
When this day is done
Breathe, breathe in the air
Set your intentions
Dream with care
Tomorrow is a new day for everyone,
Brand new moon, brand new sun
So follow, follow the sun,
The direction of the bird,
The direction of love
Breathe, breathe in the air,
Cherish this moment,
Cherish this breath
Tomorrow is a new day for everyone,
Brand new moon, brand new sun
When you feel life coming down on you,
Like a heavy weight
When you feel this crazy society,
Adding to the strain
Take a stroll to the nearest waters
And remember your place
Many moons have risen and fallen long, long before you came
So which way is the wind blowin’,
And what does your heart say?
So follow, follow the sun,
And which way the wind blows
When this day is done
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