Monday, 29 May 2017

Talk. . .

Oh, you keep saying what I've heard before. . . 

People talk, people talk
But they don't wanna say what they're really trying to say
Hopes and fears, smoke and mirrors
Save all the thinking, words by themselves they just fade

What kind of talk are you hearing around you?
When people talk and talk and talk, you might easily switch off, like some really smart appliance that knows when to conserve energy and wait for action that can only come from further instructions or from taking initiative where none exists.  It doesn't really matter how much people talk and talk these days, it's more about being selective in your responses, when you feel compelled to say something, to react to what is being said.  Whether you choose to talk straight from your soul or hide it behind smoke and mirrors is totally your choice.  If we spend far too much time having to think carefully about the words we say when we talk, that might be a little bit too much effort on your part to conform to those around you.  Time and place for different levels of talk I guess.

People run, people walk
But they never see past the world that they're in
So if it's talk that you want from me then maybe you should let me in

When we run away from or walk away from our world, it may be because we need a break from a situation, need a change of scenery to give us more purpose and to feel more centred about a direction we are pursuing.  What world are you in right now?  Is it where you want to be?  I often think about how when we talk with others, how much they are prepared to come into your world, or whether the expectation is for you to follow them into theirs, or you both agree to some plateau of a place that allows you both to be in, to meet somewhere in the middle before returning to your roles and responsibilities in reality.  When I have been invited in to certain places, I might take a look around and get to know my surroundings, learn to observe what I'm actually seeing around me and then think about whether I am welcome there, could possibly belong there, or maybe run or walk away just as quickly as I entered the scene.  You must always be mindful of the logistics of a context.  Don't forget that.

Oh, you keep saying you won't let me go
Oh, you keep saying what I've heard before
Talk

Why won't someone let you go?  Is there something you've done, or is it because of who you are to them that they feel that they can't let you go?  Have you cast some sort of spell over them that you haven't been aware that you've cast?  I guess it also depends on the tone in which they say that they won't let you go either.  Said with tenderness and earnestness, it speaks of love.  Said with harshness and bitterness, it speaks of pain.  When we are willing to really tell others how we think and feel, how long before things start moving?  How long before we start to accept what is the consequences of our actions?  Do you believe them when they say they won't let you go?  Do you try and test their resolve by pushing them away?  When someone keeps saying something and we continue to do whatever we like, even though they've been very clear about their intentions, does this mean we no longer care?


Playing with empty hearts, leading words felt like they're just going nowhere now
So if it's talk that you want from me then maybe you should let me in

Have you been accused of leading people on?  You might say things to others because they genuinely ask.  But you might be criticised for trying to incite things in others, when you should be trying to put them against each other in such a way.  Who teaches us to act this way?  Do we like it when people fight over us and crave that kind of attention?  Do we like it when people have to sacrifice things in order to be in a life with us or expect people to be able to read our minds, just like that?  Why are our hearts empty?  Once they were full and overflowing with love, for others, for strangers, for everyone else, except us.  When the self loathing decided to come knocking and start living in our hearts, it quickly made sure that it was empty, not allowing room for anything else positive to stay in there again.  Why do we allow ourselves to be lead nowhere in this regard?  What do you want from me?

Oh, you keep saying you won't let me go
Oh, you keep saying what I've heard before
Oh, you keep saying you won't let me go (talk)

If you're like me, you're not one for repeating yourself.
When people say things because they know that it is the right thing to do, rather than what you neither want nor need to hear - then there is some real talk that needs to take place.  Do you have a good memory?  Are you able to recall all of the things that you've heard before?  If you know people really well, either because they're your people and you value the things that they say, then you will know without a shadow of a doubt, the very things that mean so much, things you don't mind having heard before, or things that hurt so much, things that you couldn't forget hearing, even if you tried.

Keep talking to me bae
Keep talking to me bae
I know all about you
I know all about you

I hope that the only person that needs to be bae - is actually yourself.
We can't be who we need to be for others, if we don't first look after what we need to, take care of business to ensure that we will be productive and achieve what needs to get done.  Know all you can about yourself before you go passing yourself around to others who might mistreat you, take you for granted or never truly appreciate the gift that is you.  We sometimes forget how important or significant we are for ourselves.  Guard yourself, be vigilant, be wary of those who want to dominate your time or seek you out all the time.  It is ok to be free and open as you want to be, but before you start listen to others and listen to everything they have to say, take a moment and listen to yourself, be prepared to listen carefully and hear your own talk. . . .