By: lifestor | Oct. 7, 2020, 11:55 a.m.
It is true that no man is an island. Each of us is limited. We have all needed help every now and then because of our limitations. As popular marathoner, Eliud Kipchoge once said. ‘No man is limited,’ of course we are not, but only to some extent. Surely, we cannot live independent of others throughout our entire existence. However, where do we draw the line? At what point do we realize that there are things that we can do on our own that do not require external input? I personally believe in self-sufficiency and it is the reason I relate to the lyrics of this song.
For me, self-sufficiency is doing as much as you can on your own. It is going to your maximum limit, because what you want done can only be done perfectly when done by you. Anyway, my point is not on the physical and the things you have the ability to do. It is both mentally and emotionally. How many times do we seek validation, from who and why do we feel the need? Most of the time, when you find yourself in that situation is because you have allowed people to dictate your life. You have given them so much power over you that you are unable to stand on your own. You have attached every part of your life with them so much that you are unable to breathe in their absence. Your purpose in life has been reduced to making sure that you don’t end up disappointing them. My question is, do you know how better you could feel when you let them go?
Sometimes we do not realize just how much harm we put on ourselves for letting others be our masters and control our thoughts and emotions. If they are aware of it which is the case in most scenarios, they will use you and put you down all the more. They will make you feel like you are nothing without them and cannot achieve anything living without their control. This is in fact mental slavery. No one as long as was born the same way as you were is worth that much power over you. Not any king, queen, prince, princess, president or leader is should make you feel like their subject. We were all born in the same planet and with the same process, so, that alone should make you realize we are all equal. Okay, you might same some were born rich but you were born poor, that is just a physical measure, because on your zeroth hour all of you were at an emotionally common ground. All that matters from then is simply making sure that is stays that way for the rest of your life.
I love the lyrics to this song because I feel like in my past life, I was so afraid to disappoint people that I let myself live for them and seek their validation. Sometimes I did not even get in touch with my emotions to discover all that I needed for myself. Life became foggy for me and other people’s happiness was more important to me than my own. I told myself that as long as they were happy, I would be too. But I was wrong, people never get satisfied, myself included. We will always want more and doing more for people that never notice will only lead you to neglecting your own life.
What I learnt from the lyrics to this song is as soon as you decide to take back the power in your own hands, you will know more about yourself and your abilities than you ever thought you had in you. You have the power in your hands within your reach so just go ahead and take it. As you go higher in your mental and emotional strength, do not forget the people that put you down, remember that important lessons that you learnt from them and always pray for them because they just might be as miserable as you were when you were down. The strength you realize you have after taking back your power slaps differently. The important thing to remember is as much as you need people in your life, to what extent?
Praying by Kesha - https://youtu.be/v-Dur3uXXCQ
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