Just Gonna Stand There and Watch Me Burn

But That's Alright Because I Love the Way You Lie

Your journey starts today

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
But that’s alright, because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
But that’s alright, because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie.  Eminem

I have so many things that I want to accomplish in life.  I think that’s when I’m in life’s sweet spot.  I’m at my best with a goal and with a vision.  As I write this post I have my personal Life Plan right next to me ready for its umpteenth edit since I drafted my first version in 2003.  It needs to be relevant.  What worked for me when my oldest kid was 5 won’t work when he’s now 17 and almost ready for college.

I love the way you lie…….

It starts with brutal transparency with yourself to yourself.  My great friend, Steve Scanlon, who runs ReWire, Inc (see www.rewireinc.com) says that the longest journey any person can take is the 12 inches from your head to your heart.  Not only is the journey long, its where the lies show the most.  Or do they.  The lies are their and it’s those very lies, that unless exposed will keep you from the calling and passion that’s been placed in your heart.

Now I know we said things, did things
That we didn’t mean and we fall back into the same patterns
Same routine….

It’s so much easier to sacrifice a dream, a passion, a calling than it is to deal with the lies that we tell each other and the lies we tell ourselves.  The funny thing is when we’re lying others know that we’re not the real deal.  They know something is missing, but yet we lie.  We protect the façade.  The greatest lie is the lie we tell ourselves.  The second greatest lies are the continual ones we tell others especially those closest to us.  But it’s so much easier to “fall back into the same patterns, same routine than it is to actually be fulfilled.  Easy is the enemy of great.  Not everything needs to be hard, but accomplishing your dreams, your vision and being fulfilled, is so much more difficult than easy and falling into the same patterns and same routines.

I apologize even though I know it’s lies
I’m tired of the games…..

But the lies continue…..I’m at a point in my life where I am tired of the games that I play solo.  It seems that I don’t play games with others anymore, but I have a PhD in gaming myself.  I’ve lived too long.  I’ve enjoyed so many things along the way, but being occupied is different than being fulfilled.  The games with others start when we first stop playing games with ourselves.  Those 12 inches.  What a journey.  Some people will spend a lifetime never travelling those 12 inches.  If you’re like me, I get half way there but bail out often.  I don’t want to tell myself that I’m a fraud so it’s easier to bail and fall back into the same patterns, same routines.

I think the funniest thing is that when we lie to ourselves we actually hurt those who we’re closest too.  They’re close to us because they see those glimpses of our DNA that we decide to share with the world from time to time.  They’re in you’re life because they’re attracted to you, but you can’t impact their life because you haven’t dealt with the lies in your own life.  Those 12 inches become your Everest.  And when we fail to take on our mountain……

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
But that’s alright, because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
But that’s alright, because I love the way you lie

MY JOURNEY restarts today.  Want to come with?

 

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