i heard ‘Time’ on my radio yesterday! It struck a very deep and resonant chord within my being, my Soul. It says what has long been a part of my belief, my Faith.
i desire to share the Wisdom it contains. In searching it out i found it was from a Musical written by Dave Clark of the Dave Clark Five ( some of my vintage might recall them/him) in the mid-1980’s and starred a number of the greatest British Pop Stars of my era. I also found ‘Beauty Truth Love Freedom Peace’ which follows on after ‘Time’ below.
The .mp3 song links don’t work for me*# but i have included them as they may for you? if you would like to hear them (and i recommend it highly) i have a copy of each in .mp3 format. Leave a comment and i will email or put them up on a storage website somewhere for download.
* The files are displayed in ‘Quick Time’ from Apple; i use windows Vista which is Apple just user unfriendly. After clicking on the links and getting two consecutive ‘plug in error’ warnings i get a blank screen. if i hit ‘refresh’ on this screen the Apple Quicktime player comes up and lets me hear the file! However once the player closes my browser crashes! 😦
# Update: NOW if i just move my mouse over the links it offers a window that lets me play the files!
I give up trying to understand – if you have problems listening to each let me know.
Have i mentioned i hate Vista?
Time – performed by Sir Laurence Olivier
Stand before me on the sign of infinity,
all you of the earth.
With the granting of the law of provination
comes the application of change.
I will give you the key.
And with this knowledge, please realise,
comes the responsibility of sharing it.
I will show you the way.
It’s very simple. Throughout the universe
there is order.
In the movement of the planets, in nature
and in the functioning of the human mind.
A mind that is in its natural state of order,
is in harmony with the universe
and such a mind is timeless.
Your life is an expression of your mind.
You are the creator of your own Universe –
For as a human being, you are free to will whatever
state of being you desire through the use of your
thoughts and words.
There is great power there.
It can be a blessing or a curse –
It’s entirely up to you.
For the quality of your life is brought about
by the quality of your thinking –
think about that.
Thoughts produce actions –
look at what you’re thinking.
See the pettiness and the envy and the greed and the
fear and all the other attitudes that cause
you pain and discomfort.
Realize that the one thing you have absolute
control over is your attitude.
See the effect that it has on those around you.
For each life is linked to all life
and your words carry with them chain reactions
like a stone that is thrown into a pond.
If your thinking is in order,
your words will flow directly from the heart
creating ripples of love.
If you truly want to change your world, my friends,
you must change your thinking.
Reason is your greatest tool,
it creates an atmosphere of understanding,
which leads to caring, which is… love.
Choose your words with care.
Go forth… with love!
Beauty … Truth … Love … Freedom … Peace …
These are your ideals.
There is not one person on the entire Planet Earth who, in his right mind, doesn’t want these in his life. So … where do you go wrong?
To find the solution, we must first identify the problem.
Perhaps you wonder how much “free will” you actually have when you see yourself, for example, saying and doing hurtful things that you don’t really mean.
Why can’t you seem to stop?
You want to, you try to, your intentions are good.
Is it habit or is it lack of understanding that keeps you bound to the pull of destruction?
The mineral sources of energy upon your planet are almost depleted and yet the two greatest sources of energy remain almost untapped — the sea, and the sun.
Furthermore, you seem content to allow the aggression of the weak by the strong. You seem content to allow a great part of your world to starve, whilst for economics’ sake food is left to rot or be destroyed.
You seem content to allow the obscenity of the maimed and crippled who have to cope with broken lives after each confrontation of force.
Your East and West have never even made the effort to conquer the basics necessary for people of different cultures to exist in harmony; that is, to respect your opposite’s culture — and what is more important — their way of thinking.
Even in your own life your thinking is not in order.
These facts do not inspire confidence, do they?