Tag Archives: Fate

Reflection for today…No One Can Take Your Destined Lover -Italian Proverb & Goldfrapp

25 Aug

Corpi di pietra che si tengono per mano oltre la morte al Monumentale di Milano FOTO: Mauro Di Gregorio

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Have you ever reflected on the concept of soulmates?

Do they really exist?

Does life consist of destiny/fate or choices/free will?

Perhaps it is a mixture of both?

Something about this quote resonates with me. It feels true.

I heard a similar saying in Spanish {which I cannot remember right now}.

No one can take the one that is destined for you.

{The universe will unite you & this mysterious one eventually}.

What about fate itself?

Perhaps it is all a mental cul-de-sac?

For now, all I know is that we can relax and let life unfold naturally and organically.

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Please enjoy Utopia by Goldfrapp…

Although the song’s true meaning is not related to soulmates, love or the quote mentioned above, its essence does.

The way that it makes me feel when I hear it reminds me of love, lovers and soul mates- especially when she sings,

“I forgot who I am when I’m with you.”

It alludes to one’s identity and ego dissolving in the presence of their beloved.

To me, that sounds powerful, esoteric and healing.

{Can you believe this song is twenty years old?

It sounds just as fresh and lovely as ever.

I deeply adore it}.

Utopia

Goldfrapp

UTOPIA LYRICS

[Verse 1]
“It’s a strange day
No colours or shapes
No sound in my head
I forget who I am
When I’m with you
There’s no reason
There’s no sense
I’m not supposed to feel
I forget who I am
I forget

[Chorus]
Fascist baby
Utopia, utopia

[Verse 2]
My dog needs new ears
Make his eyes see forever
Make him live like me
Again and again

[Chorus]
Fascist baby
Utopia, utopia

[Bridge]
I’m wired to the world
That’s how I know everything
I’m superbrain
That’s how they made me

[Chorus]
Fascist baby
Utopia, utopia.”

“Utopia” is an epic, cinematic electronic song that heavily features Alison’s operatic vocals.”

On A Trip to Felt Mountain Alison explains what it is about:

“Utopia’s about genetics and cloning and the idea that – I mean, I’m not saying that this is right, but I’m playing with the idea that if we’re all striving to sort of be perfect and we want other people to look perfect, and we have this sort of body type that we’re supposed to aspire to, basically what I’m saying is that that is a form of fascism.”

Alison also commented on the song on Twitter during the lead-up to the release of The Singles:

“A story about an android born as a result of designer breeding in a utopian society. Feeling love for mortals is confusing for her.”

Copied & pasted from:

https://genius.com/Goldfrapp-utopia-lyrics

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Further Research

Goldfrapp’s Official Websitehttps://www.goldfrapp.com/

Goldfrapp’s Official Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/goldfrappmusic/

Alison Goldfrapp’s Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/alison_goldfrapp/

Goldfrapp’s YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/goldfrapp

Goldfrapp’s Twitterhttp://twitter.com/goldfrapp

Goldfrapp’s Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/5BKsn7SCN2XmbF7apdCpRS

Goldfrapp on Apple Musichttps://music.apple.com/us/artist/goldfrapp/20135455

Goldfrapp’s Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Goldfrapp/

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What are your reflections on love, lovers, soulmates and destiny?

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Peace & Utopic Love,

-V.

Stream of Consciousness Reflections…Is 2020 The Year of Soulmates?

2 Jan

Aloha.

I heard somewhere that 2020 is the year of soulmates. I love how that sounds but I am not sure if it is true. We shall see.

I really don’t know how I feel about the soulmate concept. I used to faithfully believe in it. Unfortunately, when the wrong people cross your path and/or hurt you, it causes you to lose faith.

The truth is that I want to believe in the spiritual concept of soulmates.

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Please enjoy Sleeping With Ghosts by Placebo

https://youtu.be/roA1T5ZVFW4

Sleeping with Ghosts

Placebo

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Do you believe in soulmates?

Why or why not?

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Peace & Cosmic Love,

-V.

Reflection for today…Choosing the way we will depart -Paulo Coelho

11 Nov

Choosing the way we will depart.

Choosing the way we will depart

by Paulo Coelho on November 7, 2012

As you probably know, we are all going to die one day.

As we become aware of that, we should surrender to life with much more joy, making things we always postpone, respecting the precious minutes that are passing by and will never come back, disclosing and discovering horizons that can be interesting or disappointing, but deserve at least a little bit of our effort.

It’s normal that we try to avoid death.

It isn’t only normal, it’s the healthiest attitude we can adopt. It is an aberration however to deny it, as the awareness of it lends us much more courage.

If I were to die today, what would I like to do that I haven’t done yet? This is my thought every morning. I learned, along the Saint James Path, that the Angel of Death is my best counsellor.

Yamamoto Tsunetomo says to his disciple: ‘All of us want to live and that is absolutely natural. However, we should learn from childhood on to choose our best way to die.

‘If we don’t do that, we end up spending our days like a dog, only in search of harbour, food and expressing a blind loyalty to his owner in return. That isn’t enough to make our lives have a meaning.’

It is no use in trying to create a world apparently safe and I can find nothing better to explain that than a little story by John O’Hara:

A man goes to the market to buy fruits, when he sees his own Death walking among the people.

Desperate, he runs back and asks his employer to exempt him that day, as he had seen his Death from close.

His boss lets him go to his village, but starts thinking that all that might have been a lie. He goes to the market and really sees his employee’s Death, sitting in a bank.

He complains: ‘But what are you doing here? My servant was surprised to see you and because of that I had to dismiss him from work!” ‘I was surprised to see him here as well,’ Death answers.

‘I have a date with him at five o’clock, at his village, and as it seems, he will escape me!’

The employer thinks of calling his worker back, but it is already late. Destiny will be fulfilled as it had been written, especially because the man was afraid of Death and decided to run away.

Copied & Pasted from Paulo Coelho’s Blog: http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2012/11/07/choosing-the-way-we-will-depart/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PauloCoelhosBlog+%28Paulo+Coelho%27s+Blog%29

My aunt always says that even angels cry when people waste their time…

For more information on Paulo Coelho,

please visit his official website: http://www.paulocoelho.com/

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Peace & Namaste…