Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Simple story of the song

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When I wrote the song "In this Garden", I was feeling that I didn't know how to love anyone properly - including myself - and I wanted to (love properly). I didn't struggle to write the words, or think about what they should be. It's as if they were already in existence, flowing out effortlessly, like a prayer.
When I think of my 'goals and resolutions for the year ahead', there is really only one. It is to find my heart. The other day, in giving a friend advice, I told her to 'follow her heart'. She always sees me as someone who 'follows my heart', which is why I think she asks me for my feelings on things ... Yet when I said the phrase "follow your heart", I realised that I didn't know where my heart was anymore. I literally couldn't (and can't) feel it. It's a strange feeling. I don't think I've ever felt the absence of my heart. It is a compass. It leads the way and it is never wrong. When it's not there, where is it?
Tell me the way to go, Love
Show me the way to know Love
Give me the seeds to sow Love
In this Garden
Give me the eyes to see Love
Give me the heart to feel Love
Give me the breath to breathe Love
In this Garden
Life's big Garden
The Sun is a seed that grows like a flower
The Sun is a seed that feeds Love
The Sun is a seed that grows ...
Open flower, Bloom for me
In this Garden
Life's big Garden
There's always space for more Love
Always a place for pure Love
Always a taste for your Love
In this Garden
Life's big Garden
The sun, the bird, the flower, tree, you, me ...
In this Garden.
Lyrics for "In this Garden"
© Elspeth Duncan 2006


Blogger Kaivalya said...

A few days ago, the 'fortune' on my Yogi Tea bag said: "Let your heart guide you." To me, this conjures an image of being joyfully led by my deepest self-knowledge and intuition. A Tibetan friend of mine once told me: "Think with your heart" I think she perceived it to mean 'thinking' with the power of compassion and the wisdom of the true Self. May your heart guide you well!

9:01 AM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

Thanks. It is.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Webgrl said...

I love what Kaivalya said. I have to internalise that.
I can understand your feeling of not knowing where your heart is Elspeth. Its easier to know where its not - and sometimes, the finding is in the losing.

12:51 PM  

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