Sweet Surrender with John Denver

Wednesday October 17, 2012 comments

Lost and alone on some forgotten highway                                                             

Traveled by many, remembered by few.                                                                                                    

Looking for something that I can believe in

Looking for something, that I’d like to do, with my life

                                                                       John Denver

I spent last weekend in Aspen, Colorado participating in the annual celebration of the life and music of my dear friend John Denver who died 15 years ago this month.

John and I shared a generally positive outlook for ourselves and the world in which we lived.  Simultaneously we shared a sensitivity to people; to our individual and shared struggles in this journey we call life. 

This lyric from John’s song “Sweet Surrender” begins by describing a condition I notice in several of my friends and clients.  We sometimes feel “lost and alone” yet we also share in the sometimes confusing and ultimately empowering experience of discovering what’s next in our lives.

Later in the song John wrote and sings …

And I don’t know what the future is holding in store

I don’t know where I’m going, I’m not sure where I’ve been

There’s a spirit that guides me, a light that shines for me

My life is worth the living, I don’t need to see the end

 I miss my friend and am so very, very grateful that he lived and included me in his life.  I’m inspired by these words and hope they are of value in your journey.

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