Learn To Be Still

Time for a fluffier post, methinks. Been a while since I’ve listened to this:

The lyrics are interesting:

“Learn To Be Still”

It’s just another day in paradise
As you stumble to your bed
You’d give anything to silence
Those voices ringing in your head
You thought you could find happiness
Just over that green hill
You thought you would be satisfied
But you never will-
Learn to be still

We are like sheep without a shepherd
We don’t know how to be alone
So we wander ’round this desert
And wind up following the wrong gods home
But the flock cries out for another
And they keep answering that bell
And one more starry-eyed messiah
Meets a violent farewell-
Learn to be still
Learn to be still

Now the flowers in your garden
They don’t smell so sweet
Maybe you’ve forgotten
The heaven lying at your feet


There are so many contradictions
In all these messages we send
(We keep asking)
How do I get out of here
Where do I fit in?
Though the world is torn and shaken
Even if your heart is breakin’
It’s waiting for you to awaken
And someday you will-
Learn to be still
Learn to be still

You just keep on runnin’
Keep on runnin’


4 Responses

  1. Hello,

    Great Song.

    I’m back with a new blog. Not much content yet.

    I erased Entering the Path, maybe this was a mistake 😦 But, I was a bit too attached. So, in the spirit of “burning myself away” I destroyed it!

    It was a bit of a rash decision but I don’t feel bad about it, I like new beginings.

    Hopefully the new title is theme is a good fit. We’ll see



  2. OOPS. . .

    I forgot to give you the url


    I took the tittle from a poem by Tung-Shan (Tozan), the founder of the lineage, which later became Soto Buddhism after Dogen baought it to Japan.

  3. Nothing wrong with a new beginning! Glad to see you back, though!



  4. Ah, love it

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