Tune Tuesday #6 – There’s Gotta Be More to Life

540_293_resize_20130601_9ab07841c82d908592f1ca3ae0d49f54_jpegIt’s Tuesday. I thought Mindful Monday was my favorite day, but Tuesday is winning me over with all this music.

This weekend I met a friends friend who opened up to me about her discontentment in life. She had no idea how she got on the subject and I said nothing to prompt her into the thoughts that she revealed. People often open up to me like we do with a close friend or best friend, even when they first meet me. These occurrences surprise me each time, but I always handle them with care because I know how often people choose to stay closed (versus being vulnerable and open to up to others).

Over the years a lot of people have opened up to me about their discontentment and it is for this reason that I write this post and this blog. There was a time where I would grow frustrated with people who complained, but wouldn’t do anything about their situation. I used to say “if you are going to complain, and not do anything about it, then you are telling me that you are ultimately okay with what you are complaining about. So why are you complaining?” I know making change in your life is hard, I have walked that walk before and am walking that walk now. Now that I am more aware, I understand that fear, is what keeps people in the mode of complaining versus action. But as Erwin McManus says “on the other side of fear is freedom.” What is holding you from your freedom?

When I was in college, I was discontent. It took me awhile to adjust to the new setting, plus all I wanted was to be in film school. However, I felt that I didn’t have a portfolio to get me there. In retrospect, with my mindfulness practice, I know that that discontentment was life’s nudge to redirect my life towards my dream versus settling. While I enjoyed my college experience and I am glad I got a degree outside of film, I feel I would have benefited being around artists to nurture my creativity. I wasn’t mindful then, and I ended up down a path that lead to my betrayal, which was life’s ultimate scream to redirect my life. If only I understood the meaning behind my discontentment I would have avoided one of my hardest moments. During my senior year in college I started my film career and attended film school after college, which turned out to be exactly what I needed. My wish for everyone I meet is to listen to their heart, their discontentment and disillusions and respond to them with action so they can live the life that they secretly dream about or know within their heart can exist.

More to Life By Stacie Orrico

Yeah, yeah, oh yeah

I’ve got it all but I feel so deprived
I go up, I come down and I’m emptier inside
Tell me what is this thing that I feel like I’m missing
And why can’t I let it go?

There’s gotta be more to life
Than chasing down every temporary high
To satisfy me ’cause the more that I’m
Trippin’ out, thinkin’ there must be more to life
Well, there’s life but I’m sure there’s gotta be more
(Than wanting more)

I’ve got the time and I’m wasting it slowly
Here in this moment I’m half-way out the door
Onto the next thing
I’m searching for something that’s missing

There’s gotta be more to life
Than chasing down every temporary high
To satisfy me ’cause the more that I’m
Trippin’ out, thinkin’ there must be more to life
Well, there’s life but I’m sure there’s gotta be more
I’m wanting more

Oh, I’m always waiting on something
Other than this
Why am I feelin’ like
There’s something I’ve missed? Yeah
(Something I’ve missed)

There’s gotta be more to life
Than chasing down every temporary high
To satisfy me ’cause the more that I’m
Trippin’ out, thinkin’ there must be more to life
Well, there’s life but I’m sure

There’s gotta be more to life
Than chasing down every temporary high
To satisfy me ’cause the more that I’m
Trippin’ out, thinkin’ there must be more to life
Well, there’s life but I’m sure
(There’s gotta be more to life)

More to, more to, more to life
(There’s gotta be more to life)
More to, more to life

More to life
There’s gotta be more
(There’s gotta be more to life)
More to life