This I Believe

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This I believe, lyrics hold the truth of the universe. Whether it is the Muppets singing that, “Life’s a happy song with someone by your side to sing along,” or Mumford and Sons telling you to “Hold on to what you believe in the light when the darkness has robbed you of all your sight.” It is the power of music that allows it to describe the ineffable. The depth of love conveyed by the line, “I swear when I grow up, I won’t just buy you a rose. I will buy the flower shop, and you will never be lonely.” Music can transform and inspire and…


This I believe, that the secret to happiness lie in five words – passion, push, laugh, learn, and pass. If you find a passion, push yourself to give yourself to it fully, laugh at the incredulous and impossible, learn from every experience, and pass it on to someone else…


This I believe, “You can’t always be happy, but you can always have joy. So learn to laugh, because when you laugh you can’t be sick or in pain, sad or angry.” A wise woman once told me this piece of advice and since then I’ve repeated it hundreds of times. It has become a mantra of mine that…


This I believe, that the poets are more rational than the scientists, and the scientists are greater dreamers than the poets. The poet tries to describe what is known while to scientist tries to reveal the unknown. Neither pursuit is perfect nor is one greater, but I know my path lies toward that of th…


This I believe, that I don’t know where I’m headed and I’m ok with that. The unknown makes life important. Without discovery - of self, of the universe, of the intangible – I’d not be important. I’d simply exist, but when I discover something, anything, everything, I give meaning…


This I believe, that the proper song at the proper time can alter a mood or provide revelation, that music sounds better alone in the car, that a driving is the best time to do your deep thinking, that a sacrifice for a friend isn’t a sacrifice, that everyone is my friend, that I am part of something grea….


This I believe, that by building relationships we can create a better world. I believe that by taking the time to listen and to learn from those around me I can gain understanding. I believe by using understanding to work for another I gain wisdom. I believe that to pass on wisdom one must…


This I believe, that superheroes are awesome. It doesn’t matter if they are real  or not, just that you believe they can…


This I believe, that I want to be a secret agent…


This I believe, that life is…


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This I believe, that writing a personal statement of belief is downright impossible. In the Whitmanian sense it is because as a human “I am large, I contain multitudes.” I find that each new day brings a new question and how I answer it is not how I would have answered it the day before and it is not how I will answer it tomorrow.  Each day provides new experiences from which to learn and grow and shape beliefs. So ask me what I believe again tomorrow and the day after and the next day. I can assure you there will be at least three different answers. 

Created: Feb 23, 2012

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