In particular he sang a song called "When I Get Where I´m Going" which I quote below, in part. Often country music text is not worth quoting, but this is.
" When I get where I'm going,
On the far side of the sky
The first thing I'm gonna do is
Spread my wings and fly.
I'm gonna land beside a lion and
Run my fingers through his mane,
Or I might find out what it's like
To ride a drop of rain."
I was moved by the last two lines, "or I might find out what it´s like to ride a drop of rain." I love that line and it brings with it the emotions that country music has built into its heart. Grieving for losses in life.
In this case it is not loss of a lover, a horse , a friend or family member. It is loss of the possibility of living life fullout with risks and joy. No risk taken, no reward received we often like to say. And yes, there is a sadness and even regret when we do not at least try to reach for a dream.
So the singer here says that it will all be possible when he gets to the other side. He knows exactly what he is going to risk and do "when he gets where he is going". This is named as the other side of the sky, which can be a metaphor for death and going to heaven.
Or it can also be a metaphor for sometime in the future. Not now, but later when I get to where I am going. Then I will take the risks to do something to experience my dreams or reach my goals. I think he is just putting off living his life, something many of us do instead of taking action.
So we postpone or we procrastinate because we are afraid or confused and could use some support and guidance. We know we have the will and we need help to find the directions that are inside us. This is where the help of a coach can make a world of difference so that life is lived now not on the other side of the sky or when this happens or that happens. Rather that we take a risk to live now and receive the rewards, the joy.
So whatever your goal, challenge or dream is: - dealing with grief and loss , creating your dream or reaching your goals, life coaching can assist you to become unstuck and to move forward with much better chances for success.
This is what Marianne and I do, Life Coaching. I am inviting you to take a risk and try your first life coaching appointment with one of us, free.
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In risk and reward, all the best, ®
Bob and Marianne