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“Song of the Caged Bird” by Lindsey Stirling

This song has inspired me from the first day I heard it. This idea is so simple. The bird flies around and around the cage most liking lost and trying to find a way out. If you open that door it will for sure fly out. If you own a bird you know that it is continuously plotting to get out of the cage. It is determined to get out of that cage.

In our lives we tend to be very lost in a routine. Get up, shower, go to work, etc.! When we have a problem it tends to circle until we solve it. The idea of the caged bird is to never give up because one day that door is going to open for you and you need to be ready to get out and find your way! You need to be ready to solve that problem in your life. Any goal in life you are trying to achieve you may have to try again and again until you finally get there. You may have to do the same thing over and over again just to get where you want to be in life.

Now I do not know what Lindsey’s real meaning to this song is for her, but to me it means never giving up. It means there will someday be an open door that you better take. A chance that was never there before, or always there and you finally figured out how to take it. It means to always be ready even if everyday has been exactly like the last there still is the chance that the next day will be different, it will be better. Most birds don’t sit at the bottom of the cage, they are up high figuring out how the heck to get out of that cage. Just the same in life; we shouldn’t be sitting at the bottom of it doing nothing we should be reaching up as high as we can to see what kind of opportunities we have with our lives. Beside everyone knows what is on the bottom of a bird cage and we certainly don’t want to be walking around in that part of our lives either.

Your chance to soar is coming are you ready for it? Are you reaching for it?

Please take some time to listen to the song it is beautiful and while you are listening please just take a moment and think about where you want to be in life and where your life is going now.

Lindsey Stirling FQF

“The only reason I am successful is because I have stayed true to myself.”

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey is a Dub-step Violinist. She grow up with a heavy classical background. With age she began to experiment with mixing different kinds of music, ultimately coining a new genera of music for many to continue to follow. She was a quarter finalist on America’s Got Talent. She did not win it all but she kept going. She stayed true to her self and is now living in a world she only once dreamed of, performing spectacular music.

Staying true to yourself can be hard, it does take some determination. There are so many things that tempt us in other directions other than our own. How many success stories have you heard that were derived of fake actions or fake directions? None! Some may come close but eventually fall. To succeed you must expect hard times, you must be prepared for failure and rejection. Be yourself in every aspect and you will go far. As you go to things you want they will start to come to you at the same time.

I have lost so many people but gained many more by staying true to myself. Being me seems to be so hard sometimes but I stay true to myself and my goals in life. I am weird or annoying or unintellectual in the eyes of many but in the eyes of many more I have built a level of trust that can never be broken. I have built a level of determination for what I want out of life, that does not go unseen. I have always had my heart open for all those who wish to treat it with respect. It was not till a little after high school that I realized who I really was….I was meant to spread positivism and acts of kindness, and spread I will. I wish, in my last breaths, that I still have some inspiration left in me to pass on to those that lean over in care. That is my success, making as many people in this world as possible smile and keep smiling.

I am Kind, I am caring, I am sensitive, I am weird, I am funny, I am forgiving, I am strong, I am me!

Have an amazing weekend everyone. Lindsey’s Music is amazing, I feel she is shaping a new era of listening pleasure. Check out the song I am addicted to right now.

Dr. Eric Perry, PhD

Psychology to Motivate | Inspire | Uplift

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