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Born free (Lyrics)

Born free, soundtrack of the same name’s film, sung by Matt Monro

Born free, as free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows
Born free to follow your heart
Live free and beauty surrounds you
The world still astounds you
Each time you look at a star
Stay free where no walls divide you
You’re free as the roaring tide
So there’s no need to hide
Born free and life is worth living
But only worth living
‘Cause you’re born free
Stay free where no walls divide you
You’re free as the roaring tide
So there’s no need to hide
Born free and life is worth living
But only worth living
‘Cause you’re born free
Songwriters: Don Black / John Barry
Born Free lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Everybody’s Free (Original Mix) ~ Rozalla

Brother and sister together we’ll make it through
Someday a spirit will lift you and take you there
I know you’ve been hurting but I’ll be waiting to be there for you
And I’ll be there just helping you out whenever I can ’cause…

Everybody’s free – to feel good
Everybody’s free – to feel good

We all are a family that should stand together as one
Helping each other instead of just wasting time
Now is the moment to reach out to someone
It’s up to you
When everyone’s sharing their hope, the love will break through cos…

#blacklivesmatter

Una Paloma Blanca

I came across an instrumental version of a 70s song called “Una Paloma Blanca” which I learnt to sing when I was in primary school, if I remember correctly. I googled the lyrics and found it meaningful as I realised the song is about living in freedom, which no one can take away.

“When the sun shines on the mountains
And the night is on the run
It’s a new day, it’s a new way
And I fly up to the sun

I can feel the morning sunlight
I can smell the new-born hay
I can hear God’s voices calling
From my golden sky-light way

Una paloma blanca
I’m just a bird in the sky
Una paloma blanca
Over the mountain I fly
No one can take my freedom away”

 

Nirvana Shatakam

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“The great Adi Shankara (first Shankaracharya) of the eighth century summarized the entirety of Advaita Vedanta (non-dualistic philosophy) in six stanzas. When a young boy of eight, while wandering in the Himalayas, seeking to find his guru, he encountered a sage who asked him, “Who are you?” The boy answered with these stanzas, which are known as “Nirvana Shatakam” or “Atma Shatakam.” “Nirvana” is complete equanimity, peace, tranquility, freedom and joy. “Atma” is the True Self. The sage the boy was talking to was Swami Govindapada Acharya, who was, indeed, the teacher he was looking for.”

Enigma – The Child In Us

The Jesus that doesn’t fit into the usual conservative christian religious concepts of morality and conformity defies any attempt to classify or label Him. He is a Rebel because He Revels in freedom, instead of bondage or authority. He is a Law-breaker because His Love compels Him to act contrary to the man-made laws, such as healing the sick on the Jewish Sabbath days. He is a Friend of prostitutes because He sees them as fellow human beings, not labelling or discriminating them based on their outward profession or performance but affirming and accepting them for who they intrinsically are – beloved and blameless daughters of God, and divine goddesses. And yes, He is a Hater of Religion because He is against any form of religious fundamentalism and beckons us to come to Him and experience the Real Rest, for real rest is the best for our souls when we can live freely and lightly without any shame or guilt, like little children. We can enjoy life and discover miracles with childlike wonder as we recover our inner child.

the child in us

Who is of smiling face
bestower of all fortunes
whose hands are ready to rescue anyone from fear
who is adorned by various ornaments with precious stones
for to us a child is born
to us a son is given
and the government will be upon his shoulder
 
some day you came
and i knew you were the one
you were the rain, you were the sun
but i needed both, cause i need you
you were the one
i was dreaming of all my life
when it is dark you are my light
but don’t forget who’s always our guide
it’s the child in us

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