This isn't about me...
From the Concrete Jungle...
For as long as I can remember, I’ve lived with this weight
This pressure to succeed, achieve, and do great
But when I was just a child, I didn’t know what that meant
So I looked outward for guidance, and down society’s path I went
High school valedictorian to Ivy League grad
I thought a great career would fulfill the things I never had
I guess that’s what happens when you grow up poor
You’re conditioned to believe the answer lies in getting more
So I went down the path that would get me the most
I started chasing a paycheck, thinking that was the goal
But somewhere down the road from rags to riches
I woke up to the fact that this cycle is quite vicious
No matter how much I earned, my happiness was fleeting
On the outside I looked fulfilled, but my soul was taking a beating
...To the Actual Jungle
So I let go of the life that I worked so hard to get
Because the material things weren’t worth what they made me forget
Like we are human beings, not doings, and we need more space to be
And if you stay within your comfort zone, you’ll never see all there is to see
Like the model society imposes doesn’t have to be what you pursue
Because what’s best for me, may not be best for you, or you, or you
Like happiness is a choice that has to come from within
And if you don’t get to know yourself, you’ll never be all you could’ve been
Like life is meant to be lived, and we are meant to be Love
And if we awaken to our inner power, then we can create the life we dream of
This Awakening is what brought me from the concrete jungle to the real one
The greatest teacher is nature, and the greatest healer is the sun
The city that never sleeps is a great place to come from
But if you never sleep, you never dream
And a life without dreams is a meaningless one
...it's about we.
I used to be on a mission to save the world.
Now I realize that the real mission is to save yourself,
and hope that along the way,
you inspire some others to do the same.