U2 “A Sort of Home Coming” from The Unforgettable Fire

There are two places where our desires come from.

One is from the Heart, the other — the Weak Side.

It always seems that the Weak Side’s desires are all so alluring, easy, and quickly gratifying.  I’m not saying that our Heart’s Desires aren’t gratifying, but it always seems less obvious, it comes later, and it takes a bit more courage, effort or both….

So when our energy is low, when our defenses are down, then we cater more to the Weak Side.

It feels good for a time, but we come out feeling a little weaker, a little more spent — so then we have even less Resources to call up, to follow our Heart’s Desires.

Thus we keep ourselves chained, more and more securely, to the Weak Side.

And you know it’s time to go
Through the sleet and driving snow
Across the fields of mourning to a light that’s in the distance

And you hunger for the time
Time to heal, ‘desire’ time
And your earth moves beneath
Your own dream landscape

Oh oh on borderland we run
And still we run, we run and don’t look back
I’ll be there, I’ll be there
Tonight, a highroad, a highroad out of here

Stop beating yourself for the chain you fastened.  It doesn’t mean you are Weak.  It just means you didn’t have Resources.

Time is now, to stop.  And rest.  Our heart and body are made to recover, from nothing, from empty spaces.

And when you have more Resources, then you’ll have the strength to choose, differently.