Travel Allows My Friends To Leave Their Box And Think Clear

99 percent of my friends spend 99 percent of their time defending the box they live in, unless I can get them to do a road trip. They will talk about life outside the box, but the box is so strong, few can step outside the box.

Standing outside the fire...

I am in the USA, I am talking to people on the porch on Lake Atitlan, I officiated a wedding for my friend Jeff. I talk to Mom Graham, everyone I talk with talks about the future... or that one time...

But they defend today, they show me their house, their car, their computer, TV, anything they own, that owns them, and talks about some world where they was alive. Almost always, then did something special, then they return to their box, they buy more stuff, and they endlessly tell me why they need, what they need, why they want, what they want.

Garth Brooks

I see them as in a box, their self imposed anchors drowning them, and they are angry at me, tired of me, they want me to stop living. 

To quote Garth Brooks,

"Life is not tried, it is merely survived,

If you're standing outside the fire."

Well, what do I think....

In Matthew 8:22 Jesus said,
“Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

How do I translate that?

"Fuck them, let them play with their TV, Car, House, and Motorcycle, I am out of here...."
--- Andy Lee Graham -- "They just don't get it."

The will go buy something tomorrow, they need this, it is their emotional stakes, the love of things, not people.

Words of:

"Standing Outside The Fire"

We call them cool
Those hearts that have no scars to show
The ones that never do let go
And risk the tables being turned

We call them fools
Who have to dance within the flame
Who chance the sorrow and the shame
That always comes with getting burned

But you've got to be tough when consumed by desire
'Cause it's not enough just to stand outside the fire

We call them strong
Those who can face this world alone
Who seem to get by on their own
Those who will never take the fall

We call them weak
Who are unable to resist
The slightest chance love might exist
And for that forsake it all

They're so hell-bent on giving ,walking a wire
Convinced it's not living if you stand outside the fire

Standing outside the fire
Standing outside the fire
Life is not tried, it is merely survived
If you're standing outside the fire

There's this love that is burning
Deep in my soul
Constantly yearning to get out of control
Wanting to fly higher and higher
I can't abide
Standing outside the fire

Standing outside the fire
Standing outside the fire
Life is not tried, it is merely survived
If you're standing outside the fire

Standing outside the fire
Standing outside the fire
Life is not tried, it is merely survived
If you're standing outside the fire

 

freedmlvr

Hmmmm...guess you never heard of The Little Engine That Said Fuck It!

http://weknowmemes.com/2012/04/the-little-engine-that-said-fuck-it/