Living each day much muchier

Know your name

If it’s a broken part, replace it
If it’s a broken arm then brace it
If it’s a broken heart then face it

Hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way

Everything will be fine

Jason Mraz (feat James Morrison) – Details in the Fabric


I love the simplicity of this. Right now, I’m stuck in the middle of nowhere with nothing in my life that has any kind of momentum to it. I have a tantalising promise of future events with no basis in reality and recent events have put me into quite an emotional tailspin.

Yet, there I sat on the bus last Friday all toasty and warm in the new spring sun, listening my iPod. This song came on. In that moment, it seemed like I was listening to clear and profound instructions. Hold your own. Know your name. Go your own way.

What does it mean to know your name? Of course I know my name. It’s on my licence, my passkey at work, my email address. There are people on the other side of the world who know my name and have never met me. Yet this is not about what I do, who I’m with or whether I prefer coke or pepsi. Your name is who you really are when you go for a long walk, when you’re on the bus staring out the window, when it’s late at night and you close your eyes.

That is all I have right now but I’m ready for what’s next. Everything will be fine.

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