Friday, 27 March 2009

Never Lose.

Never lose. Never lose that passion of excitement that beats within you. Never lose that thirst for knowledge that keeps you alive. Never lose the childlike joy you have for the wonders of nature. Deep within us glows that battling spirit that will never be extinguished. Embrace, experience the euphoria that still speaks to you in the depths of your heart. Never lose.
You may have thought their is no hope in a hopeless world. Yet is this world that we create so hopeless? Are we so helpless that we let waves of negativity immerse us in relentless despair? We have choices. It is time to rejuvenate that flickering flame, allow it to burn brightly with renewed vigour. Let us focus on renewal of our humanity, our validity, our self-respect. Let us hold our heads high and rejoice in the beautiful music that still plays a positive tune in our souls.
Together, we can formulate inspiring songs in our human orchestra. We can do what we may have considered beyond our wildest dreams, indeed introduce to those who would be cynical of our altruism, an orchestra more profound, more poignant than any melody heard by mankind. For now is the time for those of us who have been undermined and dismissed, to bring to the world an orchestra of understanding. We are all great musicians, and together as one, we will spread the power of empathy.
Our lives can be an adventure rather than a misadventure. It is a new day, a new dawn, a fresh hope. That insatiable appetite, that quest for happiness, must not be diminished. The inner child is still there, curios and innocent. Smile in the knowledge that you are a good person. Understand that you have the right to be happy and live in peace. Turn what appears to be a negative into something that radiates positivity. Believe in yourself and you will never lose.


  1. Too true! If all we have is negativity then what kind of life is that? The key is to keep going and keep being positive no matter what negative influences you have in your life - cancer, fear, depression, anxiety - we all have our problems and we have to deal with those in our own way - but we shouldn't impose them on other people who for their own reasons have enough on their plates without having to listen to someone else's problems.

    I believe that we should help other people, yes. But I think we should also be allowed to say when we can't help someone and why. I don't think it's a crime to take a step back, and we should cut 'negative' people who are hell bent on dragging us down with them from our lives. We can't help someone if we are negative and low ourselves.

    It's not being selfish - it's being realistic. I have come to realise that you can't help people who don't want to be helped, who are so wrapped up in their own problems that they make hurtful comments, whether intended or not. Sometimes you have to say no, and start your own healing process.

    Never losing sight of what makes you happy and feel alive is a good start to that process. Thanks for a very insightful and encouraging post. Sorry, I seem to have gone on for a while there! Julie x

  2. so much of what you say here, is what is in my heart,i truly believethat the inner strengthyou talk of can connect all like minded folk, this is exactly how i feel right now,gary,some of us are altruistic by nature. and i do believe the inner child in me is a realpart of me [and i am proud of the creativity it fills me with.pulling together can only furthr our cause.i am so glad i am not the only one who has this depth of belief[somewhere]bless you gary,once again inspirational !

  3. Beautiful - and a wonderful reminder of the important aspects of ourselved that are so often overlooked...

    I shall do my very best to 'never lose', and if I occasionally do, will try to remember that what is lost is simply misplaced and waiting to be one again found.

    Take good care xx

  4. My Mom always said to "compliment the meal" when you're a guest in someone's home. Gary, I thank you for sharing this nourishing blog; a feast of encouragment and empathy.
    You relate and write so beautifully. Never lose that gift.
    In peace, Dixie

  5. Dear Julie,
    Thank you so much for your comment. A wonderful blog in itself.
    I most certainly concur with all the points you have made. There are situations where it is best to realise that some folks and, for that matter, environments with which we find ourselves 'trapped' in; are not good for our own wellbeing. We know we must distance ourselves from such scenarios.
    You are right, it is not selfish if we are struggling with our own issues. We can only do so much for others. If they actually compound our problems in coping; it is right that we take care of our own needs first.
    Great comment Julie. I wish you well with your writing endeavours.
    Positive wishes, Gary

  6. Dear Anonymous,
    Thanks again for dropping by and leaving such a heartfelt response.
    You know I've got a lot of faith in you my friend. The inner strength, that inner child is calling you to grow ever stronger.
    You are a kind, decent person who will not compromise their morals.
    Total respect, Gary

  7. Dear sunseeker,
    In this hectic world, we can be 'too busy' to savour, to cherish the wonderment of the little pleasures that life has on offer.
    We just have to find the time and focus on the positive aspects that our inner child is trying to express.
    Thank you sunseeker. A pleasure having you drop by.
    Positive wishes to you, Gary:-)

  8. Dear dcrelief,
    Your comment has most definitely given me 'food for thought'.
    I know your appetite for a happier, more fulfilling life, will see you receive the nutrients that a well balanced plate of positive sustenance provides.
    Your Mother was a very wise lady. Your compliment fits in very nicely with my blog. I thank you for that.
    Warm wishes Gary :-)

  9. Gary, your positive energy is brightly glowing in this post. Your words would inspire anyone to embrace their inner reach out for happiness and attain their goals in life. I really enjoyed reading this.(smile)

    Awesome writing! Keep those positive thoughts!

    'Til next time,

  10. Great post, good to know your keeping and thinking positive and in turn inspiring others to keep positive..

    your taking the first step in formulating an inspiring song for the human orchestra, these comments that you receive, they will help make this orchestra up

    take care

    ( oh and by the way thanks for your comment on my post & ive become a follower if you dont mind, makes sense seen as i check up on this blog every other day anyway, may as well receive automatic updates )

  11. Dear Mattie,
    Thank you so much for your very nice response.
    Your inner strength, determination and resilience to maintain a positive outlook; so obvious through your own wonderful blog, has been tremendous inspiration to me.
    Thanks Mattie, sending you positive thoughts, Gary :-)

  12. Dear 'M.M.I.',
    You are so right in regards to the comments here are all part of this 'orchestra of understanding' that we are trying to achieve through this thought provoking interaction.
    It is my pleasure to leave comments on your blog. It is an excellent read. I am most honoured that you have linked into my blog. Thank you for that.
    Warm wishes, my friend. Take very good care, Gary :-)

  13. Dear Barak Obama (aka Gary),
    Your blog (speech) truly reminded me of the most optimistic of orators I have heard in recent times, and that, of course, is Mr. Obama himself. Or failing that, how abot JFK-"think not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country", or FDR- " nothing to fear but fear itself"- remember that one!
    In short, truly inspirational. Once again you delve deep and pluck at the emotioms of all our hearts.
    Yours with Warmest Wishes,

  14. Dear David,
    Thank you for your 'Presidential' comment.
    Rising upon a new day, the sunshine within our hearts emanates,radiates a new resilience, a new courage; a time to stand as one and know we have the right to inner peace and contentment.
    We only fail if we do not try. May this community heart beat stronger and stronger.
    My positive wishes to you, David.

  15. Gary I love this.
    I am not a mucisian, ask anyone, but in my life I have beautiful music. A fantastic symphony of love, nature, friends and all that has passed and all that is to come. From soothing strings to pounding drums. From love songs to concertos. I hear the tunes and feel the rythm.
    The orchestra in my life would not be complete without you, my friend. Lets keep playing the music and sing our hearts out.

  16. Dear Julie,
    Thank you so much for leaving a comment on this archived blog. That is where subscribing to follow-up comments comes in handy.
    The music that plays in your heart is there for all to see. You are a vital part of the empathetic 'orchestra' that will make this world a better place. I am honoured and grateful for your friendship.
    Love and respect, Gary xx


I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.