Nothing Takes You Back to a Moment Like Music

Last night I was reading and decided I wanted to listen to some music simultaneously, so I turned on some Blind Pilot. A friend introduced me to their music a few years ago and I have been obsessed with them ever since. They are one of those bands that I can listen to repeatedly and it never gets old.

When I first started listening to their music I was at an interesting place in my life. From the outside nothing had changed at all but I suddenly started prioritizing things the way I always should have. I think we all have in our mind a way that things should be in our life. We know what is right and what we need to be doing but sometimes we don’t do it and we end up feeling miserable. During the beginning of 2012 I started focusing on doing things the way I knew they needed to be done. I spent a lot of time alone reading which I always wanted to do but never did. I started getting in shape by running often and then training for a half-marathon. I have never in my life been on a diet but I decided I wanted to eat healthy and I made some life changing eating decisions that still hold true today. I consistently read my Bible and went to church. While I was focusing on all of these things I listened to Blind Pilot. Last night when I turned it on after not listening to them for a while all of the memories from that time period came rushing back to me.

It is funny how something so small can influence you so much. While reading last night my mind wondered from my book to thinking about how I can get back to that point where I was so driven and so focused on my goals that I didn’t care about anything else. Today I’m reading, going to go for a run later, and absolutely going to listen to some Blind Pilot.

Here are some lyrics to one of my favorites called “The Story I Heard.”

    The story I heard,
    Is that people are bored,
    And the measures you take,
    To wrestle with your Lord.
    All the money you take,
    All the memories you spill,
    Will He measure your time,
    Will He measure your will,
    Oh now.