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Bob Marley's Message
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold."
In our hustle and bustle society where everyone is trying to get ahead, make more, get more, be more, it’s nice to be reminded that those things don’t amount to much if you trade in your soul to get them. All the money in the world can’t buy it back, and what he’s saying here is that you should be striving to gain more knowledge and wisdom of the world around you, rather than continually chasing material things. This is something that he could speak knowledgeably about, because he made his own fortune and did it without losing his soul, and displayed that he possessed plenty of wisdom on a number of subjects.
"The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race."
Today we call it the rat race, but what are we all racing towards? Learning that you don’t need to race that sort of race is the day that you win by default. It’s the day that you start going against the grain of the 9-5 workaday world and start to carve out a new path for yourself.
"Love the life you live. Live the life you love."
Can it be as simple as this? Love the life you’re living, and live a life you love. It sure would create a positive spiral because if you’re living your life the way you want you’ll be more apt to love it, which should make it much easier to continue living it in a way that inspires more love. It definitely makes sense to live a life that’s worthy of your love, and this quote can be a wakeup call for those that have gone down a path they don’t really like, and find themselves stuck in a life they’re not really thrilled about.
"Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright."
This is perhaps the most poignant and oft-quoted lyric by Marley, and it sums up a great way to think about worry, stress, and anxiety. When times are tough it’s easy to get caught up in worry and dread, and think that it’s not going to turn out well. But everything was alright, is alright, and will be alright, it’s just a matter of getting yourself to believe it.
"When one door is closed, don’t you know that many more are open."
This is a take on the adage that when one door closes, another opens. But it expands that thinking and gets you to realize that it’s not just one door that opens, but many. There are always more opportunities to be had, so you don’t need to feel too invested in any one thing. It’s a bit limiting to think that only one door opens when one closes, and much more liberating to think that in fact there are several more opportunities for each one that doesn’t work out.
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