Follow the Sun

The power of music. Music has this magical ability to help me be a better person, which in turns helps me be a better husband and father. I could be having the worst day ever, listen, truly listen to a song such as the one I’m sharing today, and instantly I’ll feel lighter, happier, ready to return to the life in front of me with a smile and a happy heart…

And if you’re having a rough day, grab your ipod, some good headphones, get outside, and play your favorite song. Just let go and dance. Just release all that ails you out into the world.

You could do this exercise in your home, too, but something about being outdoors enhances the experience (at least for me). Nature has that calming effect on us when we choose to listen to it.

If you have songs that help you let go, please share them in the comments. I’m always looking for great new music, and if you’d like some more recommendations of what’s keeping my ears happy, you can head over to my little music blog where I share my favorite tunes.

Enough rambling, enjoy this beautiful track from Xavier Rudd. It amazes me how one person can share so much wisdom in 4:19…

Lyrics (Note: I highlighted my favorite parts)
Follow, follow the sun
and which way the wind blows
when this day is done.
Breathe, breathe in the air.
Set your intentions.
Dream with care.
Tomorrow is a new day for everyone,
Brand new moon, brand new sun.
So follow, follow the sun,
the direction of the bird,
the direction of love.
Breathe, breathe in the air,
cherish this moment,
cherish this breath.
Tomorrow is a new day for everyone,
brand new moon, brand new sun.
When you feel life coming down on you,
like a heavy weight.
When you feel this crazy society,
adding to the strain.
Take a stroll to the nearest waters edge
remember your place.
Many moons have risen and fallen long, long before you came.
So which way is the wind blowin’,
and what does your heart say?
So follow, follow the sun,
and which way the wind blows
when this day is done…

Josh Solar (624 Posts)

I am a: Joy Seeker. Big Dreamdoer. Family Adventurer. Connoisseur of fine music. Practitioner of Gratitude. Painter of Watercolors.