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I heard this song on the radio today by Switchfoot, I Dare You to Move.  I almost switched off Switchfoot, just a little too much metal for my taste, until I began to let myself be pulled in by the lyrics.  I will append them below and add a few comments.  These are not the lyrics line by line; I’ve deleted a few lines I didn’t resonate with or that were repetitive.  Surprised to see this song is from 2009 and it’s my first time hearing it.

Welcome to the planet
Welcome to existence
Everyone’s here
Everybody waits for you now
What happens next?

I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
Like today never happened

Welcome to the fallout
Welcome to resistance
The tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be

Maybe redemption has stories to tell
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
Where can you run to escape from yourself?
Where you gonna go?
Salvation is here

I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened before

“Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell” feels so much like my tag line for Simply Blessed:

I have fallen between the cracks and landed in the spaces where love never fails…So many words to all say the same thing, what love is, what God is, what redemption is.  At my best, I look for the commonalities and take a little from everything.

“Welcome to the fallout, welcome to resistance, the tension is here between who you are and who you could be.”  That tension they are talking about is a creative tension that I think is the underpinning of resistance of any kind.  So quick I think I need to shift and awaken from resistance, but what if I asked myself instead – wow, what new platform am I creating here?

Something always emerges out of these cycles of resistance; they are not fruitless paths.  They seem to even come along at a certain point of comfort and predictability.  I think it’s purpose is to propel us further on our paths of self-evolution.  These are opportunities for expansion, so if you happen to be in one of those times in your life, welcome it.  Life wants to take you to a new, heart-stirring vista.  Let it.

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