Yulandi's pilgrimage

Experiencing life and teaching what I know.

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Purpose

As soon as you’re born they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool
Till you’re so ——- crazy you can’t follow their rules
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

When they’ve tortured and scared you for twenty odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can’t really function you’re so full of fear
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you’re so clever and classless and free
But you’re still ——- peasants as far as I can see
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

There’s room at the top they are telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

If you want to be a hero well just follow me
If you want to be a hero well just follow me

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These words from a very controversial man: John Lennon

When I read these words for the first time I was shocked how true it is for most of us. Pondering on the whole idea of who I am and what my purpose is in this life I came to this conclusion…

When a child or a woman is sexually, mentally or physically abused everyone is up in arms and legislation is passed to stop such horrendous acts. And that’s how it should be. No one – no matter how good or bad deserves any form of abuse. My question then, is why is it that I find so many women in an abusive relationship beating themslves up about what went wrong? Every day we look in the mirror and say “I did not deserve the abuse I’m getting” Why then do you beat yourself up about what went wrong? One will not take a baseball bat and hit oneself for doing something wrong. Yet everyday a mental bat is used to beat up the soul.

If I tried harder, if I hold out longer maybe if….

Forget it! When in a situation where everything falls apart it’s impossible for you to be the only person guilty. Don’t get me wrong we are responsible for our actions. However, many factors and other people contributed to a situation to reach a certain point. Did we learn from our mistakes? If we did, forgive yourself; move on, why live another 20years with problems and mistakes that belongs in the past.

Nowhere else did I find it so eloquently put as in these verses: Isaiah 43:1$ 4

1. But now, this is what the LORD says—
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

4. Since you are precious and honoured in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give men in exchange for you,
and people in exchange for your life.

That is how highly God regards you! Then do not allow anyone, even yourself, to say any different. Put away the baseball bat and use it for its purpose – playing baseball. You deserve to be credited, complimented and loved. In fact it’s mighty arrogant to go against what was decided about you before the foundation of the world.

Be the wonderful creature you were created to be. Surround yourself with people that love and appreciate you.

That is my purpose – to be the best I can be!

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