On The Brink of Everything Great

Blissfull Ballads
David Bradshaw
Instruments
Acoustic Guitar
Electric Guitar
Lead Guitar
Vocals (Baritone)
Release Date
Contains explicit content
No

This song was inspired by the book On The Brink of Everything by Parker J. Palmer. It is one of ten ballads inspired by bestselling spiritual growth books. All songs and a free pdf of the companion book with all ten book reviews is posted at www.blissfull.org

Song Lyrics

On the Brink of Everything Great

We are born into this world from mystery,
And, when life’s done, we return to mystery.
The meaning of life no one can be sure,
But I can & do control my intention to serve.
To free my adventurous true soul,
I must flee my old self-seeking ego.
I’m aging now as my time slips away,
Moving beyond my lying childish days.

How shall I then live, my dearest friends?
How shall I then die, when it finally ends?
As my small life on earth now grows old,
May the dross graciously turn to gold.

Now it’s time to jettison all my mental junk,
long-held views I must rid from my trunk.
I’m called to embrace both darkness & light,
To co-create a unified heart, that’s right.
My big chance to connect both battery poles,
Come let’s re-connect, both young and old.
I’m investing my life now, becoming a mentor,
Sharing lessons-learned, seeking what’s in store.

How shall I then live, my dearest friends?
How shall I then die, when it finally ends?
As my small life on earth now grows old,
May the dross graciously be turned into gold.

I embrace suffering and joy, a holy couple,
God teach my heart how to remain supple.
A spiritual trip to new reality from illusion,
Means embracing diversity & full inclusion.
The great quest in life to find our true-self,
Is found loving God & neighbor as our-self.
We now join our inner journey toward soul,
With outward action – to rejoin soul & role.

How shall I then live, my dearest friends?
How shall I then die, when it finally ends?
As my small life on earth now grows old,
May the dross graciously be turned into gold.

The key is moving toward that which I fear,
Not away from it, as if it’s something queer.
Matter and spirit have been forever joined,
Intertwined – two sides of the same coin.
We are born into this world from mystery,
And, when life’s done, we return to mystery.
The meaning of life no one can be sure,
But I can & do control my intention to serve.

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