Perhaps in honor of the full moon tomorrow, I would like to share with you a couple of songs from Tom Petty's first solo album, Full Moon Fever.
Each of them capture an important part of the work I do, and I end up either talking about what they represent with those I help or certainly letting what they represent influence my work.
When we need to speak up and honor ourselves, along with trying to respect any others involved, being assertive becomes important, and I invariably seem to mention the topic in my practice.
I think this first song greatly establishes the firm boundary of how much one should honor oneself when faced with any difficulty involving others.
Music video by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performing I Won't Back Down. (C) 1989 Geffen Records
[I do think the official copyright above may not be entirely accurate, since I believe only some of The Heartbreakers assisted with this album, with just one performing in the video, to my knowledge.]
This next song captures a more intangible aspect of the work I do, which I may not always mention or perhaps ever directly talk about, although I do mention it on this blog.
When we embrace more the mystery of life, there comes more of a stillness, a peacefulness, a pure potential for what may be next, what may be an answer, what may be nothing more, or less, than healthy truth and guidance.
When he sings about working on a mystery and going wherever it leads, this captures the essence of this.
I hope you enjoy these.
Music video by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performing Runnin' Down A Dream. (C) 1989 Geffen Records
[Again, I think the official copyright may not be fully accurate for this video. Some of The Heartbreakers assisted with the album. In the video, perhaps they all do appear though midway through.]
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