Mar 30, 2010

With A Little Help from Bob Marley

Half way through a short week - gotta love that!! I am looking forward to the long weekend and hoping to get in some walking and some good cooking - I feel like I've not been doing any inspired cooking the last week or so - just same old same old. So, time to step it up!  I'd like to fit in a visit to Whole Foods on Saturday as well.

I have a bunch of playlists on my iPod for when I walk and one of my favourite ones starts with Redemption Song by Bob Marley - I like it because its a slower song to warm up to while I find my pace.  There's a line that always jumps out at me and inspires me.

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; 
None but ourselves can free our minds.

Isn't that what this is all about? The restraints we put on ourselves are all in our head. We put limitations on our strength, on our ambition, on our willpower and on everything we do. When we start to free ourselves from that mental slavery - great things happen. And when one great thing happens, it has a snowball effect - more great things happen, we feel stronger, more motivated and more successful and that leads to more great things happening. Truly, it does.

The other line that has profound meaning for me is:

But my hand was made strong
By the 'and of the Almighty.

It is both comforting and empowering for me to know that I am not alone and that I have all the strength I need - I need to use it.


Points Eaten26/26 +8 FP
Activity Points Earned3
Moving (goal 420 min) 
Week Total

81 (339 to goal)


  1. Keep on jammin' to Bob Marley, he's great for clearing my head.

  2. Nothing like cooking if you ask me...but I love it!

    Tomorrow is my last day of work and then I am off until Tuesday. I CAN'T WAIT!!!

    I love Bob Marley too and I love Redemption song...just youtubed it up and am listening to it.

    Have fun cooking!!!

  3. Rattlesnake Pasta - Grilled chicken, sautéed baby spinach and green peppers, over linguine with a southwestern spiced alfredo and cilantro!

    We were cleaning out the garage and I found a big carboard box full of my CDs from college. So I've started running on Wii Fit again while listening. So many great CDs! One was Bob Marley and I'll listen next time I run.

  4. Not alone at all!!! Its all good for us I just know it!!

  5. I totally agree - we are our own worst enemies. If we think we can't do something, then we just can't - if only we would use that power for good instead of evil, lol!

  6. I like those quotes.....and you are right, the strength is there we just have to use it.