A Recovery Blog

This blog is about my continuing recovery from severe mental illness. I celebrate this recovery by continuing to write, by sharing my music and artwork and by exploring Buddhist ideas and concepts. I claim that the yin/yang symbol is representative of all of us because I have found that even in the midst of acute psychosis there is still sense, method and even a kind of balance. We are more resilient than we think. We can cross beyond the edge of the sane world and return to tell the tale. A deeper kind of balance takes hold when we get honest, when we reach out for help, when we tell our stories.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Song Lyrics: "Higher Power"

Higher Power

I don’t know your name,
You never told me.
I have heard you called
God and the Devil.

From Allah to Beelzebub
From down below
To up above,
I don’t know your name.

Brilliant and deniable,
People turn towards you
And away.

Mystics see you everywhere
In the earth, the water, fire and the air.
They swear by their lives
That you care
About everyone, everywhere.

Other people walk the tightrope
From mountain top to mountain top,
Balancing through their fear,
They don’t believe you’re here.

It’s always darkest before the dawn.
People take for granted each and every morning sun.
Those who are for and against you as the One
Will have to face the truth when all is said and done.

We don’t know your name,
You never told us,
But we’re here just the same,
And you hold us, hold us,
And you hold us.

(Kate Kiernan  2015)

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