Holy Inspiration

25 Jun

005Hi friends! I am sorry that there was no post for a few days!  I have been busssyyyyy! But, it’s Friday and I am happy!!!  Any fun plans for the weekend?

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Have you every had an experience that just leaves you blissful and inspired?  I have.  And it was on Wednesday night.  I had the pleasure of seeing Florence and The Machine and U2 along with 80,000 other people in Baltimore at the Ravens M and T Stadium.  My mom would blast U2 along with Sting, Enya, and classical music during my upbringing so of course it was appropriate that I went to the concert with my parents! We are also huge Beatles fans too but I will post about that some other time. 

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These are pre-drenched in sweat like we’ve never sweat before pics.

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If you don’t know Florence’s music, you should totally check them out!!!  I love her.  I sang every song at the top of my lungs Smile

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It was a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
Beautiful day…

What you don’t have you don’t need it now
What you don’t know you can feel it somehow
What you don’t have you don’t need it now
Don’t need it now
Was a beautiful day ~U2

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It was a gorgeous summer night.  And HOT!

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While I thought I was more excited about seeing Florence and The Machine, U2 was really amazing.  The last time I saw them was almost 15 years ago.

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What I found to be more inspiring was really the message that the band wants to give to all of their fans.  The want each and every one of us to remember that we have a voice and choice in life.  There were messages on the large screen that said ”What do you want?  How will you ask for it?”  Of course I thought this was great and it always makes me think.  What do I want out of my life and what are the steps I am going to take to make it all happen.  And what you sometimes think you want isn’t really what you really want.  Life’s tricky like that Smile

U2 is also known for their philanthropic work with Amnesty International, The One Campaign, Product Red, Live Nation as well as several other non-profit organizations who support social justice, equality, liberation, and well being for people all over the world. 

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu~

May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all. (source)

 

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I think a large part of their message is LOVE AND KINDNESS and to LIVE being kind and loving for the benefit of other people.  Images of Desmond Tutu (Archbishop of South Africa, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Price Winner), Mark Kelly (Sen. Gabrielle Gifford’s astronaut husband), Aung San Suu Kyi (Burmese opposition politician and Nobel Peace Prize Winner) and Nelson Mandela (former South African President) flooded the screens on the stage as they sang songs such as Sunday Bloody Sunday, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, and Pride(In the name of love).  Even though I know tons of U2 lyrics, I really felt like this time I understood more of their message.  As The Beatles say “All you need is love” and Bono repeated those very words on Wednesday night. 

So as those messages popped up on the screen asking “What time is it? What do you want? How will you ask for it?” again it makes me think- it’s time to be a kind, loving, caring, helpful and accepting person.  As there are thousands of people struggling to simply stay alive on the other side of the world, there is no reason why we can’t aim to help them.  Or simply just smile at the person walking next to you on the street. 

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One life
With each other
Sisters
Brothers
One life
But we’re not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other
One…life ~U2

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So this weekend I ask you:

What time is it for you? What do you want? How will you ask for it?

Life can be amazing and wonderful all at the same time.  You just have to put it out there. 

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!

Much love, Camille

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One Response to “Holy Inspiration”

  1. Morgan Fabulous June 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    Great pics clarice! Concert looked like fun and the pics are amazing!
    Where is the zumba pic!?
    Good blog! :)
    xoxo

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