Inner Peace with Alanis Morissette

As part of a coaching assignment, my coach Arjuna Ardagh invited me to identify songs that elicited a wide array of feelings and emotions. He suggested Alanis Morissette’s Thank You for the song to elicit gratitude.

Upon my first listen, I didn’t quite get why this song was such a “good match” for gratitude. Afterall, Alanis Morissette doesn’t come close to the soothing nature of Cecilia’s Amazing Grace. But, then I started listening more closely to the lyrics. I’ve been hooked on this song ever since.

Our deepest inner peace comes when we can embrace every aspect of our humanity. We take it a step deeper when we find gratitude for even the less obvious gifts of terror, disillusionment, frailty and consequence.

Are you embracing the gifts of every aspect of your humanity?

I invite you to download the song, “Thank You” by Alanis Morissette from iTunes, and listen deeply to the words. Not just once, but again and again. You may soon be experiencing a more profound sense of inner peace as you acknowledge the gifts named in this song.

Read the Lyrics Here:

“Thank You” by Alanis Morissette

how bout getting off these antibiotics
how bout stopping eating when I’m full up
how bout them transparent dangling carrots
how bout that ever elusive kudo

thank you india
thank you terror
thank you disillusionment
thank you frailty
thank you consequence
thank you thank you silence

how bout me not blaming you for everything
how bout me enjoying the moment for once
how bout how good it feels to finally forgive you
how bout grieving it all one at a time

thank you india
thank you terror
thank you disillusionment
thank you frailty
thank you consequence
thank you thank you silence

the moment I let go of it was the moment
I got more than I could handle
the moment I jumped off of it
was the moment I touched down

how bout no longer being masochistic
how bout remembering your divinity
how bout unabashedly bawling your eyes out
how bout not equating death with stopping

thank you india
thank you providence
thank you disillusionment
thank you nothingness
thank you clarity
thank you thank you silence

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