Imagine There's No Heaven

My Dad's favorite band, The Beatles, where John Lennon was a member and sang this song titled "Imagine". I was listening to this song last night after a talk over twitter with Jesse, a.k.a @jesatiu. We exchange thoughts on some violence not stressing on which violence, emotional, physical, et.al.

I was thinking, literally imagining, what would happen if the song would be for real?

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

This is what we want right? We hate the government, we hate our neighbors, we wished there'd be no more killings or sufferings, and etc.

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

I am not trying to interpret what the meaning of the song is and I maybe wrong with the way I understand it. I think the song is telling me that I am not perfect. I wanted peace but I can not have peace for I am not at peace with my inner self, my surroundings, with the people close to me. I wanted to share the world but what makes me human is that I am being selective with what I try to share. No one in here can absolutely share 100% of his or her self to others because we got our very own responsibility as a parent to a child, a child to his or her parents, as a brother and as a sister. Not unless you are Jesus. (to the religious, sorry I do not intend to use the name of the Lord here. Just trying to make a point.)

Again, the song is trying to tell us that in giving a little of what we have should be given wholeheartedly. And since we can only do so little that we are all encourage to give what is the best that we can give and when everything is added starting from what I give, to what you give, to what others can give makes up a bigger deed that will be greatly appreciated by those who are given. Violence will never stop unless we don't cure the core of it's problem. It is not even a problem anymore, it is one kind of disease that has been with us for a long time.

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

I can not absolutely say this will be achieved in time but how can this be started when no one will make a stand.

1 comment:

Jim said...

This song plays an important role in one of my favorite episodes of "WKRP in Cincinatti". John Lennon was a giant.

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