All you are is dust in the wind.

Dust in the wind, Kansas

Dust in the Wind


I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment’s gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All they are is dust in the wind

Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do crumbles to the ground though we refuse to see
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
Oh, oh, oh

Now, don’t hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away
And all your money won’t another minute buy
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
Dust in the wind
Everything is dust in the wind
Everything is dust in the wind
The wind

An Epiphany

Listening to the rock band Kansas this morning as I was travelling down I-15 I had an epiphany of sorts. You know the kind I am talking about. It is similar to Déjà vu  in that you almost feel a sense of being out of your body, being able to see, feel, or understand things previously unknown or vague to you about who, what and why you are.

The dictionary says “an epiphany is a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.”  Like music.

What is it about the experience of listening to music that makes this occur? No one really knows, it’s still a mystery.  None the less it happens to all of us, yes even you.

So what was my epiphany? Will it be a life changing event? Maybe.

Here it is in just a few short thoughts.

Life IS short and the closer you get to the eternities the more you realize it.

Your dreams CAN pass before your eyes, as just curiosities, so don’t wait to make them a reality.

All your money WON’T another minute buy. Ask any rich man on his death bed.

Everything ultimately IS just dust in the wind, you and me, everything.

The Gift of Life

But the most important insight I had was this, we have all been given a gift by our creator, the gift of life. And what we do with this life is our gift to him.

Yes, ultimately we are all just “Dust in the Wind”, but while we are here we are given guidance, insights and inspirations by that same creator on how to live a happy, fulfilling and contributory life. Be open to those messages and inspirations, they are all around you in various forms.

Listen FOR them. Listen TO them. Your creator will NEVER lead you astray, but will always guide you to the highest purpose of your being.

Like me, you too might even hear them the next time you are driving along listening to music on a highway called Epiphany. You just never know.

Had a epiphany of your own? Tell us about it. Leave a comment.

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