Meaningful Lyrics Born From Experience
Basil Simon has spent a lifetime making sense of his human state. Challenged by an unusual amount of personal trauma he was determined to survive, determined to take whatever positive direction he could. His challenges included:
- Sexual abuse
- Near death experience
- Serious illness
- Personality disorder
- Anger issues
Basil realised something very important……
We gain wisdom from trauma
How we deal with the challenges life throws at us is what ends up defining us. Many people never discover this. The one thing that can save our sanity in the face of adversity is the determination to make sense of it all. The best way to make sense of anything is to realise what positives we gained, Not dwell on the negatives; what we lost.
There is a flip side to every bad experience.
The flip side is wisdom. When making sense of events, we acquire knowledge. Great knowledge!
- We cannot fully appreciate the value of life until we have been close to death.
- We cannot fully appreciate the value of loyalty until we have suffered betrayal.
- We cannot fully understand the value of Love until we have suffered hatred.
- We cannot understand the full value of inclusion until we have been excluded.
The list goes on.
The tree of trauma bears a delicious fruit of wisdom.
On this page you will discover song lyrics written by Basil Simon that were born from true enlightenment. The one thing that drives Basil Simon is the hope that his experience might help others. He chooses song writing as one important way to do exactly that!
Enjoy the site and please do comment when you are inspired by anything you find!