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Rachel Ann / Blog

Why?

I don't understand why everyone can't get along with each other. People love pointing out the flaws in other people, people love bringing other people down, people love to exclude others and make them feel like they don't belong. But why? Do we really think that highly of ourselves? Or does the truth really just lie within our own insecurities. I would really love to know...

Songbirdcindy
Songbirdcindy  (over 4 years ago)

Dear Rachel Ann,

I found your blog, and had to reply. I was happy to see the questions you brought up. I have a song I am giving away to the world... also the background music... called 'Heal Our Land'. It is a prayer/anthem/song that I brought to the audiences at the end of my concerts. It is the answer to your blog questions.

The song comes from II Chronicles 7:14 where God says "If My People who are called by my name will humble themselves, and seek my with all their heart, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, forgive their sins, and Heal Their Land." So if you are interested,go to my site and listen to the song. If you like it you can download it, download the background (the fourth song on the player) and record it for yourself. I only ask that if you use it, you make it a free download, and if you put it on a CD that it be a bonus song. Also that you are willing to pass it on for free... to others to spread the message just as I am doing. Kind of a pay-it-forward action... to see what God might do with it. I have numbers of artists who are recording it in their own voices... arounde the world. I welcome you or anyone else, to do the same.
God Bless, Cindy

Bryan Powell (Fragments of Effection)
Bryan Powell (Fragments of Effection)  (over 4 years ago)

I think the mainstream nowadays glorify's hate and takes pride in pointing out what they see as being flaws and imperfections in the common person. It's very sad. I think everyone is very unique and the most beautiful when they don't let the outside world and babbleheads corrupt the purity that lies within their soul and being. Sometime's it's better to turn off the t.v. and absorb your own elements around you to free yourself of the world's expectations and explore your mind's eye and grap hold of what is true and real to ones self and not rely on some other factor to tell you what needs to be what and so forth.
Love is a precious thing. To share love you have to be love. To be love, you have to love yourself first and be able to project that love outward at such a rate that it leaves no time to hate. It's not the easiest thing to do but wouldn't it be great if everyone could achieve this type of sanctuary if only for one hour of a day. Thank you for letting me share this on your blog Rachel Ann

Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison  (about 4 years ago)

Dear Rachel,

Its great to see someone blogging deep :-D

I don't think everyone is like that. We all have a natural degree of selfishness that's natural for our survival, but some more than others. I'm more selfish than I'd like to be, but I actively try to be a good person. Not everyone is like this, but if you and I have a sense of empathy it sets an example for those who haven't. With time, we can make the world better - not by ourselves, but as part of bigger whole. I don't think people are getting more selfish, I think we're getting better at empathy. I also don't believe religion has any positive effect on a personality, I think that idea is dangerous and that its part of the problem.

However, when you pass through the world the bad deeds stick out and you miss things. Art, music and films make me happy, and a great deal of love goes into them. Things like sash windows, tickling children, interesting moons, wet kisses and the crackle of the needle on a record are things that make me blissfully happy, but I barely notice them unless I think about it.

OK, now you probably regard me as an internet weirdo, but you can't post abstract blogs without getting abstract replies lol!

stay cool won't ya :-)

Sam (Lincoln, UK)

Wayne Sanelli (Gospel Songs)
Wayne Sanelli (Gospel Songs)  (about 4 years ago)

Dear Rachel - Like other I have songs on this. See
http://reverbnation.com/waynesanelli
Listen to: Can you hear me Ray?

This was always the case. People are human beings and they have many flaws. Lots of time it probably points to flaws in them and insecurities that are doing that. It comes from so many things.. upbringing and insecurities and perhaps being self centered. Lot of times people who do it one day realize and want to change but it gets harder/harder to change by then. It's like a spoiled child who always got away with temper issues. But the adults blame the child and not them selves perhaps. There are still good people in the world. Where... ?? That's the rub... It's not rocket science to know that with modern times people have lost manners of a while back. When people have so much even when they think they don't they get spoiled and use to it. People are prejudiced for so many things no a days . They call it the bad breath generation. And everything seems to have turn to vanity. Idol worship to some extent. It's here there and everywhere and yes the creator upstairs knows about it all. My belief is everyone is special and people are given gifts at birth. They will be judged on how they used those gifts. I read about Phil Coins today (SAD)
and what about that girl from American Idol who tried to
over dose. Fantasia !! What a story. Anyways maybe we can learn something from Mother Teresa and the people with huge hearts. I really admire it when I see a man who loves his wife and vise versa. It's not easy I know. Faith and hope are an essence.

Bless you

Priscilla Gray
Priscilla Gray  (about 4 years ago)

Rachel Ann,
I am glad you posted this, I have all the same questions.
One thing I have learned is to just not care about the negative comments and exclusions. Just keep doing what you're doing, you're a wonderful singer. :)

Shawnee Kilgore
Shawnee Kilgore  (about 4 years ago)

there would be no need to convince the world we feel "that highly of ourselves" if there were not insecurities....i think you definitely got that one. the world as we know it was built on competition, and "survival of the fittest" or the richest, or the best looking, or [insert some other "est" here]. the way we get reassurance that we are "good enough" is by being "better" than someone else. sports, job market, school, music, you name it....

there is truth within our own insecurities for sure, i believe pretty strongly that it's unconditional love and acceptance. thanx for helping get us closer to it :)