Let your soul be your pilot

Let your soul guide you

He’ll guide you well

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When you’re down and they’re counting
When your secrets all found out
When your troubles take to mounting
When the map you have leads you to doubt
When there’s no information
And the compass turns to nowhere that you know well

Just let your soul be your pilot
Let your soul guide you
He’ll guide you well


When the doctors failed to heal you
When no medicine chest can make you well
When no counsel leads to comfort
When there are no more lies they can tell
No more useless information
And the compass spins
The compass spins between heaven and hell

Just let your soul be your pilot
Let your soul guide you
He’ll guide you well


And your eyes turn towards the window pane
To the lights upon the hill
The distance seems so strange to you now
And the dark room seems so still

Let your pain be my sorrow
Let your tears be my tears too
Let your courage be my model
That the north you find will be true

When there’s no information
And the compass turns to nowhere that you know well

Let your soul be your pilot
Let your soul guide you
Let your soul guide you upon your way…

once more: the abridged music video version
If you want to let your soul be your pilot, the only question is: What is your soul ?

It is that unstoppable life-force within each of us which longs for fulfillment ,
just as each plant does grow towards the light.
The sensitive poet and occultist William Butler Yeates said something along the lines :
The crookedness of a plant does not reflect on its capability to evolve, but only does show to us the obstacles it did encounter.

If you are interested in starting your soul search, mail me
and I will write the next step for you

^up^

13 Replies to “Let your soul be your pilot”

  1. Dear Thilo,

    You have been missed. I once again return to listen to your offering of Sting’s song “Let your soul be your pilot”.

    Continuing the spirit and tenet of your excellent post here, I would like to reciprocate and offer the following song covered by Sting and written by G De Paul and D Raye.

    You don’t know what love is;
    Until you learned the meaning of the blues;
    Until you loved the love you had to lose;
    You don’t know what love is;

    You don’t know how lips hurt;
    Until you kissed and had to pay the cost;
    Until you’ve flipped your heart and you have lost;
    You don’t know what love is;

    Do you know how lost hearts fears;
    The thought of suffering;
    And the lips that taste of tears;
    Lose their taste for kissing;

    You don’t know how hearts burn;
    For love that cannot live yet never dies;
    Until you reached each dawn with sleepless nights;
    You don’t know what love is;

    How do you know how lost hearts fears;
    The thought of suffering;
    And how lips that taste of tears;
    Lose their taste for kissing;

    You don’t know how hearts burn;
    For love that cannot live yet never dies;
    Until you reached each dawn with sleepless nights;
    You don’t know what love is

    Please enjoy!

    Yours sincerely,
    SoundEagle

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    1. Thank you, dear Soundeagle – you are so lovely ! I currently am in turmoil. because I have been kicked out my place and have to find another one soon, so your soul-comfort is golden!

      I hope that you are more serene than me these days <3

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      1. Dear Thilo,

        Oh dear! I wonder why you were evicted. Let me bring you even more comfort in a special manner. I hope that my latest post can bring you some much needed joy, consolation and spiritual support. This newest post contains many brand-new features that may greatly captivate you in various ways. The post is entitled “Romancing by the Beach and Sea with True Love and Reminiscence“. It is available at

        https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2022/02/14/romancing-by-the-beach-and-sea-with-true-love-and-reminiscence/

        Please turn on your finest speakers or headphones, as the post will be playing music to you automatically.

        The post contains two of my compositions entitled “Till Eternity” and “Lost In Love“.

        Wishing you a productive week doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you the most, whether aesthetically, physically, intellectually or spiritually!

        Yours sincerely,
        SoundEagle

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        1. Thank you so much for your lovely post to which I did respond already, dear Soundeagle.
          The reason I was evicted btw was because my apartment was sold to someone who wants it for themselves.
          (They never told me however – I spoke to them in the morning friendly and in the evening they had thrown the lawyer’s eviction notice into my mailbox.)
          Now that I have heared your ongs, I finally also got around to listening to the Sting song above also,
          and have to let you know that I myself was a HUGE cool-Jazz-fan, especially of Miles Davis for 7 years and instantly recognized this old Classic of which there are many beautiful versions around.

          The reason I had to stop listening to Jazz was because it nearly killed me being sad all the time and I did not get anything done anymore.
          I also did explain this to you in the other post.
          Apart from Miles Davis I also can recommend to you Path Metheny, which also should be to your liking,
          but in the end maybe it also is the best if you counteract your tremendous emotional side (which is so lovely and beautiful, but also may cause so much pain to you in private).

          I love you and wish you all the best,
          and now you know my reason why I do write such theoretical and non-emotional articles, because I want to help people to become stable instead of being sentimental.

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          1. Dear Thilo,

            It seems that I (being your companion fire horse) remain the only person to read and like all of your posts published on your blog. I am in the process of replying to your comment that you submitted to my post entitled “Romancing by the Beach and Sea with True Love and Reminiscence“. In my forthcoming comment, I shall address the issue of emotion.

            Yours sincerely,
            SoundEagle

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          2. Dear Thilo,

            I have just replied to your comment that you submitted to my post entitled “Romancing by the Beach and Sea with True Love and Reminiscence“. In my bespoke reply, there is a special piece of my solo piano composition titled “Stream of Infinity” for you to fathom the infinite.

            Yours sincerely,
            SoundEagle

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            1. Thank you, dear Soundeagle,
              I saw your comment, but at the moment a handfull urgend things in regards to my apartment fall together and I have to act urgently, so I will call it a day right now and deal with your responses next week, because tomorrow I have birthday, the day after a party and then much more to do.
              Sorry, but my firehorse just goes crazy again – despite me propagating meditation – hahah.
              We will stay in touch – so much is certain !

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  2. Dear Thilo,

    One of our fellow Buddhists has recently passed away by sacrificing and burning himself to death outside the US Supreme Court on Earth Day (22 April 2022) in protest of climate inaction and of the court’s decision on the case of West Virginia versus EPA, a case that could limit or revoke the ability of the United States Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon dioxide emissions, for the conservative majority on the court has indicated that they may do so. Please read the following for more details:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-immolation_of_Wynn_Bruce

    Yours sincerely,
    SoundEagle

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      1. Dear Thilo,

        Perhaps you can publish a new post stating that you have just been informed by SoundEagle of Wynn Bruce courageously paying the ultimate price for symbolically defending Mother Earth, and that you are deeply touched by his gesture, regardless of how much of a difference his death may ultimately amount to.

        The following are notes accompanying the video:

        A climate activist has died 24 hours after setting himself on fire on the steps of the Supreme Court on Earth Day. Colorado photojournalist Wynn Alan Bruce, 50, suffered critical injuries in the incident at 6.30pm Friday on a plaza in front of the court. He was airlifted to hospital, where he died Saturday. Capitol Police, Supreme Court police, and DC police all responded to the incident. “A medical helicopter just landed near the Capitol for a medical emergency. This is not a public safety issue,” Capitol Police tweeted. Mr Bruce ran a portrait photo studio in Boulder, and his social media account was filled with posts about the environment and Buddhism. The post appears to have been edited a few days before his death. Dr K. Kritee, a Buddhist priest from Boulder, wrote on Twitter that Mr Bruce had been planning to self-immolate for at least a year. He meditated with our sangha,” she said. This is a deeply fearless act of compassion to bring attention to climate crisis. We are piecing together info but he had been planning it for atleast one year. #wynnbruce I am so moved.” He meditated with our sangha. This is a deeply fearless act of compassion to bring attention to climate crisis. We are piecing together info but he had been planning it for atleast one year. Dr Kritee also shared a quote from Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh referring to the practice of Vietnamese setting themselves on fire in protest at the Vietnam War in the 1960s. “To express will by burning oneself, therefore, is not to commit an act of destruction but to perform an act of construction, that it, to suffer and die for the sake of one’s people,” the message read. Dr Kritee did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Mr Bruce appeared to belong to the Shambala, a Buddhist organisation based in Boulder and frequently shared quotes from Buddhist teachers like Chögyam Trungpa. His final post from 28 March reads: “This is not humor. A LinkedIn profile that appeared to belong to Mr Bruce stated he was a photojournalist who had previously attended the Community College of Denver and Front Range Community College. Fellow environmental activists are understood to be planning a vigil for Mr Bruce later this week. Danielle Gager wrote: “Thank you for the act of compassion you bravely did. I’m sorry you aren’t here now. But what you did for the world took so much to do.” Close friend April Lyon said his death was “heartbreaking”. “I meditated and danced with Wynn for many years and saw him as a kind and compassionate man. I don’t know his motive, but my take is that as activists, we have to be careful not to sacrifice ourselves for the cause.” Others were critical of what they claimed were Mr Bruce’s “misguided view of climate change”. In 2018, climate activist David Buckel, 60, died by self-immolation in Prospect Park in Brooklyn in protest at the use of fossil fuels. Shortly before his death, Mr Buckel emailed a suicide note to several media outlets explaining his actions. “Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result — my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.” Mr Buckel had been a prominent civil rights lawyer and LGBTQ activist and ran the marriage-equality project at Lambda Legal. USCP advises a helicopter landed at the Supreme Court building for a medical issue, according to media reports, a man attempted to set himself on fire in front of the building. His death was believed to be one of the first acts of self-immolation since the 1960s, when Vietnam War activists set themselves on fire in protest. If you are based in the USA, and you or someone you know needs mental health assistance right now, call National Suicide Prevention Helpline on 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Helpline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are in another country, you can go to http://www.befrienders.org to find a helpline near you.

        Yours sincerely,
        SoundEagle

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    1. Oh my god! I just saw your comment now. This is of course much tougher than my little eviction notice!
      The guy was 5 years younger than us. What I can understand is how passionate he was about the environment and he surely looked intelligent and sensitive enough to empathically feel the planet burning so much that he burnt himself alife.

      The only reason why I personally would not do it is because as we know, the people who do damage this planet most are the most ruthless ones – and those surely won’t stop until the very very end – hence I am not sure if his sacrifice will have an impact.

      It did remind me about the Buddhist who did burn himself in Vietnam, and looking up the
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_self-immolations (of which btw. the first one was Chinese)
      I am asking myself and you:
      Do you think that a self-imoolation or hunger-strike to death ever had an impact on the political landscape ?
      It seems to me that the ruthless will dismiss them as idiots and continue on their non-spiritual worldly course.

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      1. Dear Thilo,

        Whether “a self-im[m]olation or hunger-strike to death ever had an impact on the political landscape” will depend on how much publicity and public pressure it can or will generate.

        Yours sincerely,
        SoundEagle

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