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This video was inspiring to me and I hope that it grabs you as well. I know that there are so many people that are working so hard to blend in and not be noticed. There are also those who have decided that they have to just live in their truth and be who they really are. This takes so much courage because there will inevitably be some scrapes and burns along the way should you choose that path.
In one hour and a few minutes, I will have entered a new year of my existence. Each year that passes by, I am still amazed at how fast it travels by and how many lessons I am still learning about life and the people who live within it. I still have questions, still get thrown off track, and most of all, I still want to be an even better man.
It seems that people never really mature, they just rework their consciousness in direct proportion to what is most important to them. In other words, we do better, get better, and concentrate better on what actually soothes our souls. The rub is that most people will never know what its like to consistently do what they love to do for an extended amount of time and actually get used to it.
Remember when you were young and you looked at an adult and you thought to yourself, " Man, that guy is so old looking." Now you look at people and you say, "Those kids look so young!" Life does change and so does your perspec…
Sometimes in life you just wish people would do better. However, the version of better that you wish they would do is inevitably your version of better. This will usually not work because you are not them. So I say to myself, " Isn't it just obvious that such and such is not being carried out properly?" I once again have to admit that the statement is also not exactly true. This is a lead in to my story.
Once again on the train I observed an action that gave me pause. I was sitting on a relatively empty train. I watched people as I always do. The information that is available on one train ride is just so plentiful that it rocks my soul. There was a man sitting to my immediate right across from me. The doors opened at the next stop and he released a bottle around the door from a seated position that landed under the train and smashed into bits and pieces. He literally let it fall in between the area between the platform and the train.
Musicians are all over the world. They play instruments, sing, and so many other things. The magic in all of this is that its all a process that just comes together on stage and seems so easy. I am here to tell you that it is certainly not, but it can be worked on diligently to make it seem so. I am fascinated by what it takes to perform on stage, yet I do it like I am lifting a toothbrush up to my mouth most nights. This not to say that it is not a struggle at times or that I am some sort of master, I have just done it so many times.
This posting was inspired by a great friend of mine named Jeri Silverman. She and I have known each other for quite some time and I fully support her journey. She is most definitely a talented artist who is relentlessly pursuing her dreams and I respect it. I watched her closely a few nights ago as she played with her band at a local club. I was playing closer attention than usual on this particular night. I wanted to give her my honest opinion fro…