Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Word for That…

‘I understand’…the word for that is camaraderie.

The breath in our lungs..the word for that is grace.

The electricity of uncertainty…the word for that is possibility.

Something from no-thing…the word for that is art.

Then there is the word that becomes a sentence that becomes a song…the word for that is you.

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In The Mix.

Since our office is with moments, let us husband them. Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to be a cynic, there’s plenty to be cynical about.

If you want to be a pessimist, there’s plenty to be pessimistic about.

You may choose or have chosen this in the past, but I don’t think that’s what you’re truly after.

The further and longer you look into the cosmos – which you are in by the way – the more you start to hear, feel, and see it all as a poem…not a problem and not an algorithm.

If you want to live fully, thrive in the highest sense, and reap the satisfaction of active participation with the present moment before you then simply ask your moments to share with you where you belong in the mix.

There will be your place.

And that place will most likely be some form or feeling synonymous with joy.

Two things we want from our moments and days: belonging and joy.

Ask and you shall receive.

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LTMP Episode 8: Yes.

In this episode I discuss my personal journey with the yes’s and no’s of life.

You can click below or find it in iTunes.

Podcast Quotes:

  • “….at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone, or Something, and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal.” Dag Hammarskjold
  • “Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator.

    An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artists takes it personally.

    Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn’t matter. The intent does.

    Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.”

    Seth Godin

  • You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Dr. Seuss
  • We eventually know that Someone Else is working through us, in us, for us, and in spite of us. After enlightenment, our life is not our own…..We stop fretting about our smallness. Our yes deeply matters. The word for that yes and that connection is, quite simply, love.  Richard Rohr
  • “Rest until you feel like playing, then play until you feel like resting.” Martha Beck
  • “Like fireworks, we pull apart the dark.” Sleeping At Last
  • The border between music and noise is always culturally defined
    —which implies that, even within a single society, this border does not always pass through the same place;
    in short, there is rarely a consensus …
    By all accounts there is no single and intercultural universal concept defining what music might be. Jean-Jacques Nattiez
  • And, finally, I believe that all these things are true, and that [the] “unanswered question” has an answer. I’m no longer sure what the question is, but I do know the answer — and the answer is, “Yes.” Leonard Berstein
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The Drummer

Sometimes we hear the drummer in the clouds. Sometimes in our head. Sometimes in our chest.

Wherever or however you hear him, please say ‘yes’ to the beat he’s laid for for you.

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” Henry David Thoreau 

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