What I plan to do with this blog is capture the journey I've taken and currently am on, involving the deep exposure and discovery of self in being a musician. as well as the challenging dance of engaged perseverance throughout my life. To those of you who love to read and listen to stories in real time I plan to keep this going every week. I hope to inspire and encourage you to grow in strength and understanding the value of that which is most important in life. And not by my words but by your own discovery as you sift through my limited gift of creating proper expressions through words that have become most beautiful to me.
I've always read about moments in other peoples lives where "everything changed", I always thought I had ignorantly missed mine. To some degree we all wish we were never given clarity to direction in life and the cost it comes with. To take chances and hope for success you have to give in to the inevitable reality of failure.The reason I had thought I missed my chance was due in part to the way I looked at my failures. The mirror of life reveals who we are and honestly most of us aren't content with who we are. That is why we hold tight to that which we hope to become. This "becoming" was the first big word I sought to understand. What does it mean to become a musician?
Discovering the true identity of words has become a sort of adventure. I seek adventure often and when opportunity allows I seize it. The beauty of words is in the meaning and the meaning exposes vast depths of dimension. Words tie together all our senses, and even with their limits they lead us further into a place of inexpressible understanding. Understanding is the platform we find ourselves traversing, leading to an insatiable desire to share these discoveries hoping to affect the world around us. This is why everyone has a story to tell and a voice with which to speak. Even though many people are intimidated to not share their stories, those that do always tend to dive deeper into the beautiful abyss.
Now on to the word "become". I know that becoming is a direction not a destination. Or to say it as Anais Nin "Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death."
More on my becoming an artist next time...
10:30 pm January 16, 2019