"A musician, if he is a messenger, is like a child who hasn't been handled too many times by man, hasn't had too many fingerprints across his brain. That is why music is so much heavier than anthing you've ever felt." -- Jimi Hendrix, Life magazine, 1969
Mark Whitwell, my guru, says that "the great exploration of popular music has arisen from our need to feed something authentic in life....As in yoga, art is the perfect merging of the performer with the performance. It allows the life energy to flow....Do you experience life for yourself, feel things directly for yourself and feel this living, breathing, heart-pumping organism you are? What is living you, breathing you and pulsing your heart? How can we have firsthand experience and expression of our own life, every one of us? By understanding that we are authentic as life itself along with the Sun and Moon and trees and everything else. We allow our yoga and art to arise from that as the natural flow of life. The artistic struggle to make an authentic gesture arises from the deep social denial of the authenticity of our own life. But your life is extraordinary intelligent and powerful. it is already in place. You can move easily from here as your own unique form. The Sun will rise!" -- Mark Whitwell "Yoga of Heart"
What is LIVING you?