Posts Tagged ‘bassoon’

Step 22- Complex Brew

February 14, 2009


life is a complex brew

many components.

to succeed, the right mix is needed:

combine –

1) mind: thoughts, wishes, desires

2) body: food, exercise

3) spirit: meditation, dreamwork

once the right balance is achieved, life becomes an easy, smooth flow; challenges arise, and are met with an equanimous mind. One no longer stresses.

full confidence is achieved.

prepare for 70 years, then simmer.

scored for violin and cello, flute and bassoon.


Step 16 – Open-ness

January 23, 2009


“a stranger is a friend we haven’t met”

I love that quote. It says much about our inbuilt suspicions of others; their motives, their ‘bad-ness’, their mistrustful characters.

but aren’t we all human beings? just doing the best we can? aren’t our motives the same? to find happiness, joy, balance, and wisdom? some might be misguided in how they think they will achieve those aims, but the fundamental drives are the same.

the commonalities are there.


some of the people I value most in life are the ones I had a bad reaction to when I first met them. They were too much of this, or too much or that, or weren’t considerate enough, or too pushy. They were my own biases. But when I got to know them better (through a forced work environment) I could appreciate their stronger qualities; maybe traits I didn’t have. A valuable lesson.

in more normal situations, I would have avoided those people, and not gained from a connection. Through open-ness, and withholding judgment for a-while, I openly benefit. Give people a chance to show the full range of their character and life experience.

I’m much more embracing these days 🙂

scored for strings (1st and 2nd violins) and bassoon


Step 13 – Hidden Knowledge

January 12, 2009


scored for piano, bass, and bassoon

there has been much that has been hidden from us.

Knowledge, wisdom, ancient traditions.

the shamanic teachings of a long time ago.

yes, there is a conspiracy. Hard to believe, but yes, it is there. They represent the dark force, those who elevate themselves to positions of power, and dictate to us how to live. How to work. How to spend our free time.

this knowledge is hidden. The so called esoteric. Things like tarot, astrology, the christian gnostics. Sacred geometry, meditation, geomancy. Lots to explore.

but the flame of knowledge burns bright for the seeker.

step forth into the light, and reclaim your inner power.


the time of Hidden Knowledge is past. The darkness will be exposed. We will live free.

Knowledge is Ours.


Step 8 – Loving Kindness

December 27, 2008


Loving Kindness prepares the heart for all good things. It opens us up to the infinite beauty of creation, to the wonders of joy and spirit. It is an open and receptive hand held out.

it begins with oneself. Loving Kindness directed inwards means:

1) forgiving oneself of faults
2) taking care of one’s body, one’s habits, one’s work

then turned outwards to the world, Loving Kindness means embracing people of all faiths, all backgrounds.

Loving Kindness is goodwill, friendliness, and acceptance. Treating others as you would treat yourself.

scored for two flutes and one bassoon.


Step 6 – Having Fun

December 21, 2008


sometimes the spiritual path can be portrayed as being a little dour, without joy. But not so! It doesn’t have to be all serious!

having fun, being joyful is very much a part of spiritual growth! it’s seeing the comedy of life, it’s ironies, it’s unfortunate misunderstandings and overlaps; it’s the wry smile of someone who KNOWS.

experience teaches us many things; that there is tragedy, there is downfall – but there is also the Uplift, the rising on the tide of Joy.

Be Happy, and guffaw a little. Laugh out loud to the soundtrack of South Park.

life’s full of mirth.

scored for clarinet, piano, and bassoon.