Whether a person is spiritual or not, we all seek to get away from the stress, anger, and anxiety of everyday life. Some people drink, do drugs, or do worse to escape, and they hurt themselves in the process. Some people listen to music, mine included, and feel better.
The greatest things in life – truth, creativity, imagination, love, kindness, compassion -are already inside us, and they’re all free.
Focused will is incredible. If you have a dream and you don’t give up no matter what obstacles come up, then life’s problems will fall away and you will get what you want. It happens. It works.
We need to learn how to love each other. If we cannot do that, then we need to learn to respect one another. If we can’t manage to do that, then we must learn to tolerate each other.
Sometimes we get caught up in our troubles and our problems and we let life slip away, but life is precious, all of life, and one must try to take in as much of it as possible.
Of all the forces that are exerted on us over our lifetime, at least for me, love has been the most powerful of all.
Everything great that has ever happened to humanity has begun as a single thought in someone’s mind, and if anyone of us is capable of such a thought, then all of us has the same capacity, capability, because we’re all the same.
No matter what happens in life, never lose sight of who you are.
Music is like creating an emotional painting. The sounds are the colors.
The most important battle is one to conquer yourself.
All you need is passion. If you have a passion for something, you’ll create the talent.
There’s a very deep connection among human beings. All we have to do is open our minds to it.
My father taught me that one of the most important abilities in life is to be able to take the pain and persevere, and for years this lesson had served me well.
I tend to avoid writing music about initial reactions to situations, like frustration or anger. I’d rather wait till I go through the problem, and write about the learning that took place.
If you leave yourself open to learning, then you can benefit and enjoy an incredibly rewarding and insightful experience. These experiences are the driving force in my life, and they keep me alive and inspire not only my music but also my everyday life.
I truly believe greatness is in all of us. Don’t let anyone talk us out of our truth.
The less you want, the richer you are. The more you need in order to be happy, the more miserable you’ll be.
I’m an optimist by choice not by stupidity.
I know that our world is going through a very difficult time right now, but I will never lose my faith in humanity, and our incredible ability to overcome just about anything.
As I understand life at different levels, I can use music to express what these levels feel like to me. Hopefully the listener can be transported to this understanding by listening to the music.
I really and truly believe that music represents humanity’s soul.
My new question was, What do you do when your dreams come true? My answer was: Find new ones.
Creativity is an inherent human quality of the highest order. When we create, we become more than the sum of our parts.
You need a mind open to possibility, conditioned to love the creative spirit we all have inside ourselves.
I learned from my parents to do my best to not react to negative emotions. I try to think about what has happened and find the lessons that can be learned from these difficult experiences. I try to deal with these negative emotions right away because, if they stay inside, they can hurt and do a lot of damage. I release them as soon as possible so I can be free.