I believe that our life energy comes from creating things. It doesn’t matter how big or how small. Creating is what makes us feel alive. For me, I have always felt happiest singing and performing and creating music. I’m sure some of my childhood friends will never forgive me for making them perform shows in my basement, their basements, outside in backyards for the neighbors, and basically anywhere there was an audience (sorry guys).
I guess I felt like if performing made ME feel my happiest, then it would make them feel that way too. Probably not the case as their facial expressions spoke a thousand words…
Anyway, I am grateful to them for humoring me.
Even if performing isn’t your outlet for expression, it doesn’t matter. Finding something that makes you tick and lights you up is the key to a happy life. I’m thankful that I’ve found mine. It’s a privilege to entertain others. Music and the arts in general have the ability to reach people in a way that the spoken word can’t. Sometimes that power can be overwhelming. There have been performances where I’ve felt like bursting into tears afterwards because of the energy that has been created by myself and the audience. That is life energy right there. Wow.
In a way, music has a spiritual power. It’s a way of connecting. It’s a way of sharing something from deeper within yourself and affecting/touching someone else. You can affect complete strangers, friends, family and anyone who happens to listen and or be there at the time this energy is created.
I am so thankful for the opportunity to reach people through music. In my band Venus Mars Project-my partner Peter Tentindo and I alway feel our most alive when we are onstage connecting with others. It’s powerful stuff and it’s a ton of fun!
I believe that it is important for everyone to find a way to “connect” to their life energy (whatever it is) and share it with as many people as possible. I believe that THIS is what leads to your happiest life. Giving of yourself to others. That energy that you create becomes a boomerang and usually it comes right back to you:) Go create something amazing!