“Don’t die with the music still in you.”
– Wayne Dyer
It seems to me that the world seems to be set up to keep ‘the music’ stuck inside people.
We can be so focused on what the world tells us is ‘success’ that we lose sight of our own unique expression.
Sometimes letting your music out might mean a complete re-invention. Sometimes it just means showing up more as the real you in your life.
A favourite quote of mine is from Shakespeare “To thine own self be true”, but the truth is that this can be hard in a world that is conditioning you to do the opposite.
My own experience is the more I express me, the real me, the more I seem to be in tune with life, and certainly I feel happier and more fulfilled.
Ironically, a friend of mine who is very talented at music ignored that side of himself because of the inner pain he associated with it.
He had given it a go many years ago, got close to ‘success’ but like many, got burned and ended up living on the street in LA for a little bit.
He eventually re-invented himself in business and closed off his musical talent but no matter what he said, you could literally see the music dying inside him.
Every now and then I would prod ‘the bear’ in the hope that that side of himself would get some expression. He would resist but something changed over recent times.
Little did I anticipate what would emerge…
He now has an album on the way and his first single came out last week. Best of all it’s good!
His journey is a reminder to me of a few things:
- We all have ‘music’ inside that we may not be expressing
- Being true to yourself and expressing yourself is the real ‘music’
- It’s never too late to start…
What is calling inside you that you wish you could do?
What, this week, can you do to just express it?
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PS – If you’d like to hear my friend’s new song it’s out on all platforms, under Keelan X and the song is called ‘No Fall Of Rome’. Spotify link here.
PPS – We now live in a world of algorithms so if you’re so inclined it would really help his ‘visibility’ to like, subscribe or best of all add his song to a playlist – I’m told this really helps an artist’s ranking.