I’m sitting in a coffee shop in New York City and my heart is simultaneously overflowing with joy and spilling over with sadness.
Spirit often speaks to me through song. I began to hear The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” playing in my left ear and a rush of peace washed over me. A musical validation for how I’m feeling on the day my musical creation is shared with the world. Very fitting.
Overflowing joy + a spilling over of sadness.
“‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life.”
Translation = All aspects of the Creator are bliss.
This mantra is so powerful. It helps you use the primal force of creativity to move you through blocks and open up your creative energy. Subtle, powerful, profound, and true.
One of my missions with my music is for us (me by making it, us by listening to it, us by sharing it) to help make mantra mainstream – to make these ancient mantras hip. Because they are so transformational and we need them.
Back to the joy and sadness. The both and…
The joy = the birth. The sadness = the death.
As this new single is born, I’ve watched and am watching someone dear to me die before my eyes to mental illness. As this person continues to spiral downward and I see her mind, body, and spirit deteriorate before my eyes…I feel deep sadness. I see the shell of a person I once saw. The death of a woman I once knew.
I will share more about this in the future, but at this moment, I feel the most aligned choice is to keep further details sacred until the time is “right” to share. And when I do share, I know it will be a source of healing for you, for me, and for all of us.
And so … the social activist inside of me asks…what can we do? It may be too late for this person. But is it too late for others? What if we were able to catch mental illness’ earlier and what if, maybe, by practicing mindfulness and meditation and breath work, we can cut certain things off at the pass? I don’t know the answers. But we can try. We can try new ways of doing things and see if they work. That’s the journey of the entrepreneur and the activist.
And so, when you download Har Haray Haree Wahe Guru, 100 percent of the profits will go to my teacher Guru Jagat’s RA MA Foundation, whose mission is to bring mindfulness // meditation // wellness services to under-served populations. 🙂
So, even if you mainly use a service like Spotify or Pandora, I would love to ask you to please take the time to download Har Haray Haree Wahe Guru on iTunes or Google Play or Amazon. It’s available everywhere music is sold digitally.
Let’s create change together.