Try out this life-hack (or “practice”) to feel more alive, joyful, and connected: Go up to a stranger and give them a compliment, say something nice. And feel into your body. Notice what resistance you have to doing this. And experience what happens… Maybe the other person will be smiling. Maybe you will feel joy.… Continue reading Compliment A Stranger
In this first episode of seanspeak w/ friends, I’m talking to Marvin Schulz, who is a workshop leader / writer who makes music for fun. We are talking about: Radical Honesty and Brad Blanton (the remixer behind Radical Honesty) Creativity & Creating Sharing & Showing your Work Spirituality And last but not least: Making Coffee… Continue reading seanspeak w/ Marvin Schulz
I got inspired to write this song by a talk by Sheikh Burhanuddin Herrmann. Interestingly the Sufi’s like to talk about “The King” and also “The Friend”… I would say they are two different aspects of the big G. Yes, my King – I heard your order and I will turn, when I’m toldYes, my… Continue reading Yes, my King
Here’s a recording of my song “Longing Wood”. I hope you enjoy it! I’m calling this the “creative journal version”, since I could make a recording with better audio quality, but somehow it’s not happening. So I prefer to share my song with you like this, to not sharing at all… I was making myself… Continue reading Longing Wood
I want to share this song, I’m currently working on, with you.It’s called “Open”. Following quote by Rumi (as told by Omid Safi in his Sufi Heart Podcast) inspired me to write this song: A heart can crack,or it can break open. I like that… to me that tells a story of the inevitability of… Continue reading Open
Here’s a new playlist I have created, I call it “Contemplation” or “Remembrance”… it’s full of beautiful instrumental songs that are relaxing but at the same time have enough character, enough grit to kick off your inner journey, to get something rolling inside… Continue reading Contemplation (music for)
On my quest to understand and appreciate poetry more, I discovered the podcast “Poetry Unbound”. Each episode is dedicated to one poem and reflection on that poem…
This line is from the poem “What You Missed That Day You Were Absent from Fourth Grade” by Brad Aaron Modlin. Continue reading I am is a complete sentence.
I find these beautiful words by Omid Safi very inspiring and heartening. I remind myself that it’s okay – and indeed valuable –, to slow down and to carefully choose my words, that I don’t need to shout louder and more often than all the others, to make my voice heard above the roar of hungry posts and crying tweets! Continue reading Words of Lived Experience
As part of my reflection on the fading year, I have been going through the music that has inspired and accompanied me in 2020. Now I want to share some of the songs that have touched me. Here’s a playlist I coined “12 GentleKeys”… it consists of 12 instrumental songs that I find soothing and… Continue reading 12 GentleKeys
A twitter-bird just redirected my attention to one of my all-time favorite songs: “A Long December” by The Counting Crows.
Adam Duritz’s words and voice convey a mixture of sad brokenness and hopeful persistence that speaks strongly to me, especially after the challenging year of 2020. I want to tell you about the song and it’s lyrics, and I invite you to listen-look at it! Continue reading “A Long December”