Saturday, May 18, 2019

Music should be healing; music should uplift the soul; music should inspire.  There is no better way of getting closer to God, of rising higher towards the spirit, of attaining spiritual perfection than music, if only it is rightly understood.

-- Hazrat Inayat Khan

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Music cleanses the understanding, inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it could not reach if it were left to itself.

-- Henry W. Beecher

Saturday, May 4, 2019

There are certain things that have universal attributes, like music.  Something of greater magnitude is conveyed by them.  They connect us with the universal storehouse of life and knowledge.

-- Swami Paramananda

Saturday, April 27, 2019

There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is.

-- William P. Merrill

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Music has the unique ability to transform us independently of our thinking mind, to a place uninhibited by the judgments, doubts and fears that too often dictate the narration of our thoughts and self-limiting beliefs.

-- Frank Fitzpatrick

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Music is one of our most powerful gateways to connect to our spiritual nature -- our divine source -- the unseen, as well as to the universe around us and those other divine beings that inhabit it with us.  I know of no other medium that can transport us as immediately, on all levels of our existence, beyond the limits of our intellect and physical body to a higher, often blissful and inexplicable state.

-- Frank Fitzpatrick

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Music is, at its essence, the sound of spirit.  When created from the heart and with truth and pure intention, music is a spiritual expression of the most universal nature and the highest order.

-- Frank Fitzpatrick

Saturday, March 30, 2019

     To this day, I still find myself in awe of the infinite combinations of words, melodies, harmonies, and rhythms that make up what we call music.  It all just amounts to a bunch of frequencies striking your eardrum, but when these frequencies vibrate in just the right way, something beyond words can happen.  I equate it to spirit whispering musical messages in my ears.

-- Freddie Ravel

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Just as a musician expresses individual talent and understanding and yet blends with the swelling magnificence of the orchestra, so too does the follower of Tao remain human and yet in harmony with the universal.

-- Deng Ming-Dao

Saturday, March 16, 2019

We must make ourselves the perfect instrument, much in the way a beautiful harp has all its strings adjusted.  If we are less than perfect, how will we harmonize with the universal music?

-- Deng Ming-Dao

Saturday, March 9, 2019

One of the most important things that music can do, surely, is show the possibility of a better world -- a glimpse of heaven, perhaps . . .

-- Gabriel Jackson

Saturday, March 2, 2019

. . . next to the word of God, nothing is so priceless and worthy of glory and praise as music.  That is, from the outset she rules all that moves human hearts . . . in such a mighty and forceful manner, that people are often governed and overwhelmed by their heart's emotions.

-- Martin Luther

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Art thou troubled, music will calm thee,
Art thou weary, rest shall be thine.
Music, source of all gladness,
Heals thy sadness at her shrine,
Music ever divine.
Music calleth,with voice divine.

-- W.G. Rothery

Saturday, February 16, 2019

     Music is the vehicle by which souls, individually examined and explored, speak to the world at large.  Human beings communicating directly with one another through great things speak powerfully and with one voice.

-- James Jordon

Saturday, February 9, 2019

     Music is the binding stuff of community.  Community is nourished by music.  It is the grace of great things.  Without the great things, community is reduced to inter- and intrapersonal relationships that are usually built on outside perceptions rather than the soulfulness of all involved.

-- James Jordon

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Whether you listen or whether you play, music refines your soul.  It is peace, emotion, expression, and the sound of the sacred.

-- Deng Ming-Dao

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Music will calm you, soothe your nerves, tell you of otherworldiness. Even in the midst of great turmoil, music can bring peace to your heart.

-- Deng Ming-Dao

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Music is the direct link between the soul and the divine.  The body is like a hollow reed, and music fills it with the song of the gods.

-- Deng Ming-Dao

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Music describes the contours of an inward landscape that is accessible and enriching for work in the world.

-- Elaine Brown

Saturday, January 5, 2019

The exciting part about being a musician is that we are artists of all of life.  Music can be a force, not a specialty.  The world has now become too dangerous for anything but the truth -- too small for anything but love.

-- Elaine Brown