When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your womb tonight.
The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.
You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and
the sweet confinement of your aloneness
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
exploring into the life and work of musician and Sufi teacher Hazrat Inayat Khan
Indigenous Australian singer/songwriter Gurrumul's music video 'Wiyathul', taken from the album 'Gurrumul'.
Silent and serene, forgetting words, bright clarity appears before you.
Take your well-disciplined strengths and stretch them between two opposing poles. Because inside human beings is where God learns.
thicken, and begin to fall into the world below like stars, or the feathers of some unimaginable bird
From Emergence Magazine: Set amid pine forests and mountain peaks, three ancient Chinese poems, sung and translated by Red Pine, meditate on the nature of Taoism and Zen Buddhism.
A new story from Sophie read at the Sophie Strand was a guest speaker at Bayo Akomolafe's webinar The Wandering, Winding Way of the Wound webinar
Exploring the deep sound medicine of Laura and the implications of living in a world of sound
Exploring the concepts of Listening in Dreams, Deep Listening, Black Quantum Futurism, and Quantum Listening
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
"Those in power write the history, those who suffer write the songs" –Frank Harte
SAND guest speaker with a taste of Sufi Whirling
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams... his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream... his wings are clipped and his feet are tied... so he opens his throat to sing.
And when two people have loved each other see how it is like a scar between their bodies, stronger, darker, and proud;
First Native American composer to win Pulitzer Prize on his experimental process
We need Afrofuturism; not as a box to put people in, but as a lens with which to change the way we imagine and actualize an inclusive future. A future where Black people are in control of their own destinies.
From the Wisdom of Trauma 'Talks on Trauma' Series – All Access Pass
"Either way takes courage, either way wants you to be nothing but that self that is no self at all...”
A review and deep dive into the future of music composition from a Quantum Music conference at the Goethe-Institut
A duet of cello and birdsong
Zen flute, breath, consciousnes, and alchemy, with extended music pieces from Cornelius
These songs — the oldest musical expressions of the slave experience in this country — still have a lot to teach us about how we think about death and dignity.
a masterpiece album from Pulitzer Prize winning musician dealing with intergenerational trauma
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