Inspiring music

How come we still don't have a music thread on the web? :)

C'mon, everybody! Kidding, whoever feels like hhhh, flood this thread with what makes your soul alive, or just resonates with you, or brings an important message, or is just beautiful :D


I have recently discovered the beautiful music of Greg Laswell! Today this song, particularly the sentence 'the world is not listening' caught my attention, just thought to share it here. Check his music out!


In reply to by Marye

Thank you so much for your post Marye (beautiful name too ;)!  I have not yet discovered Greg Laswell and it is always nice to hear something so beautiful...In addition, I need to feed my musical modality for pure release and the beingness that it provides. 

Open, I am also so happy that you posted the Mumford and Son's song with the full orchestra!  Zowie!  I have loved their music for a long time and sang the song "Timshel" to my son every day that he was in my belly ;)  I loved the words "death is at your doorstep and it may steal your innocence, but it will never steal your substance" and especially loved "you are the mother of your baby child, the one to whom you give life and you have your choices and these are what make man great, his ladder to the stars." 

I also thought it was hysterical that this band is an instigator for multiple kids in grade schools happily singing the 'f" word to the song "Little Lion Man", because no one knew there was a clean version...I still laugh out loud about it being so powerful, especially when I usually think it a superlative that people use to fill their sentences when they are not intelligent enough to come up with a useful word...that said, I adore hearing Samuel L. Jackson recite the book for parents of small children called "Go the f to sleep!"...clever usage of the word can be fun ;)  Ok, enough about bad words in a music forum ;) 

I wanted to say that one of the songs that made me realize that meditation is not all about silence and is often about zoning in on music and really being present with what it means for you in that moment.  A song by Floater has the line "Thanks to the crowd and their singing out loud, I can finally not hear myself thinking".  They have a multitude of fabulous songs with wise/clever words that have deep and ever-changing meanings for me...that line made me ponder the fact that I seek out the dissonance/hullabaloo of live music and passionately embrace the emotions that it evokes and use them to self-actualize.  I have done my workshop a few times now called the Audio "Vision" Board and it is becoming a cathartic way for those I serve (those with mental illness/homeless and the justice involved) to use music to self-actualize, much like a Vision Board does for those with more sight oriented thoughts. 

When I saw the video that Marye posted, it made me think of how a person experiences music when they see the words with it (as a poetry form combining with the audio) and how one experiences a song more fully (in an auditory manner) when a full orchestra is played along with the words emerging from the artists' mouth...both were profoundly impactful and beautiful, yet different. 

I just cannot tell you what it means to have this Open place to go to when I feel like my journey is beginning to overwhelm me...I am reminded of the steadfast love, generous support, loving offering (of music and wisdom) and free guidance that comes from those who are "Open" is the soothing melody that opens the gateways of the divine.  I leave you with these from my favorite band (tied with 10 or so that alter spots according to mood and need ;) Floater:  


is my attempt to embed ;) "because the fall makes you break and the breaking makes you see that only the light gives you shape, in the darkness you stay shapeless.  Only love gives you weight, only love can keep you waiting/weighted".  and "gravity is slowly breaking down your will DON'T HOLD IT BACK..." AND, if you want to hear the original it can be found here...every one of their albums is unique and excellent...if you don't like one song you are sure to find another that you do ;)  <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Endless Part II: is the link to the YouTube Video..."All these lives that make no sense, all alone we cry in our defense...all of us go down slow, then we rise again..."

Filled with gratitude for like-minded people who love music and meaning,




Hi AproHeidi and everyone who'd like to embed video in commentary. Here's how you do it...

1. Go to the youtube/Vimeo file and click "share", then "embed" then "copy" (to copy the embed code)
2. Come back to your comment on Openhandweb, then click the little chevron with the dash under it, in the grey bar at the top of the comment form. It's the last icon to the far right.
3. Now you have the code behind your comment posting. You can simply paste the video embed code there.
4. When you click the chevron again, you go back to how your comment now looks, but with the video embedded.

I trust it makes sense!

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Youtube just dropped this beautiful song at my doorstep and I thought to share it with you here!