Rock 'n Roll Music...

“Just let me hear some of that rock'n'roll music
Any old way you choose it
It's got a backbeat, you can't lose it
Any old time you use it
It's gotta be rock - roll music
If you wanna dance with me”
~Chuck Berry

Ah, the British invasion is the new nifty fifty. Yesterday marked the occasion with the Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan show 9 February 1964.  I wish that I could have seen that live, but with the help of the internet these days is the way to view it, The Beatles 50th Anniversary.   As I think back to the effects that the Beatles had on the world is quite remarkable. Despite the troubling ‘60s they are clearly an example of changing with the times. I choose in favor of watching the Beatles Special rather than the Olympics last night for a lot of reasons. It’s pretty rad that a group from Liverpool reinvented music as we know it today by taking American music & giving it back to American in a way never heard before. Got to love the reinventing rock ‘n roll as we know it today.
I recall many moons ago that I told a close friend of mine that I wanted to go to India & find what the Beatles had found when they started to work with the Maharishi. I was pretty “lost inside” at the moment. But I didn’t realize what that would mean.
I had all kinds of self repressed feelings of deep dark side of the moon inside of me. I went through a dark period that really shook me up from the core. Did I want to end up like Dark Vader or find the way like a good Jedi master? Those were the questions that I was dealing with inside of myself during my days living in the Land of the Rising Sun. Don’t get me wrong, I was blessed to be surrounded by the good eggs that I had during those days, but something from the inside was just calling me to work it all out.
“Life is very short, and there's no time
For fussing and fighting, my friend.
I have always thought that it's a crime,
So I will ask you once again.
Try to see it my way,
Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong.
While you see it your way
There's a chance that we may fall apart before too long.
We can work it out,”
~The Beatles

Something just dawned on me when I watched the special. I realize that I did choose to seriously work on myself & reinvent myself like every great artist has done. It’s like a sculpture making a masterpiece out of clay or a painter painting a beautiful oil canvas or a photographer grasping feeling threw the lens or an actor really becoming the character. I must be really growing lately is what I have been noticing. I have been able to get rid of the self repressed feeling of self hatred & let LOVE in. LOVE LOVE LOVE is all you need. All you need is love. Start by seeing things from the inside. Change you first before thinking that a new wardrobe will do you just right & make you happy. You got to change you, not hoping on a plane thinking that where ever you land next your problems will go away cos they will haunt you down the line. Been there & done that. But sometimes you just need to learn the lesson the hard way as a serious wake up call to the soul. The soul is calling for change, growth, abundance, love & all the good stuff that makes your soul soulful. It’s about embracing the now, learning how to live with it. Seeking beauty moment by moment, not the end result. The journey is what you got to embrace. Live from the heart. You got to work on the issues that only you know what you got to work on. Stop listing to others, look inside & change from there for let it shine. Keep on being the dancer & throw the past behind it, it doesn’t define who you really are at this present moment. The past is just an illusion; try not to get tricked by it. See out what the reality of the now is without judgment & that means without self judgment first. Work on quieting that pesky monkey mind & let it all be!

“And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be”
~The Beatles 

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