To quote my 18 year old self:
“If you’re not a little bit crazy, there’s something wrong with you.”
I’m not talking about mental illness, which is a serious ailment that needs to be treated as earnestly as any disease of the body.
No, I’m just talking about those who colour outside the lines, dance to a different beat, think outside the box, etc.The definition of the word crazy differs from every person’s perspective, but also in the context it is used.
In respect to artists, I think what’s important is to not allow that freedom of thought to escape you and keep the creativity flowing even if it’s not that good, or not commercial enough to sell, or looked upon as crazy. We are so hung up on money, that we’ve closed our colourful spectrum of imagination for fear that we will be seen as too abnormal.
Go crazy and let your mind soar!
Go to the podcast my husband and I have recorded about songs that deal with that word “crazy”:
Nothing can rejuvenate me more than dancing.
Music alone can alter one’s mood, but moving yourself to the rhythm and feel of the song forces you to use your mind body and soul at the same time.
Dance has been carried on through time and has had its many uses in tribes and rituals. I’m not going to go on about the history of dance or how dancing is the new way to exercise, but I will urge you to get your groove on for the sake of harmony.
When you dance you can convoke ancestors from long ago and far away and know that you have all shared that same energy, air and movement on the same planet.
The only way to be part of the force that has lived in humans for so long is if you…
When I’m feeling ill, I mean pitifully sick for a long period of time, it’s hard to believe that I’ll ever feel well again. I try to remember that I am more than a physical being, but bodily pain can begin to swallow up your mind and soul if you’re not careful. This is why torture exists – to break down an individual’s wholeness piece by piece.
Music is one of the ways to meditate and lift the spirits and forget the troubles your body is undergoing. There are many songs that I enjoy, and everyone has their own flavours of music that they gravitate toward. There is one song, however, that I’ve danced to a number of times when I’ve felt so healthy that I felt like I was flying. When I listen to that song, I can recall that sensational feeling and it fills me with hope that my health will be restored and I’ll fly again.
I never take my health for granted. I never take music for granted.
When you’re feeling good, do something powerfully beautiful that you can store in your brain and call upon when needed. Find your best self when you’re at you’re at your worst.