music, silence, and spiritual journey
I often find in my own creative practice that music is a doorway in to silence, that sort of interior silence which is both a spiritual discipline and a seedbed of creation.
Giving or receiving music, playing listening, that’s often true. I’ve a friend who when going though hard stuff in her life remarked that the only time she felt really clear and at peace was when she was on stage doing her music. Indeed, the music and the silence which goes along with it may be both a doorway and a home.
Musician Carrie Newcomer, whose work you may have met if you’ve walked here along the music road before, offers ideas on songwriting, spiritual practice, and why she goes to silent meeting for worship in this short video. Well worth your time.
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