Hymns and Music (comment reposts)
Sometimes I wish I could better express what creating music is to me. I end up sounding so metaphysical and shamanistic. But I think I am coming to the realization that written/spoken language is not all it is cracked up to be. It seems to leave out an enormous amount of experience that it simply does not have the capability of translating or even comprehending. The closest I can find is certain free forming poems and even they leave much to be desired. The most they seem to accomplish is providing us with limited imagery which could be signs that point in no direction. Scripture (scripture in a planetary body of spiritual concepts not only “Christian” ones) seems emphasize the need of “spiritual” experiences like a broken record. I love Kimball’s concept of “Do it.” (my interpretation of it)
It draws you right down in to the heart of it. Is there an experience that you need? Then, “do it.” Are you going to make mistakes? HELL YES! Is it going to hurt? Piss off people you love? Get you arrested? Is it going make you happy? Are you going to be filled with Joy? Life? Love? YES! All of them. Perhaps even all of them at the same time!!
“So because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth.”
Make a choice! The outcome is not as important as the choice itself. If you made a huge mistake, GREAT! Now you know better. If you did the right thing, GREAT! Now do it again.
I think pinnacle of the human existence in both spiritual and physical reality is the ability to make choices. Perhaps creation is the sacred act of making a choice. Perhaps art, originality, creativity, innovation, imagination etc... things “worshiped” in the old worlds and praised and obsessed over in the new world are not loved for themselves (their fruits) but for the underlying principle that guides them, Choice.