I am a Musician. I love to play my guitar and sing, although I don’t really have the skill to make my passion pay the bills. Before I started a band to play 60’s and 70’s Rock and Roll mixed with blues, I started out playing blue grass and even cut two albums (available on I-tunes and Amazon and wherever music is sold – if you want to help my passion pay the bills!)
Through my meditation study, I have found a new favorite song that you all know. I have been listening to it for nearly 70 years and just “GOT IT”
The song “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.”
Row,Row,Row, your boat,
Gently Down the Stream,
Life is but a Dream.
Let’s take a closer look at this song:
“Row, row, row, your boat” You don’t row your neighbors’ boat, your spouse’s boat, your kids’ boat, and certainly not your boss’s boat. Row, row, row, YOUR boat.
Now, how do you row you boat? “Gently” You aren’t fighting against the entire universe and should use the least effort possible: smooth, mindful, and caring.
And which direction should you row? “Down the stream” Don’t go up the stream and against the current. We have all heard the adage
“go with the flow.” Why struggle and fight our way thru life? There is nothing good that comes out of arguing or trying to make a point.
Smile and be happy while rowing your boat. “Merrily, Merrily, Merrily “Merrily Being joyful is sometimes an intentional choice. Be mindful about your face- you don’t have to practice looking like you’re dead. You’ll do it perfectly someday… when you die.
And finally, “Life is but a dream”. Many professionals in the world of quantum physics suggest alternative ideas about what life is really about. Ludwig Wittgenstein, considered one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century, wrote; “We are asleep. Our Life is a dream. But we wake up sometimes, just enough to know that we are dreaming.”
Lifelong entrepreneur and resident of the 1000 islands. Started his meditation practice in 2018.
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