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Eulogy to Nashville #Nashville #Nashvilleliving #death

“You would know the secret of death
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life? (Kahlil Gibran)

I imagine myself behind a pulpit, facing a crowd of my dear, friends. Next to me, in a casket, is every memory about Nashville—good and bad. I begin to speak, my throat scratchy and my body ill at ease:

“When we came together, I thought she would never part, like soul mates. As it turns out, I’m the one who must say goodbye today. My heart breaks. My palms sweaty. My disposition, in a state of flux.

“I look out at all of you and see your heart-love surging toward me, hoping your compassionate gazes will help me find the words to speak. But, still, I find myself lost and without.

“We met because of a career move then fell in love. Not with the curves of your hills, at first, but with the humanity I faced daily. But, then, even your mountains and beautiful architecture found me; captured me, and kept me in your warm embrace for twenty-five, glorious years. You invited me in like an old friend. Now, I must say goodbye, and the words to describe the feeling in my heart are unspeakable—yet, I try.

“From the bowels of your warm southern nature to the influx of multi-cultured races, I began to see a city blooming with diversity. The state would stay still in its beliefs, but this thriving, centered city would change with the world. I so loved you for that.

“But, more important than all, I will always remember how you fed me and led me to the most amazing friends I would ever have. You kept me solid, authentic, and true to all that I pursued. When I would find myself going in the wrong direction, you would gently guide me back to wholeness.

“Lastly, my friends and surrogate family, I need you to know that, though I will miss the landscape from which we birthed our love, I will never forget, nor lose touch. Technology has made missing you so easy to bear. I will love you from afar, see and feel your timelines of successes, and know your heart’s longings. I will miss you, Nashville.

“With love, Bo.”

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Finding Authentic You is my brand and is also aself-help guide, which I wrote, with 365 Discoveries, meant to aid you in facilitating some of life’s most difficult challenges, like sleep. But, the discoveries also lead you to what you believe spiritually, understanding your goals, learning to believe in your self, discovering the most distinct you, unlocking all of your negative thinking, and helping you replace it with positive, creative thought using many different modalities, including hypnosis, prayer, and psychology. Once you know yourself, then relationship with Spirit and people is a fairly easy task.

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Blithely Written: Commensurately Read

Blithely Written; Commensurately Read

         I live life mostly organically—not so much with food as with thought and action. What I feel you can see from ten miles away on my face. What I know to be true, you can be sure I’ll act on 99% of the time. (I’m no saint.) But one thing is absolutely sure, when I sit at the computer to write this blog, and I’m not exactly sure what to write or am not fully passionate about it, the number of readers drops from around 31,000 about 40%. Yes, you are in a growing number of Bo’s blog readers. And keep sharing, because it obviously is working.

I don’t know if many of you know that what I did when I first came to Nashville was teach vocal lessons. I still have a few select people I teach. (Smile if you’re one of them.) I had been a vocal coach since I was 18. So I have been doing this for… let’s see 52 – 18 years old = 100 years.

One thing I stress with every singer I teach is that very few people are interested in whether or not you have a pretty voice. More people value being able to hear the passion in your heart. That is something to strive for. To do that, you have to be completely resigned to letting go of all the muscles restricting your voice from the chest to the neck, which is your fifth chakra.  (For people who don’t know about chakras, check out some links to other of my blogs about chakras.)

The fifth chakra is where you are able to communicate your truth. So, if this part of your body is tight (your throat), then you can’t say what you believe or feel. In singing, you can hear in a person’s cantor whether or not they are free there, because tightness causes flatness or sharpness in the timbre of the voice. It also causes a pinched sound, which doesn’t make us want to listen for more than a minute.

However, when someone sings from his/her gut, it goes right to our hearts. This kind of passionate singing makes for a great artist, whether it’s beautiful or raspy.

As for everyday life, tightness in the throat chakra can contribute to not being able to say how you feel or never speaking up for yourself. If this is you, you can help that problem with some simple voice lessons, even if you’re not a singer or ever plan to be. Freeing your voice IS freeing your passion.

Passion can be heard from the rooftops if you let your soul go there. I dream of the day that my life can be so full of passion that every move I make will cause the entire world to shift slightly toward peace and love and joy and happiness. Wouldn’t that be great?

Quantum Physicists know that every change we make in our own lives effects the entire world, perhaps minutely or maybe even on a grand scale. So, grand movements forward, mean a better future for everyone. Just think about it, if just one strong step forward with one person can effect an entire world, what can an entire nation of people stepping forward do to effect the world?

I think that happened after the election. When I watched President Obama’s and Gov. Romney’s speeches, both seemed to be on the same page: MOVE FORWARD—DON’T LET THIS ELECTION STOP YOU FROM YOUR GAME PLAN—WORK WITH EACH OTHER.  There was nothing more inspiring than hearing Pres. Obama say he was looking forward to getting together with Mitt Romney to hear his ideas. I thought that moment was conciliatory and a loving choice for the entire nation. These are the kinds of words we need to be hearing from our leaders.

And of course, I cried when President Obama mentioned that we have to be mindful of all people, race, gender or sexuality. That blew me away. I don’t think any president in history has been so bold. And his words rang from the hilltops and touched hearts of people who felt downtrodden and hurt and not heard ever, I’m absolutely sure.

I know in that moment, I felt the pulse of the earth change. If other countries were watching, as I suspect they were, they will rise to the challenge of treating all people fairly in their countries as well. It all starts with a seed of passion.

Passion is great! Let’s all dig deeper in our lives and try to find what really makes our hearts and minds rise to the occasion and sing to the pleasures of our souls!

 

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The Race Is On

The Race Is On

The Race Is on…

Get ready.

Get set.

Go.

Your adrenals are firing adrenaline into your body. The fight or flight mode has kicked in. You are ready to thrust off of the starting block with all your might.

But where are you running to? What is your goal? Do you even know with what means you’ll get there?

A good builder starts with a plan. Once the plan is in place, then he or she draws a model, works out expenses, and decides where and when to build–Or if it is even feasible to build. Do you have a plan?

I’m a dreamer. I spend a great majority of my off time and time before I sleep fantasizing about the future. I imagine big–grande even. I always see myself with way more than I have. I see myself building additions on my house, a swimming pool in the back yard, getting my dream Lexus convertible. I spend more time dreaming then planning, I have to admit.

I don’t have the exact plans for much of what I do. I never have. But I do have a plan for my life daily and possibly weekly. I leave the rest up to Spirit’s leading. Sometime the best laid plans are laid waste by something that happens that isn’t our will.

When it was the day of my last book launch, Nashville had its big flood. I planned for 6 months for the launch. There was nothing I could do about that. My plans were awash with the flood. It took an entire year for God to remake the plans for the book’s arrival on the scene and get it on the bestseller’s list. Trust me, it wasn’t me who did it. But I did dream of it, many times. I did little to make what happen, happen.

Life is a balance of dreaming and planning. We can plan for the best and get knocked on our head. We can dream big and see little hope for quite some time. But one thing is for sure. A good plan, a good dream and a time to act is needed for anything you choose to do. And if you’re a spiritual person, it doesn’t hurt to have an angel or two helping you along the path too.

One thing is for sure, don’t run a race without a plan. Always include in your plan a moment before to ask for guidance. It might be the difference between running in the snow or running in the sun.

 

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