Good morning beautiful people,
I do hope that you are safe and healthy, wherever you are in the world.
Yasmin Levy is a singer whose music makes my heart sing, and after attending her concert this week, seeing the whole room with tears, smiles and passion oozing from them, I wondered, why we run away from sadness?
Yasmin Levy says: “ there been times when I tried to sing happy songs for the audience but it becomes somehow sad. I ruined the happy songs and for years I thought I had a problem. But then I came to realise that some people touch you through happiness and some people touch you through sadness and also make you happy, but in a different way. For me sadness is happiness, if I don’t have sadness in my life I would be miserable, as ridiculous as that sounds.
When I’m not sad I cannot create, I can try and try and try, but I cannot compose. For my creation, and my being as a singer and musician happiness is a punishment. And I realise that and I accept myself like that. People know me now they know that when they come to my concert that they get sadness that they go out happy because they can cry and clean their souls. I can express myself more with sad songs.
I don’t believe I should be an artist that has to suffer, use drugs or create tragedy. No, I get up I work, I sing and I’m happy that people will accept me for who I am. I know I have sadness in my soul, that is how I was born, but I do good things.”
Amen to that.
May we all be present to our emotions and use them to create and grow.
Easier said than done but magic is always present.
With love and deep respect,