Your Soul Food for the week of Sept 23, 2022: The Autumnal Equinox, World Gratitude Day, World Rhino Day & What Kind of Artist Are YOU?

Happy Soul Food Friday!

“The meaning of your life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”- Pablo Picasso

This week:

  • The Autumnal Equinox with Billy S
  • “The Earth is Now Our Only Shareholder. Instead Of Going Public You Could Say We’re Going Purpose”
  • Celebrate World Gratitude Day!
  • Gratitude to Roger Federer for Leaving A Legacy of Class!
  • Baby Southern White Rhino at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park Gets a Name: Neville
  • Which Type of Artist Are You?
    • People or Craft? Accomplishment or Accompaniment?

The Autumnal Equinox with Billy S:

Aloha Friends,

The Autumnal Equinox is Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 6:03 pm PDT.

It marks the start of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Equinox reminds us about the passage of time, the motion of the Earth, and the changing of the seasons.

Translated literally, equinox means “equal night”.

On the equinox, the length of day and night is nearly equal in all parts of the world, about twelve hours of each. This is because the sun is positioned above the equator.

On this day, the Sun rises directly in the East, and sets directly in the West.

At the moment of the Autumnal Equinox the Sun crosses the equator from north to south.

After the Autumnal equinox, the days become shorter and the air cooler.

Wishing you a special day, symbolic of balance in our life and with the environment.

Stay in tune with nature and wellness!

“The Earth is Now Our Only Shareholder. Instead Of Going Public You Could Say We’re Going Purpose”

Chouinard announces he is giving away all his shares in Patagonia to a trust that will use future profits to “help fight” the climate crisis.

Yvon Chouinard – the ‘existential dirtbag’ who founded and gifted Patagonia | Business | The Guardian

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence

and making sure that impact lasts in your absence”

Celebrate World Gratitude Day!

Here’s How You Can Celebrate World Gratitude Day at Your Workplace | Inc.com

Gratitude to Roger Federer for Leaving A Legacy of Class!

Speaking at His First Press Conference Since Announcing His Retirement, the Swiss Legend Opened Up on the Range of Emotions He’s Felt Over the Past Weeks:

Watch: Federer on bittersweet emotions in retiring, dream Laver Cup pairing with Nadal and more (scroll.in)

Baby Southern White Rhino at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park Gets a Name: Neville

Just in time for World Rhino Day…

Baby southern white rhino at San Diego Zoo Safari Park | cbs8.com

If you are local-

Which Type of Artist Are You?

People or Craft? Accomplishment or Accompaniment?

“Technical knowledge is not enough.

One must transcend technical knowledge until the art becomes an artless art, flowing from the subconscious”

– D Suzuki (Zen Master)

Greetings Live Music Lovers & Kindred Spirits!

I have been extremely blessed and jazzed to play live music all over the world, from busking on the streets of Europe with a single musician, to jamming at the beach resorts of Florida, to jumping in at the paladares in Cuba, or bars and restaurants in Hawaii, to music halls and concert gigs and charity events right here in Southern California.

In my experience there are two types of artists (including musicians of course).

The first are all about cultivating their technical chops.

The pride themselves on their well-honed skills and excellence, but with that bias comes a sharp inner critic and voice of judgement.

They focus on the craft over the people.

Their debrief is all about what was missing, and what they could have done better in their pursuit of technical excellence.

They privilege virtuosity, and take pride in their accomplishment.

The second group are all about creating an experience and disappearing in the flow of the art.

They take pride when they surrender themselves to the moment, listen well to each other, and transport their audience to another dimension.

Their focus is on people over craft.

Their debrief is all about what resonated, where magic happened, and how to repeat that flow experience in service of their audience.

They privilege virtuousness in service of the art, and take pride in accompaniment.

Same effort.

Different experience and outcome…

Here are two live music experiences that focus on the latter (which as you have probably figured out, is my jam!) and if you have been out to any of the shows know exactly what I am talking about:

Saturday Sept 24th Drivin’ The Bus is at the Carlsbad Landings (outdoors) from 6 to 9pm

2192 McClellan, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Righteous Classic Jam band playing all the crowd favs

All ages welcomed!

Carlsbad Landings (dtbband.com)

Thursday Sept 29th Strange Crew at Duck Foot Brewing Company in Mira Mesa (indoors) from 7 to 10p

8920 Kenamar Drive, Suite 210, San Diego CA

San Diego-based tribute/dedication band playing the music of Eric Clapton’s entire career

All ages and dogs welcomed!

(20+) Strange Crew | Facebook

Break up your week.

Crack open your heart.

Get out and connect…

Hope to see you there!

Thanks this week go to Bob C, Sarah G, Jeri C, Judy R, and the DTB and Strange Crew bands for sharing the unbounded joy of music!

Please pay it forward.

Love,

Neville

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“Ars longa, vita brevis”

Art is Long, Life is Short

So Live Well Today!

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