“People should think less about what they ought to do and more about what they ought to be. If only their being were good, the works would shine forth brightly.” ~Meister Johannes Eckhart
In times of great social unrest or personal distress, it’s not unusual to ponder existential questions, such as “Who am I?” and “What is the meaning of my life?” I believe that these are valuable questions to ask oneself. But without spiritual and emotional support, this type of deep inquiry can lead to uncertainty, hopelessness, and depression.
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In 1964, John Coltrane, often referred to as just “Trane,” revealed to the world his concept of spirituality in the form of what would soon be a world-renowned recording, “A Love Supreme.” Coltrane’s unique concept fused music and theology; he looked deep within himself, around himself, and to the heavens and the mystery of faith and religion.
Coltrane was on an unyielding quest for a closer relationship with God, and the manifestation of his quest was music virtually indescribable by the written word. I came across this essay, which speaks to the power of his music: “John Coltrane may be the only musician ever whose recordings would later be assigned the power of divination usually attributed to proto-jazz hymns and old time healers whose primal energy conjured spirits and laid souls bare.” (KARASLAMB, Revivalist Exclusive: Remembering John Coltrane On His 87th Birthday.)
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