This a capella song One More Lifeis a response to Knife Crime in London. I found myself asking how can we help young people value and cherish the preciousness of their lives - to channel their passions into creating lives they love and becoming the leaders of the future.
Throw-Away Lives I find myself witnessing a global de-valuing of life and humanity - a void which produces destruction of ourselves and our environment. Numbed to our true preciousness, we fill our planet full of plastic, our heads full of nonsense, and our bodies full of toxins. In the City, it's so easy to run around like a headless chicken, seduced into throwing away precious moments in hypnotic illusions - worries, stresses, media frenzy - on and on it goes. Just this morning I found myself picking up a bag full of litter in a park I love, saddened by the lack of value those that left it felt for their surroundings.
Precious Spring Rising Yet as the faces of the precious spring flowers break through the earth, it only takes a moment to breathe in their perfume, to savour their colours and reconnect to the essential quick of life. It takes just a little bit of exercise and good nutrition for bodies to feel vibrant. It takes just one hour of singing for people to feel uplifted and connected. It takes just one touch of a lonely hand for someone to feel cared for.
Restoring Preciousness As all the wise folks have reminded us throughout time, change is an inside job - if we learn to value ourselves, we can contribute more value to the lives of others. So I endeavour to take moments of refuge - to remember to breathe deep and get still, listen, reflect and make space for the creative spark of inspiration alive and kicking in every cell. It's right here in our bones and in our feet - the ancient and the new all singing within us with the wisdom of the ageless - the incredible symphony of life wanting to be heard and for us to sing our song within it. When we listen and tune into the song of life, every moment becomes precious every face we pass in the street every flower in the garden every step of our feet every breath of our Precious Life