"It's been a long, long day. I've got some worn out shoes" :-)

I woke this morning not long after five o'clock with and immediate feeling of sadness. This feeling had been growing for a few days with out rhyme or reason. It is a tiny down side to being an extremely lucky and predominantly happy chap that every now and then I must look at the other side of my shiny magical penny. This process as I look at it now seems to help me to keep the REASON close and visible. The reason is the why - why I spend so much time happy, why I find the world so inspiring. why I play music in the street and love to see the happiness it brings. There are many who see busking as begging and if that means they think I should get a proper job and stop relying on others then I ask who do you rely on? but it also makes me ask what does the beggar give when they take money with gratitude. and say gawd bless you with a smile. it warms the world from where I'm standing - it makes us real - beggar or Samaritan you make the world a better place by giving or gratefully receiving. it's hope, it's love. So why I ask my self. What the hell am I doing? Why? Because almost every day I wake up grateful and watch amazed as the universe takes what I do and amplifies it and bathes me in it and shares it with others . . .  I'll do my best to make it beautiful and true. A day or even just a moment (a smile) is such a magnificent gift. I am truly grateful.

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  • Treesong Spirit

    Treesong Spirit

    Fine words my friend... the magic of life opens up to us when we do our best each day and with a loving heart. Feeling happy or sad is part of our human condition. Don't attach yourself to those feelings but rather accept it is part of what makes a human being for we are truly blessed creatures in this small part of the universe. People smile because you openly share your zest for life and your gift of song. Continue to do what you do best and keep spreading the love for all to share, we are truely grateful for Tom McNair.

    Fine words my friend... the magic of life opens up to us when we do our best each day and with a loving heart. Feeling happy or sad is part of our human condition. Don't attach yourself to those feelings but rather accept it is part of what makes a human being for we are truly blessed creatures in this small part of the universe. People smile because you openly share your zest for life and your gift of song. Continue to do what you do best and keep spreading the love for all to share, we are truely grateful for Tom McNair.

  •  jane

    jane

    I can relate...latley i have spontaneousley cried deep heart felt tears for no reason ....... and running alongside of this is such a deep love for evertything and gratefull for it all..... I have become so aware of the transience of everything I love that one day will not be around..... more tears....and more love and appreciation now xxxx love you Tom xxxxx also send love to my beauty indi and baby gorgoeous and ruthie xxxx

    I can relate...latley i have spontaneousley cried deep heart felt tears for no reason ....... and running alongside of this is such a deep love for evertything and gratefull for it all..... I have become so aware of the transience of everything I love that one day will not be around..... more tears....and more love and appreciation now xxxx love you Tom xxxxx also send love to my beauty indi and baby gorgoeous and ruthie xxxx

  • Sibstar

    Sibstar

    Tom!! I believe in you and what you do. And I know you believe in you too. “Don’t die with your music still inside you. Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul. Listen to that inner voice, and don’t get to the end of your life and say, ‘What if my whole life has been wrong?” -Dr. Wayne W. Dyer "The superconscious mind is the God Mind within each man, and is the realm of perfect ideas. In it, is the "perfect pattern" spoken of by Plato, The Divine Design; for there is a Divine Design for each person. There is a place that you are to fill and no one else can fill, something you are to do, which no one else can do. There is a perfect picture of this in the superconscious mind. It usually flashes across the conscious as an unattainable ideal - "something too good to be true." In reality it is man's true destiny (or destination) flashed to him from the Infinite Intelligence which is within himself." Quote from The game of life by Florence Scovel Shinn You have come so far along your path, further than most. You fly with Jonathan transcending lifetimes, perfecting your truth. You are an inspiration to all. There is so much more for you to discover. Look into the eyes of your lovely little ones and give a loving hug to lift your spirit. I love you. I miss you. xoxoxoxox

    Tom!!

    I believe in you and what you do. And I know you believe in you too.

    “Don’t die with your music still inside you. Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul. Listen to that inner voice, and don’t get to the end of your life and say, ‘What if my whole life has been wrong?”

    -Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

    "The superconscious mind is the God Mind within each man, and is the realm of perfect ideas. In it, is the "perfect pattern" spoken of by Plato, The Divine Design; for there is a Divine Design for each person. There is a place that you are to fill and no one else can fill, something you are to do, which no one else can do. There is a perfect picture of this in the superconscious mind. It usually flashes across the conscious as an unattainable ideal - "something too good to be true." In reality it is man's true destiny (or destination) flashed to him from the Infinite Intelligence which is within himself."

    Quote from The game of life by Florence Scovel Shinn

    You have come so far along your path, further than most. You fly with Jonathan transcending lifetimes, perfecting your truth. You are an inspiration to all. There is so much more for you to discover. Look into the eyes of your lovely little ones and give a loving hug to lift your spirit. I love you. I miss you. xoxoxoxox

  • Summertrack

    Summertrack

    Following your heart and writing/singing/performing for a living is huge. So many people never do that. You're finding your own path and, yeah sometimes sadness comes from that. But remember what it feels like to create something and to have it appreciated! Loving the songs - keep doing what you do:-)

    Following your heart and writing/singing/performing for a living is huge. So many people never do that. You're finding your own path and, yeah sometimes sadness comes from that. But remember what it feels like to create something and to have it appreciated! Loving the songs - keep doing what you do:-)

  • Louise

    Louise

    Marry Me!!!! lol You are truly inspirational!

    Marry Me!!!! lol
    You are truly inspirational!

  • Louise

    Louise

    You must live for the day, for the hour, for the minute, for the second, live in the ever present moment. Have no anxiety for the morrow and do the best you can. The Great Spirit is aware of the fact that you are all human beings and imperfect. That is why you are on earth. If you were perfect you would not be where you are now. The function of your earthly life is simply to eliminate the imperfections

    You must live for the day, for the hour, for the minute, for the second, live in the ever present moment. Have no anxiety for the morrow and do the best you can. The Great Spirit is aware of the fact that you are all human beings and imperfect. That is why you are on earth. If you were perfect you would not be where you are now. The function of your earthly life is simply to eliminate the imperfections

  • Big Willy

    Big Willy

    Dude, What you do IS NOT begging. You bring beauty into the world and leave people like me in awe with a heart full of love. Shouldn't that be worth something? I support music done right, music that comes from the soul, not the cheesy, commercialized crap that has a distorted and unfair distribution of wealth. "Face piles of trials with smiles and keep on thinking free..." -The Moody Blues

    Dude,
    What you do IS NOT begging. You bring beauty into the world and leave people like me in awe with a heart full of love. Shouldn't that be worth something? I support music done right, music that comes from the soul, not the cheesy, commercialized crap that has a distorted and unfair distribution of wealth.
    "Face piles of trials with smiles and keep on thinking free..."
    -The Moody Blues

  • MarkMozaik

    MarkMozaik

    A message from the Sufi I found the other day whilst asking the same questions. In the life of the Sufi music is as important as air for breathing. Music is a power in our life, our greatest gift. It brings us laughter or tears - it feeds our spirit. Music is a universal language; music appears in all languages of the world, by mixing seven tones, which create millions of different melodies. Seven tones create the whole music world-wide, ever written and still to be written. Sufi music is a mental expression of divine love from the view of humans. The message is liberty of the soul, the love for each other and the love for nature. It’s about harmony, belief, love, and beauty. Take care and be well. A sound from those with light feet...

    A message from the Sufi I found the other day whilst asking the same questions.

    In the life of the Sufi music is as important as air for breathing. Music is a power in our life, our greatest gift. It brings us laughter or tears - it feeds our spirit. Music is a universal language; music appears in all languages of the world, by mixing seven tones, which create millions of different melodies. Seven tones create the whole music world-wide, ever written and still to be written. Sufi music is a mental expression of divine love from the view of humans. The message is liberty of the soul, the love for each other and the love for nature. It’s about harmony, belief, love, and beauty.

    Take care and be well. A sound from those with light feet...

  • Steve

    Steve Cirencester

    I've taken your mantra on board. And what a difference it has made. I am a maintenance technician on a payroll. But I now look at myself as a fixer and I look forward to what I can fix today to make someone else's life easier today. I'm so much happier in my work and I now get lots of real THANKS. So thank you.🙋

    I've taken your mantra on board. And what a difference it has made. I am a maintenance technician on a payroll. But I now look at myself as a fixer and I look forward to what I can fix today to make someone else's life easier today. I'm so much happier in my work and I now get lots of real THANKS.

    So thank you.🙋

  • Rita

    Rita Hitchin

    Thank you so much for today in Stratford-upon-Avon! Glad you had fun playing for what was quite an audience even if just a few clapped at the end of each song! I go there often and have seen some cool musicians in the same spot, but today I was drawn to it by the soulful sound that echoed all over Henley Str, your voice and the way you just bare your soul in every chord, verse and arrangement is simply a gift to us all. You shine to the world through your music! Thank you so so much! :) @rita108/@ARAphotoUK P.S. - Check out Eleanor Brown. I'd absolutely love to see you guys play together create, share your beautiful souls and enormous talent with the world!

    Thank you so much for today in Stratford-upon-Avon! Glad you had fun playing for what was quite an audience even if just a few clapped at the end of each song! I go there often and have seen some cool musicians in the same spot, but today I was drawn to it by the soulful sound that echoed all over Henley Str, your voice and the way you just bare your soul in every chord, verse and arrangement is simply a gift to us all. You shine to the world through your music!
    Thank you so so much! smile
    @rita108/@ARAphotoUK

    P.S. - Check out Eleanor Brown. I'd absolutely love to see you guys play together create, share your beautiful souls and enormous talent with the world!

  • Alan

    Alan Manchester

    "I have always been a believer in the good things in life, but they don't all come wrapped in cellophane, and they don't always seem to turn out right".....sung by Paul Rogers of the band "Free" - song title "Sail On"

    "I have always been a believer in the good things in life, but they don't all come wrapped in cellophane, and they don't always seem to turn out right".....sung by Paul Rogers of the band "Free" - song title "Sail On"

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