friday | feb 23 | 6:00 PM | dinner and gathering
The Music on Your Heart: a mindful listening experience.
Is there a soundtrack to your life? Songs that instantly bring you back to significant moments, infuse meaning, and express feelings for which you can’t find words?
Music takes us to places words and logic can’t reach, a wormhole into our deepest selves. We usually don’t think of music that way, but it’s why we love it so much—and how could we heal and grow if we began to intentionally use it that way?
Welcome to The Music on Your Heart—a night of intentional listening to the music that moves you the most. You choose the music, and we pick songs out of a hat, listen, and talk about what they mean to us, what they reveal about us most deeply. Great mindfulness training, great music, great fun.
We had so much fun with Bill last year, we’re bringing him back, and this time, he’s looking for us to pick music that mixes emotional content. Have a song in mind that contains more than one emotion at the same time–maybe happy music with darker lyrics or vice versa, or songs with mixed emotions in the lyrics themselves. Think of the Beatles’ Lady Madonna–tragic lyrics, happy music–or My Funny Valentine with complicated, mixed emotion. We want to work on seeing how music can hold seeming opposites in a single song and show us how loving the paradox can change the way we look at life.
Bill Protzmann will be guiding us through the evening. A concert pianist himself, Bill has been working for thirty years as an advocate and educator, using music to promote physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health for leading business executives, military veterans, and anyone who cares to listen.
Bill will bring his love for music and belief in its healing power to theeffect, Friday night, February 23. Come join us at 6P for potluck dinner; program starts at 7P.