Chords in Harmony

“Through the Leaves” | Anthony Satori

“I trust if your life is right, the right things will happen at the right time. If the chords are in harmony inside, I think other things will happen in the same way. That would have sounded pretentious to me once, but I believe it now.”

– Gene Wilder

New Colors

“Blue Peacock” | Anthony Satori

“She told me a bit of madness is key, to give us new colors to see. Who knows where it will lead us? And that’s why they need us. So here’s to the rebels, the ripples from pebbles, the painters and poets and plays. And here’s to the fools who dream, as crazy as they may seem. And here’s to the hearts that break.”

– Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

A Truly Happy Life

“Magnolia in Bloom”| Anthony Satori

“One kind of happiness is to survive a storm at sea, and to reach the shore in safety. Another is to triumph over hardship. Another is moving up in wealth and strength and position. Or one can hope; there are so many hopes. Some human hopes succeed and others fail. But a truly happy life is happiness day by day.”

– Euripides

The Mystical Nature of Music

“Golden Conch Shell” | Anthony Satori

“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Some people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music playing very loudly on the radio.”

— Hunter S. Thompson

The music of the conch shell, for many cultures, has for millennia been the means for calling together the community for celebration, ritual, or a collective endeavor of some kind. For other cultures, it has represented a musical entreaty to communicate with the supernatural world. And for other cultures still, the conch produces nothing less than the sound from which the very universe was created.

The Scent of Old Books

“The Scent of Old Books” | Anthony Satori

“I have found Truth. Hearing such a boastful statement, you are probably breaking up in laughter. But I mean it. When I encountered Truth, I was startled. It was nothing out of the ordinary. Why has it taken me so long to recognize it, more than ten thousand lives? When I saw it, I was so surprised, all I could do was burst out laughing, just as you must be doing as you read this. I said, ‘I thought with a fancy name like Truth, you’d be more beautiful.’ ‘You think I’m ugly?’ Truth asked. I looked again and had to admit that Truth was not ugly. Truth then asked, ‘Now that you’ve seen me, what will you do tonight?’ I answered solemnly, ‘When I am hungry, I will eat. When I am tired, I will sleep.'”

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Portals and paths to enlightenment exist all around us. Life is filled with opportunities for us to enrich our minds with knowledge and beauty, to infuse our actions with love and joy, and to fill our hearts with compassion and understanding. And the more earnestly and enthusiastically we pursue such things, the more deeply our Being will become enlightened with all of the wonders that the Universe has to offer.