Entries for 30th Apr 2012
I haven't practised Shorinji Kempo for years, but it's always interesting how many of the principles feed back into my life. I "stopped" practising when I went to university—no dojo where I went—and chemistry [and music] took over.
Over time it's like the philosophy has been subsumed into my music practice: "live half for oneself and half for others". When I used to practise, I was able to channel my latent anger [I was a very angry person at the time] into the martial art.
But playing music does much more than that. Music gives me a path to express complex emotions clearly without being overcome by them. And listening to music explains life and beyond in clearer ways than talking ever did.
And that is why I make music.