Jazz music is one of the few human activities that succeedes in combining responsibility for the collective with individual freedom. The great challenge for every musician is to find his personal sound, to express his true self and at the same time find his role in the group. In our search for self knowledge, finding meaning in our lives and to full fill our destiny, jazz music is a fantastic art form to help us on that path.
Lars Jansson
hA window towards beingh
I close my eyes
and enter the inner room.
With the eye of my consciousness
I try to see my True Face.
In music we share our deepest feelings.
Music is a window towards being.
According to the Greek legend, Pandora was given a box as a wedding present that she must never open.
When she couldn't resist her curiosity and opened the box all of the worlds suffering and pain flew out over the earth.
The only thing that was left was Hope.
W herever you go
d I fficult to keep close to your true self
to s T ay in focus
busy mo N key mind
d E sires
pa S sions
a re S tless mind thinking of
th I s and that
impressio N s of past
plannin G for tomorrow
when W ords stop
s I lence
the wa T er
in the po N d becomes
cl E ar
tran S parent
you   S ee the bottom
noth I ng
betwee N  you and existence
G od smiles
see the W orld
w I th open eyes
accep T whatever
happe N s
c E lebrate
ju S t being
at ea S e
w I th yourself
livi N g
witnessin G
hI am Thath
l I ving
everyd A y life
sacred  M oments
cons T ant
wors H ip of self
tot A lly present
no pas T  no future
listen  I nside
with full  A ttantion
M ind stops
the  T rue self shines
H ere and now
complete  A wareness
of  T hat
hThe time we haveh
In comparison with the lenght of time the univere has existed, a human life is merely a passing breeze. A fantastic, wonderful and mysical event, but oh so brief. Watching our own children and those of others growing up gives us a close-up of the rapid passage of time. Being human (as opposed to being animal) implies becoming aware of the brevity of time.We are born, we grow, we mature and develop, we age and die. The myth of Adam and Eve tasting the fruit of the tree of knowledge, for better or for worse, symbolizes becoming aware of what it is to be a human being.
hThe time we haveh refers to the time we have been given, a gift possibly meted out in advance.
Initially we see this as sorrowful and depressing. We ask ourselves wether there is actually any point to this complex life we are trying to live. If we are not paralysed by the pain, our awerness of the situation may turn it around, into a possitive effort to get what we can get out of life, to nurture the life we are given, to develope our potential, to live more intensevely, secure in the eternal now.
Milarepa said; hI want to live and die without regreth
Poems and text by Lars Jansson