I composed a new song a few days ago which took me to another realm! Truly – there are very few things in life that are better than being a channel for inspiration.   These are the moments that take me to a meditative state – especially when I’m singing the vocals for a new song.  The emotions come out so much easier because it’s new.  I call it ‘a creative rush’ as that’s how I feel when I’m done – tired, yet blissful and exhilarated!
The words I used to set to music are from a unique and incredibly inspiring individual – Abdu’l-Baha.  I’m looking for a title for the song (right now I’ve entitled it ‘Rise’) and I’d love to hear your suggestions after you read the lyrics:
To teach is to learn, to learn is to work, to work is to serve, to serve is to love, to love is to sacrifice, to sacrifice is to die, to die is to live, to live is to strive, to strive is to rise above all earthly limitations and enter the eternal realm. ~ Abdu’l-Baha


    Varya May 23, 2010Reply

    Looking forward to hearing it, dear Elika!

    cleverpig May 23, 2010Reply

    a title:”Helix Of Love” — my suggestion.

    Felisha May 23, 2010Reply

    What a blessing to have such creativity bursting out of you. 🙂 Happy for you! I’m excited to hear the new song and I like the title you chose.

    Sarmad May 24, 2010Reply

    Perfect title, dear Elika! 🙂

    jaleh May 31, 2010Reply

    How lovely to have these inspirational bursts and let the world have a share! Can’t think of any other title! Rise is Great! Well done love El. Missing you so and wishing to be with you everyday…

    Gavin October 14, 2010Reply

    What is the reference for attributing these words to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá? I’m pretty sure they’re words adapted from a poem by Amatu’l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum-Rabbani, which were set to music (in English) by Laura Lee and Lucy Shropshire. There’s also a Spanish verision called “Ensañar es Aprender”.

    Elika October 16, 2010Reply

    Thanks for your suggestions and encouragement everyone!
    Hi Gavin, thanks for writing. I believe I saw the song attributed to Abdu’l-Baha in a songbook but I think you’re right as I wasn’t absolutely sure. Thanks for clarifying. How do we find out for sure?

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