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Brew Inspiration

Date : 2009-10-26



In his wonderful autobiography, Treat it Gentle, legendary jazz clarinetist, Sidney Bechet, makes the following observation about the difference between bands that played just what they knew and bands that played what they knew and more:

You know, when you learn something, you can go just so far. When you've finished that, there's not much else you can do unless you know how to get hold of something inside you that isn't learned. It has to be there inside you without any need of learning. The band that played what it knew, it didn't have enough. In the end it would get confused; it was finished. And the people, they could tell.

The phrase "get hold of something inside you" intrigues me. It reminds me of another something Jesus kept saying over and over again to people: "The Kingdom of God is within you."

What if you perceived that spirituality was not so much about grasping for things that were outside you, but more about grabbing hold to things that were inside you? 

                                                                                   Kirk Byron Jones

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