How to have a flourishing Charlie Parker kind of year

Charlie Parker was one of the great sax players of the 20th century who once said, “Music is simply melody, harmony and rhythm. That’s it!”  Imagine how those focusing on those 3 concepts could create a simple yet flourishing 2013.

1. MELODY: Choose a simple melody for the year, something that has to do with deep meaning related to compassion, community, and contribution.

2. HARMONY: Consider carefully those with whom you can best harmonize around this melody, those who will align with your purpose and feed your soul most powerfully.

3. RHYTHM:  Create a rhythm or pace – perhaps a range of rhythms and paces — that will ensure both contribution and self-care as you move through the coming year with grace and gratitude

*reprinted with permission from Brian Fraser’s JAZZ THINK TIPS ezine www.jazzthink.com

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