I feel a lot more secure about the directions I take, than I might have, had I not practiced Buddhism.
The cool thing is that jazz is really a wonderful example of the great characteristics of Buddhism and great characteristics of the human spirit. Because in jazz we share, we listen to each other, we respect each other, we are creating in the moment. At our best, we're non-judgmental.
Buddhism has turned me on to my humanness, and is challenging my humanness so that I can become more human.
Music is not the only reason that I practice Buddhism anymore because it has affected my whole life.
One thing that attracted me to Buddhism was the support for this larger vision of values.
I've been practising Buddhism for forty years, and that's what has led me to this path of discovering my own humanity and recognizing the humanity in others.
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