The Notes with Andrew Nemr
The Notes with Andrew Nemr
Talking Notes – Pure in Heart

Talking Notes – Pure in Heart

A Journey of Transformation

I’m listening to the radio when this song comes on. The lyric in the chorus catches my attention.

If I traded it all // If I gave it all away // For one thing // Wouldn’t that be something

My heart resonates with the singleminded intention. It reminds me of the focus of pursuit that great artists and athletes endure to reach the heights of their craft. It reflects the discipline I’ve seen in people of integrity – even successful people in business and life. As an improvisational tap dancer, a lot of my time is spent discovering possible choices, and then training for the selection of the choices that I would be happy with. For any given piece of music, a tap dancer could dance through it in a near infinite number of ways. Yet, in any given performance of a particular piece, the dancer gets to say yes to one way. A single set of choices. One choice per moment. One yes, so many no’s. There is a loss of all the other possibilities. For everything we say yes to, there are a multitude of no’s that are implicit in the choice.

This got me thinking about what it means to be pure in heart…

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