I connected with Bob Sima and his music as I was climbing out of a period of depression and anxiety a couple of years ago, a dark time that caught me completely by surprise and took me down lower than I’ve ever been. I forgot the truth about who I am. I forgot how to Let Go and Let God. I was attached to impossible situations, drowning while afraid to let go of the sinking boat I was on so I could rise back to the surface and breathe again. Bob’s music arrived in my life as I was beginning my ascent from those depths, as if someone had tossed a life jacket to me right when I needed it.
Bob’s music reminds me of the truth about myself, about who I really am at my core. It helps me stay present and mindful and gives me an anchor I can return to when dark clouds begin to appear on the horizon.
My mind thinks my default state is to be a hermit, to isolate myself, to dream of living somewhere where I don’t have to “deal with anyone”. But I know better than this. I know connection is just as important as eating right and getting exercise. Bob’s music reinforces this truth in a magical way. Today, I want to SEEK connection. Today, I want to LOVE everybody. Today, I want to HEAL our world.
Connecting with Bob’s music has resulted in a truly beautiful side benefit; I have made so many wonderful new friends at concerts, workshops, retreats and other gatherings, many who’ve had similar experiences and are on similar journeys. I’m more connected now than I’ve ever been in my life.
But perhaps the greatest benefit is that Bob’s music has helped me restore my connection to God, Source, and Spirit within me. I know that I have infinite wisdom, right here, inside, whenever I need it. All I need to do is breathe and listen.
The dark clouds will always be there, and I know that it takes a regular spiritual practice and connection to stay centered and present. I’m so blessed to have Bob’s music as a tool in my spiritual toolbox.
Bob and Shannon, thank you so much for all you do. I give you my heart.
~ Jack Anderson