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Its something about the pulse of music that mesmerizes my inner being… Smiles and soft giggles every time a story or a sweet nothing is surfaced through the downbeat… And the bass line persistently yet flawlessly comforts the entire body of the melody. A good sound brings two polar things.. Love and appreciation to the heart… And an orgasmic experience to the open ear. Create something beautiful. Allow inspiration to flow like living water… Be confident, bold yet humble in your originality… Exude what lies dormant within… And let it be as good fruit that provides lasting fulfillment to the soul. -Lisa Movado
There is nothing more rewarding and fulfilling than self love. The way you treat yourself is the way you will treat others, whether it be direct or indirect. For some of us, it takes a while to come to that place where we can feel secure within ourselves. Loving yourself is healthy living. It decreases anxiety and increases the quality of your life. I found that loving yourself is like being in a relationship with your inner self. You are always connected. Always in tune and in awe of the beautiful attributes you possess. Your confidence is not easily shaken and your faith is your vehicle and insurance. What a package?! I used to put all my energy and heart into things that were not healthy for me… But as I ventured through, I began to gain an understanding of what loving yourself means. It doesn’t mean to be arrogant or “cocky” or inconsiderately selfish. I learned that loving myself means that I love everything about me from the inside out and outside in. It means that I appreciate the pace my hair grows…the softness of my skin…the depthness of my dark brown eyes…the width of my waste and the beauty mole at the edge of my right eye brow. Loving myself means that I admire the way I have my silly moments and burst into loud laughs that even God in heaven can hear me! Haa Loving myself means I can make sure I eat properly and genuinely care for the well being of others. Loving myself also means that I will shake my head when I look into the mirror and notice my flaws…then turn away and say, I can (be) better… Take time out of the day to enjoy you. Be selfish to an extent. Others need your love and care as well… You are not your past. Live in today for a more improved tomorrow. Surround yourself around positive people (That might include people that are different from you). Don’t be afraid to step outside of the box and be You. God is with you on your journey. Love yourself just the way you are and you will find much joy and fulfillment in life. When you love yourself… you will come to a place where you are not afraid to be who you are. - Lisa Movado
Where do you go when suddenly your world is shattered into pieces? You feel as though there is no place for shelter and no one for comfort. Sometimes, all we need is someone to tell us “Everything is going to be okay." Or someone to simply listen to our soliloquy, sit in silence beside us as we release… Peace. Have you ever found yourself wondering, where does peace exist? Maybe it exists in the deepest parts of our sanity or the core of our being. How often do we visit those places? Knowing that we’re not alone in this world is a pretty good feeling. …Or at least it should be. I feel that regardless of how far or close we are from each other…Or whether we reared from different ethnic backgrounds and speak other languages.. We all have one thing in common and its called “problems". In spite of the various causes of issues and disappointments we face, all of them make a “problem". Sometimes I think that when we’re going through our trials, we forget that we as individuals are not alone. I notice that our communities within the societies we live in lack “support system". But how could that even begin to exist or continue forth, when there are killings happening somewhere every single day??? It would be nice if our societies were more united in some way or another. …but that’s only a reality that lies dormant in wishful thinking. Where do you go when suddenly your world is shattered into pieces?.. Perhaps, to your quiet place??…. …the place where you meditate or pray in secret. …The place where you cry out all of your frustrations and scream the deepest desires of your heart out of desperation; hoping that someone or God hears you. I have a quiet place too… Its quite personal and special to me. Its actually the very place that keeps my sanity in tact. - Lisa Movado
Sleep has been the last thing on my mind lately… Im consumed with the thought of reaching my final destination. I refuse to think that I am living in a dream. What drives me each and everyday, is my vision. I have finally come to a place of feeling full. Every moment that I release a piece of myself through my writing or music, I feel a sense of peace and comfort. I feel true to myself. In this journey, I know that I must be patient, strong, willing and wise. I thank God for strength and faith. Every experience is simply a chapter to be written and a lesson learned. I feel that as days and time unfold, so will I… If there is one particular thing I seek to put into practice at this very moment in time, it is discipline. To be self aware is to be wise. Growth is what I desire. Love and purpose will unfold the rest… - Lisa Movado
Everybody is trying to make it somewhere. ...Life is a "trip" haa.. They say, "Follow your heart and pursue your passion." Is it really that simple? There's this tendency of phrasing our philosophies in such a way, that makes a mountain appear like a weightless cloud in the sky. Perhaps it's because we have an inner knowing Or a hidden braveness. We dare others, including ourselves, to take a leap of faith. Diving into the unknown. What is the reality in the equation of "pursuit"?? Is there one? For those whose dreams that are "in the clouds", society's standards are like piles of bricks to tear down, one by one. As for those whose dreams that lie in the "American dream", well,...I suppose the standards makes sense. It seems like the things that are tangible, provable and controllable, are the things we tend to lean towards. In some aspects, I guess it's a lot easier to make sense out of what can be measured. Well,...I don't have all the answers. However. I believe that every individuals' walk of life is unique. Our purposes are different. Some of us were born to be painters, researchers, athletes, musicians, directors, writers...etc. Our callings have their own times to manifest. It seems to me that Life is like a quest. Are you willing to find your reason for being? Are you strong enough to endure every challenge? Are you patient enough to see the outcome? Are you willing to pursue the seemingly impossible? Will you allow the fear and negativity of others to get in the way of your mission? Do your desires matter most to you? Are your decisions guided by everyone's opinion outside of your own? These are questions I ask myself often and I'm sure that many others do the same. Perhaps, pursuit is not really all that complex, but to simply know that in everything made possible, there will be trials. ...So, the reality in the equation of pursuit can be.....
One morning, I woke up feeling mentally and physically drained... Have you ever woken up feeling that way? It's a common thing for someone who lives each day, wondering if they're going to fulfill their life's purpose. Is it cynical to think that I must be doing the right thing? And,not be bothered nor feel overcome by...exhaustion? But, I guess that's what happens when you are so consumed with vital tasks that lie ahead of you. I was recently asked, "What will have caused the moment when you'll say, this wasn't for me?" My response was, "Even if I went bankrupt, I still wouldn't feel like it wasn't meant for me. Some happenings, are out of your control. If it wasn't one mistake or ignorance that led to another, something went wrong. The words "It wasn't meant for me" sounds like a doubt. After years of ones hard work and dedication, successes and failures, impacts and contributions, you have to keep hope alive and try again." I feel that there will be challenges even in the very things that we were born to do. Obstacles are a part of life. It's essentially about your confidence and willpower. I went to bed thinking to myself, I don't know what I'm ultimately put on this earth to do... but I'm willing to use what I've been given, as I live through and tackle each day with a faith as small as a mustard seed.
As a vocalist, do you often times get discouraged by the dips and holes of the business side of music? It's one thing to live what you love, but it's a whole other story to have the courage to be persistent in realizing your passion. I learn something new everyday. The moment you can actually admit to when you were either wrong or just didn't know something, that's when you've grown up. Music Business is a whole text book worth of information to learn and understand. But, I believe in all things there's a challenge. It's not always about when you get to your destination. It's about how. The other side of your passion is just a hurdle. Take the leap... If you fall, you have no where to go and nothing else to do but to rise and go upward.