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from the latest Mark Austin Band CD, Moongliding on Mars
iTunes link here Reach Out (B)

from the CD entitled "The Message is Greater Than the Messenger"

Jim Eager - guitar
Mark Austin - vocals, acoustic fretless Washburn bass
iTunes link here Reach Out


To look inside with a picture not yet taken
feeling only the love we know is true
for a moment, to cease the hesitation
and find the stillness crying, I love you

 I find a thank you waiting in the silence
if we could see the smiles just beyond the fear
for there is more anticipation as it follows
just sincerely have the will to volunteer

 Reach Out and touch the world
you have the spirit from within
Reach Out and touch the world
it will remain your underpin

 The shadows cast should remind us not to worry
rapid strides often call for needed change
until we find it in our hearts it cannot hurry
and give the gift of peace of mind to innerchange


words and music by Mark Austin copyright 1993

Albert Einstein said, "A human being is a part of the whole that we call the universe.. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical illusion of his consciousness. This illusion is a prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for only the few people nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living beings and all of nature." Who we are verses who we think we are; to live or to think we're living. To REACH OUT with faith from a viewpoint of connectedness within one's conscious mind provides the opportunity to experience oneself as a part of the whole. Reason creates the probability which faith can transform into personal spiritual experience. This is to love ourselves; because who we are is not just a name, family, income bracket, or a personal belief system. Who we are truly comes from God and is more than what we think. We're connected to something that is not limited to our belief systems or our subjective perceptions of reality, yet we limit our conscious experience of this by our limited acceptance of infinite possibilities. In our consciousness lives the arena of perception and choice. By illuminating the mind -- expanding awareness of who we are -- we will transcend what we perceive as our conscious mind for the recognition of the mind of the Spirit.


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