……in search of harmony

Gregory Abbott

Gregory Abbott

Many of us have grown up in a multi-cultural setting…. the circumstances of multi-cultural existence can teach you to be strong and resourceful as so many of you are…

While many of you have attained a certain satisfactory level of accomplishment; (a place that “fits”) whatever that may be, the other piece of the puzzle is to achieve balance and harmony. Our experience teaches us that conflict is counter productive and so, in order to achieve our goals we must attempt to grapple with the difficulties of life while still maintaining a sense of peace and harmony.

I’ve been thinking about the Boston Marathon bombing and find that once again that cherished sense of harmony is threatened. My prayers go out the victims and their families. However justified the gripes of the perpetrators may be, in the end I believe violence is not the remedy for the simple reason that it never works for all concerned. There is always a loser. We are “all one” and any attempt at solution will only last if it is a win/win situation. Violent acts are not a win/win situation.

I believe we will ultimately unite as human beings and that love will prevail. The good will win out, even though I’m sure to all of us it feels like it will never happen soon enough. This is a hard lesson to learn and one that often runs counter with our emotions i.e. the anger, frustration or hurt that we feel when we are mistreated or things don’t go our way. Its taken me a while to learn this lesson for myself.

Perhaps you feel the same. Perhaps this is what binds us together…. So here’s to a brighter future where there are so many of us lovers, that we wash over conflicts and obstacles like a mighty rogue wave.

Glad to hear and see that so much friendship has come from the trip to Carnival.

Quote: For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind… Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Musically yours,

Gregory

0 thoughts on “……in search of harmony

  1. Hi G
    We @GanD like your quote of the day..and we hope oneday you take us out of the “2nd” postion..
    Just ‘chillin’ for an hour in the office so we decided to check you out. Boss lady says she has been working on an email (its in draft) for some time now..so be prepared to read it .BY THE TIME SHE’S DONE..IT WILL BE VERY LONG 🙂

  2. Hi Gregory
    I felt a little left out when I did not receive..photo & poems today, like everyone got @GanD. The reason is, I did not confirm subscription to your blog, an oversight on my end. Anyhow, had a very therapeutic 90 minutes..relaxing at the office.. listening to your voice, singing. and reading your poems for myself, after we had an office-mate, read it to us. The only thing was missing was a back & foot massage. 🙂
    Love what you sing & write. Always did & I always will.
    Bless you

  3. Hello Gregory
    I thought you were going to post a quote for Earth Day. To refresh your
    memory, I am the official “Quote Person” @GanD. And the Bulletin board
    had an Earth Day quote each day of the work week, starting from last Monday..
    so i am going to share them with you & your fans.

    Day 1. There is a great need for the introduction of new values
    in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower
    can be faster, and less can be more.
    Day 2. Suburbia is where the developers bulldozes out the trees, then
    name the streets after them.
    Day 3. Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and
    the winds long to play with your hair.
    Day 4. For 200 years we’ve been conquering nature. Now we’re
    beating it to death.
    Day 5. The earth is what we all have in common.
    Day 6. (4/22) I believe in God..only thing I spell it N.A.T.U.R.E.

      • Good Day Gregory
        Love those ‘earth quotes from Jenna. We should all think “green” for a safer world. However, I am here for another reason..which is..your staff need to get the stores stock with some more CDs. The ones I had lost its groove and I could not find them in Miami or here (LA/Hollywood)..and you should fix the option on your Youtube playlist from ‘view all’ to ‘play-all’…so when I am on..it stays on. If you ever come this side, stop by my Pet Shop (WHISKERS & PAWS) on SUNSET. Don’t laugh but, you are use to hearing people say they play your songs for babies, themselves. etc & etc..but I also play them for the pets over the intercom in the shop. Over the years, my customers have gotten use to your smooth, sultry suave voice..that if I change from the ballads to Caribbean beat songs, they notice and they are all impressed at how versatile your voice is. So stock the stores, because..occasionally I like to drop one of your CDs in their bags. I am only at the shop (full-time) on the week-ends..because I am a Vet..at a Animal Hospital, during the week. So I need my G-Grooves..blasting in the car…when I’m driving, back & forth.
        Take Care..& let us “think green”

      • Gregory I think Jenna & you would make great conversationalist or pen-pals. because she does not speak using sentences…she..quotes. I use to think she made them up, but they are actually written by mostly famous people. Do you are any out there? What about poems? That I can relate to. Sometimes, I turn Gary into a foolish fool by asking him to recite a poem that I like. Somethings are better off left alone. lol
        Love ya! Wish I could see-ya! 🙂 and guess which song is playing on my laptop now?Prove It 2 U.. “So b4 I run out of time” “whenever u need me, what we av is one-of-a-kind” (now i am singing out loud & my—G is tossing & turning..probably think he’s dreaming hearing my crocodile voice..oops! he’s awake..looking into my eyes, & asked what was that noise…Want 2 knw what I said..’i am proving my love 2 gregory abbott” Now he just when back 2 zzzzz. And tomorrow I bet he’s gonna say “I had a dream” & I’ll say “r e a l l y” 🙂

        • Oh you’re bad…… bad…… bad…… (smile).

          I have quite a few favorite poems. I’ll dig through my archives and post one shortly.

          Thanks for the suggestion Drew.

          Gregory

  4. GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF JAH
    HEY –G..JUST FINISHED LISTENING TO ONE WORLD, ONE HEART. ONE MIND, WITH ONE IRIE JOINT IN HAND….ITS LEGAL TO SAY THAT NOW 🙂 KEVIN (my other half) IS NOT INTO BALLADS..SO MOST TIMES WE GROOVE TO DIFFERENT SOUNDS, BUT ONCE I AMBUSH HIM WITH YOUR ROOTS, ROCK REGGAE JAMS..HE’S IN MY CORNER. SO THIS TRACK HE LOVES..AND IF YOUR BLOG HAD SMELL-O-VISION..YOU WOULD KNOW HOW ‘IRIE’ WE ARE FEELING NOW… OF COURSE WE HAVE SOME MARLEY & SONS IN THE MIX. WHILE I AM HERE FEELING ‘IRIE’ I HOPE YOU AND MY @LAW GIRLS HAVING A “ONE-LOVE” KINDA BIRTH-MONTH. BOB WOULD SAY “i & i send yuh nuff blessings & open your eyes… look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living, cause your worst enemy could be your best friend & your best friend, your worst enemy”
    WORDS 2..U..ALL.FROM THE MASTER HIMSELF “Natty will rise again & we’ll unite.

    NOW I GO IN PEACE..”HIGH-UP”

    One more thing–G…Kevin says if you every plan to do over another Bob Marley Rhythm you should consider Redemption Song OR No Woman No Cry

  5. To The Beautiful–G
    Beautiful voice, beautiful songs, beautiful thoughts and I don’t have to tell you how beautiful you are on the eyes..to us fans..who are always looking. Don’t get tired of hearing that now. 🙂 I always like to read your blogs, not only to read what you write, but I do get a kick out of your fans when the “get sweet on you” esp my girls @Law. Two of them share your birthday month, so I hope your are still celebrating your wonderful life and I wish my girls Oh Happy Days too.
    Love 2 All…From T-K-R

  6. I have truely enjoyed your music thru the years, & even now, its soft, mellow and soothing when days become stressful. I can turn on your music and find peace within myself….My sons all listen to your music and when you see them singing to a particular song, they always have this big cheezy smile on thier face…..it tickles me. I really enjoy your music and hope you release more in the near future. Thank you for all you do. When I wear out one CD….I go and order more. Have thee most wonderful day possible…..take care. God Bless.

  7. Ola Gregorio
    I am in search of “harmony” if you will be there.
    Okay, I woke up a little too early this morning, so I’m putting the ‘Ritz’ on you G
    Anyway, I hope you are waking up in “harmony” and all the prosperity that comes with it.
    All the best G….Muitos amores de mim
    @Law

  8. Hi Gregory
    I was just viewing my Gmails..and your loyal fans are posting your songs..all over Google Circles. Right now I am listening to Rock Me Gently. Anyhow, thanks for mentioning the Carnival, in your recent post. I had such a fabulous time..dancing off my behind, and eating as much food my stomach could hold. When I am home (NY) i procrastinate on my food intake. Counting calories, reading ingredients, measuring, only eating portion size. That is no way to live. In Jamaica..Mon..Yuh just eat what yuh want & when yuh want.
    I will be back @bacchanal..in 2014. You should start planning–G. Everything is sweeter there..and I mean “everything”…lol 🙂
    XOXOXOX<3
    Love Ya 2 Much
    Marie

  9. Well Gregory..The release of this track, might just be in time for World Peace
    and some kinda of unity. I have always been a person to jump on a plane & go some where new & unique. But the last couple of years..its become a..thought out process..
    Do i ? Should i ? take this trip? Well, I have a birthday coming up (4/21) and I have not seen my mother who lives in Lisbon for 2 years and she has not met my new husband, so I think I will make that trip to Portugal. …and just watch my back, huh?
    Todos temos esperanca de ver te em breve, e mantenha a sua voz doce
    @Law-Fan

    • Hi Eve Rose
      Hope you check in here to see this..or it might show up in your email.
      And I hope you got my birthday wish I sent to that e….Since I posted a greeting for Riqua on Gregory’s Blog..I know I would be in the dog-house if I did not do one for you too. So my @Law faithful friend, you are the medicine of life God Bless.
      Love Ya
      Maria

  10. Thanks for your Harmony post Gregory, but its gonna take a “miracle” to get this country & the world back to Peace & Harmony. Its just the way it is.
    Love to you from all of us @GanD

  11. Howdy G
    Got stuck in Miami..trying to go back to CA..from..JA..had a layover in TX
    Flight cancel because of explosion in Waco. Anyhow, hanging with Indiana, who’s 2nd home is in South Bch. We, (my wife Okelani, Indiana & her husband) tried to buy song One World..but we had to much problems with Pay Pal in the past. So I think you need to have another option, if you want our support.
    Nuff Respect Brethren
    Love the track & your writings

  12. Hello Gregory
    I see you are doing fine. Just love the way your coordinate your releases with the current happenings & events. One World, One Heart, One Mind..is perfect for all the trial & tribulations in today’s world. Lets continue to pray for peace.
    From Todd & Briella

  13. Hola!
    Ciao!
    Bonjour Gregory
    Love what you wrote as usual. You surely listen, understand and know the hope and fears of all the people. I keep you in my heart, always.
    My prayers are for those families in Boston. Only God have the answers to their questions. I hope they trust in his love for mankind.
    One World
    One Heart
    One God
    I leave in Peace for you, your family & friends.

  14. Hey G
    When are you going to publish your book? I know its written and stored on a disk somewhere. Your recent is so you..insightful and on point. But you know what the buzz is down here in the Islands? That the Boston Bombing is just a distraction from the gun-control ..’situation’…,,,so they should be looking for a suspect with the initials N.R.A

    And I agree with Chanel..”Its u only u” 🙂
    Love ya..like Bacchanal

  15. Bon Jour
    You are being too modest. Friendships were made not because of the carnival, but because of you. Because “we all LOVE what you do”..and I wish I could have been to those “meet & greet”..but I’m in a Rock Me Gently situation. I just upload a photo on Google, so take a look & you will see my joy…The 2nd time around.
    And you are right..”musically you are ours”
    Auvoir

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