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Monica Max West, Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter
Winner LSC Search For The Song * Runner Up Song Of The Year Contest * UK Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalist
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Reaching out, freedom, hope, roots of aggression,
truth, happiness, gratitude, seeing good, openness...

Words and Music © Monica Max West / (updated 07/11/17)

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I am very happy
to release my first CD

Happiness Is The Way / Heartwood
Row This Boat With Me
Gratitude Train / Hello
My Offering / Oceans
Wait For The Call / Pianissimo
Lemonade / Sweep Out
Be Beautiful, Be Yourself / Plenty

 

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I'd Like To Help You Through lyrics
Awareness Of Suffering: the Fourth (of 14) Mindfulness Trainings

I walk to awaken, sit and breathe to awaken
Every moment of this life
I smile to awaken, I cry to awaken
I touch joy, I touch strife

‘Cause the inside is connected to the outside
And the only way out is in
Yeah, the inside is connected to the outside
Every creature is kin

I’m so happy and I’m grateful: these are the seeds I sow
From joy, I made a boat that takes me where I need to go
I see your tears fall down and I extend my hand to you
Let me row you to the other shore - that’s something I can do

And you might find a flower there born from mud of your despair
‘Cause love can blossom anywhere, I know
And I’d like to help you through

The full moon is glowing, the river is flowing
The garden is growing before my eyes
The Earth is forgiving, but there’s pain in the living
Too much taking, not enough giving, and hope dies

And you will find a flower there born from mud of your despair
‘Cause love is blooming everywhere, I know

This Blessed Tree (Let The Blossoms) lyrics
Freedom Of Thought: the Third (of 14) Mindfulness Trainings

Let the buds be buds, let the leaves be leaves
Let the blossoms be the blossoms on this blessed tree
With wings in our hearts, we are truly free
Let the blossoms be the blossoms on this blessed tree

We’ll find a peaceful answer when we embrace tolerance
Make a loving conversation, each question is important
Like does this notion foster joy? Does it answer to the soul?
Is it the chosen path of wise ones? Is it beautiful?

Let the buds be buds, let the leaves be leaves
Let the blossoms be the blossoms on this blessed tree
Each of us growing to capacity
Let the blossoms be the blossoms on this blessed tree

We’ll bring kindness to our dialogue every time we meet together
An exchange based on gentleness will calm this stormy weather
Respect allows all people to choose how they decide
When we give each other this freedom, we stand side by side

Let me not take some deaf and blind turn, or walk the path of a fanatic
Difference brings fresh air – let me not lock enquiry in the attic
I renounce those extremes, and so I recall the words of Dr Martin Luther King
Me too, yeah, yeah, ‘I have a dream’

End Of The Story lyrics
seeing the true suffering behind violence...

Paint It Blue lyrics
when aggression covers vulnerability...

Truth Is Found In Life lyrics
Non-Attachment To Views: the Second (of 14) Mindfulness Trainings

Leave behind the narrow streets
Where buildings cast shadows
They block the sky
Roam amongst the grass and flowers
Opening my ears
Opening my heart so wide

Everything changes, oh...let me not fall asleep
Everything changes, oh…my mind is clear when I look deep

I’m ready to learn, I’m ready to learn
I’m ready to learn, I’m ready to learn ‘cause
TRUTH IS FOUND IN LIFE
How I yearn, how I burn, how I long to discern
TRUTH IS FOUND IN LIFE

Realise every star in the firmament
Each jewel shines
Its precious light
Knowledge is a spirited changeling
Dancing like a river
With grace and might

TRUTH IS FOUND IN LIFE
Let go the fixed, I heal my strife
Take this shapeshifter as my wife
'Cause TRUTH IS FOUND IN LIFE

Electro lyrics
sometimes love is electric...

Gratitude Train lyrics
thankfulness brings joy...so climb on board!

Hello lyrics
seeing beyond anger to the Buddha nature in everyone

Belief Is Not A Gun lyrics
Openness: the First (of 14) Mindfulness Trainings

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