Living Your Dream

John Gray

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Living Your Dream Review

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The spoken instruction throughout the first disc of John Selby's LIVING YOUR DREAM encourages listeners to pause and be grateful for the blessings in their lives. While acknowledging that we live in a society built on ambition, pressure, and the impulse to move beyond one's current station in life, Selby also points out that these very qualities can be the source of great emotional dissatisfaction and psychological distress. Selby then engages the listener in a series of "sessions" designed to bring the listener closer to his or her own deepest desires for happiness and well-being. The sessions explore these aims through suggestions for physical relaxation, mental clarity, and an open and grateful disposition.

Disc two of LIVING YOUR DREAM features music by John Gray. This music is highly atmospheric in nature, incorporating ambient concepts with elements of world fusion ("Lapis," for example, has a North African percussive pulse beneath a sinuous, violin-based Arabic melody). These sounds provide an appropriate soundtrack for meditating on the concepts Gray puts forth on disc one, creating a compelling and well-balanced package beneficial to the mind, ears, and heart.

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