A Renewed Commitment

Written by on January 2, 2007 in Conversations on the Healing Journey with 0 Comments

This year, I am remembering what I am about…what I want to be about. I am remembering the purpose to which I have dedicated my music and my writing a long time ago.

I am choosing to focus, to bring into even sharper focus my commitment to the Dream, to doing my part to keep this dream alive by nurturing it within my heart and living it in my life.

It’s not my dream per se. What it means to me reflects who I am as an individual, but what it is is really the dream the world holds, what every human heart longs for in its trueist and most real place.

Peace – within oneself and with others, a sense of belonging and purpose, and a good story to tell with a true voice.

It’s so easy to get distracted. In some way, I’ve let myself get sidetracked with an aspect of music…not the music, itself, but the business part of it. And while I think that’s important and has its place, I find that I just need to get back to my roots, and what motivates me.

I’m not really a musician…I’ve never felt like one. I’m just a dreamer and activist who likes to sing her thoughts more than lecture them. And if it weren’t for the fact that my activism draws me out, I’d probably be happy living a semi-hermitic life with my books and paper and pen.

I made a commitment sometime though, somewhere, that I would do this. There have been times I have abandoned it, but it has never abandoned me. When I thought I would walk away, there I would hear the soft footsteps of my dream following me.

So this year, I will put on my activist shoes and unfold my dreamer’s wings, and go where the path leads and currents take me.

As a symbolic gesture, I’ve changed the url of my myspace profile from “dreamsingermusic” to “keepingthedream”, because it’s not about the music or dreamsinger for that matter – it’s about the Dream, about you and me, and every precious heart, young and old.

I’m glad you’re with me on this journey.


About the Author

About the Author: Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist, using spoken, written word and original songs in her human rights activism. Demian is a traveler on the healing journey with a lifelong love affair with the creative process. .


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