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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 132 | Embracing a Spirit...

Updated: May 22, 2023

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy broadcast the 132nd episode of Balearic Breakfast on her Mixcloud and Twitch TV socials on May 16th 2023.



Introduction. – What does it take to change things in your life that doesn’t seem to fit? What does it take to identify them? How do you act to become someone better and where are your limits? How do you express what is really important to you? In other words, you feel a change is needed, you can picture it, you can see the path you want to go on, but you must take action to embark on this new journey. How do you do that? How do you embrace a spirit?

These are a few questions that are on my mind and I am still searching for the right answers. To me, change cannot be made on your own. Claiming that you are someone new without really implementing changes in the way you communicate with people, in the way you think, or in the way you behave, leads to nothing but lies. And lies will always be discovered. The time has come to switch the button for good. Definitely.

To me, and I am still in the process of feeling things inside of me right now, embracing the “Balearic” Spirit, is one of the toughest things one can try to do in his life because :

  1. We can’t limit ourselves to the definitions, and thus boundaries, that have been used for so many years. Words are Labels. Words are boundaries. Words do not represent our thoughts or any kind of absolute reality, they are imperfect translators of what we are trying to express, as living souls. So whenever someone tells something, I believe we should be sure to catch the meaning behind the words, catch the intention, and see the person who’s behind them (never impose your ideas for instance, demonstrate why they are true according to you and allow the other person to answer). We should always try to communicate, understand, rephrase, to gently explain, unless we are facing someone who is deliberately “violent” in his communicative approach.

  2. Also, we must be aware that when communicating with others, it may happen that people do not really answer what someone is saying but that they are reacting to something that hit their psyche, their soul, so they are not answering but protecting themselves against what they feel is aggression. It happened to me at work once and I stayed firm, I proved my point to a colleague that was thinking that I was making excuses. Then, when I objectively proved him wrong, he explained to me that the way he reacted in the first place was linked to his own personal life. We talked it over, peacefully, and we’re still friends. So the “projective” side of things is a reality when talking to someone, we should be aware of it, feel it, question our way of communicating and talk things over.

  3. Lastly, for the time being, embracing a spirit, be it the "Balearic" one, or the one that rocks your boat (laughs!), we need to discover ourselves and open up to other people without being afraid of our imperfections. If someone loves you, he will find ways to lift you up. Also, we should always take the time to observe and feel, we can try to talk and explain things but only if we feel the other person is intellectually open, ready, and this is seldom the case as in our times everybody seems to run a race... To me, being “Balearic” also means refusing to enter situations or discussions, or do things (on a personal or even a professional level) in which we feel we're not being Seen for what we are.

 

About this episode. – With the first tracks of the show being very slow and quite long, and the second part being much more danceable while keeping lengthy musical moments (and a somewhat "ghostly touch"), this 132nd episode really showcases the musical Balearic Spirit that encompasses all music genres. This show demonstrates what Freedom is, it demonstrates the “no-label” reality explained by Colleen when it all started back in 2020. Thus, it should help you to ease down and help you slowly find who you want to be and how do you want to interact with other people!

On the chat, the Balearic Breakfast Family was united as ever, Bert François even suggested that we all made a "meet-and-greet" event online!

I must also add that I love this episode's picture so much. Colleen did make other pictures with her headphones, it always felt like an invitation of course, but this one being shot closer really translates the title of this article... Balearic Breakfast is the gift that keeps on giving...


Listen back to the 132nd edition of Balearic Breakfast :

 

Events. – Colleen will be playing on:

 

The WOW effect. – As often, the musical unity of the show is absolutely beautiful here. Of course, we recommend you to listen to the new Skyrager - Traces of Illusion compilation!

 

PLAYLIST


Turn on the Sunlight ft. Cava na Lee Naturally

New American Orchestra Blade Runner Blues

Ferdi Schuster Higher Self

Carl Craig A Wonderful Life

Rhythm & Bliss Song of Earth and Sky

Reboshaze 2nd Movement

The Bob Bath Band Traces of Illusion

77:78 Love Said (Let's Go) (Wallace & Morris North Street Rework)

Brian Eno & David Byrne The Jezebel Spirit

David Astri Dancing Digits (Dance Mix)

Gloria Ann Taylor Be Worthy (Flying Mojito Brothers)

Cha Ka Khan Clouds

Adeva Independent Woman (Tony Humphries Remix)

Black Science Orchestra Revox Jo's Got Soul Stereo Tape

Hercules & Love Affair Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)

Mr. Fingers Closer

Dip in the Pool What About This Love (Chaos in the CBD)

Carpenters We've Only Just Begun (The Reflex Revision)

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