About The Wayfarer Project
The Wayfarer Project is dedicated to the concept of life as a journey. It is both a journey through the physical outside world and a journey through one’s own internal existence. We are born into this world experiencing a state of consciousness that is difficult if not impossible for us to remember are we age, and we go through life with one certainty. This certainty is that our lives will end at some undefined point in time in the future. IF we look back on our lives, we can see how we are different people throughout our lives, but still, somehow, maintain some undefinable essence that we hold on to in which we feel that we are the same person who has been living and evolving over these years.
The author of The Wayfarer Project, Dr. Lawrence W. Moore is a composer, multimedia artist, and software developer whose artistic works center around his own life journey and that which he observes around him. He is fascinated with life and the mysteries that stretch endlessly around him and all of us. The Wayfarer Project is the “project” of his life and his quest to learn about life and the mysteries that fill it. This quest crosses many subjects, including artistic creation, philosophy, spirituality, scientific discovery, and society.
Who Am I?
One of the storied questions that has crossed the lips of philosophers, spiritualists, and metaphysicians throughout the ages is the question, “Who Am I?” It is not even certain that a satisfactory answer can be given to this question in words. Likewise, any person’s journey to understand who he or she really is may not have a fully conclusive destination. Yet, in a truly fulfilling journey, the journey itself is just as much if not more important than its destination. It is not to say that one needs to search for himself or herself or find out an all-inclusive answer to the question, but rather, it can be quite fulfilling for one’s life to spend a good deal of it exploring this question. Perhaps William Blake is correct in stating, “A fool who persists in his folly will truly become wise.”
As a composer, Lawrence W. Moore works from a philosophy of controlled improvisation, and in many cases from a complete perspective of improvisation. Improvisation is when a musician creates music on the spot in a spontaneous way. Moore has found this form of creation to be the most natural for him and is often pleasantly surprised from what comes out of him in such moments of spontaneity. He therefore contends that spontaneity and improvised creation can be very useful tools for self-discovery, as well as, for genuine creativity. The less one crafts and controls his or her expression, the more real, form the heart, and truly personal the creation is. Perhaps such spontaneity can serve as one of the keys to self-discovery.
We can feel free to make assertions, hold on to beliefs, and formulate opinions quite freely. Yet, it is healthiest to always keep in mind that others are equal in their life potential and that none of s infallible and incapable of being wrong or, at least, not completely right. It is our choice, in the game of life, to choose where we take our stands and where we challenge others. There are no rules when talking to one another about opinions and beliefs, except for just one. If you desire the freedom of speech and freedom of opinion to believe in your beliefs, it is nothing less than hypocritical not allow others to have theirs. You can, by all means, however, tell them that they are full of it if you desire to do so. Violence or any overt methods used to silence other, however, is nothing short of tyranny, and that is the one thing that kills learning, fulfillment, ad the pursuit of happiness in life. This balance that allow you to have your sand them to have theirs is called liberty.
As you have the freedom to shape your own knowledge and beliefs, no one is responsible for what you think as an adult human being other than you. Of course, the life journey includes a whole earlier stage in life where so much of what we think is shaped by others around us. In fact, this carries on in adulthood as well. When we reach our adult years, however, we all do have the freedom to re-assess what we have taken for granted as our knowledge our beliefs. We have the freedom to learn new things and learn form our own experience. Learning about life is not done in a classroom nor from a textbook, although some writing can definitely be fertile with information to think about.
All that is required to embark on a quest for knowledge in life is experience. We all have life experiences, and it is through these experiences that our best knowledge comes form. As we learn about our outer world, we learn about our inner self as well. Only through honesty and humility can we truly learn about the life. As we do, we are all personally responsible for the knowledge that we learn, accept, and the actions that arise form this. Perhaps The Wayfarer Project can shed a little light for your journey, and then again, perhaps not.
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