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Answers for Introverts Review on Progress

Greeting Perceptive Readers, You may remember this article posted back in 2017. Well, even after the archives it was still placed on Medium

All the same, here it is posted once more for some of your coffee lounge conversation. Have a wonderful day.

Answers for Introverts Featuring Kina Grannis. Also commentary videos by Ratalyst and Susan Cain.

Imagine yourself leaving a small family in a small town in order to explore the big city in hopes of creating a successful life. Before you left home, you were known by people in general as a friendly person to everyone who met you. And as for the people who intimately cared about your welfare, they talked among themselves that you have all your marbles (culture idiom: Your mind can think and reason) for sure. Then your close friends in jest would make the statement, “Too bad there is no way to count them all because I know you are at least one marble short.

I thought I would give you some time to digest that last statement by using your marbles to get the humor.

Of course, there are days when people just don’t feel themselves, and you are sensitive to this fact. On the bright side of matters, overall, you interacted well with friends and co-workers before you left for the big city. Stable in mind and body.

One year later… you find yourself feeling drained most of the time when engaging in business meetings and luncheons. You enjoy what you are doing, but why when after an hour or two of trade and social events you are totally spent? The people around you are energized; but not you. Those same individuals may have wondered what is wrong with you as a person (personality)?

Still, when you are in private or small settings reading a good book, or having a cup of coffee with one or two friends, you return back to the person everyone knew in the small town a year or so before. The deficit has not only been curtailed, but you are energized on levels where you do your best work. You are also able to help many others the way you did back in your small hometown

Are you an introvert?

The opening of this article is to give you an experience of what some introverts go through. Let’s hear another real life story from the multi-talented musician, actress, and songwriter Kina Grannis. Notice in this Perceptive Readers podcast reading from her diary how she explains what an introvert is; you will most likely remember it ?

Kina Grannis Patreon Page https://www.patreon.com/posts/kina-diaries-7510917

Help with Being an Introvert — Answers for Introverts

Here are two video sources that will help you to manage your energy as an introvert. The brain and emotions do at times become fatigue much like in a way a marathon runner completes twenty-five miles. YOU have to go somewhere and sit (lay) down (eat), do you not?

Though we have the same organs, not everyone is able to run a marathon straight through no matter how hard they train. People have different thresholds because of the way they are physically/chemically made up. Therefore, we listen to our bodies, in this case, our brain and emotions, and we make adjustments for our mental health.

1. The first video is by Ratalyst Answers for Introverts

Introverts | Make The Most Of Your Introversion

Introverts are often misunderstood and judged as being shy. Introversion can actually be a powerful personality type if you harness the benefits! — Ratalyst

Make The Most Of Your Introversion

2. The power of introverts | Susan Cain Answers for Introverts

“In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world.”

The Power of Introverts
You will be Okay- 3 more relatable articles

“There are times when you need peaceful moments to gather your thoughts. All the advice in the world from many voices will not yield any benefits if we don’t allow the time for the waters of knowledge to seep down into the seed of our hearts. Unencumbered, after receiving the beautiful sunlight of the day a plant will grow; a plant also grows overnight and out of sight; likewise, the knowledge we take in yields wisdom when given time to meditate upon what has been learned in peaceful locations.”

Keep Doing Your Best

The mind, body and spiritual health have always been important because in a direct way it molds/maintains our emotional health.
Allow 2017 to be the year where you keep up the efforts to be balanced in all areas of life. Hey when we continually work on this goal, then no matter what challenges we face in life, we will adjust, adapt, and overcome them with the rewards of the goal of being a whole/sound person. Keep doing the best you can. -Best regards for 2017! AND now in 2020 – Edit by the Author/Writer James Lynch

Everlasting Song Taylor Davis Commentary on Podcast

“Everlasting” By Taylor Davis An Introspection Original. You will Enjoy this wonderful song, music video, and insightful introspection.

Over the years, if you are like me, there are certain things you learn as fact. It is not negotiable. You have confidence that in time even persons who authentically, or sincerely think you are wrong, will find out, “You were absolutely right.”

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Mesmi Introspective Music repost

This Mesmi Introspective Music Part 1 article was originally posted on November 7, 2016 The videos have been removed but you can find them here
The Introspective Music of The Mesmi Song Story

Why is Introspection Important?

Dictionary.com defines introspection as ‘observation or examination of one’s own mental and emotional state, mental processes, etc.; the act of looking within oneself.’

You are involved with some pretty deep thinking.

If people go extended periods of avoiding introspective thinking, at what rate of speed will that person grow? Physically our bodies will grow of course, but how about mentally? Then there is the EQ (emotional quotient), that affects us more than our ability to read and write; or add and subtract. We need to be able to recognize and even harder sometimes decipher how our emotions are affecting our mental health. Our relationships with others require us to be able to be understanding and considerate of the people around us.

We do not need to know how to solve (IQ) an advanced calculus problem to have positive interactions with others, but we do need to know how to be aware of how to treat others (EQ) so as to promote and maintain amicable interactions. In order to be a friend to others, would you agree you should be a friend to yourself first?

In other words, “truly love yourself.” This is where EQ and introspective mirror (manner of speaking) viewing comes in.

This introspective look is what Mesmi has done and shared it in an impressive story and song album!

The Introspection of The Mesmi Song Story

Mesmi song story has brought her album to life with the mind’s deep pondering of what is really worthwhile and valuable.

Think of a time when you said to someone, “Your thoughts are important to me.” Yes, that’s the EQ active mind at work in you. You are aware of your feelings and recognize the feelings of others even to express such genuine words. Sounds also like we are describing a quality of love doesn’t it?

Mesmi expresses real, introspective, and positive thoughts. Some listeners will go away saying: “Mesmi has a beautiful mind and heart.”

This melodious songstress is taking the time to think through the meaning of life. When a person contemplates a subject like oneself as deeply as Mesmi has with the heart (EQ), many of the readers here will attest that something extraordinary happens!

Hey, for musicians, a creation of a song happens!

Now to introduce you to Mesmi’s creation, her children if you will:

(I AM (WHERE) I AM) MESMI SONG STORY

Intro

Heart So Full

Heart So Full – Song Audio Stream

LTBM

LTBM -Song Audio Stream

Afraid of Anything

Afraid of Anything -Song Audio Stream

Ways to Support Mesmi Music

mesmixmusic.com
www.facebook.com/mesmixmusic
twitter.com/mesmix
instagram.com/mesmix

Introspection is Understanding the Journey

As you walk in Mesmi’s shoes, you most likely appreciate this introspective side of Mesmi that created these songs of her life. Do you identify with her journey? Did you take at least one positive point from her songs? Two or three from each song you say? Very fine.

Therefore, in your next introspection session, you may reflect back on the sincere expressions in Mesmi (I AM (WHERE) I AM) song story. If her music touched your heart, then it is hoped your heart so full will share it with others.

The Introspective Music of Mesmi Song Story
Part II Interview with Mesmi

Getting to know Mesmi the Musician

Mesmi – Getting to know the Journey Tree Songstress.

Mesmi states this on her music channel:

Almost two years ago today, I had my very first show where I got to experience the joy of playing my own tunes with other musicians.

“I was so touched by the beauty of people that first night, coming back home from the show and reading each tag; somehow, that sense has only grown stronger with time, as I went through and photographed each one for this last album project. It is with a touched heart that I present to you the final #IAWIA video, bringing the EP ( i am (where ) i am ) to a close.”
The Interview: Getting to know Mesmi the Musician (June 4, 2017)

1) Hi Mesmi, How many instruments do you play?

I mainly play piano and guitar (and sing). In the past, I’ve played some violin, clarinet and erhu, but I’m likely pretty horrible at all those now.

2) Mesmi, You have been recognized with awards over the years

2016 GRAMMY Amplifier Top 10 Finalist
2015 “The Deli” Magazine Artist of the Month
2014 International Songwriting Competition Semifinalist out of over 18,000 entries

Will you share a bit more on what was involved with winning such accreditation?

Sure. To me, songwriting is as important and as much a part of what I do as performing or singing, so The International Songwriting Competition was definitely something I wanted to try. I entered my song “Bright Shining Lights,” a track from my first 3P, and was very happy to discover months later that it had gotten through to the semifinals of the competition!

Later in 2015, I was nominated for “The Deli” Magazine’s Artist of the Month by an editor at the Los Angeles branch, Ryan Mo. He had come across my single, “Gloria,” and written a review on it earlier. Thanks to him and the support of many wonderful people, I had the opportunity to win that award. The GRAMMY Amplifier Contest was similar and was also for “Gloria.”

Those last two awards were especially heartwarming because “Gloria” was the first song that was me expressing on a deeper personal level, as well as the first single where I did absolutely everything. I always write and perform my own songs, but this time I also produced, recorded and mixed the record. General listeners probably don’t know all the stages and hours it takes to get that final product, and I didn’t before either!, but somehow within those years since I first started, I learned much more the process and was able to create something that luckily others seemed to like as well.

3) Do you ever collaborate with other musicians?

Yes, I’ve done several collaborations. A number of them have come from invitations from EDM/electronic producers, some of which have been released and some of which haven’t, but you can find a good few out online.

4) In your experience with the music profession, would you share some of the situations you have faced to get the word out about you?

That’s always the major dilemma, as an independent musician. You’re constantly learning, and meanwhile, the landscape is constantly changing. With technology and the music industry especially, things are often very uncertain, and with music itself, there’s just so much already easily available out there that to stand out from the crowd without a huge budget or some kind of “in” connection is really tough. Even the major record labels don’t have a foolproof way!

As an indie artist though, you’re usually wearing all the different hats and using your own resources, very much an “army of one” scenario, so you just try to keep up and figure out which one will be the best; this can be frustrating, as I find that all too often I’m spending time and thought on the business side more than the creative! I kind of dream of the day when I can pass the bulk of that off to some trusted team member.

But I know that my situation is very common to most indie artists or really any entrepreneurial creative, and I’m extremely thankful to be doing what I’m doing, to learned what I have learned and for the opportunities the internet does provide, the listeners it has allowed me to meet. There really is so much that you ultimately can’t control, so I try to stay focused simply on making good music (whatever that means and improving as a songwriter and musician.

5) What is your songwriting process? Where does your inspiration come from?

Each song is different, and as I’ve grown as a musician, I think my songwriting process has slightly changed or grown as well. Words and meaning are important to me, so I’m quite lyrics-intensive, and phrases will often pop into my head randomly. I’ll write them down on whatever’s available and try to go back and look through them periodically. The same with melodies or music arrangements — a lot of those tend to come to me when I’m about to fall asleep or waking up, so I’ve learned to keep a recording device next to my bed!

Like most songwriters will tell you, inspiration comes from everywhere Daily life, things you overhear, things you feel, experiences with friends, family, a random meeting at the bar, or just everyday ideas/sights, like the way the sun suddenly hits as it comes through the clouds. Songs are such interesting things, and I’m always learning about them and trying to do them justice.

6) Do you have any other hobbies besides music?

Well, first I’d just like to note that music at this point is a little more than a hobby :), but in terms of things I enjoy besides music, there is plenty. I enjoy art, drawing and painting, cooking, crafting — if I had more time, I’d love to pick up more skills in woodwork, ceramics and textiles. I’ve always really liked making things, especially with my hands. I also enjoy nature, learning, exploring cultures, and I’ve been a voracious reader since I was very young. I’d get in trouble for it!

7) What effect would you like for your music to have on people? For example; do you just want people to relax and have a real good time or is there some message?

It’s not like every song I write has an agenda, but to me, music is a very meaningful thing, so I hope the songs I make can be meaningful for other people too. Whether it’s just for them to release and relax or to have something deeper depends on the song, though I have to admit at this stage my music probably tends to skew toward the latter.

8) Mesmi, I always like to ask if there’s a question you wish someone would ask but they never do? Please share with us the question.

I can’t think of one right now, but ask me again in a year?

9) Why do you feel music is important in your life and others?

Ooh I’d love to ask this question to other people actually! I always wonder how important music is to people in general nowadays. It would be great to do a survey on this!

Music, for me, though… It’s a big question. I find that it in its expression, it has elements of freedom, of healing, of crossing borders. For me, it has done all these things, and from that is probably why I feel it could be valuable to others. I love that even when you don’t feel like being with anyone else, you can feel like being with a song.

10) Any events and shows planned for the year 2017? List as many small coffee houses & large venues as you like!

Wow I’m out of it. For a second, I thought, “2017?” Yet 2017 is already going by so fast. It feels like a strange year that way!

Last year I was really preoccupied with finishing my EP, ( i am ( where ) i am ), which contained a number of songs from when I started out. The project kept getting backed up, but I finally got to put it out in the fall. As you can imagine, a lot of material got backed up in the meantime.

So now I’m focusing on the project that was growing while completing iawia, and a lot of my time will be spent working on that. I did a festival earlier in March and have some dates coming up, but I mostly plan on trying out some things by performing a bunch on the Santa Monica pier this summer. Come say hi if you’re around!

I’ve been toying with the idea of doing shows in different regions for a while now, though, so you never know where I might pop up! If you’d like to stay updated on the new project or catch a show when I’m nearby, it’s best to follow me on Songkick, check my website, or connect with me on my social channels.
Thank you Mesmi for your time and deeply moving songs/stories! We wish you all the best!