Lucas' Blog

Transmutation of Emotions

I write my best songs when I’m feeling frustrated.

When I’m feeling low-down or pissed off and I can find a way to transmute that negative emotion into a song, those tend to be my favorite.

To me, this is amazing.

It means that I never REALLY have to feel all that bad about an obstacle in my path.

Because, when I’m feeling well, then great.

And when I’m feeling depressed or anxious, I can transmute that energy into “gold” as well.

In the back of mind, even at the height of rage, I can smile knowing that I can use the “negative” emotions for something positive.

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”

― Marcus Aurelius