Feelings are Real

Recently biking the Rail Trail along the wonderful Kalamalka Lake

We should never deny our or others feelings. People will forget what you have said to them, but they never forget how you made them feel. And getting control of our feelings or emotional state is not a matter of subduing feeling. The contrary is true. The more we engage in our emotional life, the stronger and more important it becomes. If our emotional engagement is mostly self-pity and despair that is not good–but the danger comes when our engagement in these emotions seems uncontrollable. Be kind to yourself; let yourself feel these emotions. The greatest danger is thinking that these emotions are not real. They are real.

What I mean here is to not deny your harmful/destructive states as much as you do not deny your positive/constructive states. Engage in your emotions–the greatest of this gift manifests itself in a rainbow of colours and light that under-pin all the life and energy that we perceive as real–and it is real. Engage in that powerful dance of light/energy/vibration that is contained in the several trillion cells that make up your body and even the quantum light/energy/matter of each swirling molecular particle wrapped in our skin.

Website Coming Together!

Hi Friends,

I have been getting this website together over the past week or so; it has been a bit of steep learning curve with the software and then now the adding of content and downloads is taking up a few more days.

Yesterday, I was able to get my book Wonder online and available for download. Today, I hope to get more writing up there as well as more.

Thanks for visiting!

Cherie Amour!

Another Sunday at Home!

Had a great visit to Shuswap Falls north of Lumby with Brenda and Eric Fraser.

Sometimes we need to just step back from the current problems and 1000 reasons to get a person down and give thanks for what we have. There is another side to each situation, and we don’t know much more than how we feel–that is all that is for-sure real. And, for the most part, we are in control of how we feel. It’s good to practice gratitude for the amazing gift that life is. We don’t see the world the way the world is; we see the world the way we are.


Hi Friends,

I hope this finds you all doing well. Here’s an older poster from a wonderful night at the Haven Social Club when I released my first music video: CN Grain Train.

The video was shot and put together by my colleague and friend, Les Sawyer.

Hello world!

Welcome friends! I have been working on this new website for the past week as the world moves to total lockdown fighting the Novel Corona Virus.

It is unprecedented in our life time for this to be happening, but I suppose we have been expecting something like this for while now. I’m sure we are all hoping for a return to normal asap…but in the meantime, we all have to find a way to get through.

I hope to expand this site to include more than Marv Machura Music. I see myself as singer-songwriter, teacher, and writer.