I get glimpses of the Divine in a lot, and wide variety, of music - sometimes because of the beauty of a composition, or the depth of the lyrics, or the context in which I first heard it, or for a myriad of reasons.
Bruce Cockburn is an artist who's music I have loved since I was in my teens, having seen him play Mainstage at an English Arts Festival called Greenbelt. As I have gradually gathered many of his albums he's accompanied me on my own spiritual journey/dance and his lyrics, as well as his musical virtuosity and songwriting gifts, often inspire me. The song I want to share today is one which I found both profound and helpful when it appeared on his Album 'Dart to the Heart' - it's called 'Burden of the Angel/Beast' and continues to remind me of just how nuanced human beings are, and how we are all carrying this burden of being neither perfect nor evil, but that our lives are filled with things that have made us who we are, good and bad all in one. But also deeply loved.