My trust in a higher power that wants me to survive and have love in my life, is what keeps me moving forward.
Running away will never make you free.
We busted a lot of family secrets with this. But to make a long story short, my parents relationship was built heavily on security issues for my Mom, and when my Dad couldn't provide security, the relationship unraveled.
That's an old saying I just made up.
It's hard enough doing something bold without jumping into your bad reviews.
I couldn't have come up with a better metaphor for my life and my internal conflict. It amazes me how quickly we can manifest our fears; not only had I created my 'I'm never satisfied, I'll drive her away' nightmare.
I wasn't sure what to expect, honestly. It's been a long time, ... I don't know where Loggins Messina were in the pantheon of all that stuff back in the day, whether it would be something to be embraced. It has been an interesting kind of time travel for me.
I am learning to forgive my inner geek, and even value him as a free man.
If they want to hear those songs, they should come to my solo show. This is a time capsule. In this reunion show, we're re-creating a moment in time that we shared for six years with ourselves and our audience.
I know that Julia has been given to me for my spiritual growth, and this moment is perfect for us both. I know that I love her, and I know she's my soul mate.
My career was about to change radically, in turning 50 I had hit the age where my Dad made a big career and his life started to unravel.
There is trust in there being a Spirit who loves me and wants me to have love in my life. I trust in this higher power, it is what keeps me moving forward no matter what happens.
It's better this time, ... It's easier than it's ever been. We're not those young up-and-coming bucks in your early 20s trying to prove who you are. We have both mellowed and we're just enjoying doing it.
I am attracting a new audience now, one that is more open and more spiritually inclined.
I think Julia is defining a new feminism. It's the power of the open heart. And its ok to be sexual.
This is the front edge of the spiritual, psychological movement and is where the tools of psychology have finally come together to create a mass healing. I think spiritual psychology is the next wave.
If you don't go back and see where your patterns came from, you'll play them out subconsciously. People think therapy is about blaming parents. But you can't reach genuine compassion for people until you've looked at their shadows.
In some ways, it's surpassing my expectations, ... Jim and I are getting along better than we ever did. It's palpable. I've spent the last 30 years stepping forward, and now I know when to step back and give Jim a chance.
The more honest you can be, the less you have to hide... when I have nothing to hide, I have everything to give.
I had to get in touch with the source, I had to go back into my abandonment issues with my mother, I had to go into issues with my father I hadn't even looked at before.
A lot of it depends on the room. If it's one of those showrooms where they've got tables and chairs and booths, there really isn't a lot of room to dance.
Real freedom is creative, proactive, and will take me into new territories. I am not free if my freedom is predicated on reacting to my past.
Earlier on, there was always competition, ... I felt I had a lot to live up to. That caused stress.
I didn't want to mess with that. I was having too good a time.
You must have love as the core; it takes courage to be willing to constantly tell the truth to each other and risk letting the relationship go.
Why not hold on to whatever I've got because it's as good as it's ever going to get. How can I believe that love is coming, how can I even believe that love exists; if I don't believe it's spiritually based?
I knew what book we had to write, it was clear in my head; it was journals and poetry. So I passed on their offer. I told my agent this is our vision, and no one's done it this way.
The hardest thing to remember is that what we each really want is the truth of our lives, good or bad. Not rocking the boat is an illusion that can only be maintained by the unspoken agreement not to feel and in the long run it never really works. Let go of saving the boat and save the passengers instead.
When I see that my geek may have contained some of the best parts of me, when I love and appreciate him, I set my children free to see themselves as lovable however they are.
A reunion didn't appeal to me. I saw it as a big step backwards. I was busy being me,
Right now we're just trying to keep the pressure off and do Loggins Messina as contemporary as possible, just recreate that music of the past in as fun a way and as true to the original as possible, yet keep it fun and interesting.
About Conviction Of The HeartI believe the key to our survival as a species is our acknowledgement that we are one with everything in life.
Women are just beginning to see that; there's something about being a woman that's innately different from being a man. I love what I'm seeing take place and I know Julia has so much to offer.
I was feeling that the time had come to do something. Jimmy and I had been getting along really well. We'd enjoyed doing a couple of benefits together,
When we were first offered a book deal prior to Avon's, they were trying to get us to change it from the first-person story into a how-to book, and they were offering us some decent money. My agent told me; "you should really consider this".
We kicked that around a lot, ... We just finally came to the conclusion that this should be a 'time capsule' picture of those six years of Loggins Messina.
I must let go of my need for the world to love me.
Sexual attraction is not infidelity ... I learned that no matter how good I look, I can't be every woman, anyway. I can't be the blond or the Asian. And that's OK.
Loggins Messina was kind of a mistake, ... It was not intended. I had no intentions of being in a duo. Jim was set to go solo and I was set to go solo.
Whatever I have not yet learned to tolerate in myself inevitably will appear in my children. In this way, they, like Julia, guide me to a new level of self-awareness and everyone benefits.
I couldn't be in a relationship and behave like somebody else or pretend I felt something I didn't feel. And that includes saying things I thought might jeopardize the relationship.
Jimmy stepped in when I needed a friend. The timing was perfect, ... It was a way to escape from present-tense realities, to rework and rebuild. And now that I'm single, it's a good way to meet women in a different context.
This tour will tell the story. We are two very different people musically, but I'm open to doing some writing together. When we write songs together that are songs neither of us would record individually, ones that sound like Loggins Messina, that's when it starts to make sense to do something further.
Courage is always rewarded.
I've worked so hard to eliminate the inner geek from my life. I suddenly realize I have no patience for those people who still have their geeks showing. Now I see why being 'normal' has been so important to me.
The corporate woman has been defined as the 'liberated woman' and I see that as the exact opposite. I think she now is more enslaved, maybe even more than the housewife was; because she's so out of her power, and imitating male power is not female power.
It's all peace love, baby.
I am not as scared about people tearing this one up as I would have been in the past because of the basis in 'knowing' this one has. There are people out there that are hungry for this.
I watched his body slowly disintegrate until he died. That all began when my father was about aged 50, the age I just turned last month.
My quest these days is to find my long lost inner child, but I'm afraid if I do, I'll end up with food in my hair and way too in love with the cats.
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