Healing: Transformation of Emotion / by Sam Abelow

The song “Thick Skin” is a sandstorm of abrasive thoughts. For many years I have displaced the intensity of various emotions into my songs and music.

Sublimating inner stirrings into various forms of art, journaling or the well established “venting” to a friend, does have it’s valuable place. Rather than letting emotion fester and boil up inside it can be beneficial to direct the buildup of emotion consciously and willfully.

In the lyrics of my very dark lyrical song I poetically expose the struggles of living in the material world. Over time I became subtly aware of the various ways I feel inadequate in practical endeavors. Rather than getting down about myself, feeling that my personal disposition was a handicap, too difficult to overcome, I became disciplined and worked to ground myself.