Dec 11, 2019 by Renee Linnell
I went to see Rebelution perform at Red Rocks recently and I was blown away by their talent and their sound. But not just by their talent and sound. I was also blown away by their enthusiasm and their joie de vivre. And I got to thinking about old Reggae bands and how little I enjoy them now.

The bands that have been playing the same songs for 30 years are bored and tired and lethargic and bitter. Rebelution, even though they’ve been around since 2004, was performing as if it was their first time in front of a large crowd. They were fully present and enthusiastic and giving it their all. They were grateful. They played as if it was their first time and their last. And the energy was infectious.

Don Juan, the teacher of Carlos Castaneda says in The Journey to Ixtlan that men [women] of power treat every act as if it is their last. Because each of us never knows what moment we may die. So each act must be done as if it is the last. He says this is what makes these people magic. Sorcerers. This is what makes them have tremendous power.

And I began thinking about how wonderful it would be to live life this way. To bring the best of myself to every moment, no matter how mundane. Brushing my teeth. Doing the dishes. Making the bed. Because we only have now. This moment is the only moment that really exists. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be a Master of it?