Open to Grace
Peter Makena has stories to sing. They are stories of this journey called Life - of it's loves and it's longings, it's prayers and poetry. They come from a deep exploration of his own journey- songs sung in a voice warm and compassionate, to music rich with meaning and sweet melody. Peter's music has a way of showing us our inner depth, of revealing that place where everything is perfect as it is, and we see clearly that this life is a blessing. Songs that evoke the Truth within "Open to Grace" exemplifies Peter's all-embracing approach to song writing and music making. Here we find poetry and prose from many sources. East and west, old and new, transformed into living statements of prayer, revelation and ecstasy. Here Rumi rubs shoulders with Thich Nhat Han, Mary Oliver, and Lama Gendun Rinpoche- all introduced to us with beauty of voice, melody and rhythm that takes their message straight to the heart, where it came from. The haunting "Namaste" takes us towards the deepest understanding that all that truly matters is already here.