Posts by Michael John Trotta

Michael John Trotta is a composer, conductor, and educator whose music is performed and published all over the world. His music empowers people to find the extraordinary in the present moment. He and his wife Rachel, live in Virginia Beach where he is Director of Choral Music at Virginia Wesleyan. Support his newest project, Mystical Voices, here.

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How Self-Acceptance Enables Us to Connect with Others and the Moment

“By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy.” ~Jane Roberts

I recently received one of the nicest compliments from a co-worker.

As nice as it was to hear someone validate all of the hard work I do and recognize my passionate desire to use music as a way empower people, I found that the compliment was just one, all-too-brief moment in a day dominated by schedules, meetings, and not nearly enough time for me to enjoy what was happening around me.

I should have felt great, but I was so distracted by my