You learn a lot when you're barefoot. The first thing is every step you take is different.— Michael Franti
The most seductive Michael Franti quotes that will add value to your life
Don't let mistakes be so monumental, don't let your love be so confidential, don't let your mind be so darn judgemental, and please let your heart be more influential. Be thankful for all that the spirit provides and be thankful for all that you see without eyes.
All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.
We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can't bomb it into peace.
The music industry has been hijacked by corporate interests, but the way music affects people and resonates with them hasn't changed.
Be as radiant as the sun, as healing as the rain, as generous as a tree.
If the first casualty of war is innocence, then perhaps with each bullet fired, bomb detonated, leader overthrown, wall built, economy destroyed and family member killed, we are not creating goodwill and harmony, but rather another child who believes violence is the only means to bring about change in the world.
I think of love as an action. Finding something that's outside of yourself, to serve someone else's soul, helping to ignite someone else's spirit, to bring about ease of heart and joy, serenity in somebody else.
The main thing is to be myself. What I mean by that is, to be honest when called upon to express your feelings. The other thing is - maybe this should come first - to be a good listener. To close your mouth and to listen, and to be able to echo back what your partner says to you.
Every single soul is a poem.
It's never too late to start the day over.
The more I see, the less I know.
Johnny Cash was a rebel, not only just in the musical sense, but he was somebody who was for the people, and an advocate for labor, for workers, for prisoners, people who have been trapped by the criminal justice system.
I believe that through positive thoughts, speech, action and attitudes, we change things for the better.
I've been in those relationships. You go through years of your life and at a certain point you wake up and you go, god, what am I doing here? What have I spent the last three years doing? Part of it is learning, this process you've gotta go through. You have to recognize the point at which you're not learning anymore, and be able to let it go.
Don't fear the night time, Because the monsters know that you're divine.
And don't fear the sunshine, Because everything is better in the summer time...
Television, the drug of the nation, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation.
It doesnt matter if youre black, white, gay, straight, come from different countries, different language... every single person is significant and is meaningful.
My yoga practice, I do it because when I get on my mat, I know I'm going to be transformed. I know that whatever stresses are in my life or whatever worries I have or whatever monkey mind is happening for me, when I get off the mat, I'm going to be transformed.
Be who you are, nothing more... nothing less.
It was hard for me, as a father, to imagine going through what my birth mom went through, to raise a child inside of her for nine months, and then have to say goodbye. And so it's hard for me to understand that pain and that process.
No life's worth more than any other, no sister worth less than any brother.
Whenever people go out of their way to help other people - there's power and beauty in our diversity.
Only a rat can win a rat race.
Music is also one of the great heart openers.
Sometimes, you hear the lyrics of a song and you dance, laugh, smile, or perhaps even cry.
My parents said sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you. But I always felt a sense of exhilaration after a fight; it was the names that really hurt me.
Power to the peaceful!
I'm a news junkie who's constantly reading newspapers and magazines.
I look around and see what's happening in the world.
I was adopted when I was a baby. My mother carried me for nine months and she held me for one hour, and didn't see me again.
My mother and father took me in and provided everything for me - the love, nurturing, basic necessities - to give me the space to grow wings, so that when I went out into the world, I could fly.
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just to stay human.
There's sometimes when I feel really balanced, and there's other times when I feel like I'm trying to keep juggling too many balls in the air, and I feel like I'm on the edge of dropping all of them and having them all land on my head, you know? Scheduling is a big part of it, and the other is just remaining flexible and keeping a sense of humor about things.
A lot of times we look at the whole world and think, 'it's so daunting, how can we change the whole world?' and you don't need to do that, what you need to do is change your world a little bit, and see if you can, through example, inspire others to do the same thing.
I could be really sad and I start to cry;
I feel alive then. I could be at a concert and I throw my hands up in the air and I feel elation; I feel alive then.
Every bit of land is a Holy land, and every drop of water is Holy water, and every single child is a son or a daughter of the one Earth mama, and the one Earth papa.
When we all see justice, then we'll all see peace!
Love is the action of soul satisfaction.
When you're in Jamaica, unless you're in a tourist spot, you don't hear Bob Marley; you mostly hear dance hall music.
Can't keep Love like money in the bank
Don't settle for something that's not great.
Don't feel like having a relationship that is not serving your needs is more important than having a relationship with yourself.
Every single soul is a poem, written on the back of God's hand
I have a passion to make a difference in the world.
And that difference can be just making the fans at my show leave with a smile on their face and feeling uplifted.
It's also hard for me to understand growing up not knowing where I came from.
I searched for my parents - I started when I was twenty; I found both my mother and my father when I was twenty-two. Trying to catch up on twenty-two years that we can never get back, trying to reconcile that - that's a hard thing for me.
Life is too short to make just one decision, Music's too loud for just one station, Love is too big for just one nation, AND GOD IS TOO BIG FOR JUST ONE RELIGION...
It shouldn't be a Republican or Democratic issue whether we take care of the environment. That should be a human issue.
Today we are in a war against war - music is our power.
One of the things I love about yoga is that it brings you into the present moment. You aren't worried about what will happen tomorrow and you aren't thinking about what happened yesterday. It's about opening your heart and living from your heart.
Everyone deserves music.
Music gets us in touch with our emotions in a way that's more intimate than any other art form.
I've always wanted to be a communicator of ideas through music.
Today, I wanna be the most effective musical communicator of social change I could be, so I try to find different ways to do it and I'm always challenging myself to find new things, learn new instruments. But I always try to find in my heart, what it is I really want to say with words.