"In each of us
There once was a fire
And for some of us
There seem as if there are only ashes now

But when we dig in the ashes
We find one ember
And very gently we fan that ember
Blow on it
It gets brighter
And from that ember we rebuild the fire

Only thing that's important is that ember
That's what you and I are here to celebrate

The ember gets stronger
Flame starts to flicker a bit
And pretty soon you realize that all we're going to do for eternity
Is sit around the fire."

― From The Spiritual Fire by Ram Dass

Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you've come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.

Tracklist

00:00
Jon Hopkins ― Sit Around The Fire (feat. Ram Dass & East Forest)

08:23
Dear Gravity ― Perpetual Stir

10:24
Matt Borghi ― Dream Journal

15:56
Solidarity Hymn ― Dropped Beneath the Downs

22:22
Quantum Collisions ― Adrift

30:04
Gallery Six ― In Every Color of Leaves

33:26
Broken Peak ― Harbor

35:32
Remi Solati ― Etna

36:32
Pablo Bolivar, Mind Groove ― Hope

38:32
Matt Borghi ― Unified Mind

45:20
Gallery Six ― Trickle

48:50
Nils Frahm ― Talisman

51:52
Hilyard ― Night Swept the Forest

57:17
Jon Hopkins ― Sit Around The Fire (feat. Ram Dass & East Forest) (Edit)

58:00
Wezi Mkandawire ― First Steps

The Calm Pill album Ember was curated and mixed by Alaeddin and released on Uplifting Pills on July 1, 2022