Danny is now offering
Personal Integration Coaching
 A transformational approach
to Self-Discovery he calls


PASSAGGIO is also the name of Danny's new book
Click here for an excerpt
In our attempts to find happiness or gratification we often find ourselves dragged back and forth between totally opposite forces; between euphoria and dejection, our hearts and heads, our work and play, and most spectacularly, between feverish indulgence and guilty abstinence. This helpless vacillation can leave us exhausted and disillusioned and reinforces the feeling that we will never be in control. 
Passaggio; Personal Integration Coaching is an approach to bridging these seeming conflicting poles of our nature. The simple truth is that behind these battling dualities there is an ever-free, all-intelligent witness inside who is never conflicted. This is who we are in essence and just a tiny glimpse of that true self can change our lives. From this perspective these  conflictions are seen not as adversarial to each other but complimentary. This is a major goal of spirituality; finding stillness within movement. Now instead of these forces battling each other they can work together in harmony.  
Using mindfulness, meditation and the simple principles which I call Passaggio, we’ll see it’s possible to bring not merely static balance, but a vitally dynamic equilibrium to all aspects of our lives. Click here for more on Passaggio; Personal Integration.
"There are those rare musicians that are also poets and storytellers, who can bend time and space and language so it penetrates into the deepest places  of the human soul. Danny Ellis is one, and his music has shattered and embraced me with the severe grace."
William Paul Young, NY Times bestselling author of “The Shack.”

Danny's new CD "Rest Yourself" is now available. Get it here.

When I first started writing songs I often wondered why so many songs were addressed to the second person; “YOU”. It was too simple, maybe even cynical, to say it was merely an idealization of a person. So what's going on there? Over the years the answer slowly revealed itself to me. It all came home when, about ten years ago I came across the following quote from Rumi;

What is the heart?
It is not human and it is not imaginary.
I call it you. Rumi

I make the question a little wider and ask;

What is that
Which is everything I admire, love and aspire to?
I call it YOU.

Somehow when I write about YOU I am evoking my relationship with EVERYTHING. The ineffable, the subtle ideas and insights which are impossible to come to grips with in ordinary language, seem to express themselves effortlessly in the poetry of YOU. The Universal can burst through in the guise of the particular and magic abounds.

God gives these melodies to us 
It's almost like he dresses up
Puts on a suit we'll understand
So we can have Music for a Friend

My writing covers a wide range of subjects but maybe my favorite songs are about YOU. So if you find yourself in one of my songs then maybe I’m singing about you too. 

Danny's bestselling Book; "The Boy at the Gate"  Is still going strong!
Check out the Literary Trailer on
Youtube. Buy it here!
See reviews on Amazon here. Read the KIRKUS and BOOKLIST reviews.

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