One of the most easeful ways to feel ecstasy in my life is through singing. I feel so good when I am singing. For years I compared it to what I thought flying might feel like. Then yesterday, I found a quote that said just that, “If I can not fly, then let me sing” -Sephen Sondheim.
After doing some research I realize that many people feel this same ecstatic feeling as I do when singing. However, thru the years I have also come across people that really wish and yearn to be “able” to sing but feel they cannot. My reply is, WHY? The sad truth is that many people’s voices, and breath for that matter, are locked up inside them.
Use your reactions, inspirations, excuses, doubts and defenses…
I can’t think of a more uncomfortable feeling then to be trapped in our own body and mind, yearning to do something, yet unable. Singing with ease took time for me. The experience of unlocking my voice is one I do know well. While some of my fears still trap me in other areas of my life, I have no more reserve with singing and performing. This is what I would love to share with you. My journey to ecstasy through singing. With any journey, there are mountains to climb and beautiful sites to see. There is perseverance and joy. There are tears and doubts. There is growth. There are road blocks and new directions and so on.
To get on the map for this journey, start here-
What is your reaction to this comment: “If you can breath, if you can talk, then you can SING.”
Use your reactions, inspirations, excuses, doubts and defenses that come up with this quote; list each one. Really sit with your list; are there some negative beliefs in there that are defining you or that are caging you in?
The next quote : ” What ever you can imagine, you can do.”
Now do the same process. Usually our reactions to these two quotes will reveal a lot. The journey has begun. Now go SING! I’ll fill you in on some more tips next week. Until then, enjoy YOU.