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What Makes Your Heart Sing?

What Makes Your Heart Sing?

Recently I went to see my favorite folk musician, Joe Crookston, play at the local coffeehouse. He has a beautiful voice, is a wonderful songwriter and storyteller, and is extremely talented on the many instruments he plays, from guitar to banjo to fiddle. And yet as I listened to him play, and as I watched the crowd deeply moved by his performance, his real talent was obvious: he gives his whole heart to his musical expression. And he was clearly enjoying every moment. His soulful, passionate performance was palpable.  And it reminded me that that is what we are here to do…..to find out what makes our heart sing, and to allow that expression to come forth, in whatever form that might be. Whether that is playing music, painting, surfing a wave, cooking a meal, volunteering at a local hospital, or teaching yoga, when we allow our lives to be sourced from our hearts longing, magic happens.    When we look at children, by and large we recognize that they are instinctively connected to their hearts. Their ability to give themselves over to tears one moment, laughter the next, and then turn around and have a full blown temper tantrum, reminds us that we too, were once open and undefended and unafraid to meet each moment with the fullness of our being.   We are not here on this earth to tolerate it, resist it, or to transcend it. We are here to serve as a channel to bring Spirit into this world, to infuse matter with Spirit in a union that explodes with beauty, love, and wonder. The...