...it just makes them happy

To release my tendency to judge or label things one way based on unconfirmed prejudices

To awaken my natural state of joy and bliss

To know I am more than my thoughts, more than what I think about myself

To lose feelings of self consciousness

To not have to understand everything but to instead connect to the place that feels everything

To see myself as joined to others and to a source unknown but surely greater than myself

to practice bringing true intention to the words I choose to speak

To know there is a place of refuge that can hold all the many parts of me no matter which part shows up

To allow myself to simply show up and receive

To channel the beautiful energy of my children who sing and dance because...it just makes them happy

To love

This is why kirtan is a meditative practice for me