I don’t mean that in a “religion is the opiate of the masses” kind of way, but I realized recently that there is nothing like the blissful high of joining with a faith community and singing.
Every Saturday that we can manage it, we walk the half mile to the Sathya Sai Baba group and sing bhajans for an hour.
I throw myself into the songs and my voice, along with my spirit, feels lifted up by the voices all around me. It is the greatest experience I’ve ever felt.
Even on days when I feel down, it can’t help but fill me with joy.
I always leave feeling like I’m floating on clouds of bliss.
I’ve experienced this many times with devotional music. If you can believe it, I was a member of a gospel choir in college! Those songs, like these, are expressions of pure happiness and love.
Is there anything in the world better than music?