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We all want Happiness, yet most of us find it hard to achieve happiness and even harder to maintain it.
We’ve all gone through hard times. And we all get through them. However, some get through them better than others. So what is their secret?
Happiness is really dependent on perspective, and our outer world is a reflection of our inner world. Life will always remind you when you are In Tune with yourself. Have you ever noticed that you feel good when you are doing what harmonizes with the song of your life?!
But how do you find the song of your life? Actually, it’s your calling, and when you sing your song, you are sharing your special gift with the world.
Let me tell about the Himba tribe in Africa, where the birth of a child is counted from the day when the mother thinks of the child in her mind. She seeks a quiet place under a tree, and then she listens until she hears the song of the child. After she has heard the song of her child, she comes back to the man who will be the father, and she teaches him the song of their child.
Then, when the Himba women and her man make love to conceive their child, they sing the song of the child some of the time. This song is then taught to all the villagers, so the entire tribe can welcome the child at the time of birth with his or her special song.
This special song is then sung throughout the child’s life during any occasion whether good or bad. For example, if the child gets hurt, or does something extraordinary. During critical transitional points, like puberty. During their wedding, and for the last time the special song is sung when they are on their death-bed. The song is used to heal, honor and help the child.
Here is the beautiful thing about that special song: if a tribe member commits a crime or “loses his life’s calling” and wanders off the trail he is called to the center of the village where other villagers form a circle around them, and sing their song to them. The Himba tribe knows that correction is brought about through LOVE and by helping the person find their identity again, their life’s calling, their song. When that person recognizes his own song again, the need and desire to hurt another person is gone.
If you are reading this, most likely you are not part of some African tribe that nurtures and protects you and sings your special song to you at critical transitional points in your life. But…
…life will always remind you when you are In Tune with The Song of Your Life!
Keep singing, the world needs Your Song!
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