I’m back from an incredible vacation in Jamaica. I flowed to the sounds of the ocean and the ultimate yoga playlist for world peace that has my heart feeling so alive.
I went with the intention of powering down my devices and leveling up my positive vibes. I came home with a renewed sense of activism and responsibility.
Jamaica: Breathing life into me at every turn, reminding me to be a warrior and not a worrier and that “everyting is irie.”
With my Yoga playlist on my ipod, I flowed every morning overlooking the ocean.
I feel a strong connection to water. Waking up bright and early, to flow with her left me feeling so blessed. It was as if the ocean and I shared a sort of intimacy. It was magical!
After, I’d head down to the beach feeling the waves of gratitude washing over me.
This life: it's such a gift!
Looking out at the majesty of the ocean, I realized it’s up to ME to change the world I’m in.
Yoga teaches us, we become stronger in times of crisis. We must move through the fire and fear to get to the other side. It’s these challenges, obstacles and darkness that refine our true characteristics of love, leadership and light.
With my ear buds in and a rocking yoga playlist, I thought about world peace.
The Ultimate Yoga Playlist for World Peace:
*Melissa Etheridge: I Need to Wake Up
I am not an island. I am not alone. I am my intentions. Trapped here in this flesh and bone. And I need to move, I need to wake up, I need to change. I need to shake up, I need to speak out. I’ve been asleep and I need to wake up. Now.
*Michael Jackson: Man in the Mirror
I’m gonna make a change, for once in my life. It’s gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference, gonna make it right . . . I’m starting with the man in the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways and no message could have been any clearer. If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change.
*Bill Withers: Lean On Me
Lean on me, when you’re not strong. And I’ll be your friend. I’ll help you carry on. For it won’t be long, ’til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on.
*Sly & The Family Stone: Everyday People
Sometimes I’m right and I can be wrong. My own beliefs are in my song… I’m no better and neither are you. We are the same whatever we do.
*NEEDTOBREATHE: More Heart, Less Attack
The more you take the less you have ’cause it’s you in the mirror staring back. Quick to let go slow to react. Be more heart and less attack.
*Steve Gold: There is So Much Magnificence in the Ocean
There is so much magnificence near the ocean. Waves are coming in. Halleluja.
Time to grow and be a man. Want to fly high like peter pan, no more Never Never Land. So lose your backpack filled with sand. Come along and take my hand. We’ll walk together.
*Jeremy Fisher: Come Fly Away
I’m feeling restless but I’m tired. Don’t want to leave but I can’t stay. You and me need something more. It’s time to spread our wings and soar.
*Bob Marley: One Love
One love, one heart: let’s get together and feel all right. I’m pleading to mankind. Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right. Let’s get together and feel all right.
Like humanity, the sounds of the songs move to a different rhythm & beat.
Who am I to turn my head when ordinary people can rise up and show the world a better way?
Sure, it’s scary.
But I know I owe it to my kids, future generations and to myself, to speak up. To be an activist. To be the change.
Maybe turmoil and angst show us the path to an even sunnier and beautiful tomorrow? Where our true colors, inside and out, shine like beams of light igniting a future of love and abundance for everyone.
What feel-good, do-good songs would you add to this playlist? Let me know in the comments below.