Soothing Song for Yoga Playlist: Show the way, by David Wilcox
Shshshshsh: Shavasana lullabies addition
Soothing chicken soup for the ears I tell you. I seriously think this man’s voice is straight from God. If you have never heard David Wilcox before, please check him out. A perfect example of "music as therapy", these kinds of songs are the ones I go to when I need to be reminded that this world is still a beautiful place and that there are safe havens within all of us if we know how to access them. Music is the perfect way to do this, and when you add yoga to the mix, now you've got the mind/body connection working in your favor as well.
The lyrics in this song speak for themselves...all there really is is love. As human beings, it is what we desire most, and if we go a step further, (as this song does) and illustrate love as a universal force, it strips us of the daily heaviness we feel as it brings us one step closer to knowing that everything will always begin and end with love.
Special thanks to those who participated in my Shavasana lullabies contest on the Nutritious Yogi Facebook page. I had totally forgotten about this one!
Show the way Lyrics
You say you see no hope
You say you see no reason we should dream
That the world would ever change
You say the love is foolish to believe
'Cause they'll always be some crazy
With an army or a knife
To wake you from your daydream
Put the fear back in your life
If someone wrote a play
To just to glorify what's stronger than hate
Would they not arrange the stage
To look as if the hero came too late?
He's almost in defeat
It's looking like the evil side will when
So on the edge of every seat
From the moment that the whole thing begins
It is love who mixed the mortar
And it's love who stacked these stones
And it's love who made the stage here
Although it looks like we're alone
In this scene, set in shadows,
Like the night is here to stay
There is evil cast around us
But it's love that wrote the play
For in this darkness love can show the way
Now the stage is set
You can feel your own heart beating in your chest
This life's not over yet
So we get up on our feet and do our best
We play against the fear
We play against the reasons not to try
We're playing for the tears
Burning in the happy angel's eyes
If you like words in Shavasana, this one is for you. Maybe even at some point during the day, play this song while you do a few stretches and see how you feel after. Content? Peaceful? Abundant?
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