Have you ever been to a concert and when singing along to a song, felt connected to everyone there? Why is that? Jason Mraz offers up some thoughts on this:
“When we sing along with a song, it’s about, subliminally, it’s about conscious breath work. When we sing along with a song we have to know when we are going to take that next breath, so we can sing that next lyric. So, we are awake. We are not worried about tomorrow, we’re not dwelling on the past, we are awake and alive in the moment. That’s why concerts feels so good, because you’re singing along with your favorite songs with all these other bodies and your harmonizing and everyone is awake and having a great time.”
This reminds me of a quote from Joseph Campbell:
“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive…”
Here’s three great examples of connected crowds, connected to the artists, their music and each other.