Some people were born blessed with the gift of a smooth voice. Others were born with the assistance of a perfect musical ear. Every detail of the music they perform or listen to, they can recognize it fully. Others lack any of these musical talents.
Although I am a music teacher now, I am a person who lacks all of these talents. It took so many years to be able to recognize the frequencies. Furthermore, my voice was always weak because of some medical issues. GERD and allergic rhinitis made my vocal abilities very difficult. In conclusion, I was always a mediocre singer (I still am), but people usually enjoy my singing. Why? Because when I sing, I do it with passion. Most of the time, I was out of tune, but according to the emotions I was singing for, I was always deep inside them. That’s why if you ask everyone in my live shows a question, they will say that I am not the best singer, but something makes them want to listen to me sing. My emotional statement on stage made them follow me in my shows. With these vocal abilities, I cannot pursue a singing career, but I can keep a balance in my emotional world just by singing a few notes. I can quickly transform my emotional statement into any emotion I want by singing for a few seconds.
Let’s make this clear. You do not need to be a singer to have the right to sing. Singing, dancing, swimming, and many other arts or sports are physical needs of every human and are not a luxury for a few people. It doesn’t matter if some people do it better, or to say better, in a more fancy way. One person’s ability in a specific field doesn’t forbid others to practice it. Imagine allowing people to sleep only the ones that don’t snore or allow people to smile according to the color of their teeth!
So, it doesn’t matter if you are a good dancer. It is your right to express your emotions through dancing, even if you don’t know a single dancing step. Maybe you will never be able to win a dance competition, but you will benefit yourself with this psychosomatic procedure—the same thing with music. You don’t need to be a singer to sing. Even if your vocal abilities are weak, singing is still a powerful tool that helps you express your emotions and release energy. This way, you can achieve balance in your inner world. Nobody has the right to deprive you of this therapeutic procedure. Singing is a natural need, like food and sleep. Make singing a part of your everyday life via the I.M. Meditation technique. Close your ears and open your soul to let your internal melody act beneficially to yourself.
Fotis Tampas (De Tao).