For many musicians and singers, music is a calling. Allowing the music to come through without holding back, without judgment or thought, is a spiritual experience. For backup singers, it is a shared experience of harmonizing and being in a support function rather than being the star.
Many backup singers are unrecognized as far as the world is concerned. Some of them are lead vocalists for well-known songs that are recorded in the studio and released by record companies, without anyone knowing who actually sings them. Worth has nothing to do with position or stardom. It is about accepting our calling regardless of how it looks. If it is to be out front, then it is to go for it. If it is to harmonize and support in a backup singer function, then it takes the same willingness and mind training to totally embrace it. We can only know the truth of who we are in the present moment by holding on to nothing, not one concept about ourselves.
This experience is filled with life and gratitude. And, if this is truly all that is desired, then many opportunities will keep coming to support a consistent awareness. But when there is a desire for something else, there will also be beliefs in success, failure, competition and personal achievement. The choice is for truth and happiness, not for this world or illusions. The choice is really not a choice at all.

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David Hoffmeister

Modern-day mystic, author, and a living demonstration of A Course in Miracles.


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