We sing alone, we sing together, we sing around the piano or while doing the dishes. And here are so many reasons to sing: to express ourselves, to lift, strengthen and console ourselves, and to remind ourselves of all that’s vital to living well. ‘Affirmation’ is a fresh and refreshed collection of songs that can express our need to sing in the varied and diverse situations of our daily lives, and do it with integrity and a deep sense of oneness with all that’s around us. Although appropriate for community singing, my hope is that these songs can also bring voice to important aspects of our personal spiritual journeys and that they may be a pathway into an awareness we seek.
You’ll find many new works as well as updated versions of previously published songs that have been honed and helped through years of community singing. May these songs express our connection to humanity, the natural world, and our inner wisdom – regardless of creed, tradition or custom.