Before my shows, we warm up. We grab tambourines and begin clapping out a beat or if there are not enough tambourines, we clap out a beat with our hands. We shake, we stretch, we get our blood flowing to help wake us up and get us energized! After all that, we sing a warm up song because warming up your voice is very important too! We warm it up because we want to take care of it. And when the warm-up is completed, I end it with the statement that our voice is an instrument. The most important and most powerful instrument in the WORLD!
Our voice is the most powerful instrument in the world. Repeat that last sentence, but substitute “our,” for “my.” MY voice is the most powerful instrument in the world! That statement carries with it a heavy responsibility if we truly believe it. Your voice can create laughter, tears, joy, pain, anger, and frustration. Your voice can inspire others, change oppressive laws or create them. Your voice can free an entire population of people or enslave them. Your voice help heal a broken heart, or help to break a healing heart. It’s a little intimidating and scary when we truly understand how much power our voice has. When you’re using your voice in a positive way toward others, it is healthier for us as well. The inverse too, is accurate, when we use our voice in a negative way toward others, it becomes unhealthier for us as well.
So let’s try to use our voices the best we can, everyday! I add, “TRY,” to that statement because we are human and we will make mistakes. But always keep this thought in your mind and remind yourself of it, “my voice is the most powerful instrument in the world!” Believe it because it’s true.