Music and Musicians on One Heart: Music for an Awakening World
"One Heart"
(One Heart: Music for an Awakening World)
Brother ChiSing and Gary Floyd
This song is very special to my heart because it came to me during meditation in the early Spring of 2009. Every morning before breakfast, I enjoy about an hour of silent meditation, aware of my breath, centered in my body, with my heart open to the love and generosity of Life, of each miraculous moment. As thoughts come and go like clouds, I allow them to drift by without attachment, in the vast, spacious, clear Sky of simple Awareness, Presence and Being-ness. However, on one particular morning, about 30 minutes into my meditation, a melody began to play in my mind. At first, I tried to let it go and re-focus on my breath, but the melody kept persisting. After going back and forth between the melody and my breath for about 10 minutes, I finally decided to just surrender to the melody, stop my meditation for now, and see if there was a message here for me. As I did so, I began to hear words with the melody, so I wrote them down, and after just a few minutes, I had the basic outline of the song "One Heart." However, it was not quite complete. And so, I called up my friend Gary Floyd, and together we completed the music and lyrics of the song, effortlessly and joyfully. I love this process because it is such a beautiful metaphor for how Life works. An individual can receive a seed of inspiration in his or her heart, but he or she still needs others to help it grow and become full and complete. Community makes for a more balanced and well-rounded spirituality. "Angels have only one wing; they need each other to fly."
      ~ Brother ChiSing
"One Heart" lyrics:
One Heart, One Life
We are One Family, One Earth
One Heart, One Life
We are One Family, One Earth

And together we can make a difference in our world
Every creed and color, every boy and girl
All of Creation, no separation
We are One, One Heart

And even though it seems we are so far apart
And many times we're feeling all alone
The truth of who we are has been here from the start
We are One Heart
Lead vocals: Brother ChiSing
Backup vocals: Gary Floyd, Charity,
Instrumentalists: Gary Floyd (piano),
Cornell Kinderknecht (flute),
Steve Browne (guitar, bass, drum programming),
Tom Prasada-Rao (violin, tabla)
Music coach: Michael Gott
Special thanks to Robin Hackett
Producers: Brother ChiSing, Steve Browne
Recorded and engineered by Steve Browne
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