Expression of individualism while working together as part of a cohesive group is key in creating a healthy balance and a healthy psyche. As we grow in our individuality – taking risks and being true to ourselves – it’s critical that we know we fit in, and are accepted by our larger communities and circles of friend.
Through participation in drum and rhythm circles where we continue on the individual level to create a collective experience, we know that we are appreciated for our efforts, accepted for who we are and valued for what we have to give.
This is acceptance. And it’s this knowledge helps keep us from feelings of alienation and we believe, from tendencies to express those feelings through violence.
CommUNITY drumming & hooping – pass it on.
Sandy Hook, one year later – December 14, 2013.
A snow storm blanketed this peaceful community in snow exactly one year after the tragedy in Sandy Hook, but the elements couldn’t keep a group of like-minded friends and neighbors from gathering, contemplating and finding joy in community connection.
Peace through drumming. Love through commUNITY.