When you sing capoeira and...
…your heart understands the weight of the words.
…you can feel those words reaching your friends’ ears.
…your friends give you that energy back through their eyes, their smiles and tears, and the vibrations coming from their hands clapping together.
…your voice shakes because of the emotion.
…your heart also shakes, but you can’t comprehend the reason.
…you forget yourself to the sound of berimbau.
…your mestre responds with approval and pride.
…you have to close your eyes to find what you’re looking for.
…what you’re looking for is the inner peace and strength to continue.
…everything inside you becomes something you had no idea existed.
…you realize that life is beauty, and a series of meaningful connections you create with other people and within yourself.
…mundane artifacts and events disintegrate.
…all that matters is that you engage with and feed your inner fire with this music and these words.
…your soul elevates.
…you take a short spiritual vacation to your emotional sanctuary.
…you become absolutely happy with who you are.