We are raised on music, from our mothers singing nursery rhymes to us to the top twenty hits we full in love with at primary school to listening to our parents music they play during the day and night that keep styles existing across the ages. As the title say someday there won’t be one of these songs in our heart, but it requests we sing anyway.
Nobody gets through life without losing someone they love, someone they need, or something they thought was meant to be. But it is these losses that make us stronger and eventually move us toward future opportunities for growth and happiness.
Over the past decade, I’ve had my share of painful Losses, Losing both of my parents and several friends. When the time of mourning was over in each circumstance, I pressed forward with a greater understanding and respect for life. Here are some things to contemplate:
- You are not what happened to you in the past.
- Focus on what you have,, not on what you don’t.
- Struggling with problems is a natural way of growing.
- It’s Okay to fall apart for a little while.
- Life is fragile, sudden, and shorter than it seems.
- Emotionally separate yourself from your problems.
- Don’t make a problem bigger than it is.
- View each challenge as an educational assignment.
- Things change, but the sun always rises the next day.
- Giving up and moving on are two very different things.
- Perfect relationships don’t exist.
- You must love yourself too.
- Don’t let others make decisions for you.
- Resentment hurts you, not them.
- Consciously nurture your inner hope.
- It’s better to be hurt by the truth than comforted by a lie.
- Not getting what you want can be a blessing.
- Laughter is the best medicine for stress.
- Worrying is literally a waste of energy.
- Even when it’s hard to move, take small steps forward.
- You are better off without some people you thought you needed.
- You are only competing against yourself.
- Life is not easy.
- Your future is unwritten.
- You are not trapped, you just need to relearn a few things.
- Everything in life is two-sided.
- You always have a choice.
- Let others in when you are in a dark place.
- If you ask negative questions, you will get negative answers.
- The end is a new beginning.
So given the power of music, I wonder what has been said about it over the centuries, Let’s have a look:
1. Indigenous societies still use this thusand yeay old method that western society replaced by pills.
2. Santayana is popularly known for aphorisms, such as “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”, “Only the dead have seen the end of war”, and the definition of beauty as “pleasure objectified”. Although an atheist, he treasured the Spanish Catholic values, practices, and worldview in which he was raised. Santayana was a broad-ranging cultural critic spanning many disciplines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0cBhdvXfJA
3. Music could be said to be like a car. It warms you up, gets you there and back, and chills down at the end of the day.
4. John Legend wrote the hit song All of Me for his wife to cheer her up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=450p7goxZqg
5. Music can give you all of it.
6. From the 17th Century Ludwig Van Beethoven places a high value on music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv2WJMVPQi8
7. Considered the greatest classical composer of his time, here is another Ludwig quote.
8. Music covers all the conditions as Alex states, from calmness to being pumped up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y71iDvCYXA
9. Policy advice on what education should spend their money on from 300 B.C.
10 now called a Spotify list: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VQ_3sBZEm0
11. A profound promise for the science of Music Therapy.
12. Wonderful Healing Codes from the world of music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWZmdoY1aTE&list=PLXZh40qo2oQlnhiKtJa6cHQMnaXYxP7Ay&index=7
13. In 2007 neurologist Oliver Sacks released his book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain in which he explores a range of psychological and physiological ailments and their intriguing connections to music.
14. We find that music is a relaxant time and time again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdQY7BusJNU
15. And for our final quote Nelson Mandela sets us free to dream wit the power of music.
Whether our heart has a song it or not, I believe the quotes talk to the powerful remedies that music has to offer on a day to day basis.
The playlist today contains the first classical track I have used in over 750 blogs. We begin with Shaina Noll then stay around this time frame with John Legend. Ludwig Van Beethoven is next who is followed by two rocky numbers from different periods of time, Elvis Costello and the Foo Fighters. The penultimate track is from Ed Sheeran and we finish with Cyndi Lauper: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJlQ3F9bKYruGUWns9UHcFOQwbJznIYaQ
There is a world of music out there and I believe is supports my world ethos of Love and Respect for All, Everybody Included. To spread the ethos around the world like my readers from 160 countries I have created a Facebook Group, Interculturalism, here is the link for you to join our tribe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Interulturalism.
Till we meet again my dear friends.