“Music Helps Us Speak Words We Can’t Always Express”
Have you ever had the experience where you listen to a song and it triggers a specific memory that brought you back to a space in time in your life? Or maybe you hear something for the first time and the beat catches your attention.
You find yourself bopping your head, as you really start to tune into the lyrics, because you hear something you can totally relate to.
This happens to me all the time.
When I catch a beat I like and the music hits my soul, I start an inexplicable love affair with the song. I file it away as a soundtrack in my life.
Music becomes an outlet for my heart and mind to express how I am feeling in that moment. I find that music can also help with:
- setting the mood
- shaking things off and,
- getting me through whatever it is I am going through
This is what I LOVE about music.
It has a magical way of connecting us to our inner self and to others.
It can also evoke certain emotions, sentiments, realizations you have about life.
The other day I was driving home. I was feeling a bit down because I’ve been trying to pitch some writing to some major blogs and media outlets, but have been rejected.
Then, Pink’s song ‘So What’ came on the radio.
It reminded me of the time when this song was out when I liked some guy and he didn’t feel the same. So I felt rejected.
Or the time when I was telling people I’ve decided to quit my corporate job to start coaching and blogging, and some of my friends and family questioned it.
Even though I knew they were questioning from a place of love, their concern and disapproval made me felt like I was making the wrong decision. I started doubting myself and questioned my ability and their intentions. I felt like I was disappointing them with my decision.
As Pink puts it, ‘So What?!’.
So what? if some guy doesn’t like me. It’s not the end of the world.
So what? If my parents and friends don’t think it’s a good idea for me to quit my corporate job. I’ve thought things through and am willing to take responsibility for myself if I fail.
Okay. Here’s a caveat.
If your decision will have an impact on those who matter in your life, it is important for you to discuss it with your loved ones first.
Hear their concerns and work towards trying to find a compromise or solution to support each other. Otherwise, it will strain your relationship if you don’t involve them.
As for people saying no to my pitches. So what?!
The reality is not everyone will say yes to you.
The sooner you learn not to take things personally, the sooner you’ll be able to let go, find bliss and gain clarity and peace of mind.
From that state of being, you’ll be able to find ways to utilize your energy in a more productive manner.
As Jack Canfield’s famously said:
“Some will, Some won’t; So what- Someone’s waiting.”
Somewhere out there, there will be someone who is waiting for you, appreciating all that you are and all that you do.
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My vision is to write more articles using songs as a muse to capture the simple reminders and lessons in life and share it with you.
I hope you will let the music speak to you in whatever way it brings meaning to your life.
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