Sound has tremendous potential to move us. It can help us feel emotion, cause us to think, relieve tensions and awaken personalities. Music can provide an outlet for us to better understand ourselves and relate with others. In short, it can enrich our lives.
Music grabs our attention, and when we just listen, it can transform a mindset plagued by anxiety into an outlook filled with optimism. This is perhaps one of the healthiest forms of escape and stress relief.
Combine good lyrics with instruments that peak your senses, and listening can shift from a simple escape into an emotional experience.
We each have preferences of song and sound, but personally, guitars and drums rock my world, and I am thankful for the artists who have created moving music.
Here’s one quick example that has impressed me.
From “Where Are You Going?” by Dave Matthews Band
Are you looking for answers, to questions under the stars?
If along the way, you are growing weary, you can rest with me until a brighter day
It’s okay, where are you going, where do you go?
Everyone is wandering through life with a different sense of purpose. But the more we experience it together, the better off we are, regardless of where we are going.
Sometimes we listen alone and other times we connect with others through music. Either way, when songs flow through our days, the result is most often a greater feeling of happiness.
Feel free to comment about an artist, song or musical experience that has impacted you.
Choose Your Happy blog is expanding to feature writers who share visions of happiness. This first guest post is from Jason Keeling, often inquisitive and searching to grow personally, whether through reading, writing, or CrossFitting.