Friday, 17 January 2014
The song in your heart
It always feels good to share with a loved one, no matter if we are feeling on top of the world or down in the pit of despair. One universal thing that lifts people up no matter what century or country you live in, is music. It cracks open the thoughts in our heads and makes us FEEL. Just like my grandma says you have a second stomach for dessert, you have a different brain for music. I am no neurologist, but I might say that the part of our brain that interprets music is connected more strongly to our body than the thought of "Oh I should have chicken for supper". Give the gift of a music to someone who needs a lift today. This can be done by singing a sea shanty over the phone or forwarding a link on your media device. Music is the centre of most spiritual practices for a reason. I don't quite know what that reason is, as I rarely study religions, but I am sure it has something to do with community, celebration, and love.