August 30th, 2010
Would you like to believe again?
Has your heart been broken and have you noticed yourself saying some cynical things that you wouldn’t have said some years ago?
Well, stop that!
Whoa! – I can already hear you saying that you’ve learned some tough things about life.
I can relate to that. Like you, I have taken tough hits — like the suicide of a close friend, and kicks and punches (I kicked back — but I didn’t win against multiple attackers) — and romantic relationships ending, and more.
But I still believe that there is hope, magic, love and miracles in this world. And I’ve experienced them, too.
One of the Fastest Ways to Believe Again
Do you know why? Because music reaches past your rational mind.
On the other hand . . .
Have you noticed that many of us have new, cynical, reflexive thoughts? Negative thoughts like: “it doesn’t work that way in the real world”; “you have to pay your dues”, “a lot of people don’t get the big break that improves their life.”
One of my friends has experienced chest pains. He had it checked out by multiple doctors. It’s not angina, acid reflux or some other extreme diagnosis. Apparently, feeling chest pains is how he experiences stress.
What brings him relief? Music and laughter.
Certain music, and how it uplifts your soul, is truly a miracle.
Something to Believe In
When you experience a tough time, it helps to remember that it is just part of a season.
You know what is the good thing about seasons? — they arrive and flow past.
You can choose to enjoy the current season that you’re in. How? Make a playlist on your iPod of special music.
Consider these lists:
1) Relaxing music
2) Energizing music
3) Music that amazes you with its inherent beauty
We’re talking about “believe again.” In what? Hope, magic, love and miracles in this world.
Make space for uplifting music in your daily life.
You’ll be glad you did.
P.S. I invite you to post links to YouTube.com of music that you treasure — in your reply postings here. Thank you! I’ll start with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh5reW6SeCI
P.P.S. Yes, that’s my hand on the keyboard. To hear some music I wrote and produced, you can go to iTunes.com The music is underneath the narrator’s comment on my audiobook “Be Heard and Be Trusted” http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/be-heard-be-trusted-how-can/id368254812
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