How you can recover your belief in hope and miracles

August 30th, 2010

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Do you have uplifting music close at hand?

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

Music!
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.

Warmly,

Tom

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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12 Responses to “How you can recover your belief in hope and miracles”

  1. Danek Says:
    August 30th, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    Tom,

    You are so right. Music has been a major force in my life since my childhood. Often, before going out the door, I play some of my favorite upbeat songs.

    But for now, people may enjoy what I think is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written — the Pachelbel Canon in D Major.

    Enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOA-2hl1Vbc&feature=related

  2. Tom Marcoux Says:
    August 30th, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Danek,
    Yes! I, too, appreciate Pachelbel Canon in D Major.
    This got me thinking of Claire De Lune at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGpcku6RIRY&feature=fvst

    I’m talking about the music (I don’t know about the soap opera video that is on the YouTube.com link).

    a great day,
    Tom

  3. Mary White-Levilain Says:
    August 30th, 2010 at 10:56 PM

    This is a great idea Tom. I love both your and Danek’s Choices. The majestic uplifting
    mood of Canon in D and the romantic, Claire De Lune.

    When I need to stir the wonder and delight of my inner child I think of Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsD0FDLOKGA
    The Moody Blues, Eyes of a Child, Dawning is the Day and The Tide Rushes in can all be
    found here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjyaVA8qaaw&feature=related.

    Be checking back for more great sounds new and old,

    Mary Margaret

  4. Christiane Lavanoux Says:
    August 30th, 2010 at 11:51 PM

    Hello Tom,

    Thank you for reminding us to keep believing in our dreams. I agree on the wonders in this world. Oh yes, music delightfully uplifts our soul. Congratulations on writing and producing your own music! I listened to the preview. Do you sing?

    I enjoyed listening to Lara Fabian & Josh Groban’s beautiful love song. What voices!

    I am glad to introduce Sam Joseph. This is what Sam says: ” I create this music to revitalise you. It won’t put you to sleep because it’s packed with positive energies designed to recharge you, whilst soothing your mind, body and soul. ”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIgfrNccf1E

    Listening to the piece, I felt at the root of life from where all things boldly grow and spring … or return …

    Have a fabulous week Tom and thank you for sharing these uplifting musical moments.
    Warmly,

    Christiane

  5. Tom Marcoux Says:
    August 30th, 2010 at 11:53 PM

    Mary Margaret,
    Thanks so much.
    Here’s another tune I really appreciate:
    It’s Maksim performing composer John Barry’s music to the feature film “Somewhere In Time” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkKue_MEnkk

    much joy and fulfillment,
    Tom

  6. Tom Marcoux Says:
    August 31st, 2010 at 12:04 AM

    Christiane,
    about “Thank you for reminding us to keep believing in our dreams. I agree on the wonders in this world. Oh yes, music delightfully uplifts our soul. Congratulations on writing and producing your own music! I listened to the preview. Do you sing?
    I enjoyed listening to Lara Fabian & Josh Groban’s beautiful love song. What voices!
    I am glad to introduce Sam Joseph. This is what Sam says: ” I create this music to revitalise you. It won’t put you to sleep because it’s packed with positive energies designed to recharge you, whilst soothing your mind, body and soul. ”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIgfrNccf1E
    Listening to the piece, I felt at the root of life from where all things boldly grow and spring … or return …
    Have a fabulous week Tom and thank you for sharing these uplifting musical moments.”

    Thank you :)

    Here’s another tune. It’s “The Last Unicorn” (yes, song from the feature film “The Last Unicorn”) as done by 9 year old Declan Galbraith at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WWqvgvXctY

    I wrote my blog article while listening to this tune :)

    many happy moments,
    Tom

  7. Beth Barany Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    Enjoy my current favorite happy music, the opening song from an Indian Bollywood film, Dhoom II, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBc_gm5ci2E.

  8. Tom Marcoux Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 6:34 PM

    Beth,
    about “Enjoy my current favorite happy music, the opening song from an Indian Bollywood film, Dhoom II, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBc_gm5ci2E. ”

    Wow! So fun and energizing!

    Beth, I went to your blog http://www.writersfunzone.com/blog/

    and I saw this article “This Week in Book Marketing and Publishing”

    Good insights.

    Congratulations on all the people that you’re helping.
    the best to you,
    Tom

  9. jim Says:
    September 10th, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    this is awesome man

  10. Tom Marcoux Says:
    September 10th, 2010 at 10:38 PM

    Jim,
    about “this is awesome man”

    Thanks :)

    And, I was glad to write about the awesome powerful of uplifting music.
    a great day,
    Tom

  11. lexus is Says:
    September 25th, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    Inside every cynical person, there is a depressed idealist

  12. Tom Marcoux Says:
    September 26th, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    Hello lexuslover,
    about “Inside every cynical person, there is a depressed idealist”

    Interesting.

    Perhaps, the person might choose to transform to a “realistic optimist.”
    There is a lot of data that shows that optimists live longer,
    attract more success and enjoy their lives better.

    The true optimist is not a Pollyanna person who refuses to see negativity.
    Instead, the optimist says, “I see the negativity and somehow
    I’ll learn from this situation. I’ll get stronger. I’ll grow in wisdom.
    And perhaps, this is the time for me to get some help — some coaching,
    reading a book, or gathering team members.”

    good journey,
    Tom

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