The Power of Music

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If you’ve been here a while, you would know that I have a strong love for music. I have linked my previous posts about music, I have my top 20 songs and two other posts on music recommendations. Music is a therapy that I have fallen back on so many times, and today I am going to talk about music as a therapy and why it’s so important. 

If you have seen my Apple Music, you would know that I have playlists for pretty much anything because certain sounds and songs have the ability to impact the various moods I am faced with on a daily basis. Music is a form of self-expression whether you stick it a few genres or listen to literally everything under the sun. There is bound to be something out there for everyone.  Music has evolved and changed over the years, but it’s always had the same purpose: to get you to feel something. This can be feeling the need to get up and dance, the need to scream the words at the top of your lungs, the need to fall deep into your feels, the need to let a smile creep onto your face, the need to be productive, the need to be at peace, and any other things you could possibly feel. 

It makes sense that music has the therapeutic powers, seeing that sound therapy is commonly used in meditative practices with sound bowls, sounds of nature, and other meditative music. It has the power to relax you, same as the sound of waves crashing to shore, or the sound of rain hitting the earth, or the sound of trees rusting together in a breeze. These sounds relax us and are nature’s music. 

I have grown up around every sort of music. Growing up, my dad would always have some sort of music playing whether it was rock, doo-wop, jazz, opera, musicals, 80s pop, and sometimes even Disney music. This reflects in my music taste now, where I listen to pretty much everything. With that, various genres have made their way into having special places in my heart and they channel into creating a large part of who I am. 

When I’m feeling in a mood of some sort, the first thing I do is lay on my floor and listen to a certain type of music and process everything I’m feeling (this mostly applies to when I’m not feeling all that great), and then I pull a complete 180 and throw on music that makes me feel good and ready to tackle anything and bam I’m all better. 

Finding new music is one of the best feelings in the world to me. It opens up a new door of sounds and feelings. I can look for music for hours and come out of it feeling really good. If your playlists don’t make you happy, put on a new cover picture, get rid of the music you’re no longer feeling, and hunt for some new stuff and see how you feel.

Music is powerful, remember that the next time you are feeling something. I hope you enjoyed this deep dive into my feelings about music. Don’t forget to stay vibin!

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