Come Travel With Me was a new segment I wanted to introduce to you guys today but I was inspired to do something else. I call it, Music Reflection Mondays since music was the inspiration for this piece.
In some of my less than terrific moments in my life there were various singers who through their music helped me cope during some difficult times, gave me clarity, joy, peace of mind even helped me release some of the anger I felt in a healthy way. They made me feel better.
Natalie Imbruglia is one of those singers. She was there at a time in my early teenage years when I was very angry and depressed. Her song Torn touched me in a special way. I felt as though she had heard me and was singing exactly how I felt. I played and replayed that song over and over until I got what I needed from it. What did I get?
I eventually realized that I did not want to be “torn” anymore I wanted to be whole and happy. I chose to forgive because it was the only way I could move forward. It took tremendous courage and strength but I did it.
From my teenage years to present, I can honestly say that the healing power of music to the mind is powerful and should definitely be explored. Of course, I’m just suggesting it as a form of therapy, to relax and unwind and clear your mind. It is definitely a pick me upper and can be a stress reliever if you choose the right type of music and artiste that appeals to you.
Music Reflection Mondays is not going to be about me bringing my personal preferences to you but rather about us sharing with each other – music and artistes that we love. I am open to discovering someone new. Are you? 🙂
There are so many to choose from. We should never limit ourselves to just one thing. It hinders our growth and limits our learning. My taste in music is wide from different periods both past and present. I’ve found that variety is good and it works for me.
Music preferences vary and that’s cool that we all have different taste. Thankfully, because of that we get amazing artistes creating music and songs that will be forever etched in our minds and hearts.
I think that no matter our preferences we all can agree that music has the power to provoke feelings and emotions some good and some bad. How we choose to use this often overlooked medium can make a big difference in how we feel, heal and cope with various things in our lives.
John Legend is amazing! Let’s just say, that when he came out with his music it was perfect timing for all I was dealing with in my life. He has been there for me both in the good and bad times. I had his CD in my car for months just playing it over and over. The kids even learned a few songs. 🙂 I have more than one favourite when it comes to him but some that stand out are All of me, Stay with You, Used to Love You, Love Me Now and When It’s Cold Outside. Do you have any favourites from him?
From oldies to present day the appeal of music remains. There are some singers and bands that have songs that still make you tear up, dance your socks off when you hear it or just take you back to a different time in your life almost like a time machine. Do you agree?
Do you have a singer, musician or band that provided you with comfort when you needed it most? Please share. 🙂
Who are your three all-time favourites singers or groups?
I look forward to seeing some of your favourites below. Have a great week. See you guys next week as we continue Music Reflection Mondays.
Hope you enjoyed it.
- Natalie Imbruglia photo – http://www.photofromtheworld.com
- John Legend – By: Johan Sandberg