I love music – you will rarely find me without it. At work, in the car, on the train, or at the gym, my iPod is carefully in place. I have been known to over cook the occasional dinner while singing along to my favorite tunes, and I end my day with the sounds of a soothing musical rhythm.
I believe that music is a window to the soul. I think it’s a way of communicating on a deeper level with yourself and letting others do the same. Have you ever noticed, as you walk down the street listening to your favorite song and smiling (sometimes unconsciously), you feel an invisible weight lift, and the stress of the day loosens its grip? Do you find yourself searching for a song; craving a particular melody similarly to how you might crave chocolate after a bad day? I think that it’s your soul’s way of telling you it needs refuelling. We feed our body- why shouldn’t we feed our soul?
Here are my (current) favorites and what they mean to my soul:
Colbie Callait – quiet times. Soothing, soft melodies, meant to restore your faith that things are good.
John Mayer – pensive thoughts. Inspiration to know what the world is trying to say in a gentler way.
The Wailin Jennys – music to just BE.
Josh Groban – positivity. The lyrics and melody take me to a higher place and remind me that I am not alone.
Sugarland – makes my soul dance and my spirit smile.
Rob Thomas – a bit rougher around the edges, for more of a kick.
Frank Sinatra – an oldie but a goodie. Makes me smile right down to my toes. Good for days when no one else will do.
So turn on some good music and feed your soul. Let it rest, let it smile, and let the music remind you that things are not as bad as they seem. Let people around you see into the window of your soul.