Music Therapy | atlanta child photographer
In today's world, there is so much going on. Not that this has never been the case before, but things are different. I'm sure most of the bad things that are going on now have always been going on. The only difference is that the information has become ubiquitous because of the popularity of smart phones. Cameras are everywhere. Being the person I am, I try not to let all of these things get me down. I mean, what kind of life would that be if I were constantly upset by all of the negativity around me/us? It wouldn't make for a very good one in my opinion.
Just to be clear, I don't ignore what's going on. Basically I try to look at the bright side of things. One of the things I like to say is "There is something good in everything and everybody. For some things and some people, you just have to look harder/deeper to find it." Lately things have been getting a bit, how should I say this...difficult. I figured as long as I concentrated on doing what I needed to do, all would be fine. I thought my frame of mind was good, but I'm not so sure now. For those who don't know, I do believe in God. A higher power. What I also believe is that God speaks to me through music. One of my beliefs is that God speaks to all of us in a way that we will hear and understand Him and my way happens to be via music.
At any rate, I believe he spoke to me today. While I was washing dishes and listening to music (this is a must because I really dislike washing dishes), the song "Shake It Off" came on. When the singer got to the lyrics that said "You can't dance with the devil on your back so shake him off." I felt some kind of way. Actually my eyes welled up with tears and I felt this weight on me that wasn't there previously or at least I didn't know it was there. This incident made me reassess the things that are going on in my life and around me. I had to truly consider how I actually feel about them. Even though I know everything will be alright, that doesn't absolve my subconscious from feeling the effects and essentially hiding them from me.
For the most part, I am fine, but I think it was important for me to acknowledge how I feel deep down inside. Those types of feelings can creep up on you and next thing you know, you're in the hospital because of stress and fatigue and lord knows what else. To be honest, I'm a pretty laid back kind of person. I try to stay away from negativity and to spread positivity. I also tend to not panic in situations and just wait to see what I can do or what happens. Finally, I try not to worry about things that are out of my control. To me, that is a waste of energy.
As they say, this too shall pass. I'm confident that that is the case and I'm fine with it. How can we appreciate the good if we don't experience the bad? Anyway, I will continue to listen to my music. When it's time again, I'm sure God will speak to me. When I'm down, confused or in need of enlightenment, I know He's there, waiting for me to turn on the radio. If He has no message for me, I can still listen to the music to put me in a better mood. Music relaxes me or pumps me up, whichever I need at the time. What does music do for you? Better yet, what's your therapy?
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