If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
― Albert Einstein
Everyone listens to music and it impacts our lives in a variety of ways. You listen to music to dance, to deal with breakups, and to study. Music itself is a drug because we grow addicted to it to perform particular tasks.
But have you ever wondered how music can impact your life? Studies established at Northwestern’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory had already revealed that people who played instruments had improved their neural processing compared to those who only listened to it. And there have been studies that showed music has the capability to bring back lost memories, assisting anyone who suffer from memory problems.
Music shift our thoughts, emotions, and energy at every given beat and melody. It sharpens our concentrations when we’re studying or reading. But in what personal ways can music transform your life?
Music has been a part of me and my life even before I was born. According to my mom, my dad would have the stereo on, and I would kick to the beat, early proof that babies can hear music from inside the womb.
But for those who come to music after they’re born, and people wonder why a person would want to get involved in music, here are five reasons you can give the ones who raise their eyebrow at you.
Music Helps Us Give Expression to Feelings That are Hard to Put into Words
My friend who’s a self-made entrepreneur needs music while meditating because it gives him the chance to focus on what he’s working on.
All ideas and motivations originate from your head, which is why spending time alone helps people make big discoveries. If you manage to win that person through your music, that’s transformative in its own right, especially if you never thought you would meet anyone who would “get” you. Trust me, there are plenty of us musicians who feel that way. Music is often our best friend in those moments.
2. Music Has The Uncanny Ability to Heal You
Einstein said that nothing is truly solid. Our physical bodies are made of atoms and molecules that simply vibrate at a certain rate in order to be manifested in the third dimension of height, width and depth.
But here’s the thing: we are also not our bodies either. We are pure Spirit enmeshed with a physical form. We are pure frequency, pure light, in all truth. Studies have shown that having music on in a medical environment can help lower blood pressure and reduce the patient’s stress. Otherwise known as music therapy, music can be used to elevate your moods and counteract against depression or fear.
A key note I’ve taken while either playing an instrument or listening to someone play theirs is that the melodies and beats are what helps regulate your heart rate. Which is why listening to classical or soft music can lower people anxieties and calm their nerves.
3. Music Helps You Gain Friends
Unlike those strange moments you’ve seen on the streets, a similar occurrence I’ve noticed is that music brings people into your life. Whether they were friends or strangers, music has always attracted people into an area as long as they found it somewhat entertaining to listen to.
It didn’t matter who the people were, where they belonged to, or what their appearances were, the music that was being played had united them all. Even musicians who barely know one another have moments where they get together and bond through music. After all, a common feeling that musicians feel is that it’s difficult finding anyone who “gets” them. Sure, we love our fans and would play for them all night but to share that bond with another musician gives us a feeling I can’t simply put into words.