“When I head music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable.aI see no foe. I am related to the earliest of times, and to the latest.” – Henry David Thoreau
Why is it that when Henry listens to music he sees no enemy? How is it possible that he feels not danger? And what about time, why does he lose sense of time? In simpler words, because he sees music as a safe place. In this post let’s not talk about music education, let’s talk about listening to music. Besides, we all have access to music today, be it a radio, YouTube, music app, it takes minimal effort to grab some earphones and listen to any piece of music. You don’t need to be a musician to surrender to music, as we said in the previous post, we all speak music. Not only music will help you, but it will also heal you. In fact, music is known to calm the nerves and create a sense of tranquility.
What do you feel when listening to music? Give it a try now, what if you take a two minute break from scrolling on social media and listen. Really listen. For example, listen to the beat, the voices, the melody, the instruments intertwined. What do you feel? Where do you go? Share with us your experience!
On another note, here’s a bit of history and philosophy for the curious ones out there. Who is this Mr. Thoreau anyway?
Henry David Thoreau is an American essayist, poet, and practical philosopher. He is renowned for having lived the doctrines of Transcendentalism as demonstrated in his masterwork, Walden (1854).
Finally, transcendentalism is a philosophical movement that started in the 1830s with the belief that the most important reality is what is sensed or what is intuitive, rather than what is thought such as scientific knowledge.
Does this make music the most important reality we can experience?
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