The Potent Power of Music

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In a world filled with a plethora of languages and tongues, humans have been able to create a baseline, a universal language understood perfectly by all - music.

Regardless of where you’re from, or what language you speak, we are all connected by music. The power of music is one that resonates around the world; it is a common medium for release employed by all. From pregnant women playing music through headphones placed on their bellies to loved ones playing music to comatose victims, music is also allegedly an elixir.

Regardless of where you’re from, or what language you speak, we are all connected by music. Click To Tweet

As a result of playing such a prevalent role in our everyday lives, music has come to mean more than just a way to pass time.

In this digital age where music can be accessed virtually everywhere, the impact on our lives is much more pronounced. It even plays a role in medicine music -  therapy. It can help to improve a host of problems from a patient’s speech to their physical balance and memory. Most notably, it provides an emotional release for stress, pain, and other maladies.

Music connects people in a way very few things can, whether at school, work, or play, it impacts neurochemicals in the brain which promote contentedness.

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Perhaps one of the most vital aspects of the impact of music is its connection with mental health. According to the World Health Organization, over 300 million people globally struggle with depression and countless scientific and psychological studies have shown that music has a direct effect on combating depression, and lowering stress levels. For many, music is an escape pod from the constantly floating ship of modern life.

Whether for recreation, or for more intense purposes, the importance of music cannot be over-exaggerated. According to Oliver Sacks, professor of neurology at NYU School of Medicine, “Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears. For my neurological patients, music is even more; it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, speech and life. For them, music is not a luxury, but a necessity.”

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In the creative world, the power of music is just as pronounced (even I am listening to John Mayer’s “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” as I write this). Max Richter once said; “The idea of music having a use goes back centuries. The beginnings of written music were the liturgy. That has a connection with the idea of a meditative state and all that”.

So, take a little time today that connect with the world. It doesn’t matter if you are on your way to work, or school, live a little! If you were hoping for a tranquil experience, might I suggest you check out Joep Beving’s “Solipsism”? Thank me later.

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