Friday, January 11, 2013
Music and Life
Music is an essential component of a successful life.
Music has powerful effects upon the brain, helping integrate knowledge between diverse subjects. For example, when learning a large amount of information, it helps to take a break from your studies, relax, and listen to some music. This process allows the brain to find and make connections between the individual facts you are studying. The result is a greater understanding of the subject, and ultimately, a depth of knowledge and wisdom that you could not have acquired any other way.
To get the most from music, it is important to listen to a wide range of styles. Listen to some pop music, listen to rock, listen to Mozart. A wide exposure to the masters of music will enrich your life, help you enjoy life more, and help you get the most out of life.
A good music program consists of practice, performance, and listening.
Practice making music to develop your discipline, limber up the body, and free the mind if only for a short time from its day-to-day routine thoughts.
Perform music in order to develop your emotions. Get to the heart of the song, to forget yourself and instead get wrapped up in the music. This helps develop emotional strength and stability.
Finally, listen to a wide range of music that you like. Find some classical music that you enjoy, find some rock you enjoy, find some jazz you enjoy.
If you prefer, you can set out a similar program to experience the visual arts, the literary arts, or perhaps the culinary arts. Some sports go beyond the physical, and become great works of art, for example the x-games. What is important is to experience the beauty and the great emotion that art brings into your life. Perhaps you are a software programmer, and like Wordpress.org, believe that code is poetry. Then practice the fundamentals of programming, write a complete program or routine that expresses the poetry (a performance), and finally, look in-depth at a wide variety of programs, so you can experience the poetry written by other people. Look for the beauty in the code, look beyond the numbers and beyond the fundamentals and find the art in the programming.