I have been pondering this thing we call music and admittedly I am infatuated by it. I find that all day long I am tapping rhythms or singing melodies without even thinking about it. I use music in the morning to meditate and on a good day play music in the evening to wind down and rest. I love to play music with my wife, family and friends and find it connects us in amazing ways.
I honestly don’t think I could live without it and truly feel that it is as fundamental as air, water, food and love. When I play music for long periods of time I become deeply tuned in to the now, the moment of now and find myself in a state of meditation.
I remember being a kid in my teen years and I would sit and play music for hours. At that time, life was often confusing and chaotic in many ways. Something magical would happen when I played guitar for long periods of time, I would feel good, I would notice a tangible improvement in my overall view and feelings and my desire to want to harmonize to the people and world around me.
Later in life I noticed how much music tunes me into presence and provides a sanctuary of support and nurturing energy and healing that few other things do. What is it for you? What does music mean to your life.