Welcome to the Posts from Your Archives, where bloggers put their trust in me. In this series, I dive into a blogger’s archives and select four posts to share here to my audience.
If you would like to know how it works here is the original post: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2019/04/28/smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives-newseries-pot-luck-and-do-you-trust-me/
Poet and author Balroop Singh is always a welcome guest here on Smorgasbord and has shared many posts in the past. This time I get to choose the posts from Balroop’s archives and since music is one of my loves… I have selected this post……
Have you felt the Emotional and Therapeutic Appeal of Music? by Balroop Singh
Music speaks…it whispers sweet melodious sounds into our ears! Have you heard them?
Music attracts our attention, entices our emotions and transports us to a new world.
Have you seen that world?
Music does not need any interpretation…it can touch your heart and soul effortlessly to establish a profound connection.
Have you felt the connection?
Whatever the language or the notes, the communiqué of music doesn’t need any props. It flows like a stream…straight into our veins and mingles into our blood.
Even an infant responds to music, which provides enough fire to the speculative theories that music must have originated from the playful communication of a mother and a child.
Do you ever wonder where it came from?
Music must have been inspired by the spontaneous sounds of nature around us – the rustling of leaves, the whispering of pines, the rippling of rivers, the gurgling of waterfalls…the cooing of pigeons, the roaring of lions…
The sounds and rhythms that emanate from earth and sky, from mountains and rivers, from forests and seas must have stimulated the flow of musical notes.
First musical instrument is said to be the human voice – which can make a number of sounds like humming, whistling, clicking and singing.
“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.” –Alphonse de Lamartine.
I have always felt the truth of these words…music has been my most natural refuge, my beloved book of literature… I could feel its emotive effect even as a child…I could speak to it, I could drown my sorrows in its ever-flowing strains and absorb all the wisdom from the lyrics.
It has always assuaged my lacerations, brightened my hours, added glow to my little joys and given wings to my fantasy flights.
Even now, whenever I feel like dropping out of this world, I go to my favorite music. All my dreams and reflections merge into those trills floating around me and I feel at ease.
The power of music transcends beyond just entertainment:
- It elevates our mood.
- It educates and inspires.
- It enhances our creativity.
- It increases our emotional sensitivity
- It acquaints us with rhythm and harmony.
- It makes us happy.
- It relaxes and calms our mind and nerves.
- It gives solace and serenity.
- It is a natural healer.
Music therapy has been used for times immemorial and more recently for psychiatric disorders, medical problems, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, communication disorders, interpersonal problems and aging.
It is also used to improve learning, build self-esteem and reduce stress. Even plants respond to good music and grow better.
Whether it is traditional music or modern, all age groups have felt its power since the beginning of human existence.
Which music is good music?
Though it depends on your own choice and mood but good music, to my mind, leaves an eternal effect, it becomes ‘a bliss of solitude’…we wish to return to it again and again, to experience that calming effect.
Music that is rattling and foot tapping gives momentary joy, which wears off just like the modern intoxicants.
If you meet it just for entertainment, it is thrilling.
If you approach it for aesthetic pleasure, it is ecstatic.
If you seek spiritual solace from it, it is blissful.
Which kind of music do you like? I would love to hear your views.
Image credit: examinedexistence.com
About Balroop Singh
Balroop Singh, a former teacher, an educationalist, a blogger, a poet and an author always had a passion for writing. The world of her imagination has a queer connection with realism. She could envision the images of her own poetry while teaching the poems. Her dreams saw the light of the day when she published her first book: ‘Sublime Shadows Of Life.’ She has always lived through her heart.
She is a great nature lover; she loves to watch birds flying home. The sunsets allure her with their varied hues that they lend to the sky. She can spend endless hours listening to the rustling leaves and the sound of waterfalls. She lives in Danville, California.
Books by Balroop Singh
One of the recent reviews for Timeless Echoes
This book of poetry was amazing! I loved the sublime emotions that were expressed – those of young love, lost love, estranged love, motherhood, a mother’s pride, forgiveness, disillusionment, et al. Balroop Singh has the power over the poetry lovers soul and her poems are inspiring as well as therapeutic. I have found great counsel, hope, and peace in reading Balroop Singh’s book of poems entitled – ‘Timeless Echoes’. I would really like to stress here that Balroop Singh’s poems are really therapeutic and can aid in overcoming the monotony and banality of the modern materialistic world. Please read and cherish these poems and they will cure you of any heartache that you are going through. If you are a poetry lover and want to read something fresh with therapeutic overtones, read ‘Timeless Echoes’. If you are an ardent lover of sublime poetry, especially poetry which is ethereal, then this is the book for you. If you prefer poetry about love in all its forms with a touch of gentleness and forgiveness – a healing touch, then this is the book you should be reading. My favorite poems in this book were ‘Silent Echo’, ‘Eternal Wait’, ‘Eternal Love’, ‘My First Love’, ‘Do You Love Me’, ‘Love Changes’, ‘Illusional Calm’, ‘The Door’, ‘New Life’, ‘Your Eyes Say All’ and ‘They Are Not Born’. Liked the sounds and ‘feels’ of those poem titles then what are you waiting for? Ggo and pick up Balroop Singh’s ‘Timeless Echoes’ right now, and heal the scars both inner and outer. Support Balroop Singh and buy her book. Happy Reading to all!
Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Balroop-Singh/e/B00N5QLW8U
and Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Balroop-Singh/e/B00N5QLW8U
Read more reviews and follow Balroop on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7340810.Balroop_Singh
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My thanks to Balroop for permitting me to browse her archives to share with you… we would love your feedback thanks Sally.