I have always had an interest in, and enjoyed music, but it is only the past few months that I have come to appreciate its true magic. Music has the ability to instantly brighten the day, and bring light, hope and peace. This discovery has been borne out of necessity – trying to stay calm and optimistic as I ride the highs and lows of my addiction healing journey.
When you are in the depths of despair but are committed to making great choices, you need something to help you shift the perspective and bring some brightness. My method of choice lately has been music.
My new appreciation for the power of music has made me more aware of the songs I hear throughout the day. Recently, watching a movie I heard the following song ‘Middle’ by Jimmy Eat World. While it was a bit “young” for me, I really enjoyed its simple yet powerful message and happy beat so I thought you might enjoy it too!
The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
I knew this song brightened my day, but a quick scan of the song reviews left me gobsmacked. So many people have gained support and inspiration from this song. Here are just a few examples of quotes from song reviewers (they go on for pages)**:
“I payed attention to the words and I stopped crying and have never come home crying again. Thank you for making this wonderful, inspirational song!”
“But then I get in my car and can’t help but sing along and nearly cry because it helped me realize better things will come. It just takes some time.”
“I happened to listen to this song and as cheesy as it sounds this song made my day.”
“For some weird reason, whenever rough times come around, this song comes on the radio and makes everything better. This song has kept me optimistic even when it’s tough.” (note from the author – stay tuned for a post on synchronicity).
And so now, I am inspired! If one song can have such a positive effect on people, imagine what a whole collection can do? So, I am starting to gather and collate The Addiction Healing Pathway playlist. I hope that this might provide some support and hope.
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. Plato
*a German–Jewish poetand author. He was the founder of the German “tendency novel,” in which fiction is used as a means of influencing public opinion on social, political, moral, and religious questions.