Music isn’t just fun to listen to, it has many benefits and helps us to grow and improve.
The music in our lives connects us in ways no other form of art can — it transports us because it simultaneously touches multiple levels of our being, mixing notes and rhythms, achieving unique combinations that become engraved in our memory.
Music is also capable of awakening our emotions and moods. Much has been said about the “Mozart effect” and the importance of early musical stimulation in babies even before they are born.
Music is creativity in itself. It’s a means that allows very different people to come together, offering each of them a space within the group that makes them unique and necessary. It’s a universal language that everyone can understand. It connects continents and overcomes distances and cultures. It reaches people’s depths by communicating a feeling, an experience, an idea that causes an internal movement.
Some of life’s biggest goals are personal development, growth, and self-improvement. We pick up new ideas or ways of thinking, which then lead to new behaviors and attitudes, which in turn improve our quality of life as we achieve our objectives. This transformation needs a true inspiration, and music can provide that by stimulating creation and self-transformation. The law of cause and effect means that the type of music we listen to will push us toward one behavior or another.
Listening to sentimental, aggressive, or high-tension music causes different effects in people and social groups — we’ve all experienced it. Marketers use music all the time to achieve results. In supermarkets, for example, shoppers will make their purchases in a more relaxed or quick way depending on the music.
The power of music in the human being
Music stimulates the brain to create new ideas, but it can also help us to fall asleep. Depending on the musical genre and type of melody, it can help us manage stress or make us feel alive. It’s an art form that has been with us from the beginning of humanity. We don’t know how to live without it.
Music, played with instruments and listened to with the ears, goes far beyond sound waves. It brings us closer to our spiritual side, touching the spiritual dimension of a person, opening us to transcendence and connection with others.
The bottom line: Music is fundamental for our personal growth. So play some tunes and enjoy!
Since you are here…
…we’d like to have one more word with you. We are excited to report that Aleteia’s readership is growing at a rapid rate, world-wide! Our team proves its mission every day by providing high-quality content that informs and inspires a Christian life. But quality journalism has a cost and it’s more than ads can cover. We want our articles to be accessible to everyone, free of charge, but we need your help. To continue our efforts to nourish and inspire our Catholic family, your support is invaluable. Become an Aleteia Patron today for as little as $3 a month. May we count on you?