In our technologically advanced digital era, we have accelerated our way of life and become accustomed to a faster lifestyle. Everything of today operates at a much faster pace than ever before, and while certainly complementing convenience, it’s not without compromise.
Ironically in this era of newfound convenience and ease, humankind continues to be busier than ever. Our lives are instead filled with the hectic hustle and bustle of an increasingly fast-paced and ever-demanding society. It is no exaggeration to say that our lifestyles have become much more chaotic.
As such, it is important to find serenity amidst the chaos, and what better way to do this than to indulge in music.
Some nights after a stressful day, I’d close my eyes and amidst the temporary bliss of a soothing darkness, various melancholic melodies would fill my mind.
Some days I’d stare out the window of a moving bus, and amidst the hustle and bustle of the people around me, certain soothing songs would appear in my head.
That’s because music is associated with our emotions, and the music we think of is often painted by our current state of mind. But at the same time, this concept would also work in reverse, whereby the music we choose to listen to can also create a desired state of mind.
I think music has a metaphysical power in the way it influences our psyche. When we’re idling, our mind tends to take us places. While we are often not in control of where our mind takes us to, music can be rather persuasive in leading our thoughts to a certain direction.
People suffer from a lot of stress and tolerate pain on a daily basis, and they suppress them to continue on with their lives and commitments. The bottling up of frustration and emotional fatigue is never a permanent solution. What music does is it becomes the medium that alleviates these feelings and provides a means for us to express these bottled up emotions as we indulge in the music.
In fact, I’m writing this now whilst listening to music as a form of release from the pent-up fatigue and frustration that my studies has imposed on me. There’s simply too much to do in an uncomfortably small period of time and my procrastination habits aren’t helping. So I decided to take some time off from my assignments and immerse myself in some relaxing music (talk about procrastination, am I right?).
I think the beauty of music is that it fills up the void and numbs the pain by serving as a form of soothing distraction and a supplementary form of our emotions. An hour’s worth of Japanese music was all it took, and now I’ve never felt better.
So I thought that perhaps while we’re all dealing with our own problems and fighting silent battles of our own, it wouldn’t hurt to remember that music will always be there for our indulgence, and it can definitely ease the pain.
If you’ve read this far, perhaps I could offer a small form of solace in your hectic lives with this song that a friend had introduced to me. Give it a listen and let me know if you liked it.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you all have a stress-free weekend ahead!