Hearing Yourself as Music

Listen Deeply to Yourself. You Are Music. Your Life is Music


Have you ever thought about yourself as a musical composition? What comes to mind when you think of yourself from this point of view? It can be a strange thing if you haven’t considered it before. You may wonder, “What is she talking about?! I’m not even musical! How can I be music?

I get it. I understand that you might find the question odd. Even with my experiences as a music therapist and musician, it took me some time to more fully understand what this meant.

However, much like a musical composition, we are made up of parts that come together into the song of who we are. The physiological processes of our bodies have their own rhythms and tempi. Likewise, the quality of our thoughts and feelings can affect our personal “tempo” and “dynamics.” In this sense, our thoughts may be fast or slow, while our emotions may be explosive or subdued.

If you view it from this way, it can be easy to see ourselves as a piece of music that reflects either our state of health and wellness, or a state of disease or disharmony. In the video below, I speak a little more to this metaphor of our beings and lives as music.

After watching the video, take some time to reflect on what sort of music are you composing with your life. What are the quality of your thoughts and emotions like? Are there aspects of your life that you’d like to change? If there are, and you feel as though you would benefit from some outside professional support and guidance, contact me to see if I may be able to provide you with that assistance. Learn more about the counseling services I provide to children and teens, adults, and older adults.

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