The Power of Music

Erick - El Paso, Texas
Entered on May 1, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: creativity
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I believe the world is influenced by the power of Music. It holds the unconventional powers to heal emotionally. We are surrounded by, live by, and set our path in life through music. It guides us in expressing our feelings and what’s really on our mind. The power of music influences us to start conversations which can eventually lead you further in life. I am referring to the bond of relationships.

As a youngster, I never expressed myself. I was the undertone of the definition of being “shy”, the complete opposite of a chatter box child. What’s really surprising is that the women who raised me, was the most outspoken, opinionated mother I knew. What happened to those acquired positive qualities we supposedly gain from our parents? Well, it wasn’t relevant here. My degree of shyness affected my relationships with others. I remember starting my grade school years and not being able to form any friendships with any of my classmates. The kids never really talked to me due to the fact that I wouldn’t say much more than a word or two. I was never big on conversations but loved to listen to music; the way it moved me, the way I could recall lyrics and sing them throughout the day. At most, I would spend hours upon hours memorizing songs from a multitude of different groups. One particular group stuck with me….The Beach Boys.

They’re lyrics embraced me and conditioned me with love, life, and most importantly, the power of voice. Being able to express yourself in a positive manner and being open with others are bound to lead to opportunities. Because I had listened to them so much, I found the need to sing around the clock. This in turn, influenced me to realize that shyness gets you nowhere. I learned the person who is well known and popular is very social. The employer who rises to the top is opinionated and out-going. Music helps us to socialize, relax and foresee the bigger picture and the Beach Boys helped me retire my bashful shell of life. Shyness is no longer an issue. I believe the power of music helps us get through our daily struggles in life, one person at a time, the way it helped me.