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The Songs We Sing…
As someone who grew up listening to music constantly, I am amazed how songs and even commercials from the past can pop up without any effort on my part. The bible talks about meditating on the Word, which means to mutter or speak out loud. The purpose is to reinforce God’s principles into our brains to retrain our thinking. What we here repeatedly in the music we listen to, and sing along with, does the same thing. In an age of songs that promote violence, hatred and bad behavior, why are we surprised at people’s actions.
Great post and enjoyed reading it, look forward to seeing more.
Thanks, Mary. You’re right, it all matters, what we’re bombarded with – even the commercials. (I try to mute them on TV when they come on!)
We have Direct TV and record most of what we watch, so I completely bypass them. When I do watch live TV, I will talk back to them and counter act the words. If it is something that talks about people getting sick, I’ll say, “Not in my house”, or, “I’m not getting that”. I don’t have to accept their pronouncement and believe their words.
I love this: “Surrounded by complete darkness, except for a small fluorescent screen beneath binoculars I was peering through, I began humming the refrain, Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E…. Perhaps I was having fun, and that was reflected in the song I sang to myself, there, alone in the dark.”
I fully believe you were having fun–and your soul knew it. That makes me smile.
Lately, I’ve been de-cluttering and trying to live a simpler life, and that includes what I listen to and watch. Every once in a while I’ll listen to more “rambunctious” music, jump around with my kiddos, and enjoy those moments with them. But all in all, I want my essence to be soothing, calm, and at peace. Too much out there today is full of darkness and sadness. I want to be a light in that darkness and joy to those heavy-laden with sorrow.
Thanks for sharing this.
Blessings to you,
P.S. – Thanks for stopping by my blog. You’re welcome any time.
I hit adolescence in the mid-70s, so I embraced punk rock.
I wonder if that’s why the philosophy of Buddhism has so much appeal to me.
“There’s a problem and the problem is YOU!” – Rinpoche Johnny Rotten
But it must be my exposure to death metal that explains my attitude to the Mickey Mouse Club theme.😉
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