There is a fantastic quote that states “you are responsible for the energy you bring into the room”. I love this quote and I try to remember it every time I feel the balance of a situation shifting once I come on scene. However, it’s sort of wrong. MY MUSIC is responsible for the energy I bring into the room and I am thinking other music lovers will agree.
I know that meditation is important – that you should sit quietly and be still for at least ten minutes a day with only your thoughts. But I can’t help but want a teeny tiny soundtrack to supplement the silence. Maybe some soft “Pure Moods” or a little chanting over light percussion? I feel like music makes everything better.
When there is some awful task to do, the right soundtrack quickly changes everything for me. Yesterday Pharrell sang as I painted deck boards and today as I cleaned out my closet Stevie Wonder kept me on track. (I usually listen to a channel called Beach Bar Lounge while I write but tonight I am going with Show tunes – I am never genre loyal). Running? I think we can all agree running calls for old school rap, unless I am really dragging and then it goes straight to Rage against the Machine which truthfully scares me into going faster or longer…
Which makes me wonder, dear readers, what is your go-to pick me up song? I am always looking to expand my repertoire.