211. The Magnificence of Music

This past Sunday morning I awoke with a case of the blahs, not really depressed or anxious, but just flat. That all changed because of the magnificence of music.

The praise and worship music at the church service I attended was not an artistic masterpiece but it was moving nevertheless, and the blahs departed from me. Then that evening I went to a Robin Mark concert, which was both an artistic masterpiece and moving beyond description. I came home that evening 180 degrees from where I started in the morning.

I encourage you, don’t dismiss the magnificence of music when it comes to bringing a fresh touch to your emotions, a balm for your mind, and a tampering down of your will. Make it a part of every day. Praise and worship music, classical music, a little Johnny Cash, and Andy Williams all fit the bill.

About Patrick Day

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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