Music always lifts me up. Whenever I am the least bit down, I feel better when I listen to music. Some songs go deep into my soul, and melt and soften my heart. Music heals me when I’m sad and makes me even happier when I’m feeling good.
I’ve always been intrigued by the power of music. Everyone everywhere loves music, and I love most genres except loud rock music. Music from different cultures also inspires me—the settling sounds of Indian classical music, the rhythmic beats of African and reggae music, the celestial sounds of choir music, and the soulfulness of gospel music.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who brought Transcendental Meditation to the West, said:
“Music has always been an inspiration for higher values of life. Through the upsurge of fine emotions generated by the delicate impulses of music, life becomes pure and rises to express the dignity of unboundedness and bliss, which is the nature of life.”
The uplifting music created by the members of the Mother Divine Program nourishes and settles its listeners into quieter levels of themselves. The music is softer than what is usually heard on the radio, but the effect is settling. Lyrics about the inner content of life are much deeper than the typical songs you hear about falling into and out of love.
During these turbulent times, we have music to create harmony amidst diversity. We may not be able to agree on our different political views, but at a concert, people of all racial, socio-economic and political backgrounds become one in sharing the joy of a beautiful song. The power of music creates harmony amongst diversity.