Have you ever heard symphony number 9?
But not just any symphony number 9. I’m talking, of course, about the one by Beethoven. My favorite composer. And this symphony is one of my favorites of his.
“But what’s the big deal about symphony number 9?” you ask.
And I’m glad you asked. Here’s the deal.
I’m a singer/songwriter (just in case you didn’t already know that). So, the idea of deafness is about as scary a thought as I can imagine. And the reason I bring it up is because I’m listening to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
And he composed this beautiful music when he was nearly totally deaf.
And that’s maybe one of the most inspiring examples of how you should remember you’re an overcomer. Or at least you should be.
Don’t allow fears (and those who spread them) rob you of your force. Instead, be a Beethoven. Make a daily note to yourself to stay composed.
By the way, staying composed, with music like Symphony number 9, can also help reduce heart rate (if yours needs it…mine doesn’t) and help prevent hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Because it matches the natural rhythms of your body. So, your body actually physically responds to it.
I recently read about a study, back in 2013, that said heart disease patients can get great results with music. It said those who exercised and listened to music they enjoyed for 30 minutes every day had the highest rate of heart function improvement.
Yeah, music and exercise can make your heart health rise.
And I read about some Finnish, American, and British researchers (I’ll call ’em the FAB team) used a technique called sonification to “hear” how certain proteins function. Sonification occurs when composed music and mathematical algorithms interconnect. Those researchers believe “listening” to those proteins, and how they work, might help doctors discover and treat diseases more effectively.
Well, it’s just a somewhat educated guess on my part, but I’ll bet the Inventor of music knew.
The healing power of music is still being discovered. And some research might prove to be wishful thinking. But I’m not discarding the potential. Because I know how much God loves us. And it would be just like Him to put healthful benefits in something you can’t even see.
So, my recommendation for you today is…listen to some music that matches the natural rhythms of your body. Because you can’t beat it. (see what I did there?)
Your mind and your body will thank you
For the sounds and potential healing.
And what better way to be healthy?
And what else could be more appealing?
Except maybe living forever
With the One who invented the way
We can all live better with music.
Yeah, that’s more beneficial, I’d say.
Grab some Merch
Or how about some music for kids