Every evening, when I come back home from work, I put everything else aside and sit in front of the computer with the headphones put onto my ears. Nothing gives me as much pleasure as it does when I listen to the soft music: whether it be the evergreen Bollywood oldies of the 70’s and 80’s, and the immortal gazals of Jagajit Singh and Ghulam Ali or the ever soothing melodies of Bhakta Raj Acharya. It relieves my fatigued body and mind. For about a couple of hours, I close my eyes and sail along in the musical world. I feel as if the boundary of time and space has vanished, and I have been elevated into the world where the petty realities of life don’t exist. It has now been developed as a regular habit of mine, and if I can’t manage my time for it any day, I don’t feel fresh and lively.
There can be hardly anyone who doesn’t like music. But, the degree to which one takes to liking it differs from person to person. Some take listening to music as an innocent pastime while some others consider it one of the integral parts of their life. The undiluted power of music, however, attracts everyone to take a dive into the magical world of it, once when one develops it as a habit. It is perhaps the best medicine for the lonely heart and the tormented soul. It has got the power to soothe the fatigued body and the stressed mind. It gives you company when you sometimes have to walk alone in life, if you learn to admire it. Music is, in fact, a healing power.
Music has no language. May be therefore, it is called a universal language. It knows no political or cultural boundary. Anything that is enchanting and melodious is pleasing to all the ears. It doesn’t appeal to the cognitive faculty of our mind. It has its direct path to our heart. Music drives us to that realm, where we can get sublime experience. We feel an amazing energy and freshness flow all over our body and mind.
Different kinds of music appeal to different kinds of mood and emotional aspects and situations. Strong and fast music appeals to the romantic side of our emotions and arouses in us the desire to rock and roll. It activates the wild instincts in us and drives us crazy, giving us some tantalizing sensations. Melodies and soft music, on the other hand, drive us away from the earthly feelings.
It is generally said that those people who desperately love music are kind, considerate and more human than others. Thus, music may act as magic in anybody’s life and change the course of all that follows if s/he has realized that life hasn’t been exciting enough despite the availability all the good things one aspires to have. If it is so, why not give it a try?
लेखक : Santosh Lamichhane
मिती : November, 2018
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