“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you” ~ Deepak Chopra
Make time to shift gears and quiet your mind. For only in that silence are we able to truly hear the voice of our own heart, sometimes the sweetest sound of all. Music also has a unique ability to speak directly to our heart and soul. It is also one of our most beautiful forms of expression.
Self-Hypnosis, meditation, and music are known to have eased physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering of countless numbers of people. A German study found that patients who meditated or did self-hypnosis prior to surgery and/or listened to soothing music while undergoing total hip surgery required less sedation and had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their blood. Less sedation and lower stress means fewer complications and a speedier recovery.
Quieting the mind, listening to your inner voice, and connecting within also increase the production of endorphins, which are natural opiate-like compounds that reduce the perception of pain…therefore:
Sing as if no one is listening. Sing from your heart. Pause…then embrace the silence.
After listening to your favorite music, sit for a minute or two and experience the silence you feel within. This will help you connect more into your heart space as well as help your brain integrate all that you have heard and felt while listening to the music.
Listening to music, meditating, and experiencing hypnosis, are like weaving the threads of our psychological, emotional, and spiritual selves with the threads of our physical selves into a brilliant multicolored tapestry. Enjoy the beauty of silence within…
To Your Success,
Peak Performance Coach