Posted by: DCox | February 15, 2009

Music: Listening Divine

music-hearing-1Music is a universal language of the soul; we don’t all like the same music, but nearly everyone responds to some genre of music. The language of music speaks of feelings and things we find hard to express with words. Words spoken and unspoken have the power to bring us closer to Reality.

Here’s what some hsitorical figures have written about the supranatural nature of music:

“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.” – E.Y. Harburg

“It’s such an extraordinary thing, music. It is how we speak to God finally – or how we don’t. Even if we’re ignoring God. It’s the language of the spirit. If you believe that we contain within our skin and bones a spirit that might last longer than your time breathing in and out – if there is a spirit, music is the thing that wakes it up. And it certainly woke up mine. And it seems to be how we communicate on another level.” – Bono

“Music is the shorthand of emotion” – Leo Tolstoy

“Music is a fair and glorious gift from God. I am strongly persuaded that after theology there is no art than can be placed on a level with music; for besides theology, music is the only art capable of affording peace and joy of the heart.” – Martin Luther

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music” – Aldous Huxley

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything; It is the essence of order and lends to all that is good, just, and beautiful.” – Plato

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” – Berthold Auerbach

“Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once” – Robert Browning

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” –Victor Hugo

“Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near the infinite.” – Thomas Carlyle

Listen to the music of Nickel Creek. I like their artistry with the fiddle, mandolin and guitar.


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