musical healing

Perhaps one of the most overlooked tools in recovering from illness is distraction. The mind is a tricky thing—a wanderer, a talker who thinks it’s right all the time and tries to convince us of this, whether true or not, worrisome or hopeful. I can think of no better least destructive form of distraction than music—far better than t.v., reading, talking, working or eating, though a close second to sleeping and sex. Of all the senses, sound has the most profound effect on me. I cannot write and listen to music at the same time because of its emotional effects. Music seems to bypass the mind and aim straight for the heart and soul. Certain songs are embedded in my memory according to an event

    © 2015 by Marjorie Robertson