Health and original music
How can I possibly write about focus, intention, analysis, and energy – under the heading of Health and Original Music without it becoming some mish-mash of unrelated and random thoughts? The sheer definition of the word “focus” seems to defy the writing of such an article.
I believe it’s possible to observe, experience, and identify all kinds of things in life. In fact, science is all about observing, identifying, and quantifying things in an objective manner.
So when most people think in analytical terms, they are observing, experiencing (or testing), identifying, and validating things.
To me, magic is created when seemingly unrelated things come together to create synergy. And synergy is energy – albeit an innovative form of energy. Taking apart some things and putting them together in a new and exciting way = innovation.
Sound is healing
It seems every time I check out health related videos I find original music being played, either in the intro, as background, or closing music.
It seems that while people are being creative in one art form, they can also be free to create in another.
A lot of actors are musicians, and vice versa. Some musicians are also painters, sculptors, etc. I’ve linked to some examples for you – hear the original music playing for The Raw Life Health Show, and The Raw Food World. Also, the founder of Natural News TV is a musician – check out one of Rick Adams’ music videos. My artist musician husband has written a song about health (well sort of) too – it’s called, “Whose Dentures.”
So I pondered on the process of writing a song – since I’m such a “process person”. In order to write a song, you analyze a topic – this may include: pondering, wondering, researching, studying, investigating, meditating, praying, being still, and more). Then with focus and intention the song takes shape. As you play the song allow your soul and spirit to open, this gets the creative juices and energy flowing – and magic happens! You’ve created something that’s never existed before! Of course, it’s an art not a science because whether people like a song is completely subjective.
I work as a business technical analyst. I have to focus and work in a very detailed way. My work involves finding and analyzing data very intensely. Yet, I have to allow myself breaks, so I can back away from the details and analyze the business process of what’s going on (in order to improve it).
I document and diagram business processes, so I can relay the reasons why software must be designed in a certain way–for ease of use.
Almost daily, I communicate to customers, management, project sponsors, and vendor partners. I have to ask myself and many others, thought provoking questions. That’s where I can get creative – in the asking. I communicate with others in order to validate my findings and keep the work progressing with forward motion.
The analysis I perform must always be objective.
When someone is “in the weeds” of project details, it can often be difficult to see any high-level process changes that might be needed to improve, or smooth out the overall process.
I reach into my Soul and ask Spirit to keep me calm when stressful moments begin to build.
Sometimes my work can energize me, yet other times I am drained when too many conflicting constraints and shifting priorities occur.
My inner child feels as though, at times, a tantrum or too wouldn’t be half bad to ease my frustration, however I realize that wouldn’t be professional behavior to display.
I often counsel with others to learn if I am missing something or if they know of another way around whatever obstacle is occurring.
Yes, I seek to identify and validate.
And through all of this I strive to be healthy.
Health isn’t just a fit body that doesn’t experience illness. Mental health is just as important as physical health.
Allowing myself time to honor my intentions, honor my focus, drive, ambition, and passion – all contributes to keeping me balanced and objective.
Often, I sing, and allow music to truly soothe the inner turmoil savage beast.
Notice, the next time you go for a massage, they usually have soothing music being softly played to calm you and put your body at ease.