I’m sort of a spiritual person, although perhaps you wouldn’t know it to look at me. I believe that there is a constant shifting of the balance between good and bad in the world.
I especially believe this on those days when I browse FaceBook. (Sadly, this is most days.) There is so much hunger and strife and hatred in the world – so many refugees fleeing what is left of their homes – so many people wanting to keep what little they do have – so much disagreement over who should run any given country – so much hunger for more money – well, you get the picture.
And I believe that there are things that we can do to help shift the balance toward the good side. This is the side where there is hope, and help and compassion for others.
One of these things is making music.
Are you familiar with the organization Playing for Change? They also believe that the world can be changed through music.
Granted, some music could probably make people more angry, or bitter. But there is a lot of music that can uplift people. Change moods. Give hope. Increase communication.
So – my challenge for us is this: Let’s try to share some of the music. Let’s work to make the world a better place. Let’s sing a hopeful song. Or write a hopeful song. Or listen to a happy song. Or sing along, play along – whatever. Let’s do what we can to change this world. With one song at a time.