A powerful and direct way to experience grace is to listen music that expands your mind and opens your heart. Like a mantra or an affirmation, music invokes inner feelings that can remind you of your spiritual aspirations.
Check out the Positive Music Association for music that inspires loving relationships, vibrant health, conscious work, and extraordinary living. Popular songs that would be categorized as Positive include Natasha Bedingfield’s "Unwritten," John Mayer’s "Daughters," or the Beatles’ "Let It Be."
Current favorites musical pieces that have transported me to a state of grace include:
- Amazing Grace - John Newman
- Hallelujah - Leanard Cohen
- Casimir Pulaski Day- Sufjan Stevens
- Fall - Peter Mayer
- Holy Now - Peter Mayer
- Lord of the Dance
- Martin Luther Kig, Jr.- Moodswings
- Jaya Jagatambe - Krishna Das
- Om Asatoma- Deva Premal
- Shamas Ud Doha Bader Ud Doja - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
- Still Believing - Mary Black
- Closer to Fine - Indigo Girls
- Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
- La Musica Notturna Delle Strade di Madrid No. 6 Op. 30 - Luigi Boccherini
- This is My Song -
- Blue Boat Home - Peter Mayer
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I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing.
~ William James
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
~Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
~ Leo Tolstoy
A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
~ Benny Green
Music is a vehicle that propels me and so many other people toward a place we might call grace.
~ Cathleen Falsani
Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass? ~Michael Torke
In music the passions enjoy themselves.
~ Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886
Music is what feelings sound like.
~ Author Unknown
Music is love in search of a word.
~ Sidney Lanier
Music is the universal language of mankind.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Outre-Mer
Silence is the fabric upon which the notes are woven.
~ Lawrence Duncan
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
~ Maya Angelou
God sent his Singers upon earth
With songs of sadness and of mirth,
That they might touch the hearts of men,
And bring them back to heaven again.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A song will outlive all sermons in the memory.
~ Henry Giles
You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. ~ Author Unknown
A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
~ Donna Roberts