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 medium of grace.

 

All things shall perish from under the sky.
Music alone shall live, never to die.

 

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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:

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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