We bet you didn’t know that an atom sounds like a “D-note”. And black holes serenade their gravity-deficient prey in B-flat. Physicist Winifred Schumann mathematically studied the Earth’s electromagnetic resonance and determined that the earth’s “heartbeat” was a C-note. No less than Albert Einstein described Mozart’s music as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe. He credited music as the driving force behind his discovery of the theory of relativity. Music is not only the universal language of humankind, as Longfellow noted, but it is pervasive throughout the universe. Nature sings to us on a daily basis, whether it be birds vocalizing, water droplets drumming, breezes whispering lullabies, or forests creaking rhythmically.
The purpose of this missive, though, is to pose one simple question to the reader: what is your song? If you can’t answer that question, you may be living life unnaturally. Music connects wordlessly, to the mind and to the heart. It flows between the soul and the universe. It is potent force that cannot be controlled by the music companies or iTunes.
With each day, you may wish to note when some note (musical) touched your soul. If you can’t think of one, then perhaps you aren’t listening closely enough to people, to nature or even to atoms. You’ve likely missed the universe’s inner beauty as well as the nourishing wordless connection to all that is around you. To make everyday of your life really count, make it a point to let music touch you. And if you happen to be musically inclined, you may want to try composing a song using the notes D, B-flat and C. The result may not only resonate with those who are listening, but perhaps the entire universe — from atoms to black holes. Rock on!