We often find it helpful to think about the role music has played in our lives. Sometimes, it has been a problem for us - time spent listening to loud, blaring music was a time of physical and emotional isolation, usually under the
influence of drugs.
In recovery we may find ourselves drawn to a different kind of music that speaks to our changing way of life.
Perhaps it is more soothing or relaxing. Perhaps it is a new artist.
Whatever type of music we choose, we find it is much more than a pastime for us. It is an appreciation. Our favorite artists, our favorite songs - some never change, some do.
Our relationship with music is growing and changing. In recovery we find music engages our minds and relaxes our bodies in a new way. Music lifts our spirits, too. We are grateful that music is part of our life and that we now have a chance to think about it and perhaps even develop some new interests. Music is an excellent way to get to know other people; it helps us unwind after a hard day and adds a new dimension to our enjoyment of life.
Today I thank You for music. Help me to love and appreciate it even more now that I am sober.
You are reading from the book:
Body, Mind, and Spirit by Anonymous