We’re leaving this Sunday for our Central Australia outback trip and packing has begun in earnest.
There’s one thing that I’d like to take but I’ll probably leave behind and that’s my trusty guitar.
It relaxes me when I’m stressed, inspires me when I feel flat and gives me a kick arse boost of energy at Zumba when I need it.
I’m sure I’m not alone.
Music has such power to alter our moods, to raise our spirits.
As a goodbye serenade I’m going to share a song, written originally as a poem by my lovely friend and inspiring blogger Deb at Once Upon a Hot Flash and sung and played by yours truly this morning.
I’m definitely no Taylor Swift, but I do enjoy my music and I adore the words to this simple yet stirring song.
There’s heart behind the words, which speak of living mindfully and embracing all our senses in creating the life we want.
“Open your mind and create today, open your mind and create. Imagine the life you want today, imagine the life you want.”
Even though I won’t be taking my guitar on this trip, I’ll be listening out for that magical music of the outback.
The birds of the wild, the whistle of the wind in the canyons, the rustle of the breeze blowing wistfuly in a symphony of nature is all the music I’ll need.
Oh, and a bit of Ed Sheeran and friends for those long hours in the car.
Then there’s the best music of all, the stillness of silence in the heart of the Australian outback. We often need it in a chaotic world.
Listen mindfully next time you’re outside. Who knows what magic Mother Nature will put on.
Wishing you all music to lighten the spirit and sooth the soul.
Sharing for Frank’s Tuesday Challenge: Music