I am a multi-directional person which means I have a lot of hobbies.
And there are two that I can’t live without: music and writing.
Like the lyrics of R.E.M.’s song “Everybody Hurts,” we all experience emotions, which means we are all prone to get hurt. Some people are more sensitive—referred to as Highly Sensitive People (HSP) and get hurt more easily. This generally stems from the expectations we have regarding other people.
The more expectations we have, the more we are doomed to experience hurt and disappointment.
Hurt and broken-hearted people react differently. Some cry, while others complain.
Some people listen to music, while other people sing.
Some people read self-help books and others will write it all out.
But what is common is that we need to express our feelings and relax.
As humans if we do not find a platform to express ourselves, we feel stuck and basically unhappy.
I love listening to music and sing loud. It makes me feel good. I also write when I need to feel better. By writing I mean, anything. Diaries, articles, lyrics, poems…for me it is all a good way to relax and feel lighter.
In life sometimes we feel overloaded and have to rid ourselves of the perceived burdens. When feeling lonely, we can listen to a love song and cry, if angry we can write about it until the feels become more diluted. There are many ways to feel better.
Negative thoughts never solve problems, but we can sometimes turn them into something positive. Like Adele says “Turn my sorrow into treasured gold.” We should take advantage of everything we experience in life and learn from the experiences.
One writes a best-seller book, another releases a hit song. Many masterpieces come from very deep emotions and broken hearts.
Like the saying goes, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” ~ Elbert Green Hubbard
When I first encountered this quote, I felt that it was talking directly to me. Instead of whining and complaining, we can focus upon what we can do about the current situation which sometimes seems impossible.
“When life gives you lemon, take it. Don’t waste food” ~ Giselle Marquez
When we face some difficulties in life, we should never think that they are in vain—they are always being experienced for the sake of something.
Music is an international language and literature is a common communication tool used around the world to help us express ourselves. Literature and music find the expressions we are seeking within ourselves.
Moreover, it is also widely known that they both have a strong healing effect.
So let’s turn on the music and write whatever comes into your mind. It will feel good, I promise.
Then, enjoy your lemonade!
Author: Anet Kalpakciyan
Editor: Renee Jahnke
Image: Phillipe Put-Flickr