Ever since I was a little girl, music has been a huge part of my life. I’ve been dancing since I was three or four years old, I’ve played several instruments and I just really enjoy listening to music. It contributes to my mood. Music itself is such a powerful instrument. I even find it healing. If I’m having a rocky day, music can lift me up again. If I’m watching a movie, it’s not really the images that make me feel a certain way but mostly the kind of music that is playing in the background. And sometimes, music can explain the way I feel. I think we can all identify ourselves with music, it’s an universal language. Heck, dances are created to music which people across the world are dancing to in the same language!
With that being said, remember the song ‘In the air tonight’ by Phil Collins? To me it feels like there is actually something coming your way, but you don’t know what. You can’t pinpoint it. It’s just like when you step outside while the birds are whistling to their favorite song, it’s springtime, the sun is shining and the air is a little humid. Then suddenly the wind comes in and the sky turns dark-greenish. You know something will go down, but not exactly what nor when. You just know you have to get out of there, before hell breaks loose. That’s when the drum starts in the song, or if you have seen the movie ‘Twister’ where the cello comes in. *It’s strange how you can make these weird little links. I can imagine they vary per person. This is how my brain sometimes has it’s own way of thinking, hopefully you still understand my point ‘though!*
Well, in the past few days I could feel it coming in the air. My heart was and is still trying to tell me something. It’s whispering. And these whispers turn into shoutings, but I can’t seem to figure out the words. It can even be deafening sometimes, just like the silence afterwards. Then I’m wondering about what it was that had passed me by, or if it was just the calm before the storm. In the speech Steve Jobs gave at Stanford University – which is one of the most inspirational speeches I have ever read -, he said ‘have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow truly know what you want to become. Everything else is secondary’.
I strongly believe these shoutings are telling me what I want to become and that they will grow louder and louder if I’d neglect them, and by doing so I wouldn’t only be neglecting myself but also withholding myself from anything that could bring me a step closer to more freedom and happiness. For these two, freedom and happiness, are primary united in the heart. It’s clear something’s knocking on my door, asking me to follow my guts and I can hear it coming in the air tonight. So heart, not only am I all yours, I’m all ears.
What are you doing to follow your guts?
P.S. Through my friend M I came across this interesting article on Steve Jobs. It shows that you don’t need to have a diploma in order to be talented. You just have to trust your intuition.