Depression or sorrow can be part of positive healthy growth.
Low times of grief are needed to provide the contrast to joy and fulfillment.
Comparing it to music is looking at the 'harmony' or lack of harmony, which is dissonance.
Cognitive dissonance refers back to the core of life and living. Conflict or incongruity.
There is a vast collection of music in the world with thousands of voices, instruments and infinite ways to arrange notes together to create something unique. Music is made up of simple basic notes. The notes are complied to make harmony and in some cases dissonance. It takes both the positive and the negative notes to complete the work.
The final always brings resolution and a type of peace or ending.
In the symphony of life we must all learn to live and work in harmony. Those same positive and negative notes complete who we are and who we are becoming.
What note or contribution do you bring to the symphony in your family or workplace?
Are you a voice of peace?
Are you a voice of love?
Are you a voice of healing?
Are you a voice of dissonance?
Are you a voice of God?
Children from my classes in Texas did a beautiful job of bringing together all of their energy, notes, playing, singing and dancing to perform our version of Grease.
These children, now grown, are in high school or college; I can't help but wonder what notes they bring to the symphony in their lives today.
"They were all under the direction of their father for the music in the house of the Lord with Cymbals, harps and lyres for the service of the house of God." 1 Chronicles 25:6
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