Day 3: Create the Soundtrack to your Movie

January 03, 2021

Day 3:  Create the Soundtrack to your Movie

To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.
- Rajneesh

What does creativity mean to you?  I don't mean the dictionary approved definition, but more the personal feeling and embodiment of the word.  I have found that my definition of creativity has changed over the years.  I used to think it was something reserved only for fine artists.  I never identified as creative, until recently, when I redefined what the word meant to me and how I perceive it.  Now I assign feelings to the word creativity instead of just thinking of what it is.  Creativity is more than the act of turning ideas into reality.

Creativity is practicing the cycle of thinking, producing, sharing, and reflecting...over and over again.  Because of this, creativity is something that can be nurtured and improved over time.  It knows no limits besides the ones we place on it.  Please feel welcome to share your questions, comments, ideas, challenges, and creativity with me privately or in the comments below, on social media, or in my Facebook Group:  Susan Harbourt's Creative Space focused on cultivating creativity and nurturing joy.   

Welcome to Day 3 of my 30 Day Challenge: Cultivate Creativity and Nurture Joy.  Today we will look at connecting with yourself with music.   

Every great movie has a great soundtrack that accompanies it.  The music sets the stage for the emotions of every scene.  It pulls you in, your heart syncs with the rhythm of the beat, and you will connect with the moment and really feel the emotion more deeply than if there was no music. 

Visualize this:  If you could write your movie, the way you would want it to look, what would the story be?

Today I want you to create the soundtrack for the life you want.  Don’t forget to include those special songs that bring back really great memories for the obligatory flashback scenes!

There are many ways to create actual playlists; ITunes, Spotify, YouTube Music, Deezer, Tidal, Pandora, Amazon,...etc.  Choose a place where you listen to music and assemble your songs.  Shoot for a minimum of 5 songs that are special for you and your vision of your future.

I am assembling a playlist in Spotify.  If you would like, share your playlist or song list with me, I would love to add it to  my list.

Here is a link to How to Make Playlists on Spotify

Below is a little musical treat for you from my adventure in Pisa, Italy.  The Pisa Baptistery of St. John (Battistero di San Giovanni) located on the Square of Miracles (Piazza dei Miracoli). Construction started in 1152 and was completed in 1363. If you are lucky to visit at the right time, you will have the pleasure of an acoustic resonance and reverberation demonstration that will make you swear you hear angels singing. I was lucky enough to hear 2 demos. One from the ground floor and one after I climbed the stairs to the upper level. It was magical to hear and feel the music reverberate through the dome into your body.

Joyfully Yours


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