Have you ever listened to a piece of music that was so perfect that it gave you chills every time you heard it? The song “Bring Him Home” by The Piano Guys is one of those pieces of music. (Link below.) I could listen to it a thousand times over and never fail to hear the yearning and passion in every note.
Did you also know that this kind of music has the power to change even the most stressful moments into an atmosphere of peace? Let me share an example.
The other day, I was taking the bus to run an errand. As I got on, there was a mother and her teenage daughter just in front of me. One of the passes didn’t work and an argument started up between the driver and the mother. I could hear them talking loudly, tempers rising, as I climbed up the stairs to sit on the upper floor of the bus. At that moment, another man was fighting with someone on his mobile phone and the entire atmosphere of the bus was tense and filled with negativity. Taking the bus on the best of days can be challenging, but today it seemed downright difficult.
I looked down at my phone. I had just been listening to that very song at home and wondered what the reaction would be if I turned it on. I had heard someone the other day play a classical piece of music on the bus and not a word of complaint was said. “Why not?” I thought. I found the piece of music and turned it up and played it on my phone.
As the first notes of the song begin to play, I felt a little embarrassed, wondering if I should turn it off. But no one said a word. Instead, the passengers grew quiet. The anger and negative atmosphere that had been there moments before seemed to slowly disappear with every beautiful note. There was almost a sigh of relief and then as the song continued…reflection.
By the time the last haunting note faded out, there was a feeling of peace. The anger was gone and with it, I do believe more than one heart was changed, even if only for a brief few minutes. It seemed to be almost a miracle, but no, it was just a simple lesson. Through the virtue of one song, I was reminded that love has a greater power than every other emotion. And that is what is felt in every tender note of this song…pure and unconditional love.