As a society we are now more aware than ever that the food we eat is either Positive, (sustaining positive health) or Neutral or Negative, (sustaining negative health). We are also aware that the environment we live in, the books we read and words we say will also fill our minds with Positivity or not. So too we need to be conscious that music has the same outcome. That notion that we need a stead diet of Positive Music or PosiMusic is a very important and large one and we will spend a long time and great deal of energy to create that conversation.
“If You Want To Change Your Life; Change Your Mind ! “If Your Want to Change Your Mind; Change Your Music !
In the Movie The Secret, part of the notion of the Positive Imperative, is really “More of This” Positivity “Less of That” Negativity. Our purpose for the Positive Music Imperative PMI, is‚ “More of this”, Positive, motivational values based music.
So if music is Positive, Neutral and Negative, why is that so important? We if you take negative music and relate it to the PosiRatio, you will know that neutrals have a multiplying factor of 5 and negatives have a multiplying factor of 10. So when you listen to a song that may enable you to a negative soap opera of your life it can to quite a number on your head.
It must be stated that in general all music is Positive unless it insights violence etc. however to visit a cathartic song is one thing, to have that song on a current playlist of a radio station that you listen to may mean that you actually hear that song 20 to 40 times a week and a melodrama hit by an artist like Odell (as great as her music is) may hit your ears a thousand times before the year is out.
“We could have had it all, you’re gonna wish you had never met me Rolling in the Deep ~ Adele
Is there a possible positive interpretation of that song. absolutely…..
“Throw your soul through every open door, count your blessings to find what you look for turned my treasure into gold”
So at issue is the part of the song you hang on to and how you feel each and every time you listen to it… if you feel empowered…great, if you reminisce and wallow in pain over a past relationship, over and over and over again which is my bet that a good chunk of the songs lovers do, then it can be very negative, and have residual effect in your day long after you the song came and went.
“People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands – literally thousands – of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss.” ~ Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
A simple anecdote of how music plays out in your life!
So each time you turn on the radio, the music takes you on a journey, and quite often you don’t pick the destination. What’s more is it may high-jack you from where you were going. As A VP of sales, you’re driving to the yearly national sales meeting where you are going to try and pump up 200 of your best sales types, but all of a sudden Desperado by the Eagles comes on and instantly you thinkg of the worst break up of your life,, and you arrive in a funk, and try as you might you just can’t get back to where you were, but you’re PosiMusic aware, and you grab your Ipod run into the men’s room and blast 4 minutes of Flashdance by Irene Cara, and now indeed you’re ready to make your passion happen, you’re pumped and you go out and nail your presentation.
“Music can change the world because it can change people.” ~ Bono
For a more indepth conversation about Posimusic go the “What Is Posimusic/ Positive Music page.