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Music and Timelessness

 

Music has a dimension in time
Music touches our inner self so intensively because it is four-dimensional. Music is not just a static object of now. It has a distribution over time. One cannot get the essence of a melody by listening to each actual tone. The tones of the melody get their meaning by correlating with their previous part of the melody only and also by the expectations of what is next to come. A melody consists of past presence and future So even a pause within a melody which would be just nothing if viewed separately, has an important meaning within the context of the melody.

The spiritual ’now’ is timeless
Music gives us the experience of the spiritual dimension of our life: Life is not a loose sequence of separated events. It must be seen as wonderful performance of our soul. Our soul is sound! We need to recognize the timeless dimension of our life. Some religions call it eternity. However eternity is not to come somewhere in the future. It is here and now. We need to understand that our day to day moments are part of our timeless performance as a part of the timeless universe.

The timeless meaning of dark moments
Thus even extremely dark moments in our life like loneliness, separation and death get their meaning, if we see them from the timeless perspective.  Like the pauses or very short notes within a melody which seem to be worthless, are essential parts of the wonderful performance of our living.

Relief from time-linear thinking
So music helps us to get beyond rational, time-linear logical thinking which divides time into past which is gone forever, present which is the only thing which matters and future which is uncertain and not existing yet towards the spiritual timeless language of our heart which understands the harmony and peace of the timeless being.

Timeless Quotes

  • Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent’ 
    Victor Hugo

  • The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness; and knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
    Kahlil Gibran

  • To seek the timeless way we must first know the quality without a name. There is a central quality which is the root criterion of life and spirit in a man, a town, a building, or a wilderness. This quality is objective and precise, but it cannot be named.
    Christopher Alexander

  • For the myth is the foundation of life; it is the timeless schema, the pious formula into which life flows when it reproduces its traits out of the unconscious.
    Thomas Mann

  • Moments of love are perpendicular to the course of time
    Rainer-Maria Rilke

  • We have to get rid of the notion of time. And when we have an intense contact of love with nature or another human being, like a spark, the you understand that there is no time and that everything is eternal
    Paulo Coelho
     

Timeless Literature

  • Everything Forever’, Gewin Giorbran, Enchanted Puzzle Publishing, ISBN 0-9791861-0-2

  • ‘Two Faces of Time’, Lawrence W.Fagg, The Theosophical Publishing House, ISBN 0-8356-0599-X

  • ‘The Becoming of Time’, Lawrence W.Fagg, Duke University Press, ISBN 0-8223-3144-6

  • ‘Flatland’, Edwin A.Abott, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-953750-1

  • ‘The World Is Sound: Nada Brahma: Music and the Landscape of Consciousness’ Joachim-Ernst Berendt,  Destiny Books, ISBN 978-0892813186