The heart is not just a receptacle of romance but quite the core of your very being. And what can touch us deeper than music? Our minds, thoughts and actions are consciously or unconsciously bound together with our emotions and this is what differentiates us from each other as individuals. At “The Sacred Music festival” at Pushkar, the inherent air of spiritual peace and calm of this ancient city combined with the mesmerizing tunes of soulful music will take you on a journey of re-discovering yourself. With events designed to awaken the “inner divine”, the Sacred encourages enthusiastic audiences yet another time to open their hearts, access their spirits and include their minds in free flowing music by artists all around the world.
As adulthood hits us, we become engulfed in a web of work, responsibilities, duties and the consequent set of worries that come complementary with it. Â Somewhere down the line, with each passing day even before we realize it, time takes a toll and bliss and peace seem like a distant unachievable dream. The let’s-just-get-to-the-weekend kind of living is essentially just a survival tactic and not the way ‘’living’’ ought to be defined.Â Living is when you wake up with a smile every morning, pause to soak in the bright sunshine pouring through your windows and Â not rush to meet a deadline and scurry off in a hurry to office.” Living” is when you meet new people without the fear of judgment and can just be yourself, because you are comfortable being who you are. Though we all yearn for a life like this, our brain takes over our heart and we get caught up in the rut called life.
So, let’s reboot NOW.
Spirituality is not just some fashionable riff raff but pretty much an elixir for our souls. It gives our minds a break from the constant processing we subject it to everyday and pushes us to think not just with our minds, but with our hearts too. This creates an awareness of self which essentially helps us make more confident, committed decisions.
Remember as kids, how we just did what we felt like doing when at crossroads? Â It can safely be conjectured that we innately evaluate right and wrong using our feelings. Recent advances have proven that the heart might actually be controlling the activity of the brain. The heart emits an electrical field 60 times greater in amplitude than the activity in the brain and has an electromagnetic field 5,000 times stronger that of the brain. Perhaps this is the reason why when taking a critical decision, even though logic might dictate something completely different, we only feel at peace when we decide to listen to our hearts. It is almost as if our bodies have been tuned to take decisions that feel emotionally right.
Let the mantra of music guide you through the portals of consciousness; to let your mind break the shackles of rationality, reason and remembrances; to let it flow as freely as the waters of the Pushkar lake, as free as sand gushed over by the wind.
The Sacred Music Festival,
Heart over Brain.
Man over Mind.
– Sulagna Chakrabarti