Video Discussion: Music Speaking Your Mood

This video discussion is a bit different. This one relates to a piece of music from a video game called Astral Chain. I played this game back when it came out in August 2019. This piece of music spoke to me and it perfectly fitted the mood I was feeling at the time. I used this piece of music as a headliner for this post.

This piece of music is called Astral Plane. Here is a picture of the what the place looks like in the game.

When you’re experiencing different emotions, your mood of course is affected by them. You can feel happy, jealous, energetic, calm, satisfied, sad, angry, fatigued, etc. This particular piece of music speaks to me as being sad, being in a state of confusion and deep thinking, as well as being satisfied.

When you’re experiencing emotions, sometimes it’s best to let them ride out. Well letting them ride out is one thing, but sometimes you still feel the need to express them. Words and actions are ways to express them, but just sitting down, walking around, or laying down and listening to music is another way.

If your feeling sad, listening to sad music (like a piano being played slowly) can fit the mood your feeling. You may not want to hear anything that sounds loud or upbeat. If your feeling joyful, maybe listening to a sad piano isn’t a good idea.

Sometimes you don’t know how to describe how your feeling. Music is an outlet for people to be creative and to express their feelings. Different kinds of music speak to people. When you hear certain pieces of music, you may say things like ‘that music describes how I’m feeling right now’, ‘that music fits the mood I’m feeling’.

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So if you have had trouble expressing yourself with words and actions, try listening to music. If you let music express how your feeling, your not alone. Music is something that I use to express my mood. Words can be difficult to come up with because your not feeling one emotion entirely. You can feel 60% sad, 25% calm, and 15% jealous for example. Songs can have lyrics that speak to you on various levels. Listening to music without lyrics can be just as helpful.

I hope this has been informative and eye opening for you. Take care, stay safe, and remember your not alone and you have worth in this world.

Symbolism: The Weather Reflecting Your Mood

Here is another new thing that I’m introducing. Symbolism posts is another idea I came up with. I found that if I wanted to understand my emotions better, I looked at something that was either in front of me or around me. Colors, physical objects, nature, and music have helped me understand how I was feeling when I couldn’t figure it out in my head.

So for the first symbolism post, I thought I talk a bit about the weather. Blue skies, cloudy skies, storms, hot and cold weather all make us feel different things. If you find that you can relate to the weather in terms of how you are feeling or you can’t, either way you’re not alone.

The pic above I found makes people feel down, but it can also make someone feel calm, relaxed, even content. We know there are people who don’t like storms, but there are those who enjoy them. There are people who, when they look at a sky like this, they feel content because the sky reflects how they are feeling perfectly.

This next pic pretty much makes a lot of people feel good. The weather is nice and warm (sometimes too hot). It puts a smile on your face and you feel more energetic and active. You feel more friendly around friends and family and sometimes even strangers. Sometimes the things that bother and annoy you, either don’t bother and know you as much or not at all.

These kind of skies I found make people feel laid back and sometimes bored. Your feelings are sometimes in the middle. Your not really happy but you’re not really sad either; you’re kind of in a weird middle.

A sunrise (above pic) and a sunset (below pic) mostly make people feel good. Contentment is the one thing that people feel the most. I found people like to just stop what they’re doing look up and do some reflecting and even meditating. These kind of pics help get people out of their mind, be in the present, and see the world in a different perspective.

Fall and Winter can uplift our mood, but they also can bring our mood down. This just goes back to preference which is different for everyone. The temperatures can vary between hot and cold which can lift and bring down our mood.

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The weather can make us feel great or miserable. The sun helps gives us vitamin D which uplifts our mood. Sometimes during that cloudy weather we don’t get the vitamin D and our mood sometimes isn’t always the best.

We have different kinds of memories when it comes to certain kinds of weather. Those memories, good or bad, can have an impact on how what emotions we will feel and go through. Some people feel more happy and content with stormy and crappy weather and believe it or not there are some people out there who find clear skies and nice weather uncomfortable.

So I hope you found this first symbolism post to be enjoyable. Maybe this provided some clarity on how you can figure out and interpret your emotions better. For the most part, I find the weather to be an outward appearance of how I’m feeling on the inside.

There’ll be more symbolism posts to come. Take care and remember your not alone and you have worth in this world.