A Circle Has No Start or End

God has always been, and will always be… something you hear often. And if you think about this statement long enough, your head will start spinning in circles, because that’s what God is, an infinite circle that doesn’t start, and doesn’t end.

When you open your bible to the very first page of Genesis, the first line you read is, “In the beginning.” This beginning marks the beginning of life on Earth, but I often identify this beginning not only as Earth’s beginning, but as God’s beginning too, as if He was created by something, or someone else.

This is a false accusation of mine that needs to be shut down immediately, because I believe that God’s ubiquitous life is so fascinating that I cannot simply categorize it as a story or a history lesson. God’s ubiquitous life is past, present, and future, and it takes part in every moment of my life. It is not merely something you read about in 66 books, but it is a current event – a never ending phenomenon that never ceases, and never stops being. But here’s another fascination, it isn’t only my life that He resides, it’s the lives of everyone and everything too, all at once – at the same time. At every moment He is there; omnipresent, always being, and always continuing to be.

I start to think about back when God first created Earth, how marvelous that would have been to watch it live in person. My mind can’t help but think that the moment that Earth was created, God was created too. It’s just a natural instinct to picture God being made. But the fact of the matter is that He wasn’t – He just always was. He created me, He didn’t create Himself.

This is where my mind starts to spin in circles because as humans, we watch everything happen and we see tangible items, and even human beings, be created. We know how it, or they, were created and realize that nothing simply appears – it is made. But God goes against the basic laws that humanity has made because He in fact is fascinating and is capable of doing way more than anything anyone can think of. Because of this, the human mind cannot comprehend that God was not made. God just is, was, and always will be, something I will never comprehend…

That’s the best thing about God, I don’t have to comprehend it. I don’t HAVE to know the why’s behind life and the the small details like how many pieces of grass there are in the world. This kind of astounding information is waiting for me when I finally meet my Maker in the end, but that end will only be another beginning – the beginning of infinity.

Allow Me to Pitch My Thoughts

Music is a fundamental device and remedy that contributes to basic human needs. It determines a mood, stirs up emotion, and retrieves memories, even when you wish it would wipe some away. It is safe to say that I have never met someone who has flat out said, “Well, music is not my forte.” Its harmonious feeling gives life an entirely new perspective within every song, every measure, and every lyric created by its creator.

When an artist writes music, word choice and vocal tone gives the song its personality and emotional connection. Unless, of course, you write a song like “Work” by Rihanna or “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap. No offense to them or anyone who enjoys those songs, I’m just saying, cookin’ pies with my baby while work work work work workin’ has nothing lyrically, or musically profound about it. But, if an artist stopped at the words alone, the true element of music would lose its meaning… the actual music is the subconscious root of where the emotions and memories come from.

When I listen to the song “Paradise” by Coldplay, I put my headphones in and close my eyes for the very first part of the song and I wait… There is a specific part at the beginning of the song where, I guess you can say, the “beat drops,” and every single time I listen to it I innately get goosebumps. Music does that, it’s the part of the game called “life” that gets you into the next level of deepness, and the only way to reach that level is by feeling your way through the course and collecting your “emotion coins” along the way for points.

For me, there are a few music groups that help me advance to that next level: Imagine Dragons, Coldplay, 21 Pilots, Houses, and many others that would take too long to list.

This list changes in order to properly fit an individual’s personality because everyone has a master list of “favorite artists” that takes you to that next level. Imagine Dragons, for instance, puts me in a bright, yet evocative state of mind because I immediately think of my Arizona trip in 2015. I enjoyed every moment of it, but every day I wish I could go back to the sunny state. Imagine Dragons mixes their lyrics, tone, and each tiny structural part of the musical composition to form the ultimate profound song; one that forces me to reminisce emotionally as I find myself longing to drive through the red rocks and mountains.

While lyrics and music are pivotal in a song, they are only minor compared to the one major factor that makes or breaks the song in its entirety; the artist’s ability to demonstrate feeling. Take Demi Lovato’s “Stone Cold,” for instance. Every time I watch either the music video or her live performance I am moved with goosebumps, and sometimes even tears, because her execution of emotion harvests a feeling in me that allows me to connect with what she is singing about. Once an artist accomplishes this, they have successfully created a song.

The word “song” means more than just music alone… it is the one part of human existence that tells you to let go and feel unconditionally. It taps into all parts of your mind and your heart, pulling every which way into a perfect mix of vast expression, and boundless imagination. It’s almost like love, in a way, because like love, a true song is undeniably real. Love is music, and music always measures up to what people need; a sharp mood, and flat out emotion.

So next time you listen to a song, scale back all of life’s treble’s surrounding you. Take a minuet to rest and be in tune with the key things that the artist did to make the song about more than just music alone.