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Pinterest An experiment with mice shows us how much the music we listen to can affect us. Take, for example, the following Primary songs. Can you complete each phrase? It can be used to educate, edify, inspire, and unite. However, music can, by its tempo, beat, intensity, and lyrics, dull your spiritual sensitivity.
You cannot afford to fill your minds with unworthy music.
Two researchers explored this relationship by studying the effects of music and rhythm on the nervous system of mice. For eight weeks, one group of mice constantly listened to Strauss waltzes highly organized and orderly musicwhile a second heard disharmonious sounds in the form of continuous drumbeats.
A third group was raised in silence. After eight weeks, the mice were placed in a maze to find food. It may relate to the rhythm and beat of the music as with the mice or with the words used or messages presented.
Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said: It is becoming more and more permissive in what it will accept in its entertainment. As a result, much of the music being performed by popular entertainers today seems to be more intended to agitate than to pacify, more to excite than to calm.
By listening to such music, we also prevent quiet moments that allow us to think clearly and listen to the Spirit. In The Screwtape Letters, a popular Christian novel, a character named Screwtape represents Satan and tries to lead good souls to his cause.
We need the Holy Ghost with us at all times. For that reason, we should choose carefully the music we listen to and the dances we attend.
Let the Spirit be your guide, and when you have doubts about the music you are listening to or the circumstances you are in, have the courage to act so the Spirit can remain with you.
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