Author: Rhonda J. Miller

The Power of Sound Reaches Beyond Mind to Heart and Soul

Sound reaches us through more than our ears – it seeps into our skin and bones and hovers in our psyche. Voices are as individual as fingerprints, and more powerful.  When a friend you haven’t seen in a long time unexpectedly calls, you say, “It’s so good to hear your voice.” Music amplifies the power of sound, stirring memories, inspiring action and creating connection. Music is sound that creates a bridge to new dimensions.

Love is one the most common themes in music. Songs of love echo in our souls. “Love Bids the Hungry Come” by TR Ritchie is from the CD Wild Horses.


Music may be considered a form of journalism when it expresses the popular voice, often unedited and crying out for truth and understanding. The overwhelming impact of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 inspired Gulfport, Mississippi teenager Aubrey Hayes to write the “Song of the Sea.” This public radio story  originally aired on Mississippi Public Broadcasting on April 8, 2011.