”Music is the vernacular of the human soul.”
~ Geoffrey Latham

Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.

I certainly didn’t expect that over the course of the weekend I would become the proud new owner of a massive collection of top 80’s power ballad compilations. Yet that is exactly what happened last Saturday when the Universe united me with the yard sale of a lowly wedding deejay, on the eve of his retirement.

48 hours and 72 CDs later, I have much more respect for 80’s bangers. No, they weren’t all just big hair and spandex; they were people too. The benefit of taking time to ponder the words of our hair sprayed heroes & heroines, is that their lyrics often contain ancient wisdom that has the power to change your Life forever.

And so without further adieu, may I present to you my top five 80’s power ballads for inner peace.

1. “Don’t Know What you Got ‘Till It’s Gone” – Cinderella

Cinderella was right, you “don’t know what you got ‘till it’s gone.” Fortunately, you don’t have to lose everything to harness the power of gratitude. If you take a moment to simply imagine that everything you currently have in your life has been taken away from you, it will have the same effect. Don’t dwell on this thought; just visualize it long enough to activate the realization of all you have to be grateful for. Being grateful NOW leads you to more joy as what you focus on expands.

2. “Heaven (isn’t too far away)” – Warrant

“Heaven” is not a far off location or destination you will arrive at after you die; Heaven is a state of mind. You have access to “heaven” now, because as an energetic being in a physical body, you have the power to align with any vibration you want via your state of consciousness. “Heaven isn’t too far away” because Heaven surrounds and permeates you in every moment of your existence. You can access Heaven anytime by using the power of focus to center yourself in love and gratitude.

3. “It’s My Life” – Talk Talk

In the hot rod of life, it is easy to forget that you are driver. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you consciously or unconsciously create and attract the people, places, and circumstances you find yourself in via the power of your mind and the law of attraction. Since the external world is simply a mirror of my thoughts and feelings, “It’s my Life” because I created it.

4. “Listen to your Heart” – Roxette

There is nothing more important in life than listening to your heart. Your heart is the voice of your inner guidance system, leading you moment by moment towards the fulfillment of your dreams, goals, and desires. Guidance from your heart is not always logical, but it always results in something magical. Your heart never ceases to guide you towards your highest purpose with the least amount of effort. “Listen to your heart” because it is the GPS of life.

5. The Power of Love – Huey Lewis

Our Universe is a spectrum of energetic frequencies, with a vibration called Love at the top of the chart. There is nothing more potent than the power of Love. You can use Love to heal your body, mend a relationship, or even to bring more joy, abundance, and fulfillment into your life. Harness the power of Love via meditation – the silence reveals that the essence of you is Love itself.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my top five 80’s power ballads for inner peace. If we take a banger’s words of wisdom to heart, I think we can safely say that on the journey of life, “Nothing’s gonna stop us now”. ☺

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