Music Meditation – Use Technology To Find Solace

Music Meditation - Using Technology To Find Solace

I wanted to reach out and create a post about music meditation. A lot of times, people will tell you that meditations should be done in quiet stillness, but I’m of the opinion that this doesn’t have to be the case for everyone.

Music often gets pushed to the back of people’s minds, thrown carelessly into the background of life. I would suggest that music should be used in conjunction with daily activities to better enhance whatever experience you are going through at the time.

 

Music Meditation – Use Technology To Find Solace

After a sudden loss of job, life, or friendship I am automatically drawn to the beauty and calmness that can be brought about through listening to the right album or song. When I’m talking about music meditation I don’t necessarily mean that you have to sit on the floor in the lotus position with both hands resting in your lap.


Find A Quiet Space And Get Comfortable

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If you can find a place that’s free of external distraction, that’s perfect for what I’m talking about. Get comfortable and use your preferred method of consuming the wave of sonics that bring you comfort or solace.

Once you plug in, you’ll begin to experience the web of connectivity that music has to offer as long as we’re willing to listen. 


Let The Waves of Audio And Emotion Wash Over You

Now all you have to do is give in to whatever memories start to flash before your eyes. Allow the passing through of thoughts and emotions that will wash over you. Don’t fight the flow, even if it starts to get uncomfortable. If you start to feel tears well up in your eyes that’s fine too. The point is to succumb to your deeper consciousness and allow the music to cleanse your soul.

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How Often Should You Do A Music Meditation?

This practice can be done whenever you feel it’s necessary, I don’t think a scheduled routine has to be laid out. Usually, you’ll know when it’s time for a solitary releasing of negative energy.

We all experience the building of tension and stress from the daily grind. What I’m offering is an easy way to deal with it.

 

You Already Have Everything You Need To Find The Place Of Solace

Throwing on your favorite pair of headphones, hopping in the car and turning the volume all the way up, or even just sitting at home listening to the record player. The main point is to connect with your feelings through the artistic expression of another human being that’s probably gone through, or is going through, the same ocean of emotions that you are.


If You Seek, You Will Find

I can’t tell you what particular artist or band is going to allow you to experience this connection. (I’m currently listening to Worlds by Porter Robinson while writing this). What I can tell you is that if you are seeking that type of connection out, either you will find it, or it will find you.

Music has saved many lives in the past and will continue to do so as long as people continue experiencing the feelings that make us human.

8 thoughts on “Music Meditation – Use Technology To Find Solace

  1. Hi, love this article about using music meditation. I have found a few tracks online that I really like and use them often too. Would you recommend listening to those that come with subliminals or binaural beats, etc? Perhaps you can suggest a few of your favourite meditation tracks as well. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I appreciate it Lily. I have tried using binaural beats before and wasn’t that big a fan of them. What works for me might not be the best for you. I usually choose an electronic album by someone like Porter Robinson or Sidewalks and Skeletons. Anything off of Worlds by Porter and anything from White Light by Sidewalks is always good. Something that’s mainly instrumental so you can allow your mind to process the music and vibe rather than the lyrics. Just press play at song one and let it go until the end. Thanks for your comment! 

  2. What a great article Dom.
    I can’t agree more with using audio with meditation.
    We are modern day people not monks, so why should we meditate like monks?
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it Vince!
      I don’t think the old school way of meditating is any worse necessarily, this is just another way to calm the mind.
      Whatever works, works.
      Thanks.

  3. With meditation in general, the idea is to focus the mind on one thing. So it seems that the way a “music meditation” works is that you should purely focus on the music and certainly NOT have it just as background music. (Not that there’s anything wrong with music being background music, but that would be for a different purpose.)

    It sounds to me that meditating to music can be emotionally purging or cathartic. It seems that’s more of the point of meditating to music than in developing concentration as with a lot of other meditations?

    Is there a special genre of instrumental music that’s good for music meditating?

    1. Yes, exactly. That is more the point of this type of meditation. 

      I don’t know your personal taste in music but I would suggest anything that really taps into your emotional self. After some trial and error, you’ll find exactly what kind of music will be best for you because you’ll feel it extremely deeply. 

      For some, soundtrack music might be a good start. This Will Destroy You (the band) might also work, they’re a personal favorite of mine for this type of exercise. 

      Let me know if you enjoy either of these, and when you find something that works, feel free to share that as well. 🙂

  4. I could not agree anymore with this article.
    good job
    how long should a meditation sesh last?
    and what do you personally recommend for certain meditation music?

    1. Right on! As far as an actual time limit for this type of thing I think it’s completely subjective.

      I would say whenever you feel satisfied with the results you’re getting, go a little bit longer and practice some basic mindfulness.

      When you start to find your mind wandering too much I would stop then revisit it as needed.

      Whatever makes you feel most comfortable and gives you a better piece of mind really. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Dom

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