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
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.
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.