Meditation Q&A: Should I Meditate with Music? – OMG. I Can Meditate!

Meditation Q&A: Should I Meditate with Music? – OMG. I Can Meditate!


So one of the questions that comes up is “Should
I be meditating with music?” And, music is really an interesting thing because for
many people, they find it very soothing, they find it very relaxing, and just meditation
music in general is a wonderful tool to help us relax. But in general, what we’re trying
to do when we meditate is we’re really paying attention to all of our senses. So we’re
being fully present and aware for all our senses: our sense of smell, our sense of hearing,
our sense of taste, our physical body and how it’s feeling. You’re there. You’re
fully present. So music, at the beginning, when you’re listening to it, can be a way
for you to pay attention with your sense of hearing. Ultimately, as you progress, what
we’re trying to do is be completely aware and present for the sounds around you. So
ideally you want to have less music, and be aware of – really the sound of your breath
– the more subtle sounds that you might miss if you’re listening to the music. So
I hope that clears it up.

3 comments

  1. Life is magical when we are bold and have the courage to move forward into the unknown, rather
    than backwards into security.

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