Listen to music

Listening to music can be a very soothing and relaxing meditation. This technique is very suitable for people who start to meditate, as it helps us to easily understand the mechanism we use to create inner silence. 

For this type of meditation is very important to make a good musical selection. We have to find a type of music that we like and that sparks our interest, that is relaxing but not much. Often relaxation music as well like a background, but not to pay full attention, as we might quickly lose interest and distract. It is also preferable that music is not sung, or at least not in a language they understand, because mental concepts and ideas could easily distracted.

Ideally, a music that has a high degree of complexity, with many varied instruments and melodies. A music rich in detail that achieves arouse our interest and not bore us. Classical music for example or modern New Age music that follow this pattern can serve us well.

After selecting the music, look for a suitable position us meditation. Meditation is a mix between alertness and relaxation. The position we seek must take into account this principle. So we sit in our favorite position, we will relax and make a conscious breaths. Set music and we 'll be able to simply listen. We need to give our full attention to the music, relaxing and forgetting everything else.

See how to give all your attention on the music thoughts stoped, a space of no-mind is created. This space without thoughts, inner silence is the purpose of meditation. It is important to be aware of the times when we do not think well of moments we think. So, pay attention to the music  their details, rhythms, instruments, melodies, etc. . Let the music take you softly into silence. At some time or another start thinking mind. This is no problem, nor is it anything bad, it's usually what the mind does. Only at this point do not want to use thought, we give our full attention to music.

Whenever you observe yourselve thinking, gently turn your attention to the music. And we do this over and over again. With constant practice, the spaces between thoughts go bigger, until finally get into meditation. What's there? You'll have to practice to find out.

Special music

There are some songs that besides having an artistic construction also carry a spiritual dimension. Are not only music where there are instruments, but also manifests something much deeper that invites us to open up and look inside. This is the case of Ani Choying Drolma Buddhist nun, which I have been fortunate to see a few times live, and whose music manages to penetrate inside me in a very special way. It is something that goes beyond musical tastes. 

Here are some examples:

Artist

Song

Ani Choying Drolma

Padmakara

Ani Choying Drolma

Kyabdro Semkyed

Terry Oldfield

Earth And Sky

Dan Gibson

A Place Of Peace

Article written by Miquel Vidal.