April 21, 2013

Music and Meditation.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


Is it alright to use music to meditate like I have been or is silence more effective?


It depends on what the aim of your meditation is. If you are looking for an effective way to shift from a stressed state of awareness to a relaxed state, then having music there is fine. If you intend for the meditation to give you an experience of the self that is beyond thought or feeling, then silent meditation is better suited to the task.

Music will tend to engage the mind even as attention is drifting down to subtler levels of awareness in meditation. That mental engagement will keep the mind from going beyond thought and can disallow the experience of pure consciousness, or self-awareness that would otherwise happen in silent meditation.


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  1. Sharon West

    Enlightening post as people tend to think of just one rigid way to meditate, when they can experiment with different music, different places or even in groups, whichever way works best for them

  2. José Cottier

    Very interesting post Dr. Chopra; to me music is the supreme form of art, and so far I had not been able to meditate in silence, my mind asked for music... but very recently I've started to separate, listening to the music and silent meditation, indeed I've recently had a very profound experience while listening about God then thoughts vanished and I just felt a wonderful emotional state that led me close to tears, it lasted for hours. It's a new stage, I know. Great post :)

  3. Laura Aja Smith Rivard

    Thank you...!

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