In one of the national broadsheets on Saturday there was an advert entitled: Classical Music for Meditation.
A series of 4 different CD’s offering the relaxing and soothing works from classical composers.
It was curious how they used the word ‘Meditation.’
‘Classic FM’ like to use words like ‘relax’, ‘unwind’ or just ‘Music for Relaxation.’
Music is a universal tool which touches the heart of everyone, it can be confusing for people to use the word ‘Meditation’ alongside it.
Meditation is a word that at this moment in time is used loosely. As a result there can be confusion in people’s minds.
Through engaging with a piece of music there is an effect on the mind perhaps memories or a feeling of calm, this can be enjoyable, but also at the same time a distraction.
Meditation is working directly with our mind and its function is to focus & concentrate the mind, overcoming distraction.
Music, perhaps will induce states of relaxation but it’s confusing to state that it will cause you to meditate.
There is a difference and its important to distinguish the difference if you are to fully benefit from a meditation practice.
Correct Meditation will lead to an experience of silence – this is a type of music for the mind, ‘the Sound of Meditation.’
To arrive at this experience we will need audio instructions initially but there comes a time when the outer noise will stop and we can engage directly with our mind and experience peace.
Experience ‘the Sound of Meditation’ by trying this recent meditation we have designed which has no guidance just simple instructions at the beginning & a timer to keep you on track.