posted on May, 14 2010 @ 04:31 PM
It is good sometimes.
However you have to be aware that any music with words in it to. Anty words in music should be screened first, as they make your mind follow the
words, and create pictures, feelings, thoughts, prompt memories, fantasies of the future.
This is not then meditation but just spacing out, relaxing into the imagination, memory etc. Nothing wrong with that but dont confuse the two. Of
course like a Mantra type of meditation it can be good, if the words have an spiritual dimension or guidance that supports the individual listeners
Then again care must be taken that rather than going into Alpha or lucid Delta or Theta relaxation from the music, and the words contained dont just
put us into a hynotic state, again very very diffearnt from true meditation as the lucidity, naked awareness or mindfulness is lost.
Also again there is danger of true states of meditation just with music no words. The mind is focused outside of itself, and on one of the sense
doors. It is therefore like Subject Object meditation, which is good for concentration etc, but imho true meditation is mindfulness, and trying to
understand the true nature, or experience that nature of the mind that lies beyond the senses, and beyond the thoughts and projections that will pop
up when not fixed on subject object, or past and future, imaginations etc. True meditaion just imho lies in seeing the space between those thoughts,
just experiencing the mind there.
Simple way I devised for my ignorant and unexperienced practise to get to start approaching that, just 10 mins a day every day condenses most of the
teachings of Buddhist/Hindu/Shamanic treatises on this type of meditation is as follows.
Now (be awake not in past or thinking should have done that, said that, what will do later, If I was this or that happened, I should be meditating
like this, is this right etc etc)
Love (generate a loving feeling for oneself and all around you, but dont focus on it thats subject object)
When you then imagine something, remember the past, have a train of thoughts, fixate on a sound, smell etc, dont think I did that wrong, or go away,
dont push them away, dont have expectations I should be silent and mindful, I should meditate like this, dont push away or pull in any thoughts
/feelings/emotions that arise just stay alert, relaxed, loving let the thoughts go, over time they will come up less and less, and you will start to
notice them arising and not identify attach to them. Then slowly eventually one day you will experience the Awake, non attached just observant
experience of what lies in the spaces between our feelings, thoughts and such like. That then though will become a problem for a while as you will be
looking for that again in every session, trying to generate it... just keep on as before and it will come again, let go and it will last longer.
You will know real progress is made when whilst being very awake and not tranced out or hypnotised you will rise from your session of what you thought
was 10 mins but it may be 1 hour or such like.
Just my 2c.
Love to all