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Listening in the present
What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common? From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. Meditation lowers the stress hormone cortisol , helps us sleep better , and rewires the brain with a host of positive emotional qualities. As both a musician and meditator, I believe that there is a connection between the exalted states on the dancefloor and the spiritual states achieved in meditation. The goal of both music and meditation is to create a powerful and positive shift in our mental state.
Music is powerful. Meditation is powerful too. It can provide clarity and inner-peace. When these two worlds, music and meditation, meet they deliver benefits that impact your entire life. Listening to calming music can have a positive impact on your meditative practice and your life. Meditation is a method of bringing clarity in your thoughts. It allows you to cultivate new, positive ways of being. With regular work and patience, it can have a transformative effect and lead to a new understanding of life. Music also has transformative powers. The combination of rhythm and melody has a tremendous ability to influence our minds.
Elizabeth Coombes does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. It may seem like we are living in an age of anxiety, where feeling worried, upset and stressed has become the norm. But we should remember that anxiety is a natural human response to situations. It comes when we are not sure what is going to happen, or when we feel under threat. And even mild anxiety can have a negative effect on our ability to lead a productive life.