Does anyone else here regularly meditate?
I have been using guided meditation videos on youtube to meditate for a few weeks now. Here's my playlist of the videos: Meditation
Sometimes it's not that great and I feel full of distracting/negative thoughts, but sometimes it's really great and I have an immersive, almost psychedelic experience where I "see" colors with my eyes closed.
I've also read a lot of Taoist philosophy lately, which I feel is actually improving my life a bit. Haven't finished a book in two or three months now though, haven't been able to focus well.
I also consider active listening to music to be a form of meditation. I listened to this today: Hildegard von Bingen - Canticles Of Ecstasy
My new favorite album, a literal 10/10. It's a compilation of hymns composed in the 11th century (by a woman, actually). It was released for CD in 1994, the year I was born. While I was listening, about 2/3rds in, a huge thunderstorm started here. I heard booms of thunder that mixed with the transcendental singing. Might be the most powerful experience in music I've ever had, or at the very least in a long-ass time.
I'm trying to figure out a time when I can finally listen to La Monte Young's 'The Well-Tuned Piano' in full. It's tough, because that's literally a 5+hour long composition, but it is massively acclaimed as a defining masterpiece of classical minimalism.tl;dr: Do any of you guys mediate, or do active listens to music albums/pieces?
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