Music to meditate by: as with so many things, not one particular genre of music is best for everyone’s meditation.
Do You Really Need Words?
Lyrics aren’t necessarily something that a meditative songwriter needs to worry about. This is not to say that some people don’t like to meditate to music that has lyrics, but with true meditation one would think that the words would get in the way. While someone may meditate to heavy metal noise, others cannot imagine meditating to anything more than peaceful tones, light chimes, and at the very most—possible chanting of sorts.
Music To My Ears
I am a troubled sleeper. I do not meditate per say, but I have a hard time winding down at the end of the day and sleep frequently eludes me. My ‘meditative music’ (as it were) is a CD of a spring thunderstorm rolling in—at its fury—and slowly abating. I have the choice of soft background music on another thunderstorm CD, and I will switch back and forth between them; depending on my mood. That is my music. Nature.
When speaking of meditative music, one seldom thinks of anything raucous or loud; but don’t forget—just as one man’s junk is another man’s treasure—so goes man’s choice in music to meditate by.