6.30.2017

Today's Morning #Meditation #Soundtrack

Some "experts" on meditation say that is ought to be done in a state of quietude with minimal extraneous background noise. These experts may be right. But as the Zen master Shunryu Suzuki (1905-1971) once said: "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few."

I try to keep my options open, which is why I usually meditate to a background of music, often good rock-n-roll music, though usually not at the proper high volume at which good rock-n-roll should be aurally consumed.

Today, I meditated to the B-side of the vinyl record album "Straight Between the Eyes" by Brit hard rickers RAINBOW. It's a tasty album, musically. This kind of rock-n-roll seldom gets produced anymore. When compared with a lot of what passes for music today, it's the equivalent of unrefined organic whole food vs over-processed fast food. 

The latter is enjoyable in small doses, but for a healthy soul, the former is much better for you.

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