rob h wrote:
Apologies for so many tunes, but seeing as I'm (or this pile of fabrications, is, at least.) new to this thread :
Please try not to get attached to any of the tunes I linked, can't be doing with the karma.
(used to play guitar often, so music is kind of part of me.)
There are probably many people here who have been actively involved in music, and maybe involved for long periods of time. Personally I find that trying to develop meditation requires giving up various things.
When playing music you are very concentrated, concentrated in an emotional way. And it is very hard to give up. But relinguishing music with a motoric rythm, and all the emotions involved with it, seems a necessary step for the development of meditative states, that are by nature very different.