Music Medicine; Mindful Monday

Posted on July 6, 2020


I have a lot on my mind. Concerns ranging from the personal to the global bubble and simmer on the back burner of my mind while I move from task to task throughout the day. I have a lot of things I need to get done. I let the agitation out of my mind by working. Physical tasks like weeding in the garden or mopping the kitchen floor provide a good work-out and a sense of satisfaction at visible progress.

Work is a good stress reliever, but I also need moments of respite, the calm in the storm.

One of the ways I create a cocoon of calm for myself is to inhabit a song, by singing, playing an instrument, or listening. Music is good medicine.

I’m going to sit in a comfortable chair, find my balance and breathe in and out, taking slow deep breaths. As I breathe, I’m going to close my eyes and LISTEN–with my whole being–to “Peyote Healing” by Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble (1998).

When the song ends, I’m going to return to the business of the day, relaxed, refreshed, and renewed. I hope the same for you.

May we be happy; may we be well;

may we be free from suffering;

may we be at peace.

~~The Lovingkindness Meditation

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