Is Listening to Music Multitasking?
July 13, 2022 • Conversations on the Spiritual Path
Here’s my response to a question submitted by one of my weekly email subscribers.
“Is listening to music with no words and doing something else distracting? Is that multitasking? I sometimes listen to sounds of frequencies while I work. Our sound bowls.” ~ Nomy
It is not distracting. It is not multitasking. Music with no words does not engage the mind the same way music with words does. If I played a song with words I may start to sing along with it or mentally engage with it. Music with no words, like sound bowls, don’t engage the conscious mind the same way that music with words does. When I lived as a monk in my guru’s monastery we often listened to instrumental music while we worked.
Resolving the Past
In my previous post I talked about preparing for the coming year. Preparation should not only be about making plans or setting goals for 2023 but also asking ourselves what is it from our past that we do not want to take into our future. Simply speaking, the more burdens of the past we carry…Read More
Purpose, Frustration and Hopelessness
Today’s post is focused on some of the questions that have been sent in. There are way too many to answer but here are some brief, and I emphasize brief, responses. 1. “According to you what is the biggest purpose every human being must have, by accomplishing it they would enjoy the journey?” ~ S...Read More
Change, Failure and Discouragement
People think that change is binary but it is not. It is not an on and off switch. If you break an addiction or a habit you abhor for a while then there is a very high chance you will relapse at some point in the future. Should you have worked with yourself in a…Read More
Are you on track?
We are close to reaching the halfway mark of 2022. It feels, at least to me, the new year was not too long ago. A new year is often a promise of hope. A time when many people make plans, set goals and resolutions, and more than anything wish for things to be better, especially…Read More