Today I would like to share a mindfulness practice using music, which I have been offering as part of teaching mindfulness.
‘Where words fail, music speaks.’
‘Flow is the antidote to trauma.’ Dr Peter A. Levine
Like music, mindfulness is an embodied way of living, and like music, mindfulness can help us approach our emotions in a new way.
‘The only thing that is constant is change.’ Heraclitus
‘A religious spirit in which one feels there is nothing to which one is not related… This is the experience of silence.’
The first performance of John Cage’s seminal piece, 4’33’’, was met by outrage and dismay. It took place at Woodstock, New York, in 1952, in front of an audience
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