Goofaholix wrote:Just be aware of what the mind is doing, it's just a thought process. It's only annoying because you think it shouldn't be happening.
Mindfulness needs to be applied equally to mental as well as bodily processes.
If you try to fight it you'll only make it worse, use it as an opportunity to develop mindfulness and equanimity.
polarbuddha101 wrote:Sounds like it should be an interesting experiment. Hopefully it will be relatively easy for you to do. When I lost all my music a couple of years ago, I never bothered to start buying it again and since then I really only listen to music when I'm with friends who are listening to it or occasionally I turn on the radio if I'm driving, but I've come to enjoy just being able to not hear music and relax with my mind and whatever natual sounds happen to be occurring wherever I'm at. Sometimes I think it's strange since I'm 22 years old and don't really care for music (although I enjoy good music if I so happen to be around it) but I think it helps me to keep my mind less noisy throughout the day than it otherwise would be. Anyway, I wish you the best of luck in clearing your mind and hope you can use that clarity to awaken in this very lifetime.
LonesomeYogurt wrote:Rejoice in renunciation! The joy of a clear mind is far greater than the joy of sensual contact at any sense door.
convivium wrote:isn't there music that clears your mind though?
manas wrote:EDIT: I agree with you, that we ought not to get into aversion about it. Actually I am not so irritated this time around. It's more like, I'm noticing the music in my head, and am realizing that it's cause and effect. I put the music in to the mind, it was my choice to turn the radio on. If I stop turning the radio on, in time, the music in my head will cease. But in the meantime, although I will continue to bring awareness back to non-distractedness when I notice it has wandered into the music, I'm not getting averse about it, I will just keep doing what needs to be done, until it finally fades and ceases. And will try not to create the causes for more to arise. That's all, really.
kamaguna [kaamagu.na]: Strings of sensuality. The objects of the five physical senses: visible objects, sounds, aromas, flavors, and tactile sensations. Usually refers to sense experiences that, like the strings (guna) of a lute when plucked, give rise to pleasurable feelings (vedana).
Earworms. Don't play the following unless you want to deal with a potentialy very annoying and persistent earworm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAbaqzk66Vcmanas wrote:, I think I just need to stop listening to music. I find that having 'earworms' hinders being really present with the body in the here-and-now, it kind of sucks or drags awareness in the direction of obsessive thoughts, and away from the body and it's current task.
yeah, any (non-choral) music related to jesus is akusala in the extreme.Earworms. Don't play the following unless you want to deal with a potentialy very annoying and persistent earworm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAbaqzk66Vc
Ah thank you, that's a good explanation and analogy.polarbuddha101 wrote:kamaguna [kaamagu.na]: Strings of sensuality. The objects of the five physical senses: visible objects, sounds, aromas, flavors, and tactile sensations. Usually refers to sense experiences that, like the strings (guna) of a lute when plucked, give rise to pleasurable feelings (vedana).
polarbuddha101 wrote:And yes, the Buddha dhamma is amazing! I think that's awesome that you're stoked on relinquishing and renunciation. Sounds like you've got right effort and right resolve working well for you. Keep up the good work!
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