Silent Meditation: Enjoy This John Cage Inspired Meditation 4:33!

How to meditateThe following ”silent meditation” is inspired by one of my hero’s, John Cage, and his famous piece titled 4:33. Turn up your speakers, PRESS PLAY, relax, and enjoy! πŸ˜‰

Enjoy!
– Matt

P.S. If you’re having trouble playing the audio, this video will explain everything.

P.P.S. Did you enjoy the John Cage inspired meditation? I would love to get your feedback in the Comments below! πŸ™‚

  • julie

    When i click on the link in your email, there is no player to click on to listen.

    • jax

      Yes, me too

      • Matt Clarkson

        We’re using flash streaming, so you might prefer to listen on a desktop or flash-enabled device πŸ™‚

  • D

    This special meditation was PERFECT on a stressful Monday. Thanks for the giggle πŸ™‚

  • Cannot hear anything

  • Sally

    This reminds me of a certain April Fool offer a couple of years ago.

    • Matt Clarkson

      Sally, we’ll be releasing the Deluxe Home Study DVD shortly πŸ™‚

  • Mike

    OMG I heard the sound of one hand clapping it knocked me and rocked me into some very high dimensions

  • Mary Martha Pazos

    “Talk” about synchronicity! The topic of yesterdayΒ΄s sermon at church was to enter into the silence of one’s soul to hear the voice of God, who speaks between the spaces of silence. Just before this recording, I read of Carol Tuttle’s revealing experience of going for 21 days without speaking to anyone. And now this! Not bad. And how difficult it is for us to quiet the chatter in our heads. Even the musicians in the YouTube version find the need to make noise between the movements. Thank you for this interesting concert.

  • Anonymous

    no sound

  • Kelly

    That was the most stupid thing I have ever seen. Gosh I should be able to convince people of anything.

  • Janet W

    That is interesting, in the context of I fidget and rustle of clothing whilst trying to meditate. All the external noises around us, awaiting a recognisable noise, and maybe connecting to the internal noises of the body now and again as opposed auto-connecting to the noises of the chatterings of the brain. A real challenge to do. I watched another version, and I was so aware of the piano player being still, but subtle changes in his facial expressions. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Sheri C

    I find it interesting that some folks out there got their buttons pushed. Hey! It’s a SILENT meditation. That is exactly what he gave us. Guess some folks can’t sit in silence so easily. Thanks for the reminder.
    There is nothing wrong with your volume.
    Great lesson.

  • Matt Clarkson

    Yeah, thanks guys, it’s interesting to me too. πŸ™‚

    Our minds are so conditioned to attend to the changing content of perception — the sounds, the sights, the feelings — that we’re often completely unaware of the silent “background” which makes all perception possible. Taking a break from the world of changing sense perceptions and becoming more aware of the silence / emptiness — even for just a few minutes — is a profound way to break patterns, release your negativity, and find a sense of inner peace happiness that is untouched by changing conditions. Plus it’s just fun to play a joke and see who get’s it πŸ™‚

    Matt

    Matt

  • Carol M

    Thanks for the reminder that silence is so productive. The only sound I was made to appreciate was the beautiful chirping of the birds outside my window. I’m “starting” to get it.

  • margaret

    is this a joke or for real.???????????
    silent meditation?? no sound?? been streaming for 3 minutes, so what is ‘streaming’.

  • laura

    WTF is the point of streaming anything, or telling us to turn up our speakers, if there isn’t anything there! I completely don’t understand the point at all, waste of my time.

  • Mary

    Good thing I read the comments while it was streaming. Its a good reminder that we do need silent moments every day. Thank you!