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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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

18 replies on “Silent Meditation: Enjoy This John Cage Inspired Meditation 4:33!”

We’re using flash streaming, so you might prefer to listen on a desktop or flash-enabled device ๐Ÿ™‚

“Talk” about synchronicity! The topic of yesterdayยดs 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.

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.

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.

Yeah, thanks guys, it’s interesting to me too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Matt

Matt

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.

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

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.

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

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