Music soothes, energizes, heals and irritates. With or without words, music has a powerful effect on us, especially when we are fully listening. Next time you have the opportunity to listen to music, try listening with awareness. As the music plays, tune into the body’s experience and allow the music to fill the space within. Let all thought go as you listen deeply. Experience the body’s sensations in response to sound. You may notice this is more difficult with music you would not have chosen to play. That’s OK. When you listen without expectation, any piece of music can be an adventure. Listening with openness, we experience it as it is. You may want to buy the CD or you may not choose to listen to that kind of music again. The point is to simply notice what happens when you are being fully aware and listening at the same time.