Thursday, September 1, 2011

And now, Steep Thoughts...The Music Edition

Today I noticed the experience of listening to music is similar to drinking tea.

I like to close my eyes and let the music affect my feelings. I'll let my mind wander, controlled by the rhythm and melody, occasionally anchored by a few lyrics. Often when I am observing a cup of tea, I'll let the flavor lead my mood to a new place, while I relax my body. I absorb the flavors similarly to how I digest music. Both become a form of spiritual meditation.

Tea may not cause the same dynamic range of emotions as listening to music, but it's an escape from reality. A secret experience. It also acts as a pause, to reflect on my life and family.

Both music and tea help me get through difficult situations, giving me the time to process thoughts and emotions.

What's your steep thought for the day?

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