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Lockdown Piano Alphabet - M

#Meditation has somehow been adopted into #trend. Social media is flooded with meditation tutorials, books give us a run down of the #essential #mindfulness and #creative #visualisation #techniques, and companies are selling hours upon hours of mind-numbing noise marketed as #music for meditation. #Retreat #weekends and #meditation #holidays in Nepalese monasteries for those affluent enough entice punters with promises of #remote #isolation. Well, we are in #lockdown... yet, I haven’t seen too many people calling their isolation a meditative #paradise. Something is missing.


Is it perhaps that most so-called meditation is just taken as a set of instructions? Is it that, actually, we lack #motivation - the #self-motivation - to find a genuine #need to create a quiet, contemplative space around ourselves? Space to #reflect on what it is that we want to #change, and what we want to #celebrate about our lives and those who enrich them for us at this #moment?


M is also for #miracle. Even if we do not share in this festival of #Easter, the COVID-19 #crisis illustrates that as a society we are all thinkng rather a lot about the idea of #selflessness and #sacrifice.


Here is a #Consolation by #Liszt who always urged that in quiet meditation we dare to think of #miracles...




#COVID19 #workingfromhome #music #piano #hope #together


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