Music is enlightenment!

by | September 24, 2021

Music is enlightenment!
Great songs make you feel and think in a way that connects you to something deeper, truer, more real, and more ecstatic than your usual experience of life.

Music is a superhighway into your subconscious—the feelings, thoughts and ways of being that reside in you but only as potentials, not as lived realities.

Listening to an awesome song is like an unintentional therapy session. It’s a potent magic that connects you to a deep place without you knowing how it happens.

The only thing missing is being able to integrate the experience into who you are.

Working on your problems does the same thing but makes you conscious in a way that enables you to use what you learn in your everyday life.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, human problems aren’t pathological even though they cause pain; they’re meaningful processes designed to force you to grow at a deep level.

Listening to your favorite music is also your personal growth process trying to happen although we don’t usually think of it this way.

You’re drawn to certain music because it gives you an experience you need more of in your life.

It makes you feel things that are already within you but you don’t have access to…until your song rocks the radio!

Try this:

Listen to your favorite song or imagine hearing it in your head.

Then meditate on these questions:

How does the song make you feel?

What state of mind and body does it put you into? Describe it in detail.

If you felt this way more often how would it change your life?

How can you connect with this way of being even without the song?

What stops you from doing this?

How can you work through this block?

Become the music you love—it’s your enlightenment!

Dr. Zwig
©2023 Dr. Adam Zwig

Meet Dr. Adam Zwig—psychologist-musician, educator, and author. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology, has had 9 Top Ten hit singles on the U.S Adult Contemporary charts, and is an internationally renowned workshop leader and lecturer. He has been featured on Billboard, SiriusXM Radio, CBS Radio, and many other stations, and in People Magazine, SPIN, Pollstar, and many other publications. Dr. Zwig has released 7 albums, and his music can be heard on National TV, including NBC, Fox, and Fuel TV. He has more than 160 million views on YouTube, over half a million social media followers, and has scored in the top 10% of rock artists streamed on Spotify in 2022. His forthcoming book, Music in the Mayhem: Tales of Total Transformation from a Rock n Roll Psychologist, shows how life problems are not pathological but rather personal growth processes trying to happen. His podcast, The Dr. Zwig Show, posts new episodes every Wednesday.

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