Right ladies, time for some meditation.
Some very loud, lively meditation.
Meditation is supposed to calm the mind, slow down your thoughts, clear your head of clutter. Meditation in the traditional cross-legged, eyes closed sense is not for everyone. It’s not for me anyways, try as I might! So I have identified my own kind of meditation: the Disco Drive.
I want ye to click into the playlist at the end of this & take a disco drive with me.
It doesn’t matter where you go, but preferably you should be alone.
The windows should be down.
You need to be on a good fast road; slow moving vehicles are not a good fit for this meditation.
Get that Bluetooth connected, set your phone up, and press play.
Now you obviously have to keep your eyes open; cos driving; but let all your other senses just give way to the beats.
You can’t get up & dance, cos again; driving; but you can totally do a one shoulder bop in the seat.
You need to take a deep breath in, fill those lungs, and sing your weary little heart out, even if you don’t know the words.
For maximum effect, the volume needs to be higher than it would ever normally be. If people don’t look at you as you drive past then you’re not doing it right.
I mean a volume that is only replicated while standing next to a nightclub speaker (remember those?). A volume that you can FEEL in your body as the bass pumps through. It should almost be painful. That’s the only way this meditation does what it is supposed to do.
This meditation is supposed to blow the cobwebs out. This meditation is a chance to shake off the tension that has built up inside you, the tension that is knotted in your neck & shoulders. Maybe you don’t think you are holding tension; you probably are just so used to carrying it that you don’t feel it anymore.
This meditation brings you back to simpler times, less stressful times. Some of the tracks will spark instant flashbacks of particular moments and events.
This meditation is about just letting go.
A disco drive is my kind of meditation. Yes it’s loud and there are more than a few offensive words involved, but it does all the things meditations are supposed to do.
I did it just yesterday. I noise-polluted the sleepy villages between my house & Tipperary town, and it was a most enjoyable & reviving 20mins each way.
Yes you can throw on the playlist anywhere, any time, but there’s something about blasting it while driving that just makes it ten times better.
So have a listen, there’s bound to be at least a handful of tunes that take your fancy! And be sure to tag me when you take your disco drive! (When it’s over & you are parked up of course!)
Disco Drive Meditation Playlist;