“Summer Breeze”: Meditation On Music

By Hanuman |

“Summer Breeze” is the melodious and meditative guitar outro for the public video teachings Sat Yoga offers for free to our online community via various channels. This original composition was created by Hanuman, one of our resident yogis. In response to the many requests we have received, we are delighted to share the track with you to listen or download, as well as some words from Hanuman about his process and experience in creating these celestial sounds. In-joy!

A Piece of the Source in Music

One sunny afternoon, I walked slowly through the greenhouse admiring the beauty of all the plants growing there. With the backpacker guitar slung over my shoulder, a melody started to emerge. It repeated and shifted slightly along the way. With a steady pulse driving it forward, the melody for “Summer Breeze” was born. Recently, when I was asked to share this offering with the world, these words were also granted, a testament to the surrounding plants, patiently giving and receiving:

“The wind, a silent messenger,
arriving from nowhere and everywhere,
retelling the story of everything and nothing.

The growing green speaks in subtle melodies,
breathing in delicate motion,
nourishing the creative mind.

One takes in the gentle scene,
warmed by the summer breeze,
touched to song by the hand of patience.

Naturally, the organic information bursts forth
in bright beams of watery notes.
Sailing out into the world on that precious touch.

Like tendrils stretching to wrap around
that next trellis rung,
the progression supports itself
with each tick of time’s unfolding beat.

Three and three in the ongoing upward journey
towards the trinity.

Bend and swing in unseen maturation…”

For all who are interested in playing “Summer Breeze” on guitar, Hanuman has included the sheet music.

In the past, I would have tried to take credit for the creation of this work of art or this poetic expression. “I wrote this”, I may have thought. But now I can see that it is just a “piece of Music,” a tiny shard from the Infinite Diamond Mind. And, I am just a conduit, a vessel, a mouthpiece for life, for the plants, for the Music to be heard in this world. The Source of Music is where the true Beauty lives, and when we find anything in the world beautiful, it is because something in that “piece of art” brings us into contact with the Source! Perhaps it is our role to be the hero who goes on the quest to re-unite that shard with the infinite wholeness from which it comes—and in the end, to where it truly belongs…

Musically Meditating

An important and empowering aspect of my healing process here at Sat Yoga has been shifting the way I relate to music. The way I had previously identified myself as a musician was broken and narcissistic, and I needed a safe space to allow for that relationship to heal and transform. I needed to pull myself out of the way and allow the true Source to play its divine melody through me.

A great practice for allowing myself to be “played,” has been the opportunity to offer spontaneous, improvisational music during our community meditations on Thursday evenings.

Nurtured by the setting and contained by the intention, I literally dissolve into the music that comes through this instrument, translated through the nylon string guitar. It is a real-time expression of the process of getting out of the way. Any mental judgement must be observed and released in order to maintain the flowing gentle art that is like a new-born child emerging into the phenomenal world, eyes wide with awe and surprise. In a way, every being present in the meditation circle is collaborating in and contributing to the spontaneous composition, like a synchronized six-string symphony.

I formerly saw myself and reality through a very limited lens. Sat Yoga has gifted me with a healing process that has helped me to open the aperture, and to explore other activities, worlds, dimensions that I had been curious about, but never made the time or space to explore—like working closely with plants, learning to speak Spanish, and diving deeply into the Mystery of Life itself!

Namaste,

Hanuman

The wind, a silent messenger,
arriving from nowhere and everywhere,
retelling the story of everything and nothing.

The growing green speaks in subtle melodies,
breathing in delicate motion,
nourishing the creative mind.

One takes in the gentle scene,
warmed by the summer breeze,
touched to song by the hand of patience.

Naturally, the organic information bursts forth
in bright beams of watery notes.
Sailing out into the world on that precious touch.

Like tendrils stretching to wrap around
that next trellis rung,
the progression supports itself
with each tick of time’s unfolding beat.

Three and three in the ongoing upward journey
towards the trinity.

Bend and swing in unseen maturation…

This Post Has One Comment

  1. How truly lovely to read such a lovely email, my son will love to read this as he is a gifted guitarist like Hanuman. I loved the guitar improvisation , such a lovely melody.Music truly is a healing force and a gift from God..My dream is to come to the ashram,as I listen to Shunyamurti every evening. I hope one day to save up and apply in the hope of acceptance. The polarised world is a very challenging place to be when you’re an empath.. I can’t thank Shunyamurti enough for the transformation of my awareness that is constantly evolving making me feel closer to God…Blessing and much love to all of you at the ashram ..
    Namaste
    Carmen Maria ❤️

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