Is it better to listen to something or have pure silence during meditation?

Mary Jane B.
I like having ambient music because it helps slow my thinking and just is so soothing to the brain, making your goal during meditation more accessible because you are in a calm state.

Emily G.
I prefer having silence. But it doesn't have to be pure, just accept all the different stuff you hear and let it be part of your meditation. Follow me on instagram if you want, @sandipalmi, so I could give you more tips and we could talk a bit together 😁😊

Linda N.
I would start by listening to soft music or have a guided meditation. Once you get used to that try doing silent meditation but, it may not be for you

Weirdo C.
Meditation is a personal thing. It's whatever works for you and whatever makes you happy! I really like listening to a guided mediation because I like sound. Silence makes me uncomfortable. So whatever works for you, do it

Tais S.
Hey there 🙂
In my opinion, you can take the best from your meditating both ways. Silence, however, has become something that we generally tend to avoid, when really it is something precious and great. Personally, I really enjoy just being there and focusing on my energy without any music. But that's not the only way! If you'd rather have some sound around, I suggest you put on some calming nature sounds. Music as we usually intend it (guitar, voice ecc) is not proper for meditating. It makes it extremely hard to focus on yourself. Calming nature sounds is a good compromise. I meditate twice a day: in the morning I listen to nature sounds and in the evening I enjoy the silence.
Now, again, this is my opinion.
Bye Stranger, I wish you a great day ☀️❤️