Music is a very powerful tool when used correctly. If you are having a bad day it can completely change your mood from angry to happy. If you are running in a marathon, the right song can motivate you to push harder to the finish line. It can also make you very sad if an emotional song is playing that brings back memories of the past. Every human emotion that there is can be triggered with a musical composition, and that is just barely scratching the surface. The power music has on the human mind is undeniable. However, the question at hand is “Can music help me have a better meditation experience?”. The short answer is “Yes, absolutely”. If you are new to meditation, music can greatly help with eliminating all the distracting thoughts that appear when you begin to quiet the mind. This gets much easier to handle with practice but in the beginning it can be very annoying, and in my opinion music is a simple solution. Playing the right sounds can also have a very calming effect on the listener, so it is especially useful to those of you that are restless and have trouble relaxing into the experience. If there is a lot of commotion or noise happening wherever you are and you can’t find a good place to sit in silence, music might be an ideal tool for replacing all the background noise with something more peaceful and serene.