Im getting into meditation and have done it a few times now, andd each time ive done it with music. I find music relaxes me more. I put on some minimalistic, slow, ambient and i drift around in my thoughts- sometimes letting the music carry me away and sometimes forgetting the music and thinking about stuff. I Find if i concentrate on the music then I dont think as much, wheras if there was no music I would just continualy think. So what i am asking is this. Does anybody else listen to music while they meditate?, and how is meditation differnt if there is no music- is it harder? Also what other methods do you use to assist you in meditation?