Feb 25 2023
There's a freedom in letting go
Music adapted from Isabel Allende's Meditative Story, "From great loss, a great freedom."A quiet stirring of high strings is followed by an exhale of bass and cello. The grounding chords of a piano then lead to reverberant synth drones, like a sifting up of anything we've been carrying, followed by the assurance that we can put it all down ... let it all go. A soulful viola duet begins, a bittersweet melody, ascending and taking the weight from our shoulders. It's a haunting, rising conversation, both longing, and accepting, opening our hearts, making space for any feelings that arise. Next, a shimmering wash of drones and strings sets a new tone, a new space, acknowledging we can release what just was, until the duet begins again.Original music from composer Ryan Holladay.Meditative Story combines extraordinary human stories with meditation prompts embedded into the storylines — all surrounded by breathtaking music. Think of it as an alternative way into a mindfulness practice, through vivid stories and cinematic music and production values. Find Meditative Story wherever you listen to podcasts.