Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
–Buddha

Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

These two quotes sum up my beliefs about meditation and music. So then, let me ask you a few questions so we can start a dialogue that hopefully will continue long after you read this article.

Are You Ready To Create A Mindset For Long Lasting Change?

How would you like to create a mindset for personal growth and long-lasting change? Would you like to connect with your higher intelligence and use every level of your consciousness so you can effortlessly create positive thoughts that lead to positive choices and actions every day? Are you ready to expand your potential and create a life beyond anything you thought possible?

Welcome to a world I know very well. Where you can effortlessly utilize the power of music and meditation to inspire you to release your limiting beliefs, change your mindsets, habits, and behaviors and encourage you to step into the real power and greatness of who you are.

There are all sorts of scientific evidence, which I’ll share in a moment to support the power of sound and music to shift your state and your consciousness.  But first, I’d like to share with you my personal experience of how the effects of music and meditation powerfully opened my heart and transformed my life.

My Story: I Wasn’t Always The Positive Change I Wanted To See In The World

I am blessed to be sober for 20 years, free of my past addiction to drugs and alcohol. I turned my life around because I committed to a journey that brought me to the very core of my being. The pain of living my life in the dark depths of despair became so great I was willing to try anything that would help get me out of my spiral of self-destruction. I was desperate for the answers that would bring me out of my darkness. The end of the line had come for me and I was beaten and one step away from giving up.

I was spiritually bankrupt, personally adrift, isolated from my friends and family and spending my days in a heightened state of fear lost in a sea of emotional despair that was smothering me.

The multi-million dollar business I had built was crumbling all around me; my associates and clients were jumping ship because I was a nightmare to be around.  Not a pretty picture. I didn’t even want to hang around me!

Maybe some of you have experienced a time in your life that clearly wasn’t working, and you didn’t know how to change it.  I had to take an honest look at where I was and come to a point where I was willing to change no matter what.

The Start Of My Journey: The Discovery Of Meditation

So the journey began. Whatever the fad of the day was, I tried it. As I look back, I sometimes laugh at the crazy stuff I did. But it all had a purpose, and it led me to a discovery that changed my life.  That discovery was meditation. I realized that by going within and connecting with the real source of my inspiration, my heart, I was able to find my way and re-ignite my passion for music.

So I became a student of how to create real transformation. I read everything I could get my hands on, studied the masters, and sought out the experts. Because of my composing and producing background, I became fascinated with my discoveries of how the power of sound and music can shift people at a subconscious level.

Through my company, The Success Creation Institute, I develop tools and programs using the power of sound and music to support the inner work that creates new mindsets, habits, and beliefs so people can achieve goals that in the past were out of their reach.

The Science Of Music And Change

What I learned from countless studies and now personal experience is that there is an awakened personal power that comes from meditating to music and sound at certain frequencies.   These frequencies have a profound effect on how you think act and feel. It changes your state of mind, raises your consciousness and ignites your spirit.  These frequencies allow you to become more connected to your creativity and purpose.

My personal experience with this is that when I listen to music with these positive messages and frequencies, my meditations are deeper, my spirit is renewed, and my imagination is more vivid. I connect with the harmonic vibration of the music causing me to see hear and feel the universal energy of possibility that surrounds me.

It has been scientifically proven that it takes 21 days to change a habit. That calls for a commitment to wanting to change. I encourage people to do something every day that gets them out of their comfort zone. The only way to do this is by practicing new habits. Did you know that most people give up after they try something 5 times without getting the results they want?

Attitude Shifters: 7 Techniques To Create New Mindsets And Habits

Here are a few exercises that you can do each day that will create new mindsets, behaviors, and habits. I call them Attitude Shifters.

  • When you wake up each morning, connect with your Inner Spirit and write down 3 things that you are grateful for. This will get you out of your head and into your heart.
  • Stand in front of a mirror, look yourself in the eye and tell yourself how much you believe in and love yourself.
  • Create some quiet time for yourself and plan out the three goals you want to accomplish for the day. Quality not quantity is important here. Knowing what you want creates clarity and focus.
  • Create a daily affirmation that will lead to setting an intention for your day that empowers you.
  • Practice visualization so you can see what you want to create
  • Find a program that helps you go deeper into your daily practice of meditation.
  • Each morning, use these tools to effortlessly move you into a state of mind that opens you up to the infinite possibility of who you are.
  • During your day, listen to empowering music that affirms the brilliant genius of who you are.

What we listen to, watch, read and how we communicate to ourselves has a profound effect on the thoughts we think, the decisions we make and the results we create during our day.

How Combining Music With Meditation Will Help You Tap Into Your Deepest Brilliance And Genius

Just think about how powerful a piece of music can be when it encourages a call to action. Companies spend millions of dollars to produce music that will create a shift in people’s state and move them to buy their product.  You too can benefit from the power of music in your life. When you create a practice of meditation by using the power of sound, you gain access to tools that will tap into your deepest brilliance, genius, and greatness.

In his book The Healing Power of SoundDr. Mitchell Gaynor discusses the remarkable results gained by integrating, music, meditation, and visualization so we can stay vibrant and healthy. The “universal” language of music and the inspired energy created through meditation has been shown to cause our brains to secrete the same chemical responsible for the feeling we know as love.

When you combine the power of guided meditations set to inspiring music and then follow it by listening to songs whose messages are positive and empowering, your path becomes a vision of possibility and opportunity. You connect to the vibrant Spirit of who you are. You become energized as you hear life from a higher vibration. 31

Albert Einstein, one of the smartest men who ever lived, said he used music to inspire his thinking. He said:

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”

Whole-Brain Functioning: Why You Need It And How To Get It

Today, science has validated the power of music and meditation.

What this means is you can use meditation and positive music to actually balance both sides of your brain and tap into what scientists call whole-brain thinking, or whole-brain functioning.

So just what is whole-brain thinking? It’s using both sides of the brain to think, instead of using one side at a time, as we usually do.

Whole- brain functioning is associated with increased creativity… insight… learning ability… problem-solving ability… memory… and what some people call vision!

Using meditation and music changes the way you look at your life, what you can accomplish, creates new habits and behaviors and lifts and elevates you to reach for your goals.  In fact, it will assist you in formulating your goals and in setting the intentions needed to attain them.

How Positive Music Affects Your Ability To Learn, Relax, Grow, and Empower

Here are some characteristics of positive music:

  • Music can calm you thus counteracting the negative impact of stress.
  • Music activates various areas within the brain; it captivates and maintains attention so that learning is enhanced when the whole brain is engaged.
  • Music increases the endorphin level within the body to increase euphoric feelings.
  • When the melody and harmony of a song produces a positive mood, the listener feels more energetic.
  • Repetitive learning embedded within music engages the mind. Increasing the creation of new neuro-pathways.
  • Song lyrics can generate positive, empowering, and uplifting feelings, creating actions that support your passion, purpose, and vision.
  • Music therapy is being used with success in medical settings and has been beneficial in pain management as well as treatment for learning disabilities. The use of music has been of value in patients with Alzheimers Disease.
  • Music’s ability to relax the listener produces enhanced physiology such as lower blood pressure, better heart functioning, and reduced tension in muscles.
  • Music aids in memory retention and shifting how one thinks

Want More Scientific Proof On Music And Meditation? Here It Is:

According to Donald A. Hodges, director of the Music Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. “Nothing activates as many areas of the brain as music.”

Dr. David Hawkins conducted a twenty-nine-year study that shows the human body becomes stronger or weaker depending on a person’s mental state. His research is based on the science of kinesiology which tests muscle response to positive and negative stimulus. Positive music thus creates a positive stimulus.

Music alters the performance of the nervous system primarily because of entrainment. Entrainment is the rhythmic manifestation of resonance. With entrainment, a stronger external pulse does not just activate another pulse but actually causes the latter to move out of its own resonant frequency to match it.  Thus positive songs that affirm one’s desires will shift how someone actually thinks.

Rhythmic entrainment is contagious: If the brain doesn’t resonate with a rhythm, neither will the breath or heart rate.

In this context, rhythm takes on new meanings. Not only is it entertaining, but rhythmic entrainment is a potent sonic tool as well – be it for the motor function or other autonomic processes such as brainwave, heart, and breath rates.

Take your consciousness to the highest level and manifest all the abundance that is available to you. Say yes to your dream and begin to live your life the way you choose to see it. Activate the brilliance and creativity that is within you as your heart, mind, and soul become one. All the richness of who you are is brought to the light.

It all can happen by simply shifting your mind through meditation and listening to the universal language of music. Awaken to the real you, share your gift and shower the world with your talent. The world is calling you…it’s time for you to answer the call!

For Your Success,

Paul

Paul Hoffman

Paul Hoffman

Paul Hoffman is “The Personal Discovery Architect.” He is an internationally known Speaker, Author, Trainer, Coach, and Transformational Musician. He is the Visionary and Chief Inspiration Officer of The Success Creation INstitute and creator of Sculpting Your Life. Learn more about Paul on his website.

79 Comments

  • Rob says:

    Interesting the timing of things.

    I have just finished putting together a book and music album along these lines, which I hope will inspire people to create their dream life, aided by the included music.

    I have always known deep down that music and the associations we make in our minds between music and feelings plays a pivotal role in the quality of our lives.

    I too have been getting deeper into meditation for the last 2 years, so I can relate to what Paul is saying here. Excellent. It has given me a little confirmation that I am on the right track with my own ideas.

    I now have something more to add to my list of things to be grateful for today. Thank you.

  • Rob says:

    Interesting the timing of things.

    I have just finished putting together a book and music album along these lines, which I hope will inspire people to create their dream life, aided by the included music.

    I have always known deep down that music and the associations we make in our minds between music and feelings plays a pivotal role in the quality of our lives.

    I too have been getting deeper into meditation for the last 2 years, so I can relate to what Paul is saying here. Excellent. It has given me a little confirmation that I am on the right track with my own ideas.

    I now have something more to add to my list of things to be grateful for today. Thank you.

  • Rob says:

    Interesting the timing of things.

    I have just finished putting together a book and music album along these lines, which I hope will inspire people to create their dream life, aided by the included music.

    I have always known deep down that music and the associations we make in our minds between music and feelings plays a pivotal role in the quality of our lives.

    I too have been getting deeper into meditation for the last 2 years, so I can relate to what Paul is saying here. Excellent. It has given me a little confirmation that I am on the right track with my own ideas.

    I now have something more to add to my list of things to be grateful for today. Thank you.

  • Amir says:

    Hi Paul, awesome post, and a big congrats on being sober for more than two decades.

    Really, congrats. Very inspiring story. Love what you're doing and totally dig it.

    I'm totally addicted to the "Choose To Be" audio meditation track. Very calming and soothing.

    Looking forward to more stuff by you here on FinerMinds.

    Cheers! :)

  • Amir says:

    Hi Paul, awesome post, and a big congrats on being sober for more than two decades.

    Really, congrats. Very inspiring story. Love what you're doing and totally dig it.

    I'm totally addicted to the “Choose To Be” audio meditation track. Very calming and soothing.

    Looking forward to more stuff by you here on FinerMinds.

    Cheers! :)

  • Amir says:

    @Rob,

    Great to hear that you're doing something similar. What kind of music do you make?

    Do you play any instruments? I play guitar, and use various softwares for music production.

    What about you?

    @James,

    Yup, you're right. It does make lots of sense. I'm actually also interested in why some musical scales give you goose bumps and why other different ones elicit different emotions.

    Cheers! :)

  • Amir says:

    @Rob,

    Great to hear that you're doing something similar. What kind of music do you make?

    Do you play any instruments? I play guitar, and use various softwares for music production.

    What about you?

    @James,

    Yup, you're right. It does make lots of sense. I'm actually also interested in why some musical scales give you goose bumps and why other different ones elicit different emotions.

    Cheers! :)

  • Gabriel says:

    Amazing article.

    There have been a lot of studies surrounding the power of music but there should definitely be more research and exposure to music and meditation combined.

    I agree with James above. This article makes a lot of sense.

  • Gabriel says:

    Amazing article.

    There have been a lot of studies surrounding the power of music but there should definitely be more research and exposure to music and meditation combined.

    I agree with James above. This article makes a lot of sense.

  • Gabriel says:

    Amazing article.

    There have been a lot of studies surrounding the power of music but there should definitely be more research and exposure to music and meditation combined.

    I agree with James above. This article makes a lot of sense.

  • Angela says:

    Great article, Paul. I totally agree with a lot of the things that you've typed in your blog post here.

    Meditation is important, and I think music has more of an important role than just to change our brain wave frequencies to improve our meditation and things like that. Melodies and lyrics can bring us up as well as bring us down. I think it's important to know what kind of music and lyrics you are listening to, because 'bad' lyrics and melodies can imprint into our subconscious minds.

  • Angela says:

    Great article, Paul. I totally agree with a lot of the things that you've typed in your blog post here.

    Meditation is important, and I think music has more of an important role than just to change our brain wave frequencies to improve our meditation and things like that. Melodies and lyrics can bring us up as well as bring us down. I think it's important to know what kind of music and lyrics you are listening to, because 'bad' lyrics and melodies can imprint into our subconscious minds.

  • Theuns says:

    Thank You James i love what you say and give us, you give me new hope and tools to use. Thank you is two little words that open the world to your call into the universe, that is why i say thank you.Be Bless

  • Hani Khaursar says:

    This is brilliant! Paul is super and has worked with the biggest names in the industry!

    It's an honor to have him on FinerMinds!

    Can't wait to listen to the meditation and music!

  • Hani Khaursar says:

    This is brilliant! Paul is super and has worked with the biggest names in the industry!
    It's an honor to have him on FinerMinds!

    Can't wait to listen to the meditation and music!

  • Hani Khaursar says:

    This is brilliant! Paul is super and has worked with the biggest names in the industry!
    It's an honor to have him on FinerMinds!

    Can't wait to listen to the meditation and music!

  • Evan Shoemaker says:

    Awesome article Paul. I really enjoyed the 7 techniques to create new habits – especially the part about expressing daily gratitude. I truly believe that this one step alone will create powerful transformation in your life.

    I've always been a huge believer of the healing power of music and have used music extensively to alter my state of mind & body.. although i've yet to combine this with meditation, great idea!

    thank you for the amazing audio tracks very relaxing & inspiring – was recently @ T. Harv Eker's Millionaire Mind Intensive & loved the positive energy that the music produced in the crowd. thank you – you truly have a gift.

    Lookin' forward to seeing more great content like this on Finer Minds!

  • Evan Shoemaker says:

    Awesome article Paul. I really enjoyed the 7 techniques to create new habits – especially the part about expressing daily gratitude. I truly believe that this one step alone will create powerful transformation in your life.

    I've always been a huge believer of the healing power of music and have used music extensively to alter my state of mind & body.. although i've yet to combine this with meditation, great idea!

    thank you for the amazing audio tracks very relaxing & inspiring – was recently @ T. Harv Eker's Millionaire Mind Intensive & loved the positive energy that the music produced in the crowd. thank you – you truly have a gift.

    Lookin' forward to seeing more great content like this on Finer Minds!

  • Evan Shoemaker says:

    Awesome article Paul. I really enjoyed the 7 techniques to create new habits – especially the part about expressing daily gratitude. I truly believe that this one step alone will create powerful transformation in your life.

    I've always been a huge believer of the healing power of music and have used music extensively to alter my state of mind & body.. although i've yet to combine this with meditation, great idea!

    thank you for the amazing audio tracks very relaxing & inspiring – was recently @ T. Harv Eker's Millionaire Mind Intensive & loved the positive energy that the music produced in the crowd. thank you – you truly have a gift.

    Lookin' forward to seeing more great content like this on Finer Minds!

  • Oms says:

    Never thought about music in this way, great article Paul.

    More please!

  • Oms says:

    Never thought about music in this way, great article Paul.

    More please!

  • Oms says:

    Never thought about music in this way, great article Paul.

    More please!

  • Mike says:

    I love the song "It's my time!" I listen to it all the time. I think that feeding your brain with positive information is a great idea and why not do it with some awesome music. :)

  • Mike says:

    I love the song “It's my time!” I listen to it all the time. I think that feeding your brain with positive information is a great idea and why not do it with some awesome music. :)

  • Excellent pointers.

    I find that meditation is effortless when it's done all the time rather than just at sit-down sessions. Awareness and release–leads to effortless meditation.

  • Excellent pointers.

    I find that meditation is effortless when it's done all the time rather than just at sit-down sessions. Awareness and release–leads to effortless meditation.

  • Excellent pointers.

    I find that meditation is effortless when it's done all the time rather than just at sit-down sessions. Awareness and release–leads to effortless meditation.

  • Ted says:

    I love all Paul's songs as they inspire and groove.

  • Len Same says:

    Paul,

    Thank you for writing this great article that is so convincing about the need for and the transforamtive power music plays in our life.

    Every piece of your music, every song that I have heard is either inspirational and makes me want to go out there and fulfill my dreams or music that calms my soul.

    Please keep on doing what you are doing!

  • Len Same says:

    Paul,

    Thank you for writing this great article that is so convincing about the need for and the transforamtive power music plays in our life.

    Every piece of your music, every song that I have heard is either inspirational and makes me want to go out there and fulfill my dreams or music that calms my soul.

    Please keep on doing what you are doing!

  • Len Same says:

    Paul,

    Thank you for writing this great article that is so convincing about the need for and the transforamtive power music plays in our life.

    Every piece of your music, every song that I have heard is either inspirational and makes me want to go out there and fulfill my dreams or music that calms my soul.

    Please keep on doing what you are doing!

  • Michelle says:

    Well stated. Thank you very much!

  • Michelle says:

    Thank you for sharing this!

  • Amazing Article

    Paul is the real deal. He's an awesome friend and his work is exceptional.

    I listen to his songs all the time and highly recommend anything he is offering.

    Thanks Finer Minds for featuring Paul and shring his breakthrough work with the world

  • Amazing Article

    Paul is the real deal. He's an awesome friend and his work is exceptional.

    I listen to his songs all the time and highly recommend anything he is offering.

    Thanks Finer Minds for featuring Paul and shring his breakthrough work with the world

  • Amazing Article

    Paul is the real deal. He's an awesome friend and his work is exceptional.

    I listen to his songs all the time and highly recommend anything he is offering.

    Thanks Finer Minds for featuring Paul and shring his breakthrough work with the world

  • Bill says:

    Yeah, I can personally vouch for the effects of Pauls Music. When I listen to it it's sort of like injecting positive thinking into your brain cells.

    At times during the day little affirmations from Paul's songs will pop into my head and will just add to a more positive and productive day. (Although one time I was on a ten day SILENT meditation retreat and the phrase "I make a difference by what I say" from one of Paul's success songs kept looping in my mind..haha)

    Yeah check his stuff out!

  • Bill says:

    Yeah, I can personally vouch for the effects of Pauls Music. When I listen to it it's sort of like injecting positive thinking into your brain cells.
    At times during the day little affirmations from Paul's songs will pop into my head and will just add to a more positive and productive day. (Although one time I was on a ten day SILENT meditation retreat and the phrase “I make a difference by what I say” from one of Paul's success songs kept looping in my mind..haha)

    Yeah check his stuff out!

  • Bob Driver says:

    Paul, you are so inspirational to me and I am continually amazed by the value you bring to my life through your music, empowerment programs and enlightened teachings. You are a great role-model for transformation and I was touched my your personal story. Thanks for sharing.

    There is nothing more important than staying conncected to Source and your life purpose that brings you bliss. Music and meditation are a match made in heaven. I can't thank you enough for the wisdom you have given to me and the peace you have brought to my soul. You are fast becoming one of my favorite people in the world and I appreciate having you as a mentor so much.

    I strongly encourage anyone reading this to get to know Paul's music and everything else he has to offer, if you are looking to take your life to the next level. Paul, you simply ROCK my man. You are truly gifted and blessed, and this world is blessed because of people with powerful, loving hearts, such as yours.

    Wishing you fun, love and peace.

  • Bob Driver says:

    Paul, you are so inspirational to me and I am continually amazed by the value you bring to my life through your music, empowerment programs and enlightened teachings. You are a great role-model for transformation and I was touched my your personal story. Thanks for sharing.

    There is nothing more important than staying conncected to Source and your life purpose that brings you bliss. Music and meditation are a match made in heaven. I can't thank you enough for the wisdom you have given to me and the peace you have brought to my soul. You are fast becoming one of my favorite people in the world and I appreciate having you as a mentor so much.

    I strongly encourage anyone reading this to get to know Paul's music and everything else he has to offer, if you are looking to take your life to the next level. Paul, you simply ROCK my man. You are truly gifted and blessed, and this world is blessed because of people with powerful, loving hearts, such as yours.

    Wishing you fun, love and peace.

  • Iftikhar Ahmed Khan says:

    I am listening to "Choose To Be" right now as I write. It is just simply beautiful and I have it replaying since I first heard it a couple of hours ago. I nearly didn't because I thought it would be another one of those clever brain entrainment audios based on binaural beats, ocean waves and what have you. But, boy oh boy, what a surprise! what a breath of fresh air when I went along with the first listening. The repetitive rhythmic music combined with the positive lyrics sung very gently went straight to my heart. Seems like I had been waiting for this for years.

    I go along wholeheartedly with the views you have expressed in your article about music and meditation. Again, a breath of fresh air and packed with good solid information, no fluff. I get the feeling that all of this has come from the heart.

    Altogether an experience of joy, Wow.

    Congratulations Paul. I shall definitely be looking for more of your creations.

  • Iftikhar Ahmed Khan says:

    I am listening to “Choose To Be” right now as I write. It is just simply beautiful and I have it replaying since I first heard it a couple of hours ago. I nearly didn't because I thought it would be another one of those clever brain entrainment audios based on binaural beats, ocean waves and what have you. But, boy oh boy, what a surprise! what a breath of fresh air when I went along with the first listening. The repetitive rhythmic music combined with the positive lyrics sung very gently went straight to my heart. Seems like I had been waiting for this for years.
    I go along wholeheartedly with the views you have expressed in your article about music and meditation. Again, a breath of fresh air and packed with good solid information, no fluff. I get the feeling that all of this has come from the heart.
    Altogether an experience of joy, Wow.
    Congratulations Paul. I shall definitely be looking for more of your creations.

  • George says:

    What a great song "choose to be" is! I listened to it and became so energized just by hearing it once. I can only imagine how my energy and purpose will shift after repeated listening. Great tool, cannot say enough about it.

    George

  • George says:

    What a great song “choose to be” is! I listened to it and became so energized just by hearing it once. I can only imagine how my energy and purpose will shift after repeated listening. Great tool, cannot say enough about it.

    George

  • Paul,

    Fantastic article! I absolutely believe in the power of meditation and you additional points about music are fantastic.

    I also have found that by adding highly inspirational music to my daily routine it steps up my mood and level of expect expectancy.

    Thank you for teaching us!

  • Paul,

    Fantastic article! I absolutely believe in the power of meditation and you additional points about music are fantastic.

    I also have found that by adding highly inspirational music to my daily routine it steps up my mood and level of expect expectancy.

    Thank you for teaching us!

  • Paul…Your Words…Your Music…Your Life Inspire & Empower

    the Creativity Deep in My Heart. It is such a Joy to Celebrate Your Beautiful Amazing Light …Bravo My Extraordinary Friend!!!

  • Paul…Your Words…Your Music…Your Life Inspire & Empower
    the Creativity Deep in My Heart. It is such a Joy to Celebrate Your Beautiful Amazing Light …Bravo My Extraordinary Friend!!!

  • Lois Taylor says:

    Hi Paul,

    Great article! Very informative and practical. I intend to reread it as I know I will get additional benefit from doing that.

    I've listened to your Success Songs CD for over half a year now. They are totally awesome songs. Each time I listen to this CD, I hear words that I didn't 'hear' before, it seems.

    Words of one of the songs will spontaneously will pop up in my mind in a very appropriate, meaningful moment. It never seizes to amaze me how that happens. Success Songs are super affirmations that play over and over in your mind. I love 'It's My Time'… I've played your music countless number of times in my car and it always picks me up -and has me singing at the top of my voice as I whiz down the highway! My dogs are my exclusive audience!

    You are a wonderful person with huge heart and have intentions that are bigger than the universe. I am very grateful to have you in my life. You are an inspiration and a mentor extraordinaire! Now I'm off to download your meditation. Thank you for this gift. Congrats on your excellent article.

    Talk to you soon

  • Lois Taylor says:

    Hi Paul,
    Great article! Very informative and practical. I intend to reread it as I know I will get additional benefit from doing that.

    I've listened to your Success Songs CD for over half a year now. They are totally awesome songs. Each time I listen to this CD, I hear words that I didn't 'hear' before, it seems.

    Words of one of the songs will spontaneously will pop up in my mind in a very appropriate, meaningful moment. It never seizes to amaze me how that happens. Success Songs are super affirmations that play over and over in your mind. I love 'It's My Time'… I've played your music countless number of times in my car and it always picks me up -and has me singing at the top of my voice as I whiz down the highway! My dogs are my exclusive audience!

    You are a wonderful person with huge heart and have intentions that are bigger than the universe. I am very grateful to have you in my life. You are an inspiration and a mentor extraordinaire! Now I'm off to download your meditation. Thank you for this gift. Congrats on your excellent article.

    Talk to you soon

  • Chantelle says:

    Keep spreading your light:)

    The world needs you

  • Chantelle says:

    Keep spreading your light:)
    The world needs you

  • Chantelle says:

    Keep spreading your light:)
    The world needs you

  • Charlie Gay says:

    Paul

    Superb article written with the care, craft and creativity that belongs in your every bar of music. There are no finer inspirational sounds.

  • Charlie Gay says:

    Paul

    Superb article written with the care, craft and creativity that belongs in your every bar of music. There are no finer inspirational sounds.

  • Paul Scheele says:

    Paul's life work in creating sonic environments for human potential development is obviously an important consideration for all of us on the path of growth.

    The science and philosophy clear, and of even greater importance is how Paul brings the artistic nature in all of us to greater expression and embodiment. His free download song is powerful and worth having as part of your every day listening. Your brain and your motivation will benefit.

    I've been working with Paul for years and know him and his skills in music and music production to be the best you can find. His is a committed man of integrity and following his guidance will be exceedingly rewarding.

    Paul S.

  • Paul Scheele says:

    Paul's life work in creating sonic environments for human potential development is obviously an important consideration for all of us on the path of growth.

    The science and philosophy clear, and of even greater importance is how Paul brings the artistic nature in all of us to greater expression and embodiment. His free download song is powerful and worth having as part of your every day listening. Your brain and your motivation will benefit.

    I've been working with Paul for years and know him and his skills in music and music production to be the best you can find. His is a committed man of integrity and following his guidance will be exceedingly rewarding.

    Paul S.

  • Dory Willer says:

    I couldn't agree more with the research and information in your article Paul. I've been a strong supporter of your music and also the Positive Music Association. I play your songs at my speaking engagements to set the energy in motion (and I always get inquiries about the music, so I just print your url on my handouts!). Next week, I'm introducing many of your success songs as "camp songs" for the SOAR pilot summer camp designed specifically for foster youth over at UC Berkeley – I just know that the lyrics and music will help cement the message of believing in yourself and your dreams to these kids.

    Keep writing, singing, and producing your wonderful songs — they are powerful tools to help transform and open up the possibilities.

  • Dory Willer says:

    I couldn't agree more with the research and information in your article Paul. I've been a strong supporter of your music and also the Positive Music Association. I play your songs at my speaking engagements to set the energy in motion (and I always get inquiries about the music, so I just print your url on my handouts!). Next week, I'm introducing many of your success songs as “camp songs” for the SOAR pilot summer camp designed specifically for foster youth over at UC Berkeley – I just know that the lyrics and music will help cement the message of believing in yourself and your dreams to these kids.

    Keep writing, singing, and producing your wonderful songs — they are powerful tools to help transform and open up the possibilities.

  • Shirly says:

    Thank You, Paul.

    Very interesting and very true.

  • Shirly says:

    Thank You, Paul.
    Very interesting and very true.

  • Brilliantly written article! Insightful…personal…inspiring!

    Looking forward to reading more from you…

    You have much to teach…and many lives to touch.

    Thank you for sharing yourself with the world!

  • Brilliantly written article! Insightful…personal…inspiring!

    Looking forward to reading more from you…

    You have much to teach…and many lives to touch.

    Thank you for sharing yourself with the world!

  • Daniel says:

    Very cool article on the power of music! Your song IT'S MY TIME has been empowering and one of the tools I've used to get my self talk in line with my vision which helped me form a business with five other partners last year!

    Thank you.

  • Daniel says:

    Very cool article on the power of music! Your song IT'S MY TIME has been empowering and one of the tools I've used to get my self talk in line with my vision which helped me form a business with five other partners last year!

    Thank you.

  • Greg says:

    Hi Paul,

    Awesome website! Looking forward to putting our empowerment program together for people in recovery.

  • Greg says:

    Hi Paul,
    Awesome website! Looking forward to putting our empowerment program together for people in recovery.

  • Greg says:

    Hi Paul,
    Awesome website! Looking forward to putting our empowerment program together for people in recovery.

  • Dave says:

    Hi Paul,

    Excellent web site! I have used the cd's since the gratitude cruise and they are awesome! I am learning TM next week so soon will be meditating beyond Buddha! Can't wait to combine them.

  • Dave says:

    Hi Paul,
    Excellent web site! I have used the cd's since the gratitude cruise and they are awesome! I am learning TM next week so soon will be meditating beyond Buddha! Can't wait to combine them.

  • Shankar says:

    Music…………In our country (India), we have observed that children who learn classical music (vocal/instrumental) rarely acquire bad habits – drugs, cheating in exams and the like. Another thing observed is that such children score very high marks in their exams.

    Shankar, India

  • Shankar says:

    Music…………In our country (India), we have observed that children who learn classical music (vocal/instrumental) rarely acquire bad habits – drugs, cheating in exams and the like. Another thing observed is that such children score very high marks in their exams.

    Shankar, India

  • Sharon says:

    Hello Paul,

    This is a great article and reinforces my beliefs concerning the power of meditation and music. I have been been seriously studying and practicing this work for 2-3 years and I AM a changed person.

    Thank you for being who you are and speaking your truth. It is time to bring this message to the world. It is wonderful work that you do. God bless, Sharon

  • Sharon says:

    Hello Paul,
    This is a great article and reinforces my beliefs concerning the power of meditation and music. I have been been seriously studying and practicing this work for 2-3 years and I AM a changed person.
    Thank you for being who you are and speaking your truth. It is time to bring this message to the world. It is wonderful work that you do. God bless, Sharon

  • Sabine says:

    Hi Paul,

    it was great to learn from the article that the scientific community understands and uses the positive power of music.

    I thank you for your gifts and for your weekly inspirations that I deeply appreciate. May all the positive energy that you send out to others come back to you and shine a light on your way.

    Sabine

  • Sabine says:

    Hi Paul,
    it was great to learn from the article that the scientific community understands and uses the positive power of music.
    I thank you for your gifts and for your weekly inspirations that I deeply appreciate. May all the positive energy that you send out to others come back to you and shine a light on your way.
    Sabine

  • Leonora says:

    Thank you Paul, I love music and I love meditation the two make the perfect combination. Congratulations for being out of darkness and sharing your radiant light with us all. Please keep up your work, I love it!!!!!

    Leonora

  • Leonora says:

    Thank you Paul, I love music and I love meditation the two make the perfect combination. Congratulations for being out of darkness and sharing your radiant light with us all. Please keep up your work, I love it!!!!!

    Leonora

  • Leonora says:

    Thank you Paul for the free gifts. I love music and love meditation the two make a perfect combination. Congratulations for being out of darkness and sharing with us your radiant light. Please keep up your work I love it!!!!!!

    Leonora

  • Leonora says:

    Thank you Paul for the free gifts. I love music and love meditation the two make a perfect combination. Congratulations for being out of darkness and sharing with us your radiant light. Please keep up your work I love it!!!!!!

    Leonora

  • Leonora says:

    Thank you Paul for the free gifts. I love music and love meditation the two make a perfect combination. Congratulations for being out of darkness and sharing your radiant light with us all. Please keep up your work I love it!!!!

    Leonora

  • Leonora says:

    Thank you Paul for the free gifts. I love music and love meditation the two make a perfect combination. Congratulations for being out of darkness and sharing your radiant light with us all. Please keep up your work I love it!!!!

    Leonora

  • Lydia says:

    Paul,

    Your music and article is really transforming, I start my day with your free music from finer minds and hoping to get your music soon. Its really inspiring and stimulating, everyday I am playing it. morning noon and night and your weekly affirmations.

    Thank you for the blessings. keep writing, singing, and touching many people's lives.

    Good health and many blessings to you.

  • Lydia says:

    Paul,

    Your music and article is really transforming, I start my day with your free music from finer minds and hoping to get your music soon. Its really inspiring and stimulating, everyday I am playing it. morning noon and night and your weekly affirmations.

    Thank you for the blessings. keep writing, singing, and touching many people's lives.

    Good health and many blessings to you.

  • Nanoo says:

    Very Interesting article.

    Make alot of sense.

    I fully agree with you Music makes a person happy with positive note.

    Txs

  • Nanoo says:

    Very Interesting article.
    Make alot of sense.
    I fully agree with you Music makes a person happy with positive note.

    Txs

  • Rob says:

    @Amir

    Hi Amir. Sorry I didn't notice your comment until now.

    I create rock/pop type music. I found my songs all having a common thread of positivity etc and I have been searching for ways of putting that all together.

    If you click my name you will see my music blog/podcast The Weekly Songcast, where I publish a new song every week.

    I have been on the path of creating my own dream life for the last couple of years and I want to share the successes I have achieved by inspiring others.

    Music just seems to be my most expressive voice of my message. I too play guitar & Bass and record on my computer. I sing too.

    Thanks again for the comment

  • Rob says:

    @Amir

    Hi Amir. Sorry I didn't notice your comment until now.

    I create rock/pop type music. I found my songs all having a common thread of positivity etc and I have been searching for ways of putting that all together.

    If you click my name you will see my music blog/podcast The Weekly Songcast, where I publish a new song every week.

    I have been on the path of creating my own dream life for the last couple of years and I want to share the successes I have achieved by inspiring others.

    Music just seems to be my most expressive voice of my message. I too play guitar & Bass and record on my computer. I sing too.

    Thanks again for the comment

  • John Scott says:

    Pau

    I was moved by your story. I went to your Success Song site very impressive. Can you shed some more light on how the power of music can transform beliefs and mindsets. I have favorite songs I like but yours sound like they really can help people transform their lives.

    Thanks for the great article

  • John Scott says:

    Pau
    I was moved by your story. I went to your Success Song site very impressive. Can you shed some more light on how the power of music can transform beliefs and mindsets. I have favorite songs I like but yours sound like they really can help people transform their lives.

    Thanks for the great article

  • Jeff Rosner says:

    Hi Paul,

    This article is rich in insights into how the power of music can change your whole attitude and mindsets. Bravo to you for your commitment to bringing this information out. Will you be doing more articles on music? I hope so!!!!

  • Jeff Rosner says:

    Hi Paul,

    This article is rich in insights into how the power of music can change your whole attitude and mindsets. Bravo to you for your commitment to bringing this information out. Will you be doing more articles on music? I hope so!!!!

  • Paul Hoffman says:

    Hi Everyone…I am just in such gratitude for the outpouring of support. Please feel free to contact me…I will be continuing on this journey with you as we open our hearts to the music of our souls and raise our voices in unison for the highest good of all

    Much Love

    Paul

  • Paul Hoffman says:

    Hi Everyone…I am just in such gratitude for the outpouring of support. Please feel free to contact me…I will be continuing on this journey with you as we open our hearts to the music of our souls and raise our voices in unison for the highest good of all

    Much Love
    Paul

  • Neal Ratner says:

    Hi Paul,

    Very impressive. I can totally relate to your journey.

    Please let me know how I can find out more about you and what else you do. I feel a connection to the open heartspace you convey.

    I am a musician and I hear in the same ways you do…Bravo to you!

    All the Best

    Neal

  • Neal Ratner says:

    Hi Paul,
    Very impressive. I can totally relate to your journey.
    Please let me know how I can find out more about you and what else you do. I feel a connection to the open heartspace you convey.
    I am a musician and I hear in the same ways you do…Bravo to you!

    All the Best
    Neal

  • Matthew Baumueller says:

    Paul,

    Now that I have gotten a taste of your brilliance will you be doing anything else for Finer Minds, and thank you Finer Minds for bringing Paul Hoffman to us. He is truly inspiring and his music is awesome!

    Matthew

  • Matthew Baumueller says:

    Paul,

    Now that I have gotten a taste of your brilliance will you be doing anything else for Finer Minds, and thank you Finer Minds for bringing Paul Hoffman to us. He is truly inspiring and his music is awesome!

    Matthew

  • Carolyn Whitaker says:

    Paul,

    Thank you for the heartfelt reminder to those of us left-brainers that we can reconnect from within through music.

    The Sonic Access CD's are powerfull, and your Success Songs like "Open Up", "In It 2 Win It", "Cracking the Code of Life", and "Be Your Best" are truly moving.

    Keep them coming,

    Carolyn

  • Carolyn Whitaker says:

    Paul,

    Thank you for the heartfelt reminder to those of us left-brainers that we can reconnect from within through music.

    The Sonic Access CD's are powerfull, and your Success Songs like “Open Up”, “In It 2 Win It”, “Cracking the Code of Life”, and “Be Your Best” are truly moving.

    Keep them coming,
    Carolyn

  • Pat Finn says:

    Hi Paul,

    Your article was inspiring, your music is amazing and your gift is appreciated. Please let me know when I can look forward to more of your brilliant and life changing work.

  • Pat Finn says:

    Hi Paul,
    Your article was inspiring, your music is amazing and your gift is appreciated. Please let me know when I can look forward to more of your brilliant and life changing work.

  • Patrick Mulvihill says:

    Awesome Paul

    YOU ROCK!

  • Patrick Mulvihill says:

    Awesome Paul
    YOU ROCK!

  • Lenny Lambersky says:

    Paul,
    I love your music and meditations. Thank you for the gift you bring to this world and for how you touched my life. How can I share your brilliance with others. Will you be doing more on Finer Minds?
    Thanks Again

  • Laurel Lewis says:

    Great work Paul. Music is such a universal language. It opens the heart and touches the soul. Thank you for your commitment to creating positive vibrations in your work.

  • John Winsker says:

    Paul,

    Great article. Very enlightening. It seems you have a real knack to inspire…what would you suggest someone do who has a limiting belief about themselves. I would love to hear your thoughts.

    All the Best

    John

  • John Winsker says:

    Paul,
    Great article. Very enlightening. It seems you have a real knack to inspire…what would you suggest someone do who has a limiting belief about themselves. I would love to hear your thoughts.
    All the Best
    John

  • Kurt Yahjian says:

    Hi Paul,

    I was moved by your story.

    Thanks for being so authentic and offering your experience as a means for others to realize that in life stuff happens but it's how you deal with the stuff that speaks to who you are.

    Congrats to you and I look forward to hearing more from you.

  • Kurt Yahjian says:

    Hi Paul,
    I was moved by your story.
    Thanks for being so authentic and offering your experience as a means for others to realize that in life stuff happens but it's how you deal with the stuff that speaks to who you are.
    Congrats to you and I look forward to hearing more from you.

  • Cecille says:

    Hi Paul,

    I AGREE with you! Music not only puts me into a meditative state but actually brought me into a past life scene that eventually healed a present concern.

    Great article.

    Ces

  • Cecille says:

    Hi Paul,

    I AGREE with you! Music not only puts me into a meditative state but actually brought me into a past life scene that eventually healed a present concern.

    Great article.

    Ces

  • Paul…I am a big fan of music and have always used music to inspire me and to motivate me…I appreciate your article and am looking forward to hearing more about your work.

    Have a great day!

  • Paul…I am a big fan of music and have always used music to inspire me and to motivate me…I appreciate your article and am looking forward to hearing more about your work.
    Have a great day!

  • Paul Hoffman says:

    Hi Everyone…

    So much is happening right now as we are being encouraged to step in the power of our brilliance. I am excited about continuing to stay connected to each of you…Very soon you will be able to use the power of music to create amazing results in your life through a new program I am developing…Thank you my Finer Minds Family

  • Paul Hoffman says:

    Hi Everyone…
    So much is happening right now as we are being encouraged to step in the power of our brilliance. I am excited about continuing to stay connected to each of you…Very soon you will be able to use the power of music to create amazing results in your life through a new program I am developing…Thank you my Finer Minds Family

    • Penelope says:

      Paul,
      If I have done 30 years sober and clean, you can do more than 20!! I am soo glad I found “The Compass”!
      Thank you very much. I am an old musician too!

  • I would like to buy the motivational songs CD's of Paul Hoffman

    ASAP.Please let me know where to buy.I love his songs which keeps me motivated all the time and getting stronger no matter what and reaching to the top.

  • I would like to buy the motivational songs CD's of Paul Hoffman
    ASAP.Please let me know where to buy.I love his songs which keeps me motivated all the time and getting stronger no matter what and reaching to the top.

  • Rosa Muziotti says:

    Thanks Paul.

    Many years ago I used to calm down listening to classic music. I used to sing my "jingles" with positive statements and in doing so I received many blessings. Thanks for reminding me I was not crazy and I have to do it again.

  • Rosa Muziotti says:

    Thanks Paul.
    Many years ago I used to calm down listening to classic music. I used to sing my “jingles” with positive statements and in doing so I received many blessings. Thanks for reminding me I was not crazy and I have to do it again.

  • Rachel says:

    Hi Paul,

    I've just gotten introduced to your music this past week. I'm trying to download “No Matter What” (“I'm getting stronger every day”) but haven't been able to find it. Could you help me out? Your music definitely help me connect with my inner passion and energy.

    Thanks for sharing your vision,

    Rachel

  • Hello Guru, what entice you to post an article. This article was extremely interesting, especially since I was searching for thoughts on this subject since last Thursday.

  • Hello Guru, what entice you to post an article. This article was extremely interesting, especially since I was searching for thoughts on this subject since last Thursday.

  • Arlene says:

    Hello Paul,
    Many blessings to you for sharing your most wonderful music. I find no words to express what it means to me, and the wonderful emotions that surface. I would like to know if you have a CD that I could purchase so I may have it with me in my travels.

  • Arlene says:

    Hello Paul,
    Many blessings to you for sharing your most wonderful music. I find no words to express what it means to me, and the wonderful emotions that surface. I would like to know if you have a CD that I could purchase so I may have it with me in my travels.

  • Anne-Maree Huxley says:

    Paul, I often find it hard to sit and meditate but am blessed with the ability to daydream on cue :) Music for me is always an intricate part of my life – from falling asleep with the radio under my pillow, pounding metal music of my teenage angst, love songs, break up songs that morphed into the New Age. I wake up everyday with a song in my heart – like a character from Glee – I could turn every situation into a song to sing out. "Music soothes the savage beast" I can attest that it has kept me grounded and always given me something to share with others. I'm glad that music has made a profound affect on your life too.

  • Anne-Maree Huxley says:

    Paul, I often find it hard to sit and meditate but am blessed with the ability to daydream on cue :) Music for me is always an intricate part of my life – from falling asleep with the radio under my pillow, pounding metal music of my teenage angst, love songs, break up songs that morphed into the New Age. I wake up everyday with a song in my heart – like a character from Glee – I could turn every situation into a song to sing out. “Music soothes the savage beast” I can attest that it has kept me grounded and always given me something to share with others. I'm glad that music has made a profound affect on your life too.

  • Margaret says:

    As I read Paul's article I was reminded of a documentary film I saw recently called, "In the Garden of Sounds." It follows a music therapist through his life in Italy treating children who have physical and emotional disabilities. The twist is that he is blind, but he still manages to live a rich life in the country and develop trust with the kids with whom he works. Watching the film is healing in and of itself. It's a beautiful film and resonates with much of what Paul describes here.

  • Margaret says:

    As I read Paul's article I was reminded of a documentary film I saw recently called, “In the Garden of Sounds.” It follows a music therapist through his life in Italy treating children who have physical and emotional disabilities. The twist is that he is blind, but he still manages to live a rich life in the country and develop trust with the kids with whom he works. Watching the film is healing in and of itself. It's a beautiful film and resonates with much of what Paul describes here.

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  • Linda says:

    hello I have a comment.. I am very much into meditations and the likes. I want to listen to music so badly
    with meditating.. but i do not hear. with my hearing aides i pic up lil sound.. but not alot.. Anyone have any
    suggestions for me to reap some inner effects from meditating instead of yawning and feeling ansy to sit
    still? I want the deep calm and stillness. and use all my brain. how can i do this? blessings luv n light
    Linda

  • Linda says:

    hello I have a comment.. I am very much into meditations and the likes. I want to listen to music so badly
    with meditating.. but i do not hear. with my hearing aides i pic up lil sound.. but not alot.. Anyone have any
    suggestions for me to reap some inner effects from meditating instead of yawning and feeling ansy to sit
    still? I want the deep calm and stillness. and use all my brain. how can i do this? blessings luv n light
    Linda

  • Tricia says:

    Thank-you

  • Luis Felipe says:

    Hi Paul, i liked your post very much, im interested in the sonic access and success songs, but i have a question, there is a paragraph where you mention the following: It’s simple, fun, and easy… so get your copy today and watch your dreams become your reality. You’ll also get one of his latest songs and over $650 worth of gifts that are included in the Success Song program. All this for just $99.95.

    What are the $650 worth of gifts, can you explain this part please?

    Thank you very much.

  • Luis Felipe says:

    Hi Paul, i liked your post very much, im interested in the sonic access and success songs, but i have a question, there is a paragraph where you mention the following: It’s simple, fun, and easy… so get your copy today and watch your dreams become your reality. You’ll also get one of his latest songs and over $650 worth of gifts that are included in the Success Song program. All this for just $99.95.

    What are the $650 worth of gifts, can you explain this part please?

    Thank you very much.

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