2010s: Exercises in Listening Seven meditations to facilitate contemporary listening

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Meditation 5: Release, physical

This meditation requires a degree of faith that can only be discovered after the fact. In this respect, it is like Duchamp’s comet, with its tail in front. Even so. This meditation is not dependent on any posture or manner of breathing. It only requires that you look upon your physical music collection, select from your music collection a significant percentage of objects or varying meaning and value, and selling these objects — for a profit or at a loss. Give all money that you’ve received to those in need.

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