When Jalal ad-Din Rumi spoke his poems spontaneously, in Persia, in the thirteenth century, there was always music nearby. There had to be, because the poetry and music were a part of an experiment they did with the deep listening, or sama. That listening was meant to remind us of what a healthy soul feels like – what the opening heart might be – and what it is to access an intelligence within, and perhaps without, our personality. So it is good to have music closeby.
Coleman "Cappadocia" Barks