🧘 What should I do when I get a song stuck in my head during meditation?
This challenge happens to almost all meditators at one time or another. What often works best in this situation is to change the object of your meditation to sound, focusing on the actual sounds in your environment. Just listen and be present to ambient sounds as you sit. "Hearing" is a good note to use when practicing with sound as the primary object in your meditation. If you notice that the song arises, simply note it as "unpleasant," “pleasant” or "internal hearing," whichever feels more effective, and then redirect the attention to the sounds in your environment. It is very difficult to have the internal hearing occupy our attention while we are directing our attention to external hearing.