How to Stop Pretending and Actually Enjoy Art

THIS GOES FOR MUSIC AS WELL: How to Stop Pretending and Actually Enjoy Art.  “Many people quickly dismiss abstract art as something elementary, vague, and/or pretentious. This makes it the perfect practice for being mindful as you consume it. Don’t judge it. Immerse yourself in it and feel it. Quora user Christopher Reiss advises against trying to “see” things in abstract art (‘It’s not a [rorschach] test)’…” I have found many students experience this with music. Instead of letting them feel the sounds they are hearing and react to them, they are analyzing what they are hearing and whether or not it is “pleasant.”

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