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Music touches us, moves us, soothes us, stimulates us in so many ways. How does music move you?

In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Javier Colon, an American singer-songwriter and musician and winner of Season 1 of The Voice. Javier talks about his creation experience, meditation, and songwriting process. Javier also discusses how different styles of music help people express their emotions.

Episode Highlights:

  • Henry introduces the guest, Javier Colon. (0:40)
  • Javier shares his background story. (0:58)
  • Javier mentions that he was a bit shy as he came up, but ended up winning the first season of The Voice. (1:39)
  • Judith says that every person has the ability to become mindful in the current moment, and all it takes is the ability to focus on our breath. (2:50)
  • Jeff shares that this show is dedicated to helping not only the audience but each of them recording this podcast to share more mindful moments together. (3:29)
  • How does Javier feel when singing out his mantra? (7:00)
  • Aside from winning, what was Javier’s unforgettable moment about being on The Voice? (9:36)
  • Javier shares that he sang Time After Time at the audition, and got all four coaches turned around. (10:11)
  • Javier shares that he was able to sing with Stevie Nicks on the final day of The Voice. (11:54)
  • Javier talks about his kids who meditate. (12:30)
  • What is Javier’s favorite song that he has written? (15:39)
  • Javier shares that he meditates every time he jumps into a song. (19:31)
  • Jeff says that meditation is all about becoming present and increasing your awareness. (21:24)
  • Javier talks about the experience of creating, and how it brings him into the moment. (22:22)
  • Javier shares that he loves the writing process. (26:21)
  • Javier mentions that he was a vegetarian for 18 years. (30:00)
  • What advice would Javier give to the listeners? (33:06)
  • Does Javier sing in the shower? (39:21)
  • Judith says that Javier is a great example of embracing the creative moment. (40:05)
  • Judith mentions that the MediMind Guided Meditation App is available on all devices, and it is free for 90 days. (41:30)


Key Quotes:

  • “Honestly, singing mantras…just brings me to this place of calm that I don’t feel in any other thing that I sing. It brings me just a sense of peace, a sense of fluidity if that makes sense. I don’t feel any restrictions on my body, on my voice. I just feel very free.” – Javier Colon
  • “I love the writing process. One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to go in and create something out of nothing, something that did not exist before.” – Javier Colon
  • “When I’m not having the greatest day, sometimes I put on a certain kind of music that will either make me feel happy…that is kind of putting yourself in a mindful place.” – Javier Colon

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