Listening to music all your life, your ability evolves over time.
At twenty, a Pink Floyd track lasting a whole LP side seemed like an eternity. So much could happen in the middle - a knock at the door, another joint, a cup of tea. Getting all the way through the music without interruption (external or internal) was rare.
At my current age of approximately 50, anything less than a 90 minute Mahler symphony, or a 3-hour Passion, seems almost too easy.
I expect it's the same for blissheids. When you first start meditating, focussing even for just 2 minutes is beyond you. By the time you become an adept, a whole afternoon is too easy.
Anyway, listening just now to a 12-minute Wishbone Ash track on the pod while walking through the city, I wished it wasn't so short.
- iPod post