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Being with Sound

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Meditation
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Mark Quirk
Psychologist, Health Coach, Mindfulness
We don't often deliberately pay attention to the sounds around and within us, allowing ourselves to experience the full richness of our aural environment - and so, that is the invitation for this practice.
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Kevin
This meditation really centered me this morning
This helped with the volume of all the background noise I constantly deal with. Letting go of trying to interpret and just let the sounds be sounds and be in the moment.
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t
Nice!
No cheesy language and perfect t for the noisier environments I am often in. This is a meditation I can do anywhere. :)
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Katie
Sound awareness
There were sounds in my own home I hadn't recognized until I opened my eyes to identify them...stimuli I hadn't considered in my own environment.
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Kassidy
Soothing vibes
This was a very soothing but odd practice I recently dislocated my ankle an this is the only form of meditation I can release to very calm an collective 🖖🏽
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Nancy
Just listen....
It's amazing what you hear, when you just listen. Without thinking about what it is, the sounds are amplified and crisper. So relaxing....
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Tiffany
Forgiveness
Once you know, it is easy to question why it took so long to figure it out. Then guilt sets in. Then shame sets in. Then sorrow sets in. The only way out is forgiveness, compassion, and kindness. With these things, we can be grateful that we know, see and hear now. History cannot be changed. By living in the present we can shape the future.
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Brenda
Canvas of Silence
While sensing all the sounds around me I could also sense the canvas of silence that holds the space for all other sounds. Life is vast and miraculous, and one of those miracles is me.
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Ron
Love different sounds - but,,,
This was a good session but there are times when I wish I could tune everything out. I have worked in Surgery for 38 years and it is a habit (as I have trained myself) to hear everything. Sometimes, it can be annoying. I do enjoy sounds of nature and find them to be mostly soothing. Thanks. :-)
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Emi
Sounds
This lesson was really great and calming. I found it as a wonderful way to start my day and become aware of my surroundings without depending on sight. I will use what I've learned for the rest of the day and listen to the sounds while I'm in the city where there are many diverse and unusual sounds. I would recommend this and a relaxing and worthwhile session that made me a better person❤️
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lisa
s o u n d
where does the sound go....when i'm not listening.....what else don't i hear.....when i'm not listening.....wondering
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Beth
Interesting. Sounds are merely vibrations that we choose to pay attention to.
So we can choose to tune out the vibrations that can cause undue stress or worry and focus on the message being related instead.