Hearing Sounds
Just as with our thoughts, experiences, sensations, emotions and feelings, sounds arise, last a while and then are gone. In this day eleven of the series, William has us focus on sounds in our surroundings in a non-judging, non-elaborating and non-reacting way. Sitting in my chair, I began to notice sounds in my surroundings. While I was able to have a non-judging and non-reacting frame of mind, having a non-elaborating frame of mind proved to be very hard for me, as my mind would begin to make mental stories and images of the sounds I heard. Once I noticed that I was thinking about the sounds instead of just allowing the sounds to be, I would the process all over again. After a while, I was able to hear the sounds within the sounds and it was in this moment where I found that hearing and allowing sounds to just be can help me to just go with the flow of life in a non-judging, non-elaborating and non-reacting way. This meditation was all about the acknowledgment, allowance and acceptance of sounds that we hear in our surroundings. Indeed, if we can learn to just be with sounds in a non-judging, non-elaborating and non-reacting way, we can apply that learning to other areas in our lives. It is in this way that we can go with the flow of life more easily. Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️