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Mixed Flock of Thornbills: ARM

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Kristy Arbon
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Teacher
Enjoy an Attention Restoration Meditation at least every 90 minutes at work. Give your mind a self-compassion break so that you can resume work with renewed focus. Put aside the time needed to be full with this meditation and use earphones so that you can block out noise in your environment. After enjoying the meditation, give yourself a few moments to sit and simply “be.” Nature sounds courtesy of listeningearth.com. Image by Mdekool (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
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78 reflections
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Dirk
A first
This was my first non-guided meditation. I was apprehensive but found it empowering to sit with my breathing and acknowledge thoughts and sensations without judgement or being swayed by them. Very grounding.
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Freshteh
Energy
I would not call this relaxing to listen to more energetic. I listened with headphones this time and it was much much better. I love the sounds of nature.
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Tammy
Thornbills
I enjoy listening to the sounds of nature and find them soothing. I was picking out all the different sounds I heard. Cat purring. Other birds. Something baffled me though. What is making the sound like a small child sounding out vowels. Ah, ah, ah, ah, oohhhhhhh. Not sure if a bird or mammal.
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Debbie
Create a sense of being present.
In closing my eyes and relaxing to bird’s melodies, I can picture heir habitat with me in the midst, sun on my face. Very relaxing.
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Margaret
Focus
I will definitely use this at work to center myself and get back on track. Nature works wonders. Thank you for that. :)
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Danielle
Quite nice ☺️
Beautiful nature sounds to just listen and enjoy , very soothing for the soul 👌🏼
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Steven
Quite nice, but...
Being that it is winter here and the temperature is near zero degrees (F) it was very nice to hear some wildlife. However, this was not soothing to me, as the only place I can imagine hearing that many birds in one place is a zoo. Plus, there was a very strange-sounding, what I imagine was a bird, that sounded like a baby crying or a goat bleating, which really freaked me out!
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Krysten
Thornbills
This was surprisingly nice. I just focused on my breathing; breathing in positivity and exhaling negativity. I also tried to relax my body. Simple, yet effective.
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Tammy
Birdsong in morning
It felt like spring again! The birds singing made me happy.
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Lexie
Calming
I learned that if you focus on your breathing and just close your eyes you endure the full experience so much better!
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Stephanie
Helpful for winter...
Nice meditation for those who are limited by climate conditions to connect with nature as you recreate using your 5 senses a place of tranquility.
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Susan
Breath of fresh air
Focused breath for a moment was nice. Took a small break while washing the dishes.
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Cuauhxihuitl
Nature is missed
Living in concrete jungle and human-made busy lifestyles, we get to make time to hear the sounds of nature and remind ourselves that we are mammals, trying to find our way.
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Jennifer
Relaxing sound
It’s ok to let my mind wander but the sounds grounded me in positive thought.
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Christine
Peaceful memories
I so enjoyed spending a few moments listening to the sounds of nature and birds. It brought me back to my own yard, on a spring or summer, even autumn day, sitting in the afternoon enjoying the many visitors that come to our yard. Soothing sounds and memories for me. Thank you!
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Craig
Not enough
Having a particularly stressful morning and unfortunately the nature sounds are enough. Tried a centering breathe but think o just have to ride this out
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Lori
Nature
Just taking time to relax and go to my happy place with nature sounds. Ready for the day.
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Tailah
First day
I learned that it’s really hard to just clear your mind and relax I have some practice to do!
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Joe
Thornbill sounds
This is not me. No help at all. Don’t want or need to write more.
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Shayla
Stressful Night
Birds kind of calmed me, not as much as i would like, but i eventually hope this soon all helps.
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Sydney
Break up. I learned that I probably won’t loose sleep over this. Right now I’m okay I just need to
Know where he is at and I can’t change how he feels I need to give him space.
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Meghan
Relax
I learned you just have to be with yourself and blockout all other surroundings to find inner peace
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Susie
Mixed Flock of Thornbills...
Just listening to the sounds of nature as I practiced breathwork was a nice restorative practice. Birds bring me much pleasure so hearing their various voices was quite enjoyable. Thank you. 🙏🏻
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Kimberly
Relaxing
Love nature sounds. There is something very relaxing about natural sounds.
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Emily
Birds
I learned that these birds can be really annoying if you listen to them For three minutes
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Jen
Thornbirds
Hearing the beautiful nature sounds is very calming. It gave me feelings of hope and appreciation.
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Kaonna
Birds
The different sounds they can make but they blend into one wonderful song.
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Sofia
Nature
Didn't help me as much as the other meditations but it still was very calming
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Melissa
Taking Time
Taking time does truly restore my inner peace. With guided meditation I can easily go right to my happy place and reconnect with moments in time when I was truly in the moment and mindful of the joy I felt.
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Kevin
Noisy birds
Sometimes flocks of birds singing can sound rather frantic. It was calming at points but this forest was very busy and I found myself focusing on how many voices I heard at once. Interesting!
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Chevelle
My first experience
I learned that it feels god to take a moment to yourself and that I should do this more often to stay less stressed and more calm
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Charlie
Howler monkey 🐵?
Anyone else get startled by the monkey screaming for help?!! 😂i love the sounds of nature. I need to get out into the real thing. Come on spring!
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Jeff
No words in nature
I didn’t realize this one was going to be no words and just birds and Nature Sounds for three minutes I think I liked it a lot. Not sure how not knowing this was going to happen affected my experience but it’s nice to know this is available should I desire it in the future.
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Nadir
Not all disputes can be taken care of using this method
I learned that once a stressed out person tries to pull you right in to his stress and make you forget all that in which is not your stress but his. And the most important thing is: you have to be aware that the stress that just started accumulating is his energy not yours so if you can stay with him and be a good listener then give him or her tips or solutions on how you both can eject the misery and become happy and content with what you have today and that will pull you both out of it.
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Cierra
Finding stability
I learned despite what you got going on, just continue to put yourself first. People will take you out your character just to see how far they can go.
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Vfearless
Sound of the woods
I learned that sounds of nature are so soothing. They really help relax your mind.
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Pam
Birdies
That was a lovely calming exercise and those birdies have so much to say.
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Georgette
Relaxing
This was very soothing. Just what I needed. Easy to imagine I’m in my backyard listening to nature.
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Bella Strix
Not appreciated
While the sounds were lovely, it wasn’t what I came for. As a non-paying 40-day streak member, that’s all I get today. I’m feeling like I didn’t really have a session.
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Tara
Birdsongs
Listening to birds is one of the most relaxing things I can do. I enjoyed hearing the chirping and the different sounds and feel more relaxed now. My mind is more at ease.
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Kelly
Meh
I like guided meditations better. This can be done wherever with whatever.
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J.W.
treehouse
11 years old springtime Saturday morning we climbed to our secret hideaway we unpacked our lunch spread the flannel and stuffed our pie holes happy and full we played cards she always won I leaned back and listened to the birds while she rested her head on my legs and read her book
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Faith
It was okay
The goats or whatever was kinda weird in the background but i liked this one
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Alexus
It was soothing but I got distracted after a while due to already think too much before I did my session.
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Shauna
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Even just listening to sounds in nature (with eyes closed) gives a tranquil feeling. And a smile.
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Olivia
Songbirds
There is a simplicity that is somewhat awing and calming in small bird noises and you could feel the sensations and see and smell a forest while listening
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Sierra
Nature
The sound of nature busy at life is both invigorating and inspiring. I am filled with hope and excitement just by listening. Possibilities and opportunities seem limitless.
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Kimette
Just OK
I need more guidance when I’m stressed. Perhaps this kind of session will benefit me more once I’m more experienced with meditation.
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Christine
Guided meditation
I learned that I’m terrible at keeping friendships. I need to keep myself grounded and need guidance. I just get stressed out and overwhelmed so I shut down.
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Cobra
It helped exponentially and it even helped other people because I share the love.
You need to look into your future and live in the present it’s more important to live in the present. It’s harder to walk into your past it’s also harder to walk injury future blindly because all you’re thinking about is the past try not to think about those things with your negative dwell on that which is good this saith the Lord!
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Heather
1st time
I was very confused at first. Not knowing what the experience was going to be like. And the phone placement was completely wrong and not centered so the sound could go into both years for complete immersion. I wasn’t able to connect and relax the way I intended to. There’s always next time.
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Jacklyn
Review
This session somehow made me even more stressed, still cannot sleep too
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bella
Nature meditation
It was nice in general, but the animal that sounded like a newborn baby moaning i could have done without.
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Michelle
Focused and relaxed
I like the sound of birds while meditating. I have had a serious emotional blow this evening and had not been able to center before this experience.
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Debb
Mixed Flock of Thornbills
“Take a moment to be soothed by the gentle sounds of nature. . .” Yes, please! The sounds of nature are soothing and restorative as is this meditation. ❤️
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Blair
Nature
I loved this one. It reminded me how important nature is to me and how it calms me. The images that come to mind, the calmness that comes over me. This was beautiful.
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Illse
Silent details
Noise surrounds us daily yet if you close your mind and concentrate on self and breath you can hear the Music of life. Even silence has sounds and leads to relaxation of your entire body allowing you to pass on good energy. I like to listen to nature. Also sounds of where I am in traffic The wind and more
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Cyndee
Chirp chirp chirp🕊
Nice to listen to nature sounds while I’m in the kitchen making my breakfast.
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Patty
Nothing but....
The sweet sounds of nature. So crisp, comforting, soothing, real, amazing. The list of descriptive words to describe how I feel when listening to this session is endless. It makes me want to climb a tree so I can really be a part of this wonderful symphony of sound. Thank you Aura. 🙏🌷❤️
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Barbara
Nature
The sounds of nature can truly calm you! Loved this! Saved it as a favorite!
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Athena
Relaxed
This helped me take a relaxing moment to myself during a stressful time. I also liked that it was less speaking and more just calming natural sounds
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Athena
Relaxed
This helped me take a relaxing moment to myself during a stressful time. I also liked that it was less speaking and more just calming natural sounds
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John
Calming
As I lie here in midwinter listening tio the chirping, I am reminded the magic of these seasons.
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Kristen 🧘🏻‍♀️
Love these nature sessions
Thank you for putting these together - these are some of my favs.
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Susan
A Mixed Flock of Thornbills
Thank you so much for this! The weather has been warm here so we have had the windows closed with the air conditioning running. I have missed the sounds of the birds at the feeders.
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Deb
Birds
On a stormy late summer's day in Devon, England this is wonderful to hear. I would love to go to places and see birds in different forests around the world. I love the noise it's like they're laughing then disappointed at the end. Made me smile. Thanks x
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Julie
Grounded
I listened to the bird song and soft music and closed my eyes and tried to imagine what the birds looked like, what they were doing. I didn’t pay attention to anything else. Afterwards I felt somehow more grounded and calm.
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Kendall
Nature Birds
I enjoyed zoning out to the birds. It was nice and made me feel like I was out in a hike in my favorite place.
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Amelia
Relaxed-ish
I learned that it is so relaxing to just, take a break and listen to something natural. Also, anyone know the annoyance of your brother talking through the meditation?
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Mawa
Learning
I felt somewhat relaxed. Still a little tensed but for a brief few seconds I was able to get out of my head and just enjoy the sounds.
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Jean
Slow down
Sometime I need to take time off to relax and not overthink so much.
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Ronda
Flock of Thornbills
These sounds REALLY calmed my mind more than I expected. ❤️
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Natalia
First meditation
Realized I can’t stop my thoughts. Had a hard time staying focused on the sounds.
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Susan
Flock Of Thornbills
What a wonderful way to start my day. I could see myself there. It was so peaceful and relaxing.
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Julie
First meditation with Aura music
First meditation with Aura...I found it was a little difficult to calm my thoughts. Towards the end...I found peace. The music is beautiful and calming.
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Teresa
Meditation in nature
Meditation is mindfullness, being present, grounding. The sounds of the chirping birds is somehow and, wonderfully, uplifting to my spirit.
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Haley
Nature
I found so much peace and relaxation in the sounds of nature
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Laura
Flock of birds
This meditation was very relaxing. It definitely served it’s purpose of helping me feel more focused, mindful, and attentive. Whenever my mind would wander , I would focus on cataloging the different bird sounds I heard throughout this practice.
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