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Song of the Waterfall: an Attention Restoration Meditation

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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 fully 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 and image courtesy of listeningearth.com.
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35 reflections
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Patrick
Spoiled
I am sorry; but, this meditation was a bit disappointing for me. I have spent intimate times with nature (to the extent that the only thing I heard were the birds, the sea and the beat of my heart...that's it and nothing else). Your "talking" was a terrible distraction...listen only to the chorus of nature's sounds and the symphony of life. In too many instances, "words" are a distraction. Sometimes appropriate, sometimes not. Peace. (P.S. please do not make the mistake of thinking this is criticism, it is not. Merely an observation of my experience of the "sounds of silence and nature.")
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Amaury
love the sound of waterfalls
I learned I love the sound of waterfalls. It is so tranquil and soothing. That is currently on my bucket list. To visit some of the world’s famous waterfalls. Now just to find a travel buddy to share this beauty.
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Darlene
Technical difficulty
After clicking on the go button, I heard almost a whole sentence of the introduction, then it stopped and I saw the "You did it again" message! Was using earbuds for the first time. Will try again some other time.
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Rebecca
The waters that heal
The water is still The water rushes over me The water cleanses The water heals
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Wendy
Annoyed
As I was trying to relax, the female voice simply annoyed me. Paused and ended the session.
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Sam
Peaceful
Calming and relaxing. I've always been attracted to water whether it be a lake or the ocean or even thinking about how I am mostly water. I found this meditation to be a very pleasant and wonderful experience. Many thanks for the peace it brought and will bring again.
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Matthew
Time Out
It's fairly rural where I stay, so I can enjoy a version of this by just sitting outside. Where I work, however, this will be a useful break- a few minutes to smooth my ruffled feathers.
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Steven
Harley’s or Waterfalls
I learned, first of all, that I love Kristy Arbon. Secondly, I learned that the moments don’t stop and wait for you. They keep moving by, and I can focus on the sounds of the Harley motorcycles that disturb my meditation or the wonderful sounds of nature. It’s my decision how I focus each moment.
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Tammy
Waterfall
The sounds of rushing water and birdsong lulls me. Do you think it is something primordial that finds this so soothing? Sounds of people and traffic doesn’t seem soothing at all. It seems to be the naturalness of nature is what strikes a cord for me.
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Dylaine Mae
Nature sounds
I really enjoyed this meditation mainly because of the atmospheric sound of a small waterfall. I love it when meditations have background noises as they help me drown out my thoughts and I can really begin to focus on relaxing. Towards the end I could really feel my body loosening and deflating a little bit of the stiffness from the day. Nice.
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Alli
Lost
I can listen to waterfalls and it calms my whole body & it gets to the point where I get lost in it, and when I opened my eyes I missed that waterfall.
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Sandi
Waterfalls
Sound of the waterfall has a very calming and relaxing effect.
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Cyndee
A Little More Revitalized
This was a very nice experience for me because I’m still feeling under the weather. It was peaceful and made me feel a little revitalized. Now, I need a more motivating meditation session because, I have to go to work with this crummy cold!😷🤧🤒
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Nikki
Rain
Trying to focus on rain was hard I found myself drifting but I kept bringing myself back
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Madi
Nature
I learnt that through simply listening to nature I can revitalise my mind and soul. When you wake up not wanting to do anything but force yourself to meditate, it’s amazing how alive and ready you feel afterwards.... that’s proof that yoga and meditation are powerful ways to implement magic into each and every day 🌏🌞❤️
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Klair
G tying back into the groove Day 1
Had an amazing start to this app then fell short of what I needed to do when I got sick. Meow that I’m well I can meditate again.
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Nimisha
January 20
I can (should?) come back to these peaceful moments regularly throughout the day to maintain balance.
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Brittany
Stressed
This was a nice relaxing session in such s stressful environment.
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Sheikh
Cleansing
Felt cleanse of my stress and anxiety as i imagined myself under the waterfall
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Hannah
Mindless
I felt like this was a good session to work on letting thoughts just pass through as opposed to focusing on them.
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Elicia
Nature
I’ve always loved the sounds of nature, and as humans it’s our job to preserve it. To preserve it, we must first learnt I appreciate it.
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Heather
Song of the waterfall
Listening to the sounds of nature calms my mind and makes me happy. I so can’t wait for winter to be over so I can be outside more!
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Stephanie
Sounds of Nature...
I learned just how serene the sounds of nature make me feel. I’m able to quickly clear my head and check in with my self through visualization of myself in nature since practicing meditation. I couldn’t help but visualize a beautiful day spent in the Rocky Mountains fishing camping next to a lake. The sounds of the water, the smell of the fresh air, warmth of the sun and feeling of sitting on the small rocks near shore. Traveling and discovering new places and the majestic power of the Universe as it unfolded every day. Nothing but essentials I felt so light and free!
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Amy
Sound
The sound of the waterfall really helped me to go to another, more peaceful place in my mind.....in order to focus and breathe through my stress. Very relaxing!
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Sam
My First
I felt in peace. My focus was on the sound of water and the birds. I noticed I drifted away but very briefly. I was aware of the drift as it occurred and brought myself back to the space.
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David
Waterfall
Took me back home for a moment, to being in the woods, listening to a creek and the birds and squirrels. Not sure if I enjoyed being taken back home. I miss it at times but not always
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Matthew
Nice little session
Received a phone call just as the audio program ended, and didn't get right to writing this review. I'll definitely revisit this session at a later date to get the full measure of it.
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C.J.
Soothing Sounds
This was amazing as my mind drifted to a place where I imagined that I was actually laying by the waterfall. I had my hands behind my head and it was beautiful. Crazy part is that I saw an image of the devil who appeared to disrupt my peace but I called on Jesus and the devil disappeared and Jesus came and restored even more peace upon me. 🙏🏾
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Tara
The sound of the waterfall
The sound of the water was so soothing and the suggestion to take a mindful break every 90 minutes is something I’m going to try to do. I feel refreshed.
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Jenny
Prefer only waterfall
I like guided meditation and listening to nature sounds; for me I like one or the other though.
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Patty
Replenishing
The words and background sounds are very soothing. I did get a sense of replenishment and renewal. I would like to do this meditation every 90 minutes, as suggested, but don’t know if I can swing that. I think that if I can just stop for a minute and breathe and remember these words, that will work for me. 🙏❤️
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Jasmin
Song of the waterfall
I recognized that even with headphones, I couldn’t really focus on the sounds of nature.
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Anna
Sounds of the water fall
I just wish this would have taken much longer and maybe less talking. Otherwise it was nice and relaxing. It helped me to calm down !
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Charlie
Like water
This phrase has basically become my mantra. To flow effortlessly around obstacles. I am patient. I am persistent. I can be calm or I can be powerful. I can follow the current or carve my own path. I am like water!
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Greg
Deepening each breath during meditation
I finally found a moment to relax, a moment to begin my new meditation streak.
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