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Friday, June 05, 2009

Naked Sound

I’m on week two of the 8 Minute Meditation program and just completed this mornings session. This week, Naked Sound, the goal is to sit quietly and listen to the sounds around you without attaching any emotional context, etc. When your mind wanders, you listen, then let it go and return your attention to the sounds around you.

It was pretty quiet today and my mind was ALL OVER THE PLACE. The author says it’s okay, the only bad meditation is the one you didn’t do. And while I get that, I really do, today’s meditation sucked. I’m going to try again tonight.

2 comments:

elkit said...

The author is right, you know. Yes, your mind wanders all over the place. And you keep bringing it back. That's good exercise. Keep at it!

Clifford said...

Elkit,

Thanks for the pep talk. I'm going to this time, if I have to slap my mind silly in the process!

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