L is for Listen

L Is For Listen

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Next time you are doing a Mindful practice, or meditation, don’t forget to use ALL your senses.

Why not try doing a meditation where you simply listen to what is going on around you? You can be somewhere noisy, or somewhere quiet to try this – each will have it’s own sounds that can be picked up when you listen really carefully, and focus on the noises that are going on around you.

I recently went for my first Gong Bath. I really enjoyed the experience, and found it really relaxing. But to begin with I was really challenged by that form of meditation.  I tried to do my usual mindful focus on the sound around me, but the Gong sounded on so many different frequencies that I found it impossible to turn my attention to just one sound – this was not the place to be mindful!

It’s amazing what sounds you notice when you make a point of listening for them; The buzz of the fridge freezer, the whirr of the laptop fan, and the purr of the car two roads down – these are all sounds that you can focus on… It doesn’t have to be the wind in the trees to be a meaningful, Mindful experience – see how you get on.

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  2 comments for “L is for Listen

  1. April 14, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    What on earth is a gong bath, Lottie?
    Claire Brotherton recently posted…Get More Eyeballs On Your Content With Revive Old PostMy Profile

    • April 17, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Ahaha – Claire, a long bath is meditation and relaxation to sound. Everyone lies on the floor while the facilitator plays the gong.
      I’d recommend trying it if you ever get the chance
      Lottie Moore recently posted…I is for Inner Peace on a Frantic DayMy Profile

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