Our Little Life by the Sea

How to Meditate #3

A Listening Meditation.

A common complaint of trying to meditate is that there is too much noise, or distraction to ‘do it’.

Instead of trying to block out the noise and distractions, try and embrace them instead.

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1. Turn off house phone and mobile phone

2. Turn off TV

3. Do not put any music on for this meditation

4. Sit comfortably and take few deep breath to calm and centre yourself.

5. Now, just listen. Start with sounds in the room with you.

6. Be aware of a sound. Don’t try and label or name it. Don’t ‘follow’ it, as in ‘what is that? why is it making that noise?’

7. Acnowledge each sound, then ‘let it go’

8. Expand your listening to outside – near – in the garden / road then further and further away

You will be amazed by what you actually hear! This is another gentle way of retraining your mind to hear, acknowledge, but not get caught up with the sound, its origin or purpose.

Give it a go! Let me know how you get on.

My Meditation series Part 1, Part 2

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7 Comments

  1. Vicki Montague - The Free From Fairy

    This is a great post. I have just started to learn to meditate and am finding it very hard! I only do 5 minutes at the moment and I use the app called Calm to help me. I focus on the sounds in the app and try not to get too distracted! It is certainly an art and one that you seem to have learnt!

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  2. Megan - Truly Madly Kids

    This is just wonderful – I need to meditate more so thank you for the tip.

    I also love your first image – just perfect.

    #thelist

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  3. Multicultural Motherhood

    I would like to start meditating and this simple meditation seems like a good place to start :)

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  4. Terrie

    This is great. I have tried meditation so many times and just feel I must be doing it wrong somehow! I think it may be time to give it another go x

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  5. You Baby Me Mummy

    I would love to learn to meditate but I can never switch off enough and try to hard. Informative post, thanks for linking up to #TheList x

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  6. Verily Victoria Vocalises

    I don’t think I have tried a meditation like this before. I will have to give it a go. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo :) x

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  7. Emily

    I so need to start meditating. Great tips. Thanks for linking up to the BinkyLinky

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