withoutcolour wrote:My fiance and I attempted to meditate together in order to get me to practice more often, and he had an interesting question...
He asked, Do we focus only on our breath and bodies? Or can we focus on other things?
He said that the sound of the fan in our room was what he focused on, and it actually quieted his thoughts.
So I wasn't really sure how to answer him because I myself usually focus on my breath and my body, and it never occurred to me to focus on outside elements that would otherwise distract me.
What do you guys think? Fan-meditating?
Kare wrote:A small, but interesting excercize:
Listen to the sound (whatever it is). Keep your eyes closed. The sound is "out there", you are "in here". Now, try to determine the exact borderline between the sound and yourself.
Goofaholix wrote:However I notice you use the word "focus" a lot, focus isn't really an appropriate word for insight meditation. Perhaps you are trying to do a concentration technique then it doesn't really matter what you use to "focus" on as long as it becomes one pointed.
appicchato wrote:An astute observation...if I were asked...
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,appicchato wrote:An astute observation...if I were asked...
Withoutcolour, the following guided MP3 meditation (28,307 KB - 20ish mins) may be of use to him...
Mindfulness of sound and thought
http://www.buddhanet.net/mp3/huxter/hux ... hought.mp3
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