Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mindful Listening

Ocean Lake and Alamere Falls This is another mindfulness exercise. In this one the goal is the art of listening. So often when we listen we tend to filter it through our own personal experience, understanding, and meaning. We tend to think of what we are hearing rather than the tone, quality, pitch, volume of the thing we are listening to. In this exercise then you listen not for what you hear, but how it sounds. Here is a list of adjectives to help you use descriptions rather than labels (soft and loud). When you think of labels like "that's a wave" or "Birds singing" you are focused on what it is rather than how it sounds.

As on the last post you can list your description in the comment section below.