You're welcome. This seemingly
simple meditation techniques...
is not as easy and breezy as
So, just a preparatory note:
While in the settled listening,
the ego (what is commonly referred
to as ego - our 'thinking, reasoning'
identity) can put up 'resistance'.
When we begin to sense our absorption
in the sound and enjoy a feeling of
becoming ethereal...the ego can freak
out and send a signal to us to not let go -
to not fully commit to what seems
like a dissolution of 'self' (as the
ego knows it).
This is where many even advanced
meditators often turn back.
A little cosmic note here: This is the
quantum point of 'surrender' into the
4th dimension when all negative impressions
of the past are released and a fresh
perspective of positive perfection
presents itself in a sudden rush
of 'wisdom'. This can be compared
to what in quantum mechanics is known
as the 'magnetic moment'.
On a consciousness level it is beyond
thinking and experiencing in the mind.
It is another dimension of being not
bound by space and time - sometimes
called unbounded consciousness or
This potential requires the leap -
the absolute allowance of the risk
of dissolution, the 'loss'
of, individual identity...
to discover 'Self', the Self-Realization
that All is One. When this shift
occurs, the ego is delighted to
have a new 'playmate' of expanded
and enlightened consciousness, One
who can now enjoy both absolute
and relative reality - knowing the
primary Oneness as their true identity,
and the relative existence as a
There is no human experience that can
compare to this - none as sweet and
freeing and beautiful.
In a way, it is easy and natural. And
at the same time, in a way, it is elusive
and as Sri Ringo sang, "It don't come easy."
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "cosmic_yogi1" <hanifshekhem@...> wrote:
> Thank you Jeff!
> This post by far has been the most beneficial that you have shared regarding the wonderful tool of meditation.
> --- In email@example.com, "Jeff Belyea" <jeff@> wrote:
> > Sound Meditation:
> > Begin with noticing your
> > breath, and being quietly
> > aware of when you are
> > inhaling and exhaling.
> > By focusing on any sound -
> > soft music, the sound of
> > rain or wind, running water,
> > 'Om' and other 'soothing' sounds -
> > close your eyes, and...
> > allow yourself to gradually
> > become so absorbed in the
> > sound that you no longer
> > are aware of following your
> > breath. (This will happen
> > naturally and nothing you
> > have to put any effort or
> > control into.)
> > Just listen.
> > The sound will move deeper
> > and deeper inside and serve
> > to settle your mind and body
> > into more and more receptivity
> > to the discovery of the real
> > magic of meditation.
> > In the eastern (India) traditions,
> > sound yoga is considered to be the
> > most powerful means of moving
> > us to the point of transcendence.
> > A marker on the way to transcendence
> > is the feeling that, in an unusual
> > way, we are...the music (the sound).
> > This happens in a very subtle way
> > and only reveals itself in the midst
> > of the quietest of quiet awareness.
> > There are no words to adequately
> > explain what this incredibly pleasing
> > rush of perception is like.
> > If you try it, be patient.
> > One Love,
> > Jeff
> > A side note: Sound is considered to
> > be the first 'sense' that we
> > develop - while still in the womb...
> > and the last sense to 'leave' at
> > the end of life.