- Jul 2, 2009Sound 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
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.
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.
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