Today I want you to practice an excercise that increases awarness by listening 👂.
Key element of this excercise is not to judge what you hear – listening without the impact of the past or of the future 😉. Lots of things that we feel are connected to the past. For example, we don’t like some song because it reminds us of some difficult moment 😥.
That’s why today I want you to listen to something new, something you don’t know yet 🤗. It will let you focus on attentive experience by listening.
➡️ 1. As soon as you pick some new song put your headphones on, close your eyes and sit down in a comfortable position 😊
➡️ 2. Try not to judge the song right away by its genre, artis tor songwriter. Ignore all those labels and dive deep into the sounds during whole song 🎶
➡️ 3. Let yourself explore new aspect of listening to music 😍. Even if at first you don’t like it, try to set aside this feeling and let your conciousness fully dive into the sounds you hear. Soak into the melody 😊
➡️ 4. Explore the song by bringing your attention from one instrument (voice) to another 🎷. Notice them not only together but seperately. If there are vocal parts in the song focus on the sound of the voice, its scale and tone. If there is more than one voice also try to hear each one of them seperately 😊
How did you like that excercise? Have you managed to experience music without judging it, from another perspective, with mindfullness? Write down your observations, reflections and conclusions 📝
Next week: Practicing mindfullness: submergence
Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s new book “90 days – design your tomorrow”
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