Ateneo Bulatao Center

Mindful Listening

First, take 3 deep, transition breaths.


Then, listen to all the sounds around you – above, below, left, right, near, and far. Pay attention to the very basic sensation of sounds – pitch, rhythm, volume. 


As best you can, refrain from labelling the sounds, or interpreting them, or creating a story. Notice as well any tendency to follow or feel a 

preference for particular sounds. See if you can let go of that and be aware of all sounds equally.


Simply listen.

Keywords: Mindfulness; Listening



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