One Small Step #2

by Evan on 2015/12/07

This post is part of a series, each one is an exercise that addresses one part of your life and is designed to be brief and simple enough to become a habit.

The first post in the series is One Small Step #1.


Today hearing.
For five breaths, with your eyes closed if this helps, become aware of where you are and how you are. Allow yourself to settle.

Pay attention to the sounds you hear.
For three breaths, notice whether it is a regular hum or if it varies. Whether there are different pitches and tones.
Then for three breaths see if you can have a sense of this sound in relation to others, or silence if there are no other sounds.
Now spend three breaths with how you feel having done this. More in touch or less? More settled, agitated etc?

Finish with five breaths settling with where you are and how you are.


As always your comments are most welcome.


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bikehikebabe December 8, 2015 at 10:08 am

I felt VERY relaxed after the breathing. I’ll make note of when I’m uptight & concentrate on my breathing.

One time Tom went ahead of me with another person & I felt left behind on the steep where I wouldn’t catch up. I panicked & my legs felt like noodles. 🙂
A man came by on the trail & told me to think about my breathing. That’s the key. 😀

bikehikebabe December 8, 2015 at 10:10 am

That comment was suppose to go with Small Step #2 about breathing. 😀

bikehikebabe December 8, 2015 at 10:12 am

I got it right after all. LOLOL

Evan December 8, 2015 at 11:16 am

Thanks for your comment – and perseverance.

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