Day 2: Mindful Listening.
Welcome to day 2 of this mindfulness Advent calendar. For today’s exercise I’d like you to sit or lay down for a small moment and close your eyes. Shift your attention to the sounds around you and start noticing them, without thinking about or judging them. Are they loud or quiet? Do they have a rhythm? Are they recurring? Where are the sounds coming from, and where are they going once they fade away? Also take a moment to notice the silence out of which the sounds emerge.
How are you feeling now? It only takes one or two minutes of this small exercise to calm down body, mind and soul. Enjoy experimenting with it!
I wish you a lovely second of December and will be back with more mindfulness tomorrow.
Advent season is supposed to prepare us for Christmas and bring calm, light, and joy to the dark winter days. However, December is one of the busiest months for most people and it seems almost impossible to find some rest. That’s why Heartbridges Writings has created this mindfulness Advent calendar. You will find a daily post with a picture and a suggestion for a small exercise, that should grant you a moment of calm even on the most stressful day. For more information check out my first post on the calendar.