Why You Must Meditate in a Noisy Place

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Trying to meditate in a busy airport terminal or in a noisy public place can be a challenge, but it can also be a uniquely rewarding experience as it can provide a much needed respite from the suffocating chaos around. It can also enhance your meditation practice you do in the quiet corner of your home.

I have learned to enjoy this challenge especially when traveling when I can’t find a quiet corner to meditate. Here, I share the following tips that I have learned over the last several years.

1. Develop an unshakeable faith. It is a must even when meditating in a quiet place, but it is especially important trying to achieve tranquility amid turbulence. Have faith in the Almighty and in your ability to stay focused and relaxed, and then just meditate. I know you can do it.

2. Visualize a vast ocean staying quiet despite rivers continuously dumping humongous amount of water in the ocean. Visualize your mind staying calm despite all the noise entering through your tympanic membrane.

3. Focus pleasantly on your breathing; on air slowly and uniformly entering and then exhaling through your nostrils. Try to maintain an uninterrupted attention on your breathing. If your mind wanders off because of the cacophony around you, gently bring it back to the breathing. Pranayama (control of life through the control of breathing) is an essential part of any meditation practice, but more so when you are trying to meditate in a noisy place with tons of distraction.

4. Practice your ability to stay detached. Non-attachment (Vairagya) is indispensable to the practice of meditation, and there is not a better stress test of non-attachment than meditating amid intense activity. Accept honestly and openly the chaos around you and then focus your attention completely onto your breathing. 

Bring your attention gently back to breathing again and again, and soon you will notice the uninterrupted focus on breathing taking you to a relaxed, peaceful, invigorating, and blissful state.

Try it. You will love it.

Peace. Love.

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  1. George,

    Thank you i will like to read more of your post

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