Opening your ears to the world around you can be quite meditative. The goal isn’t to listen in on any one conversation, but to notice every noise – no matter how big – that reaches your eardrums.
Taking a moment to place all your attention on your hearing is restful to the mind. It also helps you wake up to the richness of your immediate environment and pick up details you’d otherwise miss.
Best of all, you can do it anywhere – on the bus, in the office, on a walk, waiting in the car to pick up your child from school.