I sometimes listen to audio from different teachers such as Adyashanti, Byron Katie, or one of the CSS teachers. Most of the time, I do it for a short period of time and then allow it to stay with me for a while.
So I got curious about what function it may have to listen to this type of audio.
For some, it is comforting and gives a good feeling. It helps alleviate suffering in the short term, which is beautiful.
It can stir curiosity and clarify an intention to grow and wake up.
It can plant a seed… emerging later in whatever form it takes, as insight, inspiration for practice, a shift in perception, or something else.
It can be an inspiration for own practice.
It can deepen trust… in pointers, practices, what we are.
It can be a pointer for practice, as I am listening or later.
I can notice my beliefs around what I hear, and inquire into them, finding what is more true for me than the initial belief. (The Work.)
And, I am sure, much more that does not come to mind right now.
- audio teachings
- comforting, feel good
- stir curiosity, clarify intention
- planting a seed – intention, inspiration, inquiry, insight
- inspiration + pointer for own exploration, as is listening + afterward
- notice + inquire into own beliefs around it