For birds and animals, there is only the moment.

Which makes nature the perfect focus for mindful meditation. Conventional meditation practice usually teaches us to return awareness to the sensations of the breath. But listening can be just as beneficial.

Indeed, you may find it quite powerful, especially if you are keenly attuned to sound. Also, focusing on life other than yourself can allay the expectations and judgements we often put on ourselves in meditation.

Find a quiet time, and listen at a naturally realistic volume. Lightweight headphones may be a good option. Gently allow your attention to extend out into what you're hearing. Nature's sounds are restful, but also alive and vital. They will both calm you, and offer you infinite subtle and delicate sounds to listen to.

Perhaps you may think of your meditation as 'hearing your place in the world'.

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Taiga - Europe's Boreal Wilderness

Delicate birdsong and the distant murmur of wind and water drift across an elemental landscape.

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The Dancing Brolgas of Ooroolanie

Brolgas call among a fantastic diversity of birdlife attracted to an ephemeral wetland in the Australian outback

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The First Week of Spring

Delicate birdsong fills a woodland in the first days of a European spring

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The Last Wild Island - Tetepare

Primary rainforest echoes with rare and endemic birdsong on the tropical island of Tetepare

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The Monarchs of Tetepare

An ethereal choir of White-capped Monarchs sing serenely in the predawn on Tetepare Island.

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The River Forest

Gentle morning birdsong and frogcalls from the river red gum forests of the Murray river

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Time for the Tarkine

Free Download Album. A listening journey into the Tarkine - the largest temperate rainforest in the Southern hemisphere.

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Tropical Queensland Rainforest

Three soundscapes from the world heritage tropical rainforests of North Queensland.

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Where the Jungle meets the Sea

Tropical island birdsong with the wash of waves on a coral shell beach.

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