Water Over Pebbles: an Attention Restoration Meditation
3 Min
Meditation
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Kristy Arbon
HeartWorks
Enjoy an Attention Restoration Meditation at least every 90 minutes at work. Give your mind a self-compassion break so that you can resume work with renewed focus. Put aside the time needed to be fully with this meditation and use earphones so that you can block out noise in your environment. After enjoying the meditation, give yourself a few moments to sit and simply “be.” Nature sounds and image courtesy of listeningearth.com.
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61 reflections
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Patty
Alone and safe
I felt a very strong sense of oneness and peace. I wanted to reach out and touch the stream but didn't want to disturb the flow of water. Complete sense of wellbeing and compassion for myself. Thank you. ❤️
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Reasa Falgoust
Water
This was the best so far. I was near a brook listening to the birds and water over the pebbles. I looked for the smoothest rock towards the end. Water washing over rocks makes them smooth. The smoothest One has been in the water a long time. I feel like a jagged rock even though I have been in the brook a very long time. I learned I need to give in and let go. Definitely recommend this short refreshing and uplifting.
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Ambili
Happy
You can not make happiness if you have treated someone else very badly☮️
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QueenTakiyah
Sounds good!
I just really like the nature sounds. This is one I saved to use as needed.
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Mariah
Happy
I felt peace. I felt like I was safe from the anything in the world
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Serena-Marie
Just relax
This one was peaceful. I love the sounds of water. Just nice to take your mind away for a moment.
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Adrianne
Always a nice sound
I would say that it would be good if you are in a meditating mood but it didn't focus my mind away from other thoughts the way that other meditations do.
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Kellee
Memories 10-16-17
This mediation brought back memories when I was a young adult and my parent had a babbling brook in their back. During this meditation, I could visualize myself on a rock or somewhere comfortable writing my poetry while listening to the beautiful sounds of Mother Nature.
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Lauren
Water
It was nice to let my thoughts come and go like water. I enjoyed relaxing and focusing on me and my inner being.
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Jazmin
Relax
It feels great just to be able to tune everything out and listen to the different sounds of nature. I was able to just key my mind wonder and not worry
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DorDor
Water over pebbles.
I am a Pisces and love the water. But I had a hard time focusing because I waited for that calming voice.
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Steven
Friendly reminder
I felt like I was sitting in the Como Park Conservatory in my home town of St Paul, MN. This place is a haven for me - especially in the winter and on cold days like today. Thanks!
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Shawna
Calming
I felt calm and enjoyed it. For me there minutes was too fast.
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Matthew
Prefer guided meditstions
While the sound of running water over pebbles WAS nice, I still MUCH prefer the voice guided Aura sessions. This running water one just put me in mind if needing to pee!🤣
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Reza
Praying during this meditation
I listened to this while praying and it was one of my best experiences so far.
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Anya
First Nature Sounds Meditation
This was interesting. It passed seemingly very quickly, and was a nice palate cleanser as I prepared for bed, but I had a hard time stilling my thoughts and not using it merely as background noise to think over.
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Ilya
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Tammy
Water over pebbles
Loved it. So nice to be reminded of spring and my many walks and hikes in the park. It brought back the memory of our stay at Custer State Park in spring especially. I can’t wait for spring!
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Terrie
Love the water.
I have always Loved listening to water. I had beautiful visuals while listening to that meditation. So very calming. Thank you so much.
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Jameelah
Release
I am learning to let my mind go of all the racing and to be in the now. This is a challenge for me, to step away from work and take 3 minutes to “be”.
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Janna
Water
I love the sound of the outdoors and running water. This is very peaceful and relaxing.
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Jacqui
Not quite there...
I realized I still need direction, my monkey mind still got in my way with this one
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Melissa
Wandering mind
My mind really wanted to run away on this one. The sounds of the water were great at getting me to re-focus.
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Lizzy
Session 2
I learned that sometimes it is okay to stop and slow things down. I need to take some time for myself where I’m not worried about anything other than my mindfulness
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Christina
I could listen to this for hours
It was so relaxing and quieted my mind. I felt calm and refreshed.
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Alba
25/01/2018
I learnt that being in my head alone while meditating is hard. All these thoughts pop up that I try to let flow away like the river. It’s almost as if my brain rejects the silence. It doesn’t want me to be alone for to long, why I’m not quite sure. I hope in time this can change and it starts to crave the silence.
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Joyce
January Thaw
I was surprised at all the different thoughts my mind wandered to, but each time I was able to recognize it and draw myself back to the present by gently re-focusing on the water sound. Namaste
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Harman
relaxing
during the meditation i went into beautiful memories of a trip in nature..
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Kayla
Focus
The sound of water over pebbles is very soothing, however I still haven’t mastered the skill of focusing my mind and not letting it wander
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Roman
I learned that
I am not perfect, but that’s okay! Nothing in life ever really is
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Matt
Day 6
This was really peaceful. I was almost able to transpose myself to a location with the sound. Feeling much more relaxed.
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Gary
Water over pebbles
The serenity and peace of the world around you is calming and beautiful. Take time to enjoy your surroundings and let everything go!!
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Sally
So peaceful
One of my favorites. I downloaded it so I can have it whenever I need to find clam and clear my head.
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Meghan
Breath
Focus more on my breathing because it’s important and I leaned that I can do this anywhere
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Ana
Easy and simple
A lot of thoughts came into my mind when I was practicing, but it was easy to get my attention back. Simple and amazing.
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Tracy
Nice
The nature sounds do well for me. Makes me think of camping without the stress of camping.
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Darlene
Water over pebbles
I was there in the forest near the creek. Those birds were so entertaining! I could smell pine. And I touched the rough pine bark. A very friendly and comfortable place for me.
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Miyake
peace
After this meditation , I felt more at peace. I felt relaxed. I felt relocated into a stress free are. I desire to always feel this way.
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J.W.
Pebbles and Bam Bam
So the other day I get this notice from the post office they tried to deliver a package which required a signature curious, I wait in line to see who sent it and what’s inside the ponytailed postal worker, who was wearing light blue rubber gloves (the kind the airport security people wear), returned with a little manila envelope marked “fragile” I sign and he hands it over it’s light as a feather my name and address are hand written the return address is someplace in oregon from a lady I don’t know when I get home I place it on the my coffee table “delayed gratification” I think to myself as I run through the list of possible senders I google the woman’s name on the upper left corner of the envelope she is an artist who makes hand made jewelry from natural materials “Boobus” I think to myself (she always is so thoughtful and has a knack for finding unique things). And sure enough when I open it there is a little plastic box with a clear lid containing a beautiful guitar pick shaped exquisitely of some multicolored colored mineral I pick up my guitar and strum the tone is wonderfully bright the pick is an absolute treasure When we were young she and I were known only to each other as “Boobus and Load” It was sort of our own version of “Pebbles and Bam Bam” And after all these years we still use those names...
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Jamani
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Jasmine
Peace
I felt a sense of reassurance going into this week. I feel confident and calm. I know I might have tough times ahead but I feel I’m ready to take them on
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Nicholas
Sounds without words
Sounds without words are always better, because it feels nonjudgmental, peaceful, and less pressuring. It's like in a way letting actions speak instead of words. I believe every meditation program should be like this.
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Ronda
Relaxing
This meditation took me back to when we went to White River and spent a couple of days with all the kids. Such a nice place to go back to in my memory.
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Becky
Distracted
Having a hard time slowing my mind today. I really like the steam and birds though.
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Bethany
So soothing
After a busy day out with the family this was such a nice way to unwind more.
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Stephanie
Day Three
I was a bit distracted but the noises still calmed me a bit.
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Alina
Refreshing
What a lovely sound. It took me away to a calm and safe place.
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Jaz
Beautiful sounds
Great way to wake up, though I was distracted and irritable in the beginning.
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Shania
Day One
Very relaxing & stimulating. Had just got done putting my sick baby to sleep & did this right away & it most definitely helped a lot more then I thought it would. Will be using this app more ❤️
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Helen
Relaxing
I listened to this after 3 hours on the phone to Apple customer service! It did the trick perfectly! Have emailed it to myself to use at work
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Pete
Tranquility
I actually enjoy the sounds of the water. Waves crashing on rocks. Crickets chirping under a night sky. Very relaxing to me.
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Aidan
Relaxing
Was a nice time to decompress. I had a bit of anxiety going into it however the moments of peace gave me time to let go.
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Brennen
3-27
Having grown up in the mountains and beside a stream, this meditation was both familiar and rejuvenating.
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Charnell
Super relaxed
I’m at work. My least favorite place but this meditation temporarily took me out of my funk. Regardless of my environment I can mentally achieve a calm, happy serene space even if I’m physically not in one.
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Voula
A moment to get away
I listen to this while making my morning coffee. Made me feel like my normal routine was in another part of the world. Great way to start the day.
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Debb
Just What I Needed
The sounds of birdsong in addition to the sounds of water rushing over pebbles allowed me to visualize the ripples in the stream and feel the coolness of the forest. Very relaxing and centering.
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Cyndee 🌊
Barefoot in the stream...
I imagined I was standing barefoot in the middle of a small stream, there was both sand and soft round pebbles massaging my feet and taking the pain away. My feet started to tingle as the pain started to subside and the cold water rushing over my feet was so refreshing. I just closed my eyes and visualized this place and it helped me escape the unpleasant thoughts of experiences I’ve had these last two days. Namaste
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Kathy
Nature Heals
Listening to this meditation in a totally relaxed state was so comforting and inviting. Being out in nature or listening to nature sounds, relaxes me...body, mind, and soul. In this relaxed state, thoughts and feelings popped up for me to notice and once noticed they washed away. Water over pebbles was a lovely experience for me and relaxing after the Christmas holiday. It felt good.
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Brian
Forgive so that you can fully live in the present
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Julie
Refocusing my energy
This morning I got caught up in the busyness of my to do list before heading into work that I needed a little time out to refocus my energy. During this meditation I visualized myself sitting on a rock by the creek just listening to the water flow over the rocks. It is very relaxing. I will revisit this meditation.
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Christopher Guerrero
Water over pebbles
Listening to water over pebbles almost put me to sleep while practicing. 🌄
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