I’ve closed my eyes and listened for sound. I can experience the sound just as sound but as I do this I am aware that thoughts come into my head about what it is.... ie I notice I want to name the thing what’s causing the sound in order to tell you about it.Tell me ONE sound that you heard when doing this? And make sure that the sound is something you will hear again, for the next phase of this exercise.
I can go back to the sound to just experience it but when I do that I’m not sure how to describe it to you without coming back to my head for a thought.
I’m not sure that you want thought involved because that’s not me staying with the direct experience but I don’t know how else to tell you about the sound without a description which attaches to though.
The best I can do is to say it’s the whooshing noise which comes and goes In the distance. It has different textures Densities and volumes to it. It has a level of constancy out of which changes arise and fall from time to time.
Have I made this task unnecessarily complicated? Should I just have said it’s the distant hum of traffic?