Paying attention to the bell and the internal 'echoing' of the bell helped me to keep my thoughts from wandering. The voice was a distraction but with too much silence my mind wandered as in dreaming. At one point I felt a very strong sensation of my hand being held - very odd. Restful enough that I'd like to try more of this. My mind tends to repeat things over and over. Learning this might give me the ability to stop that annoying habit.
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