The bell always helps me focus, but I never thought of letting the sound go. At first it felt strange and it kept sounding in my head, but then I recognized it was gone and it felt sort of soft inside. The idea of being able to come back to the sound is sort of like the idea of coming back to the breath to re-center. Both are very helpful. So was the guide's voice- like a scaffolding for this exercise. I'll tinker with the "inside" bell at my next longer meditation. Thanks!
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