The bell is great to focus on since it has so many things about it which can hold my attention. I always find guided meditations easier than when I try to meditate on my own, especially if I'm out of practice, as I am now. I have ADHD and so it is presumably harder for me to meditate and also of greater benefit as well. Focusing on something is much easier than trying to focus on nothing or on my breathing, as when I try not to do anything different with my breathing I have too many thoughts about it since I am a singer and have studied breathing for many years for that purpose. I think I also find focusing on a sound easier for meditation than looking at something like a flame or orange.
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