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Using sound as primary object instead of rising and falling of the abdomen?

Hey y'all,

I currently have a muscle strain in my chest which causes great disturbance when focusing my awareness on the breath as a primary object.  Can using sounds, for example the sound of my fan be used as the primary object for my noting practice for a temporary period of time?  Thanks.

RE: Using sound as primary object instead of rising and falling of the abdo
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9/8/20 7:40 AM as a reply to Brad John Turner.
Sound? Of course. I used sound as my primary object a lot in my early practice, but any obvious object can serve as your primary object. I say obvious because you want to be able to see it clearly as it arises and passes in attention.

RE: Using sound as primary object instead of rising and falling of the abdo
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9/8/20 8:10 AM as a reply to Brad John Turner.
Sound, a fan, is okay but human voices speaking a language you understand (people, tv, radio, singing ) is not a good choice because the meaning of the words will be a distraction and cause your mind to wander.