Sunday, June 2, 2013

Listen while you tangle

What do you listen to while you tangle? 

I have been a long time fan of books on spiritual teaching's. Two of my favorite authors and teachers are Dr. Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle.    I have read a lot of books by Dr. Wayne Dyer, since the 70's.  In the last couple of years I have discovered the wisdom of Eckhart Tolle in The Power of Now and A New Earth.  Within the past year, my sister and I were once again discussing The Power of Now when she asked me if I had listened to it yet.  She told me I would get so much more out of listening to both of Eckhart Tolle's books versus reading them, but I love to read, to actually hold the book in my hands, and I still have a hard time reading books on my iPad (unless I am traveling and have to pack lightly).  So, I thought I would give it a try, and what better time to listen to a book, then when tangling.  Oh my, was she right!  There is something about hearing the voice of the author who wrote the words come to life in your ears.  It's also great to be able to rewind and play back parts you want to listen to again, and again, and sometimes a third or fourth time.  I have now listened to The Power of Now (3 times) and A New Earth once.  I get something new out of them each time.  In April, my sister attended a writing seminar (she has always wanted to write a book) in Denver where she met Dr. Dyer.  She bought a 2 disc CD there called "The Importance of Being Extraordinary", by Dr. Dyer and Eckhart Tolle.  This is a great CD set in which you feel like you are sitting down to a cup of coffee with two very insightful spiritual teachers of our time.  The more books I read (and listen too) I find the common theme is that Zen is presence,  and if we can learn how to live fully in the present moment we can live an extraordinary life. So, if you are looking for something good to listen to while tangling, I would not hesitate to recommend any of the above.  

If you are still with me, here's is what I tangled while listening to this 2 disc CD....


P.S.  Of course there will still be a lot of days when I listen to music of all kinds, and whatever suits my mood for the day..... and some days I like complete silence.  It is nice to now have the option of listening to a book of my choice too...thanks, sis! 


  1. I started out listening to stuff like Maroon 5 but found that dancing in my chair was detrimental to tangling! So I switched to subliminal/binaural self improvement tapes.

  2. Mostly I listen to nothing when I tangle. Then sometimes I have the tv going. Never music.

  3. If it's just me it's generally quiet. I'm not a very auditory person and often don't even think about what sound is around me. I seem to be more interested in NOT listening to things I dislike that listening to things I like. Probably odd. But I DO play music when I teach!

  4. That's gorgeous, Sue. Your shading is perfect. Lots of movement and life.

  5. Sue, thanks for sharing your listening and tangling experience as well as your lovely Zendala. It looks like a reflection of your being present.