I've noticed a tendency I have when it comes to sitting - I want silence. Tonight I decided to play with that. Instead of sitting downstairs, cooped up in the basement, I chose to sit on my back porch. I live in suburban USA. What that means is lots of neighbors yelling, kids laughing and dogs barking. It was awesome! I was concerned that I would spend the whole 1/2 hour resisting all the noise. It didn't happen like that at all. The sounds I heard were just that, sounds; not noise or a distraction put a part of my life.
Thanks for letting my babble.