Hopefully, mindfulness will show you that it’s best to spend your extra income on things that bring you more than a moment of joy - the one nice vacation over many pairs of shoes that you barely wear, for example. It’s different for everyone, and it’s all based on the value it adds to your singular, unique life.
But how we feel is only one indication of the impact sound can have. In the deep recesses of our bodies, sound alters many physical processes and internal structures. Have you ever felt brand new after a singing bowl session? This may be why.
When we meditate, we are enjoying the empty space between thoughts. When we meditate with a singing bowl, our “space” is the residual resonance after we pull the striker from the bowl. After striking or playing the rim, close your eyes and immerse yourself in the lingering sound as it tapers off. Inhale deeply, and repeat.