First open your eyes. Now while keeping your eyes open imagine yourself as an empty space in which all sounds are happening. They come and go. They pass through the empty space of your body. Remember, none of the sounds can harm you. The noise of passing cars and motorbikes, the horns, the voices of people, all of them are happening inside that empty space, the empty space that is you, that is consciousness. Now, check if your mind is reacting to the sounds in any way. Is it trying to push away any of these sounds? Is it getting tensed or stressed by the sounds around? If yes, don’t worry. Just recognize the tension and try to find a relaxed space around the tension. Allow the tension to be there together with the sounds. Either the sounds or the arising tension are not you. You are the empty space, the sounds and the tension cannot harm you. You are the empty space of consciousness and the tensions and sounds just happened to be passing through you. After a few moments you may notice that the tension in the body slowly subsides, the mind slowly relaxes. You may even notice that you are waiting for new loud sounds to come. Just stay in this open, accepting space of awareness.