Riding the subway is the easiest way to get around Manhattan. It is also often the busiest place in Manhattan. I was surprised that I could find peace amidst this noise and still be fully present.
I found it interesting that instead of a distraction the subway became a great place to practice being present without being absorbed by the noise and chaos. I was able to be quiet inside, yet curious and observant of the world around me.
The noise may come from outside of you or inside your heart of head. As mentioned in the audio, being present amidst the noise is easier when you practice mastering focus and mindfulness when not amidst the noise. Take time to stop, breathe, and go inside to find your quiet place. You may do it with meditation or a walk in nature or your favorite place. While listening to quiet music or watching children play. Find your happy place and learn how to take it with you wherever you are. Mastery in not about perfection, it is about practice. Practice being with your breath in your quiet place and watch how it gets easier to find it amidst the noise.
Wishing you peace amidst the noise.