In all yogic practices you are asked to become aware and at the same time you also have to control your awareness. How is this done. Your goal is to quieten your mind and see a blank screen. You are to distance yourself from your impressions. When you stand in front of a person you are using your ocular awareness and your eyes are looking and it is registering in your mind. You close your eyes and you still see that person.
Stop your senses
Therefore the association with that individual is through the mind. In your yogic practice, you have to close your eyes and not see that person at all. You have to make your mind free of the image and what else goes with it. This applies to sounds. Sounds conjure images in your mind and connection to these thoughts is created. You have to attempt to stop seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, acting while you are in the sadhana. So the practice of Inner Silence, makes you listen to the sounds and you just let them play on. You are only listening to your breathing and then to the external sounds. The sounds cease to affect you and you are disassociating from the words and the events which are connected to the sounds. If you were asked to close your eyes, you would see a whole train of thoughts and images. Now neutrality comes in as no images are coming in the screen of your mind.
Second stage of Antar Mouna
You remain centered on internal awareness and external awareness. Now look at the screen in front of your closed eyes. You watch what appears. You do not engage. You are watching a film of your thoughts with no involvement. It can be a persistent thought. Playing and replaying itself. You do not engage. You will do this for 15 minutes. Then you again become aware of the sound of our internal breath, after a while become aware of the external sounds. This is the second stage of Antar Mouna. The whole practice is spontaneous as there is no pressure to concentrate. You will find that a daily practice will enable you to face life optimistically and non-reactively.
Aim Hrim Klim.