"Don't let yourself or your ears be offended by improper or unscheduled sounds. For example, if the record is scratching you wouldn't object to it if you were listening to it sitting by a fire. Simply close your eyes and allow your ears to hear all sounds around you. Don't try to label or identify these sounds, just hear them as you would listen to music. As when you hear a flute or guitar, don't worry about what it means, your brain will take care of that by itself. Just let your eardrums respond as they will to all vibrations you hear."