Black noise: what it is and what to use it for
There are several types of noise that are associated with colors due to the frequency that their vibrations emit. These emit light and form colors such as white noise, brown, pink and black noise, they are basically noises formed by the combination of different frequencies.
Each type of noise can have a different power, and they are basically used to mask other types of sound that may be in the environment.
What is black noise
Black noise, as opposed to white noise that contains all frequencies, is the absence of frequencies, that is, the absence of sounds. Then, black noise would be the same as total silence.
The best known of the noises we mention is white noise, which is the uniform mixing of all audible frequencies by the human ear. Like the white color that is the sum of all the colors of the rainbow: each individual color can be obtained from white light.
The color black is the absence of all colors, that is, the absence of light. That is why it makes sense to talk about black noise since it is the absence of all sound frequencies and white noise would be the sum of all frequencies.
What is black noise used for
Black noise or total silence itself is mainly used for meditation. We are not talking about being in a room in silence, but of listening to silence, there are several audios on the internet with hours of black noise for this purpose.
Today, there are many techniques that lead to the meditative state that are listed in books, recordings, videos and it is well known that most practitioners prefer to meditate in silence, so let’s see if it is useful to meditate with black noise.
Meditating with black noise
Meditating without noise makes a difference, we all know that. But many times when we meditate, even with total absence of sounds there is a mental noise.
This mental noise is those thoughts that go here and there, that bring worries and that you cannot disconnect. So what’s the use of silence if the noise is in your mind?
Well, it is useful to perceive what kind of noise your mind has, do they have to do with the past, with the present moment or with the future? Are they recurring or do they appear sporadically? Several questions of this type can be answered if you meditate with total silence, since you will be attentive only to the noises of the mind.
Then this noise can be useful to block any other noise, but also to see more clearly the noises of your mind.
If you are meditating, for example, and hear a scream, immediately your mind could associate that noise with images and begin to wander and the meditation would be interrupted. If instead you are listening to the black noise, you will not hear that scream and you can only attend to the mental noises, or better yet, the purpose of your meditation.
Even if you are in total silence, conducive to meditation, but you have a restless mind, thinking about what you will do next or what you did not do yesterday and your thoughts, your mind will not even allow you to concentrate and meditate or pay attention to these ramblings here black noise will not be useful, first you have to calm your mind.
Then, we can conclude that whatever the place, regardless of whether you put on the headphones with black noise or not, with silence or with noise, meditation will be effective if you have a calm, peaceful mind and are detached from memories, desires, present and future expectations.