While meditating we cannot close our ears.
Even when it is quiet there are sounds.
Sound is the worst interrupt:
think of a whining child,
a yelling call,
a telephone ringing, ….
So why close your eyes when meditating?
Let some light and some images come into your mind.
Don’t do much with it,
but it will keep the untrained mind
a little more silent
having to use its graphical processing,
and feeling less bored.