:)) Thanks for the reply.
Many times my mind can stay sort of settled, at least no anger or frustration, though if these “shock” noises happen more than once it starts to be harder to stay not frustrated. I usually try to tell myself that “there may be sudden noises but it’s okay”. However it feels someway counterproductive to prepare for sudden noises as you have then certain tension to face the noises, more challenging to really relax.
I’m not totally sure how instincts are seen in meditation, but i think it’s the so called fight-or-flight reaction, by passes the conscious mind and the reactions comes from deeper. I know it’s possible to change even the root reactions but it’s just not simple. Perhaps exposuring is the best “numb-er”, way to numb the reactions. My mind is okay to have more training but i’m not sure how health it is to body to have such random shocks, you know, heart jumps into throat figuratively Hmmm, and is this really about numbing/getting used to or is it about being more aware? Hmm.
Constant noises and not so loud noises i can deal with but these sudden loud noises are such a …challenge.