This is part of my meditation journal. See the first post for additional details.
In my second attempt at Hear In, I again started to have a little trouble with the mental noting perpetuating mental noting ("Hear rest, hear rest, hear rest, ..."), so I altered the instructions to work with a different domain: I tried imagining a stoplight. Noting "Hear In" was a green light. "Gone" was a yellow light. "Hear Rest" was a red light. This partially worked. I say partially because I would often mentally say the light color instinctively as I was imaging the light. However, I did not string these colors into chains of noting.
Just as before, my thoughts seemed "anxious" to be born, as if I was trying to walk on "idea eggs" without breaking their fragile shells and releasing them into my mental space.
Overall, I did not notice any improvement from the last time, and it seemed like several more thoughts ran through my head than before. I was also having some difficulty with my posture this time. I'm not expecting to be able to levitate after just a few sessions. This is a longer learning process for sure.