Over at The High Calling, Gordon Atkinson provides some help for those who are looking for aid in contemplating the passion of Christ:
If you have been a Christian for many years and are familiar with the story, you are at a great disadvantage. Try to forget that you already know every detail of what you are hearing. Let yourself become a child again. Grownups might fully understand and explain the meaning of this story, but you don’t have to. Your goal is only to hear the story. You are hoping to lose yourself and enter into the passion of Christ.
Listening with your eyes closed might be helpful if you are easily distracted.
While the story washes over you, imagine that you are seeing it all, as if it was a movie. Some parts of the story will almost certainly hit you very hard. Make note of these, so that later you can consider them.