For a long time now I’ve tried to nurture and live in an awareness of my senses. It hasn’t always been easy, but I’ve watched my life change in remarkable and sometimes surprising ways. Three things stand out for me.
Firstly, I’ve discovered that our senses are doorways, not only in to the outer world, but also in to our inner world. When our senses are sensitive and open to both these dimensions we come in touch with “Soul,” and here “SouI” simply means for me those deeper levels of life and beauty that exist below the circumferences of life. When you see and experience “Soul,” change is as natural as the seasons.
Secondly, I’ve found that when our senses put us in touch with “Soul” as I’ve described it, hard and stiffened beliefs melt away and hardened outlooks soften. Life begins to flow and changes from being a full stop, to being a comma.
Thirdly, because of all the above, we become far, far more compassionate and understanding in our living. Nothing grows our compassion more than a heightened awareness of our senses.
In the next two weeks or so I’d like to do some posts on our senses. I hope you’ll join me in this little excursion.