Changes in lifestyle, Hollistic
Approach to Modern times in the City, Real understanding
on what is happening in your life, Spiritual Clarity
It is through our physical self
that we can awaken to whom we truly are.
How do we do this? Through our
senses. Sight, sound, smell, taste, touch -- each sense
is a doorway inviting us to rediscover the pleasure
and rewards of being in our bodies, being in the present,
and appreciating our surroundings.
Our senses are continuously providing
information about the world around us, but we don't
always open ourselves to receive all that data. We often
focus on only one or two of our senses and so miss the
full picture of what is happening inside and outside
our bodies. When we focus on life with all our senses
engaged, we start perceiving things differently, because
we feel them more fully. This sensory awakening can
be used to discover an inner richness and self-awareness,
while bringing us more fully into the present moment.
We spend much of our lives in
a half-awake, half-committed state of being. We are
half-present to our own lives, much less to the lives
of those around us. We may be too much inside ourselves,
worrying about the future, reliving the past, or getting
lost in fantasy. Or we may be living too much outside
ourselves, ignoring our inner processes and feelings
or throwing ourselves into work and other diversions
in order not to feel.
With the demands on our time,
we often forget our commitment to deeper values and
possibilities. We tune out our bodies and others in
our rush to get "more important" things done.
We forget to feel and breathe deeply, and so we live
a bit less fully, a bit less sensually. We become less
passionately involved in our world -- and in our lives.
We compromise our potential. As a result, our actions
feel repetitive or unfulfilling. We constantly seek
ways to feel satisfied, to feel desired, noticed, or
loved. If we could just feel completely, we might not
feel so empty.
It is through our bodies, in
the present moment, where we can completely connect
with life. It is here where our hearts open and our
feelings flow. Yet, the territory of the present and
the realm of the heart is a place that we don't often
venture into because we are too busy, too tired, too
afraid, or the journey seems too arduous. The journey
is indeed demanding, but it's also one of the most fulfilling.