Connecting With Our Experience

How many times each day do you notice that seeing is happening? Or that hearing or tasting or smelling are happening? The world is such a cacophonous, fast-moving place. To me, it feels impossible to be aware of each moment of seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, feeling, thinking, and emotion. It’s exhausting to even consider it.

But what if we could be that aware, or even just a little bit more aware than we are? What if we could know just a little more often when emotions (like frustration) were happening…before we entered a meeting? Or when sensations (like hunger…or satiety) were happening, before we went for that second latte? Or when seeing was happening, before we drove right past a sunrise or skyline or flock of geese, wheeling across the sky?