Becoming a Sensory Being
"Slow down, drop in, breathe, and become a sensory being."
What does it mean to "become a sensory being"? Could it merely be defined as using all of one's senses? Or, are there further implications from this statement...
Part of my job as an artist is to practice mindfulness and an acute awareness of my surroundings. I must confess that I often fail at this and enter into a distracted, flustered, and rushed state of being. It's easy to say, "yeah, I know my five senses: touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight," however, fully utilizing them is another matter.
This quote, therefore, is a challenge to not only know what the five senses are, but to use them as a means of enhancing and truly experiencing one's life here on earth.
How often do you hear, "I never have enough time! I'm too busy!"? Our culture continually perpetuates the message that accomplishment, productivity, advancement and "busyness" are necessary attributes in order to be considered a valuable being, worthy of respect.
The idea of stopping, entering into the "now" and mindfully observing each of life's intricacies, as well as its oddities, has become a lost art. It takes work and trusting that if you halt for just a few moments you will not fail, fall, or falter on your path.
On the contrary, you may find that the very thing you've needed to progress was right in front of you all along, standing still, waiting to be seen.