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Reawakening Your Senses and Come Alive!

Posted Jun 01 2009 10:34pm
By Carol Harblin (CHHC)

When was the last time you really touched someone? Smelled a fragrance? Really listened to someone? Looked at a sunrise? Tasted a meal?

Chances are, you didn't use your senses to the fullest. What does it take to use your senses? It goes deep into the consciousness of your being. Learning to appreciate every moment and taking the time to appreciate the senses you are experiencing within your perception.

Touch is a therapeutic sense. Hug someone whether you or the other needs it and see how you feel. It allows you to release a tension from within. You are reaching out to another life force to share in that sensation and release. Hugs give strength to giver and the receiver because as you release a certain energy, you are also receiving a feeling of true connectedness.

The sense of smell defines your past and your memories. It can encapsulate a very loving memory where you may want to retreat to during stressful times. Some aromas can be soothing as some can be curdling to your soul. Aromatherapy can be very soothing and therapeutic for people with any type of imbalance, whether it's just an off day or an illness.

The art of listening is indeed a real art. People can hear anything, but to really listen to someone's words and have those same words resonate through them is the key. Listen to how the words make the person feel and their inward expression as they speak. Listen to their breath. Is their breath even? Is it shallow and nervous?

Use your sight to your advantage. Allow your eyes to take in what they see like a video camera. Paint a picture with your soul. Look into your lover's eyes and reach their soul. Look at the sunrise or sunset and feel it with your soul and catch it with your breath.

Tasting a dinner, or taking a bite of an apple on a crisp autumn day can heighten your sense of taste to a new level. Tasting involves each taste bud on your tongue. Of course we know about the sweet, salty, and sour tastes. Those flavors are highly used in everything we eat. But, there is also the pungent, bitter, and astringent tastes that we seem to forget about. Add some extra seasoning to each meal and awaken your taste buds. Sip some green tea with your meal.

Experiencing your senses brings extra zest to your experiences and life. Slow down your pace in your daily routine and bring some sense to your life!
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