We experience the outside world with our senses; we hear it, touch it, see it, taste it, smell it. They help us navigate the terrain of our time spent “doing.” Meditation allows us to give our sensory organs a rest from their usual roles… the eyes catch a break from judging proportion and tracking movement; the ears can rest up from fixing on a location; our skin need not sense texture or temperature. Much of this data is collected to help us make wise choices and stay safe.
However, as our attention moves inward, the senses come alive in different ways. It’s as if we can see with our ears, smell with our tongue, and touch with the tip of our nose. Each breath contains vast amounts of subtle information.
Follow your nose and see where it takes you!