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May 21

Running from our senses

When we meditate, pray or even just ponder deeply, do we try and disconnect from our senses to reach a part of us that lies hidden from them?

After reading a very interesting book called Siddharta, written by Hermann Hesse, it made sense that we should incorporate our senses as allies and not try and silence them as troublemakers.

I resonated deeply with the main character in the book with the same name as the book title.

Basically, he comes to the conclusion that we should live every moment in this world and stop seeing it as an illusion or an obstacle to spiritual growth. It is giving us spiritual growth at every single moment.

Through controlling the senses and walking in silence, we can observe every moment as divine! This is not an easy task but glimpsing at the magnificence in each moment, feeling the awareness that arises from being totally present with all our senses and emotions intact, makes achieving this state of mind, very worthwhile.

Allowing the presence of our Universal source to enter through our senses and then letting the eternal love that flows from the internal part of us connect to eternity and engage with this outer reality, is indescribable! There are so many beings that wanted to spread this message through various teachings, only one word comes to mind when I read through their works, Namaste!

May we all strive to walk along these truths. As the great teacher Kahlil Gibran said: Say not, ‘I have found the truth’ – rather say, ‘I found a truth’

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Aiden Lottering
Jun 15, 2021

Hi Emma, there is a way to call in the subconscious to assist with the experiences and if your senses are heightened, then there might be a few things to clarify first. This cannot be done simply by giving some tips here as I believe a more in-depth communication is necessary. There is one thing I can give you to ponder on: With our senses and sensations too heightened it means that your capacity to experience gratitude on a higher level lies on the other side of the sense coin, so to speak. When you feel overwhelmed by it all, try and find your center of gratitude whilst slowing down your breathing as much as you can. I will be happy to work with you through this, but practice slow breathing in the meantime and also check that your perineum is relaxed while you do the breathwork. Hope this helps.

Emma Gardner
Jun 15, 2021

Thank you so much for this article. Finding harmony with your feelings and sensations is very important. But this is truly difficult. My problem is not that I try to suppress my feelings, but rather that I am unable to control them. My senses and sensations are too heightened, they are too bright. Could you please give me some advice or a way on how to find harmony with your feelings if they are very heightened?