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Key 4: Sensory Experiences

Sensory Experiences-Stop and Observe Your Surroundings

Sensory Experiences-Stop and Observe Your Surroundings

Sensory Experiences are the focus of our month-long journey into the sensory world. The sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures of our life play an important role in creating connections and memories.

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Take Inventory

Right now, stop whatever else you’re doing and look at the sights where you are. What do you observe? Is the visual space that you’re in cluttered? Is it serene? What colors are present? Do the same for the sounds. What do you hear, smell, and are there any tastes there? How about textures? Are they similar or different?

Enchanted Breath

As you take your midweek Enchanted Breath, consider whether your controllable environment holds more pleasing sensory experiences than displeasing. This upcoming Sunday’s post will help you make a plan for improving your surroundings.

Take a deep and purifying breath and release. Select one of the pleasing sensory experiences in your present space and focus on it. Look at it and feel what happiness it brings. Listen to whatever sound fills you with peace or joy. Breathe in deeply the scents that please you. Taste something you relish. Run your hands, feet, or cheek over a texture that you love.

Eyes Wide Open Meditation

This is a meditation with eyes wide open. Spend a few moments just savoring that one particularly pleasing sense and let tension melt away from you. Let your muscles and nerves release and smooth out, your breathing deepen and become rhythmic, allow your soul to soar, and smile at the tranquility spreading over you like warm sunshine.

The Month Ahead

This will be a fun month ahead because the more you become mindful of your senses, the more you can manipulate your environment to create the moods you’d like to experience. We will build layers upon layers of peace, serenity, and happiness.

Enchanted Breaths are the “ahh, the haha, and the aha! of life.”

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