Dwell in the present. What your senses take in. Your physical and emotional state. The contents of your mind and imagination. Divide a page into four equal sections. Label three of them: Small, Medium, and Large. Ignore the fourth. What, in your personal present is large? What is small? What lies somewhere in between? Make lists in the spaces labeled Small, Medium, and … [Read more...] about Small, Medium, Large
Find a place to write where there is some kind of scene or situation in front of you. Along the left-hand side of the page, write down words that describe what you are taking in from your surroundings. What words evoke what you see, hear, taste, smell and feel on your skin? Make a list that runs the length of the page. Reread it. Draw a line that separates the list from … [Read more...] about A List, Plus …
Taste, touch, hearing, smell and sight are not our only senses. We hear about a "sixth sense" which is vaguely defined as information that comes from "somewhere else." Not everyone thinks that sense is real. Proprioception is a sense that is definitely real, however. This is the sense that tells us where our body is and how it is moving. Interoception is another sense … [Read more...] about More Than Five Senses!
Have you ever inadvertently walked too close to an overhanging branch only to have a leaf or twig that you didn’t see slap you on the eyelid as you passed? Was it by some lucky coincidence that you happened to blink at the perfect instant? Michael Graziano, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Princeton University, would assure you that timing of the blink was no … [Read more...] about The Spaces Between Us