Come to Your Senses

Immersing myself in my senses is a way I stay appreciative, present and peaceful. Instead of getting hijacked by my fearful, anxious preoccupations, you know how sometimes there’s a rambling of worries talking to you like gollum, “my precious” in your head. The ego with its pesky self. I like to whisk all that chatter away by noticing every little detail of what I’m doing, what I’m experiencing right in that moment in real time, not all up in my head with gollum 🙂

I’ll kinda suddenly wake up and ah, look how beautiful it is today! The light streaming in through the window, how the wind is gusting and the leaves are shimmering. I savor the sip of fragrant jasmine tea, inhale deeply and feel soothed by the warmth in my chest and in my hands as I cradle the steaming mug.

I luxuriate in the coziness of the snuggly oversized sweater I’m wearing and laugh at the gentle cooing of doves on the balcony. Or I’m yumming at the way the forceful warm water feels on my skin as I wash my hands in the squishy foamy soap that smells like a forest or how good it feels when I run my minty tongue over my freshly brushed teeth and how satisfying it is to get all the tangles from my hair, the cool silkiness, ahhh.

All simple, pleasurable aspects of supposedly mundane daily existence that can be exquisite beyond measure depending on your perception.

I’m right there being thankful and enjoying what is abundantly available to us all. All it took was just being with no thoughts of the past or the future, just the timelessness of being.

So when gollum starts acting up in my head I’ve made it a practice, a habit to stop, breathe and appreciate what’s right there, right now. I look, listen, feel and remember to relax, savor, luxuriate and enjoy.

I feel the breeze, marvel at the clouds, get dazzled by colors, light, beauty, sounds, rhythms, textures… I begin to laugh like a delighted child who has the world at their feet, no worries, no gollum to lead me astray anymore.

I can return to my true joyful, peaceful self in an instant when I remember to not take it all so seriously 🙂 To soak up all the beauty that’s always there, right here at my doorstep. I just lost myself in fearful fantasies, like gollum, but now I know how to find my way back, it’s simple and easy. Just be here now 🙂 my precious 😀 Sensuality helps me do that! 😀 Try it, you’ll like it! Lol ?

Michelle Miyagi
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