When I speak of the sensual, I’m not referring to the gratification of sexual pleasure. I’m talking about the power of the inner senses to tune into thoughts and feelings, mood and atmosphere.
I am interested in our capacity to sense the things that make us feel uncomfortable. Particularly in the relationship between our friends and families, and our loved ones. That initial feeling of unease which might arise, when people come into contact with each other, for the first time, or not. When, something that could’ve been sensed resulted in a perception missed. Or, which was consciously or, subconsciously pushed aside, and ignored for several reasons. You’ve heard the expressions, “Oh, I’m being paranoid again”; “I knew it: my intuition was right! But I didn’t take any notice…”. It may well ring a bell!
The inner-senses are five qualities – intuition, imagination, insight, instinct and inspiration. People experience them in varying levels of intensity, and sensitivity. Informing their subjective experience, and forming their personal impressions, at the same time. Thoughts, and feelings, inevitably differ, even towards the same thing or incident. This variety is the concoction of the senses. As is, the case of, “I saw it differently from you”, or, “it’s as clear as daylight, but not to others!”.
My interest lies in interpersonal relationships, and how our senses inform them. That is, what and how, we perceive things? How those things communicate with/in us? How they play out in our interaction with people/friends/family etc. Especially those negative signals which we might pick up but which, we repeatedly dismiss. Only to be met possibly with more challenging difficulties. An inability to understand or act, at the point when our senses provide insight, is what I want to examine further. If we picked up something, why did we not act? Or in the case of, you’d sensed something but didn’t quite grasp it, or didn’t want to, at that time!? But, when it resurfaces…well – “I knew….It felt wrong!” “Now I’ll have to put it right!”. Most people would identify with that. Are we disconnected with our inner being? Or, not assertive? Or, are we just simply afraid to act?
I’d love to hear what you think, and your comments. I’d love to also read some of your experiences and stories. I’ll be sharing some of my stories, and experiences with you, over the course of time,. Your experience and stories are important, too. So go ahead, share something!
Encountering Deceivers: Part 1 Dual Aspect: Ulterior Motives!