From the first grasp of a newly born life into the touch of an exhausted tearfully longing mother to give her baby that odd tactile vibration of her warm touch an existential welcome to this world. In that first touch, the body of a sensory naïve baby will grossly flinch at the touch like it would have been invaded by a gush of cold ice cramming all senses at once. All human beings are surrounded by many signals in this unconscious fastidious universe; from the second our eyelids apart from its lips to the sound of the alarm overwhelming our senses to the touch of the floor on our feet parting and dis-parting the floor with each step with our eyes fathoming the details of the surrounding to our bad morning breath and our sticky dry mouth offsetting our taste buds.
Everything we touch we hear we see we taste for the first time is registered with a meaning an emotion and each code of emotion is linked with a thought a person a motive a desire an obsession of attainment which will transform all our abilities to actions.
If you hold a child in your arms and you feel the vibration between your body and his/hers when you or he/she giggle and you see that joyous pure symmetrical cheek uplifting smile with its contagiously overwhelming energy on your emotional heart, you feel a sense of purity in all forms and a sense of attachment beyond all bodily forms.
What I have just viewed in its macroscopic details to our senses illustrates an example of a tiny trip in our journey of senses from the moment we take the first breath waking up to the sun rays to the darkening second of our eyesight.
Frustratingly the world is trending toward having a constant sensory clogging in every single second with everything that could be ever used as a sensory trigger. Through your walk to work you hear the noise of the cars the footsteps the whooshing sound of the tree leaves trembling on each leaves trying to resist the wind and you look at all the faces that passes pay and all the surrounding and the meaning of every single detail of what you just consumed involuntarily into your senses.
You open the door and your eyes are tirelessly puzzled from the many people that you’re seeing and all the chatter that you hear with no absolute defining label of each interactive thought between all that you can hear or a label to all the facial expression that you see with every lip smack.
All that is a source of energy with its different types and channeling of a single type will produce a reproducible known outcome and channeling of many will have uncertain outcome into which a single energy will overcome the other and all the of that is just our sensory environment that exist eternally without our well or control.
A male monk in his 40’s who have been living in the temples all of his life Is surrounded by nature and sea waves and conscious non-distracted human beings who practice deep wishful silence and allowing a very selective precise sensations into their loop of thoughts and in such they create a certain trigger for a certain sensory to overwhelm their thoughts in singularity each thought at once; such loops they’re reproducible till eternity because of their diligent practice to remind their body and mind that’s this is who you’re and this is what you’ve always done , what you have always wanted and everything that you do every day will be guaranteed to happen tomorrow given that they’re your everyday habit ” it’s an everlasting fulfillment of self-habitual desire to feel balanced after you reach that level of sensorial satiety”. Monks and meditators have a daily practice or a spiritual prayer or a thoughtful journey to keep their senses on the right track of joy, love, impermanence, gratitude, self-control and inner strength and throughout their journey they control their sensorial energy to create a loops of senses that must be practiced on daily basis or short-term basis to bring existence of such emotional senses into a loop of daily interactive living to be in that zone with absolute energetically grandiose channeling of focus and negligible distraction by side tracking activities with low driving energy on our thoughts.
On the contrary if you observe a life of an executive middle aged women who was raised in a family with a high professional rank and being on the top of her class throughout her learning trip and now leading a company with 2000 employees working under her command; close your eyes and imagine the variety of the many facial expressions that she sees every day with its different meanings and goals and how each face is associated with the voice tone that she’s hearing and how all these variable various energies have forced her into replicating or being affected what she is sensing without her control , her surrounding demands an intense interaction with everything and everyone otherwise she would fail to achieve career satisfaction.
Such observation is illustrating to us that our surrounding is overwhelmingly bombarded with triggers to our limited input of senses which if reached it will offset our balance from its zone of perfection which what we want to have on daily basis without being manipulated by anything. It’s factual that we cannot live like a monk and deprive ourselves from many things just to control our environment but we can create a sensory filter or a shield by zoning in deep thinking or by focusing immensely in a task or a conversation or by listening to something to distract you from all the unneeded chatter and noise. That’s why nowadays you see people walking with headsets all the time even at work our focusing majorly on their phone or at something, only few people are wandering in their day and are able to withstand the tiny bursts of senses from all things they interact with but before this era of sensorial over-satiety most of the people they didn’t need a distraction because what they hear , see, feel and taste is so limited and repeated and non-variable but con-temporarily your eyes is seeing so many unique over detailed buildings with different shapes and colors not like before all the buildings were very similar and with tiny details and even the different types of outfits or wearables that you now see Is far more complex to our senses than before and such expansion of details and varieties and the existence of a mixed unique dualities of things that we experience in our travel across many cultures applies to all the senses that we can perceive and the meaning of each must be stored into our memory and will be labeled with an emotion to be reproduced whenever possible .