MORE IDEAS FROM THE ARTICLE
Our five senses combine and create our understanding of what's real and what is not. They tell us what to pay attention to, and what to shun.
The physical environment today is complex and there are more 'senses' that we are discovering in our body, beyond the ones known for thousands of years.
Before our modern life, before supermarkets, cities and our predictable routines, we just were. We weren't aware of our feelings but were just reacting/responding to our immediate environment and the situations.
Life was uncertain and immediate in the old times, but now it is more towards the future.
In Buddhism, it is believed that humans have six senses, with the mind being the sixth one.
We humans can use this sixth sense to watch all the other senses and gain mastery over any affliction that troubles us.
It is widely believed that pain and boredom are negative states of the mind, but according to the Buddha, and many other meditators, boredom can be a state of deeper inquiry and an opportunity for us to go beyond pain and misery.
Death illuminates the fact that this very moment is all we really have in this life.
We have only this moment to work on what gives us meaning and to tell the people we love most that we love them.
Flow is an optimal state of consciousness, when you feel and perform your best. It’s the moment of total absorption.
Time speeds up or slows down like a freeze-frame effect. Mental and physical ability go through the roof, and the brain takes in more information per second, processing it more deeply.