How we crumple our thoughts is not what worries us. What most find bothersome is the fact we don’t stop to listen, and then adhere to what we perceive beyond the norm. We drop sensing as we seam rip our moment beyond the pale with constant chatter, inner “noise” and outer circumstance.
Like a piece of paper needs a note, so too does our day.
All of us need to settle down more than we do, its the most effective tool we have for sensing. We cannot ask for something if we do not breathe it into existence, much the same way we cannot begin to write without the essential tools. Many a mind would be better off doing just that. Make reference to a mental note and carry it to paper where thoughts, even whispers of an idea can advance your day under future examination.
How can we sense if we have yet to make sense of what’s happening?
Are we willing to stop, retreat for a moment and examine? What worked, what didn’t what almost worked? Examining isn’t so much an exercise of right or wrong, finger pointing or unearthing failures of the past or present, it eclipses all those notions.
To examine is to sense like water is to wet.
Writing an idea down is only the beginning. Reading, speaking it and working with it is where the modalities of sensing come into play. If we read to relax, which in and of itself can be a justifiable exercise as any other, we create space and enter that space with fascination and anticipation. That my friends is no different a definition than what we cross into when we sense. We create space, we stop, listen and we examine.
What happens when that water, that sensing dries up?
In truth sensing never dries up, it is hung out to dry by lack of participation and acceptance. Shallow cares always seem to knock the daily senses, don’t they! I, me and mine never move in rhythm with sensing as we, our and theirs seem to. An inward focus rarely brings sensing to fruition for the benefit of others, for more than a show that we wish to benefit others.
If we truly care, we share.
The short statement directly above is one I whole heartily subscribe to and ask others to consider doing the same during their day. If you care, you sense or intuit. Some feel, others “see” and some hear or think with “audible emotions.” These sensing techniques are given to those who move beyond the needs of the one and venture towards the many in their midst. These are the people who are open to self examination as they cross reference their day with introspection, not speculation.
If you to sense, examine why.
When you have reached a conclusion, write it down, jot the date on paper and come back to it often. One thing sensing brings is expectation without time-lines. They are guideposts, not hard and fast rules or deadlines. If sensing is something you care to equip your journey with, then appreciate it may arrive at the most inopportune moment. That moment will test your mettle and determine if you truly wish to arrive or become.