Chapters Six and Seven
INNER BODY MINDFULNESS
Civilisation's one-sided training for life neglects two aspects of our basic potential. Our panorama senses, and an awareness of our bodies from the inside. Both are vital to life. And both are essential parts of becoming a complete human being.
Our sub-cultures are rich in exercises on inner-body mindfulness. There are libraries full of literature on the subject. Its importance needs no extra emphasis from me.
However, the practice of inner-body awareness is usually limited to breathing exercises and the tactile sense. These pages explore listening, smelling, tasting, and visualising inside the body. Each of these senses has its own sphere of sensitivity. Each of them are literally a different perspective on inner-body mindfulness.
SMELLING AND TASTING
Mindfulness of Smelling and Tasting
Tasting Basics and Development Games
Return to Normal Human Smelling
Enhancing Scents and Nostril Yoga
Research on Smelling
Ancient and Modern Smells
Body and Breathing Awareness
Seeing With Closed Eyes
Listening and Seeing Inside
So far, this opens up the door to new dimensions of inner body awareness. But i don't know what lies beyond.
The effects of panoramic seeing and listening are obvious, they are manifest, and they are relatively easy to explain.
But, any individual or group of adults could easily start fooling themselves about how the inner body really feels, and i don't want to get involved in theories or anything unnatural; anything an innocent animal wouldn't feel.
So, there are a number of questions which i would love to ask small children, to guide us, to help us find natural ways to develop our inner-body awareness.
Questions and Games for Children
Please experiment for yourself. You are welcome to do whatever you imagine it feels like for animals (or babies). The following are my experiments, they may help.
Empathy With Plants
Experiments and Combinations
Personal Closing Word
Our Animal Gurus
Please Contact Me with any ideas or questions - Robin Stuart
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