Mindfulness: The 5 Human Senses as 5 Mindfulness Techniques

Mindfulness requires a constant environment that you can root yourself in to be present at any given moment. To practice mindfulness, you need to remember to be mindful, otherwise, it’s a constant desire that is never achieved. It is important to realize the importance and necessity of being mindful in your life. If you do not discern why mindfulness is a technique you want to practice, you will always remember it after the moment you should have practiced it. So cement the importance of mindfulness as a means of mental health, wellness, and any other significant reason you might have.

Mindfulness is a wellness technique that you enact by strategically placing your attention or awareness to achieve being present, and therefore achieve being mindful. It is not a spiritual practice, it is taking control of what is happening within you physically. It is not silencing your mind, it is stepping out of your mind as a means of living life, for you are a spirit. And living as a spirit is living a spiritual life.

How to Practice Mindfulness 

Breath is one reliable way you can practice being mindful because breath is from 1 of your 5 senses, the sense of smell. You practice breath as a mindfulness technique by placing your attention and awareness only on your breath. When your attention shifts to anywhere else, which it will and will do so less with more practice, you return your attention to your breath and do so perpetually and therefore achieve being in your present moment because your breath (and all other senses) exists continuously in the present moment only, as the future and past only exist in the mind. Being anywhere else but the present moment is not being mindful of even yourself, for you are a spirit, not a thought or an emotion.

Having more than one technique to practice mindfulness is advantageous and perhaps necessary to encapsulate the varieties and complexities of life and its moments. In any given moment, maybe you’ll need your attention and awareness (spirit) placed on the words you are saying because it needs to be so always, or say you are giving a speech, or speaking to an important person that requires your intentional honesty and transparency. You may not have the luxury or ability to place your attention on your breath as a means of being present. Now your 5 senses are smell (nose, for breath), taste (tongue, for speech), hearing (ears, for sound), eyes (for seeing), and the sense of touch through hands, feet, and the whole body. 

Use Your Other Senses for Mindfulness 

People spend a lot of time speaking during their life. The tongue (the sense of taste) can be used as a mindfulness technique by placing attention on the words you speak. Being aware of the words that come out of your mouth will not only be a means of mindfulness but that of self-control. The importance of watching your mouth is spiritually deep because words exist though they can’t be touched or seen, so they are a spiritual reality from the spiritual realm and the spiritual world is what creates the physical world, so the words you say create your life. 

Hearing (the sense of sound) is a third technique for mindfulness. Hearing cannot be turned off, so it is a perfect mindfulness technique because it happens effortlessly. All you need to do is place your attention and awareness on what you are hearing, whether there are actual sounds or whether it’s a silent night. The practice is to hear even the tiniest of sounds, or even to hear the loudness of silence. The purpose is to be mindful and in the present moment through your sense of hearing, no matter what you may or may not hear. And if your attention drifts away from what you hear, you focus back on your sense of hearing. 

Seeing (the sense of sight) is the fourth technique for mindfulness practice. Sight is like the sense of hearing in regards to being effortless and organic in occurrence. Placing your attention and awareness on what you are seeing is called observing. Just observing is a mindfulness technique that is perhaps the most convenient and that will, like the other senses, keep you in the present moment without fail. If your mind starts trying to perceive what you’re seeing instead of just looking, you return your focus, attention, and awareness to just looking and observing, to just being conscious of your eyes and their input sensory (what they are seeing). 

Last, but certainly not least and as effective is your sense of touch, which involves any sensation of touch, whether your clothes, or what you have in your hands, or your feet in your shoes, or touching the ground. Touch is the mindfulness technique that is being aware and conscious of your whole body, in part, or as a whole. Being aware of your body is being grounded in yourself. It’s being rooted in your spirit because you’re not thinking thoughts or feeling emotions, your body and spirit (the awareness) are in perfect unison. 

When you’re using your sense of touch as a mindfulness technique, you are aware of any sensation your body may be feeling. The sun or wind touching your skin, an itch occurring, your hands on your thighs. You are feeling your body, both within and without, and coming back to your body if a thought comes, or if anything occurs that isn’t pure awareness of your body, within and without. Psychologists call this mindfulness practice scanning your body. 

You Are Not Your Thoughts or Emotions

Remember that you are the awareness in being mindful because that awareness is your spirit. You are not thoughts, and you are not emotions because how could you be thinking a thought if you are the thought itself? As you can’t be feeling an emotion if you are the emotion itself. Your spirit, the awareness, is who and what feels and thinks in its spiritual realm. Learning how to be mindful is learning how to be yourself, your true self. Mindfulness is a practice that separates you from believing you are one with your thoughts or one with your emotions. It withdraws you out of thoughts and emotions and brings you back to your spirit (the internal awareness), and only then (as a spirit) are you truly a spiritual being, living a spiritual life. A life of originality.

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