Nothing can cure the soul
This is the first post in a new series - "Using Your Senses To Transform Your Life.” Most of us probably assume that we make use of all 5 our senses each and every day, but take another look. Do you think that you use them to their fullest potential?
Leonardo da Vinci, the great Renaissance painter and sculptor, said that the average person looks without seeing, listens without hearing, and talks without thinking. Doesn’t this describes most of us?
Follow these series if you would like to discover the full potential of your senses and how you can use them for powerful self improvement which will lead to happiness, healing, and greater life fulfilment.
See how one may fine tune your senses to make much more sense of the world. After all, you are the writer of your own story, and your perception creates your own world.
A Five Step Exercise to Enhance Your Senses
For 5 weeks, we will focus on one sense each week. For instance, week one you could pay particular attention to everything you see that week. Do not then pay to much attention to your other four senses in your “sight” week. In a "touch week" focus on feeling various textures, and so on.
Perform this exercise over the next 5 weeks, concentrating on a different sense each week.
Repeat this exercise from time to time to stay in touch with all of your senses so you can reap the very most benefits from all five of them.
Week 1: Your Sense Of Hearing
The Art of Listening
True listening has the power of transforming relationships on a majestic scale. It can make the difference between a failed and a successful career. How well you listen in the same way affects your relationships with your family members and friends.
Try these tips to fine tune your listening skills:
Research has long shown that music enhance brain power, health, and a general sense of well-being. This phenomenon is known as “The Mozart Effect.”
Improve Creativity and Focus With the Music of Mozart
Mozart’s music, in particular the "Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major", has been shown to boost brain power.
Dr. Alfred Tomatis discovered the Mozart Effect in the late 1950's while he was experimenting with the effects of Mozart’s music on autistic children. By 1990, the method had been adopted worldwide. It was also found that Mozart’s music is also beneficial in reducing the negative effects of epilepsy.
Classical music relieves stress and is shown to improve your body’s immune system. Mozart’s compositions and Baroque music like Bach that is 50 to 80 beats per minute also enhances a person’s focus by inducing the Alpha state brain waves which is ideal for learning and reading.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
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