Synonyms – or are they?

   How do we experience everything?  We see, we hear, we smell, we  taste, we touch.  Our five senses are our windows to the world.

We can’t block out our senses, if our eyes are open, we see.  We can’t not hear the sounds around us, etc.  And yet, even though our senses are bombarded at each moment, we can choose how we incorporate our experiences.

Do we look or do we see?  The difference may be subtle, but upon reflection, there is a world of difference.  Do we hear or do we listen?  Do we feel or do we touch?  Do we taste or do we savour, do we inhale or do we breathe?

Think about your day – how much beauty did you see?  How many people did you really listen to?  How was dinner – savoured or rushed while watching the news?  Did you feel the touch of a loved one today?  How about your breath – did you breathe deeply enough to nourish all the cells in your body with oxygen?

Look-see, hear-listen, feel-touch, inhale-breathe, taste-savour – synonyms, or are they???


9 thoughts on “Synonyms – or are they?

  1. Good advice – taking the moment. We have a Mission week running at the moment with the focus of St Paul’s Body of Christ. We are all made up of many parts – each has their integrity – make the most of them.

  2. I’m thrilled to see you back. We have missed you:-)) A beautiful post — I’ve been thinking about it ever since I read it. Thanks so much! Jer…

  3. Like Jer, I’m really glad you’re back. As far as my senses are concerned, I do see the beauty around me (How could I not living in Puerto Rico?). As far as listening to others… I could probably do better. Tasting life, touching life, feeling life, smelling life…. Thank you for inspiring me 🙂

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